Lost and Found at IAD Airport
Traveling can be stressful, and it's easy to misplace personal items in the hustle and bustle of an airport. If you've lost something at Washington Dulles Airport, don't panic. Procedures for lost and found items can vary from airport to airport, and where the item was lost can also affect the process. This article will guide you through what to do if you've misplaced an item at a security checkpoint, on an aircraft, or elsewhere in the airport.
Items Lost at Security Checkpoint
If you suspect you've left an item at a security checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can help. The TSA has a dedicated lost and found department that you can reach by filling out a form on their Lost & Found Website.
Items Lost on Aircraft/Lost Luggage
Items lost on an aircraft, including missing luggage at baggage claim, must be reported to the airline you were traveling with. You can find contact information for all airlines served by Washington Dulles Airport on their website. Here are a few of the most popular airlines and their contact information:
Items Lost in Other Areas
If you've lost an item in the terminal or other areas of the airport, you can call the Lost & Found department at 703-572-8479, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is located behind Baggage Claim #2 and is closed on weekends.
There are several agencies at the airport which handle lost and found items. You can fill out a form on their Lost and Found Claim Page to report your lost item.
For items lost in specific locations or with certain services, the following contacts may be helpful:
- Washington Flyer Taxicabs - Phone: 703-572-TAXI (8294)
- Silver Line Express Buses - Toll Free: 1-888-927-4359, press 2