TSA Claims $531,000 in Left Behind Change
The TSA or Transportation Security Administration, the agency that runs the security checkpoints at airports; announced that in 2012 airline passengers left behind $531,000 in change, at those checkpoints. Every year, as passengers are in a hurry to board their flights, they forget to get their change from the bins that are sent through x-ray and it really adds up. In 2011, the ‘left behind’ money totaled $487,869.50 and was about $80,000 lower the year before. In 2012, it was a record amount of money left behind. What do they do with all the money? Federal law allows the TSA to keep it (finders keepers, losers weepers) to fund training for TSA personnel and general operations. The TSA does make every effort to make sure passengers don’t leave their change behind, but with so many travelers it’s hard to keep up.