Revealed: Ten most common items that have been lost at Ireland's biggest airport

Have you ever lost any of these?

Darren Hassett

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Have you ever lost or misplaced an item at Dublin Airport? If the answer is yes, you will most likely feel a bit frustrated and are probably wondering if it’s possible to get it back.

The Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport conducted a study based on the items currently lost at Dublin Airport to find out what are the most common items travellers forget at the airport and what you need to do to stand the best chance of being reunited with your property.

The top three items that are lost at Dublin Airport are jewellery, watches and electronics.

Other items lost include: glasses, clothing, bag, passport, mobile phone and keys. 

It’s easy for jewellery and watches to fall off hands and wrists unnoticed as people are lifting and moving their luggage on and off carts and conveyor belts.

It’s also common for these small items to drop out of bags, wallets, and pockets where they might have been stowed for safekeeping or comfort during the flight.

Electronics get left behind by distracted travellers as they wait for their flight to be called or their luggage to arrive. Perhaps you yourself have browsed your tablet, smartphone, Kindle or iPad while you are waiting around, only to forget all about it when it’s time to grab your hand luggage and head for your departure gate?

Since laptops are often carried in their own laptop bag or case, it’s easy to leave them behind when your hands are full.

Lost property is handed over to the Airport Police station and kept for two months and a day. After this period, it is disposed of.

Therefore, you need to act quickly.

Take a look at the lost property which has been found at Dublin Airport here.