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Unclaimed Baggage

Shop for recycled lost airline luggage
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Unclaimed Baggage buys orphaned bags from US airlines and gives them a second life by selling, donating, and recycling their contents.

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Founder, Travel Massive

Here's a cool find I came across. This business actually started in the 1970's when the founder borrowed $300 to buy unclaimed luggage from Washington D.C. airport, and opened a store. The business works by purchasing orphaned airline luggage (0.03% percent of checked luggage is unclaimed after 3 months), then refurbishing it for sale, gifting to charity, or recycling it. There's also some eclectic finds, if you're after something obscure!

1 year ago
Chair, Global Ecotourism Network

Great idea and also a good way to get data on what travelers carry and how to reduce the footprint of our traveling items.

1 year ago
Content & Community Manager, Travel Massive

Such an interesting idea!

1 year ago
Creative Director, Global Convoy

This is such a great idea!

1 year ago
Photographer, Travel Blogger, Tour Operator, Photography Teacher, Triple F Photo Tours

Fantastic initiative!

1 year ago