The Transportation Security Administration collected more than $925,000 in unclaimed money left behind at airport security checkpoints during Fiscal Year 2019, including more than $18,000 in foreign currency.
The money consisted of loose change and paper currency that passengers removed from their pockets and left behind in a bin during the security screening process at TSA checkpoints. The amount found during the 2019 fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2019, actually marked a decrease in the amount of unclaimed money collected in FY18 when approximately $960,000 was left behind.
The top five airports where passengers have left the most money behind were:
- John F. Kennedy International Airport - $98,110
- San Francisco International Airport - $52,668.70
- Miami International Airport - $47,694.03
- McCarran International Airport - $44,401.76
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - $40,218.19