Last year, more than $1,100 worth of change went unclaimed at airports in Central Washington, including in the Tri-Cities and Yakima.
Travelers are often in a rush and don't care about leaving change behind.
TSA ultimately keeps that money.
They tell us it goes to enhanced security.
In total, more than half a million dollars was left behind at US airports last year.
*Editor's Note - When broadcast, this story originally stated that the $1,100 was left behind at airports only in Tri-Cities and Yakima. The money actually comes from six airports in the Central Washington region. We regret the error.