Sunday 15 January 2012

Passengers Leave Behind Over $400,000 In Loose Change At U.S. Security Checkpoints Annually

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If America's airports had a penny for every rushed passenger through security, they wouldn't be near as pleased as they are today. The Transportation Security Administration says they've collected about $400,000 in abandoned change from passengers emptying their pockets through security checkpoints.

Unclaimed money is documented and turned into the TSA financial office. The airport receiving the most change from the TSA was New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport whose passengers in 2010 abandoned $46,918.06

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a lot of money but for JFK, it works out to only about 1.3 tenths of a cent per passenger, way less than the penny for every passenger mentioned at the beginning of the article!