And the strangest items passengers leave behind on planes are….?

A live parrot, a glass eye and a bag of sand are among the weird and wonderful items left behind on planes each year.

A survey, released by Skyscanner, has revealed lists of items which international cabin crews have found on flights after passengers have disembarked.

A surprising number of forgotten pets have been left behind, with crew members reporting to have found a falcon, frog, tortoise, as well as a parrot abandoned at the end of a flight.

Dentures, underwear, a glass eye, a single egg and a prosthetic leg were also in the long list of random items collected by cabin crew.

Next time you jet off to your timeshare resort, it’s worth remembering that  when it comes to the more regular travel essentials, it seems that passengers are no less forgetful according to the survey!

Astoundingly, almost a quarter (24%) of crew have found a lost passport on board, which is even higher than the number of phones (23%) and books (21%) left behind.

Victoria Bailie, a spokesperson for Skyscanner, said: “Many of us have left something behind when we’ve travelled such as a book or magazine.

“However, this survey has revealed that some people have left some quite bizarre items on board and items such as the glass eye and prosthetic leg make you wonder how they could have been missed by the owner.

“I’m sure one or two items have raised a few smiles among the cabin crew.”

Here are just some of the most unusual items that cabin crew have found on a plane:

Live parrot

Glass eye

Prosthetic leg

A bag of sand

A clog

Box of dried fish

One shoe

Wedding dress

Bag of diamonds


Bag of onions



Double bass

One egg (without packaging)



And last but not least…a written marriage proposal


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