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Lost and Found


The Houston Airport System takes great care in reconnecting passengers with their lost items. If you believe you have lost any personal item(s) when visiting George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) or William P. Hobby (HOU) Airports contact the Lost and Found department. To determine which Lost and Found department, please see below.


Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Owner’s name of lost item
  • Detailed item(s) description
  • Date and approximate time item was lost
  • Airline or flight number (if applicable)
  • If item was lost at IAH – which airport terminal was visited (A,B,C,D,E/FIS)
  • If item was lost at HOU – which part of the airport was visited

If you have any questions concerning your lost item(s), do not hesitate to contact us.


For Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Passengers:

If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint, please contact the TSA Lost and Found at 281 848-2957 or email iahlostandfound@dhs.gov.

If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) on your flight, near the ticket counter or gate area, please contact your airline. Items found in these areas are not turned over to the IAH Lost and Found office, they are held by the individual airline. For United Airlines Lost and Found, call 800 335-2247;
for all other airline contact information, Click Here.

Please note that all international passports found are turned over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within 24 hours. Please contact the IAH CBP Office at 281 230-4672.

If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) at the Car Rental Facility or in one of the Car Rental Shuttle Buses, please call 281 233-1013. If no one answers, please leave a message.

If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) anywhere other that the areas above, please contact the IAH Lost and Found office at 281 230-3299 or send an email to has.iahlost@houstontx.gov.


For Hobby Airport (HOU) Passengers:

If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint, please contact the TSA Lost and Found at 713 454-6933.

If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) on your flight, near the ticket counter or gate area, please contact your airline. Items found in these areas are not turned over to Hobby Airport Lost and Found, they are generally held by the individual airline.

  • Southwest Airlines – 888 202-1024
  • American Airlines – 713 640-7331
  • Delta Air Lines – 713 640-3815
  • JetBlue – 713 845-6661
  • AirTran – 800 965-2107 ext. 1345
If you believe you have lost your personal item(s) anywhere other that the areas above, please contact the HOU Lost and Found office at 713 845-6673 or email has.houlost@houstontx.gov.

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