Passengers forgot $675,000 at U.S. airports in 2014

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NEW YORK – US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday forgetful passengers left behind 675,000 dollars in loose change at security checks in US airports in 2014.

TSA said money, all in pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, was left behind in bottom of bins pass through X-ray machines at security checkpoints.

“People often realise at last minute they have change in their pocket before going through the metal detector.

“They drop into a little round bin built into the containers that carry their shoes and other items through the X-ray machine,’’ said.

The office said the annual amount has increased since 2008, when the transport administration collected 383,000 dollars.


TSA said that in 2014, John F Kennedy International tallied the highest amount of any .S. recorded with 42,550 dollars.
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said that was making every effort reunite passengers with items left at the checkpoint.

Ross Feinstein of TSA said that there were instances where loose change or other items were left behind and unclaimed.

TSA has collected 3.5 million dollars in loose change since started the in 2008.

The office is allowed keep the coins if no one claims them and the money pay for its security operations. (dpa/NAN)

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