Lost and Found at JFK Airport
Every airport has its unique procedures to handle lost and found items. The process varies depending on where the item was lost, be it at a security checkpoint, on an aircraft, or elsewhere in the airport. This article aims to provide comprehensive guidance for passengers who have lost their belongings at the New York Kennedy Airport.
Items Lost at Security Checkpoint
If you suspect that your item was lost at a security checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a dedicated lost and found department. You can access their services through the Lost & Found Website to report your missing item.
Items Lost on Aircraft/Lost Luggage
For items lost on the aircraft, including missing luggage at baggage claim (lost luggage), you must contact the airline you are traveling on. For a list of contact information for all airlines served by JFK, please visit this link. Here are some of the most popular airlines used at JFK:
Items Lost in Other Areas
The NY Port Authority airports, including JFK, use a centralized reporting system to help recover lost items. To report a lost item, use this link and provide the necessary details about the item and where it was lost. This service is free to use.
Once you submit the form, you will receive a ticket number by email, so you can check the status and/or edit the information about the lost item. If your item is found, you will receive an email notification, and instructions will be provided on how to pay for shipping so that the item can be sent to you. Note that you will only need to pay for the shipping and handling fees.