Saturday 19 September, 2020

Travellers lost about $900K at airport checkpoints last year

According to reports from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, travellers lost $926,000 at 75 airports in the year ending September 2019. (File photo)

According to reports from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, travellers lost $926,000 at 75 airports in the year ending September 2019. (File photo)

Travellers left behind nearly a million dollars at US airport security checkpoints last year, including about $19,000 in foreign currency, a newspaper reported Friday.

A Transportation Security Administration report said travellers lost $926,000 at 75 airports in the year that ended in September, according to reports from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Federal regulators say much of the lost money came from people emptying their pockets for security scans.

The paper says the largest sums were lost at airports in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Las Vegas and Dallas.

At the newspaper’s hometown Pittsburgh International Airport, travellers parted with $5,000.

The Transportation Security Administration suggests putting cash into carry-on bags, and reminds travellers who have lost money that they can contact the TSA’s lost-and-found office at the airport.

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