Scottsboro, Ala. The Unclaimed Goods store in Scottsboro, Alabama is full of lost or unclaimed goods.
“All my friends and stuff in college are so jealous of all the stuff I get here,” said shopper Cami Willis.
Everything in the store is from bags that have been left unattended for at least 90 days. Owner Brian Owens has been running Unclaimed Goods for nearly 50 years. He said he’s often seen more bags arrive during busy travel periods, but that’s not the case.
“We have more product than ever,” Owens said, “both on unclaimedbaggage.com and in our store.”
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“With so many missing workers, with so few baggage handlers, what’s happening is that a lot of those things aren’t making it to their destination,” FlightAware spokeswoman Kathleen Bangs said.
Unclaimed cargo is receiving more cargo from across the U.S., including at Atlanta’s closest major airport.
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“Hartsfield is definitely a huge airport,” Owens said.
“But, we’re seeing items come in by the tractor-trailer load from all over America every week.”
Source by [Fox News]