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TSA collects nearly $1M forgotten by passengers

It pays to be TSA.The Transportation Security Administration collected nearly $1 million in unclaimed money passengers left behind after going thro

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It pays to be TSA.

The Transportation Security Administration collected nearly $1 million in unclaimed money passengers left behind after going through security checkpoints.

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The unclaimed money is deposited into a special fund for aviation security programs.

The unclaimed money is deposited into a special fund for aviation security programs.
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The agency added up $926,030.44 in loose change and paper money from passengers during the 2019 fiscal year, $18,899.09 of which came from foreign currency.

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According to a press release shared with Fox News, the top five airports for forgotten change were John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, which found $98,110; San Francisco International Airport had $52,668.70; Miami International Airport with $47,694.03; Nevada’s McCarran International Airport had $44,401.76; and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with $40,218.19.

“It is always TSA’s goal to reunite travelers with items they have left behind at checkpoints. If someone returns to the checkpoint within a short timeframe to claim an item that they left behind, it is easily returned to them,” the TSA wrote.

Passengers can also contact TSA’s lost and found offices.

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The unclaimed money is deposited into a special fund for aviation security programs, according to the agency.

Although the number seems high, it was actually a decrease from the previous fiscal year, which had collected $960,105.49.

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