Lost and Found at DCA Airport
Traveling can be a hectic experience, and sometimes valuable items can be misplaced in the process. If you've lost something at Reagan National Airport, don't panic. Each airport has different procedures for handling lost items, and the process will vary depending on where your item was lost. This article will guide you through the steps to take if your item was lost at a security checkpoint, on an aircraft, or in other areas of the airport.
Items Lost at Security Checkpoint
If you suspect you've left an item at a security checkpoint, you should contact the TSA Lost and Found. You can visit their Lost & Found Website to report your lost item and get more information about the retrieval process.
Items Lost on Aircraft/Lost Luggage
For items lost on the aircraft, including missing luggage at baggage claim, you must contact the airline you were traveling on. You can find contact information for all airlines served at Reagan National Airport on their website. Here are links to the most popular airlines used at Reagan National Airport:
Items Lost in Other Areas
If you lost an item in the terminal or any other public location within Reagan National Airport, you should contact the Lost & Found office. You can reach them at 703-417-0110, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you're unsure of where your item was lost, the Lost and Found office can assist you in determining the correct agency to contact.
When calling the Lost and Found office, you may reach a messaging service if the technician is assisting another customer or if it is outside of normal business hours. The lost and found technician will research your inquiry and provide you with an accurate response within one business day. You can also report your lost item through the Lost and Found Claim Form.
If your item is found, you can arrange to pick it up at the airport, have a designated person pick it up for you, arrange for shipping, or request to have it mailed if it is small and less than 5 pounds. The Lost and Found office is located in Terminal 1, 1st Floor, Room M-160.