first_img May 31, 2019 by Beth You Won’t Believe How Much Loose Change Is Left Behind In Airport Security Each Year Going through airport security can seem like a hassle, especially if you are racing to get to your flight on time.The process of taking off shoes, socks, belts, and emptying your pockets is a hurried process that always seems to take longer than you planned. You might, however, want to think twice about just how rushed you are to collect your belongings. Plenty of things get left behind, including loose change. TSA kept track of just how much was left behind in security bins in 2018 and the total will astound you. AzmanJaka / Getty Images However, all this loose change adds up quickly. A recent report found that 2018 saw an accumulation of $960,000 in U.S. airports alone. While TSA workers encourage travelers to reclaim their belongings, the rush can seem unavoidable. Jaromir Chalabala / EyeEm / Getty Images The airports that left behind the most change this year were JFK, LAX, and MIA. Luckily, the change that is left behind gets deposited into a fund used for checkpoint maintenance.center_img vm / Getty Images The feeling of rushing through the airport security line is all-too-familiar, especially considering there’s a flight to catch that won’t wait for you if you’re running behind. This can often lead to forgetting to claim all of your items, especially inconsequential things such as loose change. What are your thoughts on these findings? Do you tend to leave loose change in the security bins if you’re in a pinch to catch your flight? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below! Posted in Travel News last_img