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TSA pays millions in baggage claims, including in Chicago

TSA pays millions in baggage claims, including in Chicago

Travelers might be skeptical as they watch their bag move out of sight on a carousel behind the check-in counter at the airport. Hopefully, luggage arrives at their destination, but it doesn't always. The Transportation Security Administration has paid passengers $3 million for losing, damaging or stealing items, according to a report Thursday. The money was shelled out during the last five years, USA Today reported after a review of 50,000 complaints. If luggage is lost during security, or if jewelry or electronics end up missing from a bag, passengers can file a claim with the TSA (http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/claims-management-branch). About 55 percent of those...

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