Each year, TSA makes public the amount of loose change left behind at screening checkpoints throughout the country. Last year, nearly $868,000.00 was forgotten by passengers at our nation’s airports. As is usually the case, New York and Los Angeles topped the list, but this year, there was no contest. While passengers at LAX left behind a solid $44,811.84, travelers at JFK forfeited a staggering $70,615.00!
TSA collects and accounts for this money through its financial office and stores these funds in an account until it is used, per Congressional authority, for improvements to civil aviation security.