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Lost something at the airport? TSA's new map can help you find it.

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Ever accidentally forgotten something at security while rushing to catch your flight? Dropped your wallet on the airport shuttle? Inadvertently abandoned your bag of Black Friday holiday sweaters at D12 because you got so excited they called Boarding Group One?

Besides luggage, a lot of stuff can -- and does -- get lost at the airport. Thankfully, the TSA's come up with a super-handy way to help you locate it, or at least start the process of locating it: an interactive "Lost & Found" map. Developed by map tech company Esri, the nifty site lists the contact info for every US airport's lost and found department.

Simply type in the three-digit airport code, or click on an airport icon on the not-at-all-aesthetically-pleasing map, to pull up the phone number and website of the lost and found office, and you're one step closer to wearing that Rudolph-doing-sex cardigan to the office ugly sweater party.

Sure, you're still gonna have to hope somebody was nice enough to turn it in (and really, why would they considering it's a sweater with fornicating reindeers?!), but at least now you won't spend two hours online trying to track down the proper phone number to call.



Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She routinely loses her keys in the mess that is her handbag. Follow her keeping it together on Instagram and Twitter @ChloePantazi.