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Travellers at US airports leave almost $700k in change at security

Travellers leave over half a million dollars in loose change at US airports.
Travellers leave over half a million dollars in loose change at US airports. Image by Nic McPhee / CC BY-SA 2.0

As Americans hurry to complete their tax forms, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is looking happier than most. The TSA has scooped an extra $674,841.06 over the 2014 fiscal year, from loose change left by travellers at airport security checkpoints. Under 2005 legislation, the TSA gets to keep the stash. Travellers passing through New York’s JFK International Airport left the most, with a whopping $42,550 left behind on security tables and in trays. Read more: nola.com