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Travelers go through O’Hare International Airport before the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Chicago, November 20, 2018.
which’s one thing to leave your heart in San Francisco, yet leaving a family heirloom, an engagement ring or your lucky bowling ball at San Francisco International – or any – airport will have you singing a different song.
Sleepy, rushed along with distracted travelers leave thousands of objects at airport security checkpoints along with inside terminals all the time. Cellphones, laptops, neck pillows along with books are among the most common forgotten items, yet some truly odd along with valuable treasures also get left behind.
Last month, the pilot of a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight heading to Kuala Lumpur coming from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia requested permission to return to the gate after a mother realized she’d left her baby behind inside boarding gate area.
“Ok, head back to the gate. which is actually totally a completely new one for us,” an air traffic control operator tells the pilot in an audio recording which went viral on YouTube.
Last week authorities at Alaska’s Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) turned to social media seeking help in identifying the owner of a plastic bag containing human ashes which was left at a security checkpoint back in August.
“We believe the traveler left the TSA Screening Checkpoint with an urn, box, or bag, without realizing the ashes were still at the Screening Point,” the ANC Police along with Fire department said in its Facebook post.
Here are some some other surprising items passengers have left behind at airports around the country.