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 Posted 07/02/2019  3:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Last week my family went on vacation. We arrived at the airport early in the morning and promptly got into the security line. It was a little hectic and I was trying to help my family get everything placed in the trays to go through the x-ray. As I'm about ready to step through, I remember that I had my loop in my pocket. So I quickly put it in the tray with some of my kids' items and go through. As the plane is taking off I suddenly remember that I never picked it back up and none of my kids snagged it either. I was a little bummed. The loop (a nice 10x look in a leather case) belonged to my mother. She got it back when she was in college for a Geology class. I have been using it for my coins for many years now.

A week later, as we are flying home, I decide that I'll stop in and ask to see if they have a lost and found on the outside chance that someone turned it in. We landed in the evening and traffic was light at the security check point where we previously entered. I walk up to four TSA agents standing away from the line and ask if they have a lost and found. One of them asks what I lost. I start to describe my loop. Suddenly all of them break into smiles and start telling me that they remember it, it was the coolest thing they had seen in a long time, and that several of them even tried it out. Needless to say I left the airport in very good spirits.

I have since contacted their lost and found, they do have my loop, and we are working on getting it back home.
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 Posted 07/02/2019  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice ending,please keep us updated.
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 Posted 07/02/2019  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt a well deserved Karma consideration.
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 Posted 07/02/2019  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add srs77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
great story!
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 Posted 07/03/2019  01:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glad it turned out well.
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 Posted 07/10/2019  2:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any updates? Is it back in your hands or on its way to you at least?
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 Posted 07/10/2019  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hopefully, a good ending to the story
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 Posted 07/11/2019  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm currently playing phone tag with the TSA.
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 Posted 07/14/2019  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here in Austin, all the stuff that's confiscated from the security checkpoints at Bergstrom (well, most of it I suppose) goes to a government surplus store a couple miles outside of the airport. For as many cheap Gerber knives as I've turned in after forgetting to put them in my checked bag, I've purchased some really nice pocket knives at a steep discount from this shop. some require a little sharpening or de-gunking, but with the right tools that's easy enough to do and well worth the savings.

That's just anecdotal of course and I really hope you get your mom's loupe back, CS.
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 Posted 07/15/2019  10:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not panicking yet. But, I lost it on June 22nd and they said they only keep things for 30 days. Pretty soon I'll start calling them everyday. of course the number they gave is one that goes straight to voice-mail.


(me trying to break through to get to my loop)
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I have received instructions from the TSA on how to get it shipped back to me!
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 Posted 07/15/2019  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably postage due

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 Posted 07/15/2019  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good to hear they have it. I hope you get it back fast and safe.
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