Friday, September 5, 2014

Travelers: TSA Screening


Did you know that passengers leave a variety of items behind once they go through the TSA screening process?

TSA tries to reconnect those passengers with their items, but sometimes they can't find them. So, the items go to lost and found. Keys, laptops, jewelry, belts, large items, stuffed animals, bags, money clips, eyeglasses, pens, wallets, and so much more.

One thing you may want to do is keep your valuables in a small bag in your carry on bag. Put anything that you may have to remove in the bag ahead of time. That way you won't have to put it in the bowl or bin to go through the security scanner by itself.

If you have a large bracelet that you need to remove at the last minute, you don't want to place it in a bowl that might not make it through the scanner until after you're already gone from the screening area. Or, maybe you think you need to remove all jewelry. If it's already in your carry on bag...no worries.

Less danger of forgetting to grab everything.

If you do forget something, contact lost and found immediately. The web page tsa.gov has phone numbers for every airport.

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