Anything to declare? Your lost luggage exposed

28 April 2009

There's always left luggage at airports, because often people can't be bothered to wait those agonising minutes for the conveyor belt to start moving. They've got a meeting, a hot date or somewhere better to be. And then there's lost luggage, which somehow fails to make the well-travelled route between the front desk and aircraft. Sometimes this luggage is forwarded on, sometimes it's collected at a later date. Sometimes it's left all alone, unclaimed and unloved, at which point the airport flogs it at an auction.

And that's where the anonymous host of IsThisYourLuggage steps in. He has started buying these suitcases at auction and photographing the contents, in the hope they might be recognised and claimed. Or because he's a goddamn sicko. We suspect the latter, given that his SHIFT key appears to be stuck:

I COLLECT LOST LUGGAGE, PHOTOGRAPH IT, AND THEN TRY TO FIND THE OWNERS.

IT’S A LITTLE ODD BUT NOT AS ODD AS STAMP COLLECTING, JUST A LITTLE HARDER TO FIND STORAGE SPACE.

I GO TO THESE AUCTIONS AND BUY THE CASES SO I CAN PHOTOGRAPH THEM FOR MY WEIRD VOYEURISTIC PASSION.

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TRY TO FIND THE PEOPLE WHO OWN MY SUITCASES, SO IF YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST A CASE PLEASE GET THEM TO HAVE A LOOK.

There are currently only five cases you can peruse the contents of, so as far as performing a public service goes, it's falling somewhat short. However, if you have even a touch of the deviance about you, there's no doubting why rummaging through somebody elses pants would get you excitable:

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TOPICS:   Travel

3 comments

  • Mike H.
    I hope, for his sake, he doesn't buy any luggage from Middle eastern airlines, that have 'Fragile' written on them and are ticking.
  • MinstrelMan
    *contemplates starting a sister site: www.ISniffedYourLuggage.com* on a completly sepperate note, whats a zuffle?
  • Deech
    I suspect the CAPS LOCK is to make it look like bagage tickets in an effort to theme the site? Or he could just be shouting ?!

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