Fliers Left $926K In Coins, Cash At Security In 2019

TRAVELERS LEFT BEHIND $926,000 AT TSA SECURITY CHECKPOINTS IN 2019

(CNN) – TSA is keeping the change; most of it anyway.

The Transportation Security Administration says it kept $926,000 last year in change and cash left behind by travelers at airport checkpoints.

TSA made the disclosure in a new report to Congress.

The agency says it makes an effort to return lost money to travelers, but that it spends what’s left.

TSA says it has collected more than $3.5 million dollars in forgotten change and cash over the years.

New York’s JFK International Airport accounted for the most unclaimed cash in 2019 with more than $98,000.

TSA encourages people who have left items behind at security checkpoints to contact one of its lost and found offices.

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