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Lost and Found at TPA Airport

Traveling can be stressful, and losing an item at the airport can add to that stress. Each airport, including Tampa Airport, has different procedures for handling lost and found items. The process of retrieving your lost item can vary depending on where the item was lost. This article will guide you through the different procedures at TPA Airport, and provide tips for successfully retrieving your lost items.

Items Lost at Security Checkpoint

If you suspect that you lost an item at a security checkpoint, you should contact the TSA Lost and Found department. They can be reached at this phone number: +1-813-554-1414.

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. You can find the contact information for all airlines served by Tampa Airport here. Here are links to the most popular airlines used at TPA Airport:

Items Lost in Other Areas

If you lost an item in other areas of the airport, including the Main Terminal, airsides, parking garages, restrooms, baggage claim, ticketing, restaurants, shops, shuttles, and security screening, you should create a claim for the lost and found department using the airport's third-party service called Chargerback.

You can submit your claim online at any time via this link. The Lost and Found office is open for inquiries from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding holidays. If you've lost an item at the Airport and are still on the premises, you can pick up any courtesy phone and request to speak to the Lost and Found office.

Tips for Success

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

  • Provide a detailed description of the item, including brand, color, size, and any unique features.
  • Specify the date and location where the item was lost.
  • Provide your full name, phone number, and email address.
  • Fill in the address where the found item should be shipped, if recovered.
  • Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Tips for Preventing Loss

Preventing the loss of an item is always better than trying to find it. Here are some tips to help you avoid losing items:

  • Use tracking tags on your luggage and valuable items.
  • Take photos of all valuable items and luggage. These can be used when describing lost items.
  • Keep all valuable items in your carry-on luggage.
  • Check your seats and overhead bins thoroughly before leaving the aircraft or airport.

Updated on: December 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you lost an item in areas of the airport such as the Main Terminal, airsides, parking garages, restrooms, baggage claim, ticketing, restaurants, shops, shuttles, and security screening, you should create a claim for the lost and found department using the airport's third-party service called Chargerback.
You can submit your lost item claim online at any time via this link.
If you suspect that you lost an item at a security checkpoint, you should contact the TSA Lost and Found department at this phone number: +1-813-554-1414.
The Lost and Found office is open for inquiries from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding holidays. If you've lost an item at the airport and are still on the premises, you can pick up any courtesy phone and request to speak to the Lost and Found office.
For items lost on the aircraft, including missing luggage at baggage claim (lost luggage), you must contact the airline you are traveling on. The contact information for all airlines served by the airport can be found here.
If you lost an item in a restaurant, shop, or any other area of the airport, you should report it to the lost and found department using the airport's third-party service, Chargerback.
To increase your chances of successfully retrieving your lost item, provide a detailed description of the item, including brand, color, size, and any unique features. Specify the date and location where the item was lost. Provide your full name, phone number, and email address. Fill in the address where the found item should be shipped, if recovered. Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.