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

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

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

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

 “They drop it into a little round bin built into the containers that carry their shoes and other items through the X-ray machine,’’ it 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 Airport tallied the highest amount of any U.S. airport recorded with 42,550 dollars.  

It said that it was making every effort to reunite passengers with items left at the checkpoint.

 Ross Feinstein of TSA media services 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 it started the process in 2008.

 The office is allowed to keep the coins if no one claims them and use the money to pay for its security operations.



Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here

TEXT AD: This NAFDAC APPROVED Solution Will Make You Stay Longer Than 40Mins In Bed Tonight And Help Your Erection. Click Here To Read The Free Reports

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

  • Johnson Dare

    Buy Dangote Cement at a promo price 1,150 naira for buyer above 100 bags.
    For more info call the sales manager Mr Umar on 08035511166 or 07052303842,
    Delivery can be made all parts of Nigeria