What Have You Left Behind? Jewelery? Books? Glasses? FALSE TEETH?

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    I think the most impressive instance of leaving something IME was when I left my "world" plug converter at a hotel I stay at in Stuttgart every other month or so - apparently, I left it and when I returned the next month they had it nicely packaged with my name on it - they'd put it in my room on my next visit. :D
     
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    I'm not bad about leaving my stuff behind; but not so good about other people's stuff.
    Found a nice pair of sunglasses in a Dodge Charger I rented. But when it was time to take the car back, the sunglasses were no where to be found. Under a seat, maybe? whatever.:)
     
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    Hate to admit it but twice this year I deboarded & forgot my laptop on the plane.

    Both times were on UA flights into SFO.

    Happy to report that my laptop was returned to me each time! :eek:)
     
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    I think there was only a couple of times when I left something behind onboard a plane. Strangely, it happened on the same year, almost 20 years ago, and both times it was the same baseball cap.

    First one happened at IAD after my first non-stop long haul from NRT. I'd only realized that I wasn't wearing the cap when we were already inside the mobile lounge on the way to immigration. Amazingly, the very nice JL FA, who worked in our section, tracked us down in the baggage claim area and returned the cap to me. Wow.

    Second one was during a summer family vacation to Disney World. We had just landed at MCO on an AA flight from ORD and I realized that I didn't have my cap with me when we were waiting for the tram to the main terminal. I ran with my dad to the gate we deplaned from and found that our FAs were still hanging around there. So we asked one of the FAs for help and she opened the door to the jetway and escorted us back to the 757 to look for the cap. Luckily my cap was still inside the seat pocket. I was afraid the cleaners (who were already inside the plane) would already throw it away. Phew.
     
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    .....just left noice cancelling headsets in the seat pocket twice......with business card in the case....and nothing returned.
     
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    I wonder if anyone had purposely left something behind during their travels...

    Earlier this year, when staying at the Hyatt TST in HKG, my girlfriend purposely left behind her old running shoes in the room when we checked out. She had just got a new pair and there was no more room in her luggage ;). Anyway when I returned to the hotel about 4 months later (alone, this time), the Club staff who recognized me said that they'd kept my "wife" running shoes and would deliver them to the room. When I returned to the room later that evening, the shoes were already inside the room, washed and nicely wrapped. Needless to say, I didn't have the heart to tell them that the shoes were purposely left behind. :)
     
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    Thumps up to Hyatt TST! The fact that they held the shoes for that long while washing it and wrapping it! :)

    I've left a few books that I didn't bother to deal with since I didn't have any flights for a few months or so and live a good distance away from the airport. Hopefully, the people who take them will enjoy them :rolleyes:
     
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    When I asked them about it, they said that they were certain I would return so they kept the shoes. My girlfriend got a surprise too when I brought her back her old shoes :p
     
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    I bet she was! Did she wear them again or throw them away? :p
     
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    That stinks!! :-\
     
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    Noise canex headphones as well. Brand new Bose QC15's. Bought them on a Thursday, flew out on Friday and returned honme on Tuesday. Forgot then in seat pocket Tue night. Bought a new pair Wed....7 days, 2 sets and $600 later. Errrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    I left "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt in a seatback pocket several years ago.
    I left a digital camera in my checked luggage once - it was never to be seen again (by me, at least).
    I left my favorite ball cap on a flight once a long time ago.
     
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    Ouch! And to think I am annoyed about needing a new wire since copper is starting to show by the jack...guess I rather replace that than the whole set!
     
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    I routinely leave my earbuds. They're not something I use routinely (I don't listen to music on my iPhone, so they're for movies on my computer) and thus not something I invest much money in, but it's annoying.
     
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    • A "Blizzard of Ozz" CD in a rental vehicle in TLH, September 7, 2001.
    • An entire folio of CD's in PHX during the Diamondback's brief appearance against the Cardinals in the 2002 NLDS.
    Budget could not locate the CD I left in the CD player, Hertz returned the entire folio of CDs and I paid for postage.
     
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    The only thing I've ever left on a plane:

    Malaria medication on my way to a remove village in West Africa. I know I had it on the LAX-IAD leg, because I took it on the plane. It must have fallen out of my carry-on under the seat. I had a long layover at IAD, and discovered it missing because it was in my cosmetics bag - the whole thing was gone. All of the RCC staff and UA customer service did their best to help me find it - it even had my name on it - but it was gone. You'd think if someone found some prescription medication with a name on it, they'd turn it in to lost and found.

    But I was able to call my doctor back in California and find a local pharmacy that had it in stock, and I had a friend who lived nearby pick it up and run it to the airport for me. $300 later, I had my malaria pills just before I had to board.

    Then I got to the village and found out I could have bought them at the clinic there for about $10.
     
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    Welcome to MP, DanielleDW! Very interesting story about the malaria medication. Well, better safe than sorry :)

     
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    She never wore them again, but she didn't throw them away either after I told her what happened ;)
     
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    I forgot, there was also a new iPod in the QC15 case as well. So whoever got it not only got a new pair of headphones also got a nice selection of mind melting metal music. (Goddmack, Iron Maiden, Disturbed, Motörhead just a few examples ). :)
     
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    Back in the '80's I would fly home from college for school breaks. One time, I arrived at my home airport, greeted my parents and went to pick up my luggage. Suddenly, I remembered that I left my ticket in the back pocket of the seat. We went back to the gate and asked if we could look for the ticket. They let me back on the plane, but the ticket was long gone. My Mother ended up paying $75 to have it re-issued.

    Needless to say, when they finally instituted e-tickets, I was thrilled!
     
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    Reminds me of my freshman year's roommate in high school who accidentally threw away his ticket :D. I think the $75 is the cost to replace the ticket booklet and it's the same anywhere in the world.
     
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