By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials at Philadelphia International Airport are trying a new way to get rid of all the items we leave behind when flying.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Man Shot In Chest, Killed In Kensington
Airport officials are able to return more than 80 percent of the things we leave behind when passing through Philadelphia International Airport. But spokeswoman Mary Flannery says some items can’t be returned and are stored in a huge warehouse. Now officials are trying to sell things left for more than a year on Municibid.com. She says any money made will go to the airport.READ MORE: Eagles Agree To Terms With 49ers Quarterback Nick Mullens
“To the aviation fund which pays for among many other items the hospitality we extend to passengers because of bad weather and they must stay at the airport overnight we have hospitality kits, water, snacks, those kind of things so we figure it will return to passengers in some way.”MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: DA To Provide Update On Ongoing Issue Of Dirt Bikes, Motorcycles On Philly Streets Following Deadly Shooting In Port Richmond
The first batch of goods for auction includes golf clubs, a chess set, souvenirs and a trophy.