Lost and Found at LAX Airport
Have you lost an item at the Los Angeles Airport? Don't worry, we're here to help. Each airport has its own procedures for handling lost and found items, and the process can vary depending on where the item was lost. This article will guide you through the steps to take if you think you've lost something at the security checkpoint, on an aircraft, or in other areas of the LAX airport.
Items Lost at Security Checkpoint
If you suspect that you've left an item at a security checkpoint, you should contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). They have an online form where you can report lost items. Visit the Lost & Found Website to start the process.
Items Lost on Aircraft/Lost Luggage
For items lost on the aircraft, including missing luggage at baggage claim (lost luggage), you will need to contact the airline you were traveling with. For a list of airlines served by LAX and their contact information, visit this link. Some of the most popular airlines at LAX include:
Items Lost in Other Areas
The LAX Lost and Found is managed by the Airport Police Division. Their mission is to reunite the public with lost items left in public areas such as baggage claim, gate areas, and airport parking lots. However, they do not manage nor collect lost items left in TSA areas, or on aircraft.
To inquire about a lost item, you can submit a claim at no cost. This is a method of inquiry, not a police report. You can search through the LAX Airport Police Lost and Found inventory for your lost item on their website.
Items turned in to the Airport Police found in various areas of the airport will be posted on their webpage within 48 hours excluding holidays and weekends. Identification Cards and Driver License are automatically mailed to the address on the card and will not be posted on their webpage.