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Vegas airport No. 2 for guests leaving cash behind

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:58 p.m. HST, Dec 04, 2013


LAS VEGAS >> McCarran airport in Las Vegas is second only to Miami in the amount of cash left behind by travelers emptying their pockets for security.

The Transportation Security Administration collected nearly $27,000 in unclaimed change at checkpoints last year. That was topped only by Miami International Airport's $40,000 haul.

Officials didn't speculate about whether the money has anything to do with people winning big at casinos.

TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the cash shows up because a relatively large portion of passengers start their journey at McCarran and are screened there, as opposed to passing through the airport unchecked for a transfer.

The TSA collected about $531,000 from all airports last year. Congress voted Tuesday that TSA should apply the money toward airport lounges for servicemembers.






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