Rushing through the airport juggling boarding passes and passports, dragging a tamtruming tot or racing for a flight. It's no wonder things get left behind along the way - iphones, stuffed toys, laptops even a power tool.
In Sydney airport last year hundreds of pieces of lost property were found and now they're all up for grabs in a huge charity auction. It's a sale of 1000 items, from digital cameras to bottles of vodka, with starting prices of just $1.
And it's not just your run-of-the-mill items like mobile phones and laptops left behind. Boxes of stuffed koalas and kangeroos find their way into the lost property department as well as a stranger items like a Star Wars light sabre, a Chinese tea set and staff once found someone's false leg. A chainsaw, a $1500 Gucci handbag and a trumpet are also included in the auction.
Airport bosses are hoping to raise $250,000 for charity in the annual event. There's a big, public viewing of the spoils on 10 October and then all the bidding will take place online.