Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lost Items While Traveling in Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is constantly dealing with "left-behind articles" at its security screening stations in airports. Usually these are articles left behind by travelers rushing to catch a plane. If you travel like I do you frequently will hear public address announcements in the airports asking passengers to return to the security checkpoint to recover a lost item. The most common left behind items include cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, belts, and carry-on luggage. If you do leave an item behind it will help in the recover process if you tape a business card to the item. This will allow the TSA to contact you. If they don't call you - you can always contact them. TSA's Lost and Found office can be reached at 410-689-3620. (For more information, visit tsa.gov, click on "For Travelers" and select "Lost & Found Contact Numbers.") . To read more, see the article - "Travel miracles: What was lost can sometimes be found", The Baltimore Sun, July 20, 2008.

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