Hang on to your stuff, says senior Gate Agent! Check your seat, seat pockets and overhead bin before leaving your flight. It is amazing how many items are left behind on a plane.
If you discover your items missing before the next flight boards, there is a great chance of your item being recovered. However, after the flight has boarded or left the gate, your chances of recovery diminish.
If you do forget an item on a plane, or at TSA, call the airport’s Lost and Found. Hopefully your article will have been turned in. Here is a list by of Lost and Found telephone numbers.