While U.S. air travelers dealt with indignities that included infuriating airport security lines, the Transportation Security Administration was laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because in 2015 alone, hurried passengers left behind more than $700,000 — a record — at airport security checkpoints. In its annual report to Congress, TSA said it collected $765,759 in unclaimed money during fiscal 2015. The chunk of change tops 2014’s total by nearly $100,000, and is roughly double the agency’s 2008 haul of $383,413.
Edited by Devil's Advocate, 19 May 2016 - 07:57 PM.