Photo by John Schreiber.

With the holiday travel season in high gear, LAX officials reminded travelers who misplace items while passing through the airport that a lost-and-found system is available online.

Travelers can identify lost items, file claims and recover property by visiting www.flylax.com/en/lax-baggage-lost-and-found.

“LAX is increasingly investing in technology and new innovations to help improve the overall guest experience, and lost and found is another touchpoint where we can utilize technology to help people reunite with a beloved stuffed animal, computer and more,” said Barbara Yamamoto, Los Angeles World Airports’ director of guest experience and innovation.

Officials said an average of 5,000 to 7,000 items are left behind at Los Angeles International Airport each month and taken to a lost and found warehouse. Recovered items that are not recovered after 90 days are sent to the city of Los Angeles auction site, The Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Owners can file a claim on an item for processors to verify. If a match is made, the airport will notify the owner and provide instructions for pickup or provide options for shipping the item to their door.

LAWA officials said the Transportation Security Administration collects items left behind at screening locations within the central airport.

In addition to checking the website, people who have lost items at the airport can visit the lost and found office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at 5600 W. Century Blvd. or call 424-646-5678.

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