With security considerations, packing, transportation and everything else that comes along with it, air travel is a very hectic situation. Keys, cell phone, wallet, purse... it is quite easy to misplace something at the airport or leave an item on the plane. If you've lost something while flying in or out of Oklahoma City, here is information on Lost and Found at Will Rogers World Airport.
First, it's important to understand that, in contrast to many airports around the country, there really isn't a central Lost and Found department or counter at the airport in Oklahoma City. Instead, it depends on where you left your misplaced item. If you don't know where you lost it, contact each of the following:
In the Terminal
For items left in and around the airport terminal itself, perhaps in a seating area or near baggage claim, contact the Will Rogers World Airport Police Department. Regular airport office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At a Security Checkpoint
If you lost something at the security checkpoint, it will be turned over to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the United States agency in charge of airport security and a separate entity from the airport itself. Also, you may want to contact TSA if there is an item missing from checked luggage.
On an Airplane
Anything left on an airplane will be handled by the specific airline. You can inquire about a lost item either at the airport ticket counter or by phone. Will Rogers currently services flights by Alaska, Alegiant, American, Delta, United, and Southwest.
In a Rental Car
Similarly, you'll need to contact the individual company if you lost something in a car rented from one of the Will Rogers World Airport kiosks. There are currently eight car rental companies with airport service: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Here is detailed information on each.
When it comes to lost items, keep in mind that it may take a couple of days for them to be found or turned in. So contact the appropriate company or entity multiple times. Some may take your contact information and get back to you if the item turns up. Also, there may be a limit on how long an item is kept. Therefore, don't wait. Get in touch with the above contact as soon as you notice something is missing.