$376,480.39 in loose change

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  1. Efilon87

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    So I think close to 800million people flew in 2010, pretty bad tip for being groped!
     
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    That is a lot of loose change :confused: and does not include coins that were not turned in to TSA finance department for counting.
     
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    I've had more than one TSA agent run after me for leaving change in the plastic tubs. And since in Canada our 1$ and 2$ are coins, it can add up quickly.
     
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    That's why I have as few individual items as possible as I go through security. I cringe when I see people drop cellphones, wallets, passports, drivers licenses, keys, coins, hair clips, jewelery, watches, ... into those nasty bins. All that stuff is in a designated pocket of my carry on. It's bad enough that I typically need 2-3 bins for laptop, IPad, wet bag, shoes, ... (iPad because in 43.5% of all cases they will rescan/take apart my backpack if it contains an iPad despite what they say on their website).
     
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    Once I threw all my change, keys, kay chains etc. into a designated pocket in my laptop/carry on bag. They ended up running it through the x-ray twice and pulled me aside. Apparently the change and other stuff in the pocket created an odd looking image in the x-ray. Since then I try to leave as much at home and keep throwing the rest in the grey tub.

    I recently upgraded to Tom Bihn tri-fold bag. About 80% of the time they don't make me take it out. I still cringe at what it cost me :oops:
     
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    My laptop is in a cheap sleeve in the backpack. It comes out of the backpack at the checkpoint, but never the sleeve.

    Never had my carry-on searched because of keys and coins. Too many cables/chargers/cameras/eReaders/tablets/phones stacked on top of each other will do it.
     
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