It happens. You wait…and wait…and your luggage never shows up on the airport luggage carousel. Most of us are eventually reunited with our lost bags, but did you ever wonder what happens to those that go unclaimed?
Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama is often the answer.
The idea for UBC stretches back to 1970, when Doyle Owens started buying unclaimed baggage and selling it on old card tables. Owens and his family eventually grew the business into UBC, which now takes up more than an entire city block and features a staggering array of items never picked up by travelers. UBC obtains its inventory through partnerships with airlines and other transportation companies across the country – and it’s become a top tourist attraction in Alabama for folks looking for deals on everything from clothes to electronics.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning exploring Unclaimed Baggage Center, and doing a little shopping for his Good Day colleagues!