Would you ever completely abandon your car in an airport parking lot?

Ok, I can only imagine a few scenarios that could cause such a thing if the individual flying dies while on a trip; That's about it.

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If someone is trying to run from the law (yeah, you Brian Laundrie), that could be a reason for abandoning your car at the airport.



It looks like this happens in Alabama quite a bit, as well as other states around the country. I found multiple airports in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, and New York that have a problem with cars being abandoned in the airport parking lots.

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This past summer, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport had an auction of the cars sitting in lost property for at least two years. Two years seems to be the amount of time airports will give someone to claim the vehicle.

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If nobody claims it, the vehicle goes up for auction. And these aren’t necessarily crappy cars, that someone would forget about…

So, here’s a list of some of the cars that have been auctioned :


2015 mini Cooper countryman


2002 BMW 530 I


1999 Nissan Maxima

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2005 Chevy trailblazer


2009 GMC Acadia


2013 GMC Terrain


2007 Pontiac G6 and a


2005 Toyota Sienna minivan

I don’t understand abandoning your car at the airport, but I do understand getting one of these cars for a low, low price at the auction.


I’ll be watching for the next auction in Alabama and will let you all know when it’s going down! In the meantime, if you’re planning a trip for the holidays, maybe you should consider having a loved one drop you off at the departure terminal.


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