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Lost and Found at LGA Airport

Traveling can be stressful, and in the hustle and bustle of transit, it's not uncommon for items to get misplaced. Whether you've lost something at a security checkpoint, on the plane, or elsewhere in the La Guardia Airport, don't panic. This guide will walk you through the steps to take to increase your chances of retrieving your lost item(s).

Items Lost at Security Checkpoint

If you believe you may have left an item at a security checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is here to help. Visit the TSA Lost & Found Website to report your lost item. The TSA will then conduct a search and contact you if your item is found.

Items Lost on Aircraft/Lost Luggage

For items lost on the aircraft or missing luggage at baggage claim, you must contact your airline directly. For a list of contact information for the airlines that serve La Guardia Airport, visit the Airlines Served page. Some of the most popular airlines at LGA include:

Items Lost in Other Areas

If your item was lost elsewhere in the airport, the NY Port Authority airports use a centralized reporting system to help recover lost items. This includes La Guardia, JFK, EWR, and SWF airports. To report a lost item, visit the Lost and Found Claim Site and provide detailed information about your lost item and where you believe it was misplaced.

After submitting your lost item report, you will receive a ticket number by email. You can use this ticket number to check the status of your lost item and/or edit the information you provided. If your item is found, you will receive an email notification with instructions on how to pay for shipping so that the item can be returned to you. The cost of shipping will depend on the weight and size of the item, and you will have the option to purchase shipping insurance for an extra cost.

Please note that any item lost on board an aircraft, in the airline terminal or curbside with an airline tag is turned in to the appropriate airline. Contact your airline’s baggage service office for further information.

Tips for Success

Here are some tips to increase your chances of retrieving your lost item:

  • Report your lost item as soon as possible.
  • Provide as much detail as possible when filling out the lost item report.
  • Keep your ticket number handy for checking the status of your lost item.
  • Check your email regularly for updates on your lost item.

Tips for Preventing Loss

To help prevent losing items while traveling, consider the following tips:

  • Use tracking tags on your luggage and valuable items.
  • Take photos of your luggage and valuable items. These can be used to help identify your items if they are lost.
  • Keep your valuable items with you at all times, if possible.
  • Double-check your surroundings when leaving the security checkpoint, aircraft, or other areas of the airport.

Updated on: December 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you've lost something in the airport, you can report it by visiting the Lost and Found Claim Site. Provide detailed information about your lost item and where you believe it was misplaced. After submitting your report, you'll receive a ticket number by email to check the status of your lost item.
You can find the online form to report a lost item at the Lost and Found Claim Site.
If you believe you've left an item at a TSA checkpoint, visit the TSA Lost & Found Website to report your lost item. The TSA will conduct a search and contact you if your item is found.
The article does not provide specific information about the location and hours of the lost and found office. It's recommended to check the airport's official website for the most accurate information.
For items lost on the aircraft or missing luggage at baggage claim, you must contact your airline directly. Visit the Airlines Served page for a list of contact information for the airlines that serve the airport.
If your item was lost elsewhere in the airport, visit the Lost and Found Claim Site and provide detailed information about your lost item and where you believe it was misplaced.
Any item lost on board an aircraft, in the airline terminal or curbside with an airline tag is turned in to the appropriate airline. Contact your airline’s baggage service office for further information.