Since the TSA’s launch in 2001, some 500 others have been fired for stealing items like iPads, watches and jewelry from passengers, the Wall Street Journal reports. And sadly, there’s not much you can do about it. Getting a stolen luggage response from the TSA can take a looong time and result in zero compensation.
Can you get confiscated items back from airport?
You may be able to recover your confiscated treasures. The government has strict rules it must follow for disposing of confiscated property, USA Today reports. Some airports have contractors pick the property up or donate it. And states also sell confiscated items that aren’t illegal.
What if I left something on a Delta flight?
If you lost an unchecked item onboard a Delta flight, in the Delta gate area or at a Delta Sky Club ®, we will make every effort to return it to you as quickly as possible. Please report your lost unchecked item using the lost item form.
How do I report TSA theft?
If you need to file a police report for a stolen item or an item that was not lost, call (424) 646-6100.