Passengers Left $409,085 at Airport Security Checkpoints in 2011

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MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 04: A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The pilot program launched today for fliers to use the expedited security screening in Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas/Fort Worth.The lane has a metal detector rather than a full-body imaging machine and passengers will no longer no need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, and bags of liquids that are compliant with TSA restrictions. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

The much-maligned TSA collected the entire fortune of spare change, $46,918.06 alone at JFK airport. Why panhandle when you can collect a modest sum inside a cozy transportation hub? Tom Hanks lived in an airport for a while.