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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A bag of wigs, a stool and even a prosthetic leg! Passengers leave behind a host of mysterious objects

With over 2.5 million passengers travelling through the airport each year it's no surprise that our lost and found department provides plenty of revelations.

Bizarre items left behind in the airport show people do try to pack everything but the kitchen sink. Strange items found at GBBCA include:
  1. A prosthetic leg
  2. Toaster
  3. Curtains
  4. Wigs
  5. Flat screen TV
  6. Fluffy handcuffs
  7. False teeth
  8. Stool
  9. Kettle 
  10. Binoculars 
Billy Carson, PRM Team Coordinator at the airport, said the lost and found items reflect the amazing cross section of people travelling through the terminal. 

He commented: "We have a lot of  people rushing around the airport. Business people are closing deals, speaking on phones and concentrating on getting from A to B, they leave things down and forget about them. 

"You also have travellers getting into the holiday spirit. After two weeks away they realise they can do without an item left behind and don't call back to collect it."

A bundle of lost iPads in the lost property office
Billy has also noticed how reliant passengers are on technology. There has been an increase in the number of smart phones, tablets and e-readers left behind.

"We always try our best to get lost items back to their owners. We recently sent items of lost property to Hong Kong and Australia," he added.

Map showing where lost goods have been posted to 
The most popular items left behind in the airport are:

    • Mobile Phones
    • iPads
    • Jewellery
    • Coats
    • Cameras
    • Glasses
    • Money
    • Passports
    • Teddy Bears
    • Shoes
    Items of lost property are held at the airport for three months, after this time they are donated to charities such as Cancer Research, Tiny life, NI Hospice and St Vincent de Paul. 

    If you think you have left an item behind at the airport contact the information desk 44 (0) 28 9448 4848

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