Lost baggage or things at the airport: where to run and what to do
Traveling is a stressful and sometimes very difficult event, given the delay or postponement of flights, connecting flights and the massive influx of travelers on holidays or holidays. It's no secret that people tend to forget a lot of things at checkpoints.
According to TSA estimates, between 90 and 000 pieces of luggage remain at checkpoints every month, that is, more than a million pieces per year!
On the subject: What is done with forgotten air bag in the USA
Here's what DCA's TSA Lost and Found Office looks like.
Lost and found items are usually stored for 30 days and, if they are not claimed, either destroyed, or transferred to the state agency as excess property, or sold by TSA as excess property. Money from the sale of all lost and found items goes to the US Department of the Treasury and to the general fund used to pay the US government debt.
In a number of places, lost and found items are transferred to the airport at the end of each day.
If you lost something at the TSA checkpoint or if there are no items in your checked baggage, go to the website TSA.
Enter the name of the airport here, and you will see available contacts or an online form, by filling in which you can declare your loss.
For items left in other areas of the airport, please contact the airport. TSA works with private companies that specialize in reuniting owners and their property.
As for electronics, passengers are advised to post their contact details on the outside of electronic devices, such as laptops, in case the item is lost. The TSA will make every effort to reunite passengers with their belongings.
The memory of unclaimed electronics for 30 days will be destroyed, for example, they will clean the laptop hard drive, or completely destroy information to protect personal data.
On the subject: Errors of passengers, due to which luggage is lost
Passengers can return to the airport to pick up their goods, or they can authorize someone to do so in writing. Goods are sent back to the owner at the owner’s expense. In order to receive a lost item, you must describe it, indicate when it was lost, the color or any information that identifies the item, to make sure that it is reunited with its rightful owner.
If you wrote an application for the loss of baggage or item, you will have to wait up to six months until it is considered.
All allegations are thoroughly investigated, and the TSA is the final decision to approve the claim. If your application is approved, you will receive a letter and a form to fill out regarding the settlement agreement and / or payment methods. You can check status your application at any time.
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 1 [name] => Miscellaneous [taxonomy] => category [slug] => no_theme)Miscellaneous
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 10455 [name] => baggage [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => bagazh)baggage
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 13992 [name] => Likbez [taxonomy] => category [slug] => poleznaja-informatsija)Educational program
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 28306 [name] => baggage loss [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => uterya-bagazha)baggage loss
Read also on ForumDaily:
Let's face the crisis together and support each other
No one in the world expected a coronavirus pandemic, but she came in disrupting the usual rhythm of life and work of billions of people, causing panic and uncertainty about tomorrow.
ForumDaily also faced financial difficulties due to the loss of some advertisers due to the economic downturn and quarantine. But we are not reducing the number of materials and the mode of operation, since we want our readers to receive timely and up-to-date information in this difficult time. In addition, we support Local small businesses in the USA that suffer the most.
But ForumDaily is also a small business. Despite the loss of part of the income, we are doing our best to ensure that you are informed and armed with all the necessary knowledge to counter the pandemic and resolve other important issues during quarantine.
To maintain this rhythm of work, we need your help. We will be grateful for any amount that you are willing to allot to support our team.
Let's face the crisis together!
Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.
Always yours, ForumDaily!
Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.