Las Vegas Airport5.Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport—More items have been lost in Vegas than just thousands of dollars (and hopes and dreams) at casinos. 15 agents at McCarren have been fired for theft. It has the eighth most traffic among U.S. air terminals.
No. 6 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Enplaned international passengers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport rose 2.1 percent to 4.7 million.
No. 3 Los Angeles
Enplaned international passengers at Los Angeles Airport rose 2.6 percent to 8.1 million.
No. 1 New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport
Enplaned international passengers at New York’s JFK rose 5.4 percent to 11.7 million.
1. Miami International Airport
- Miami International Airport—A trip to the resplendent nightlife capital of Florida will leave you light in the pocket, and not just money wise. 29 TSA agents have been fired from the airport for stealing, the most of any in the U.S. MIA is the 12th busiest air terminal in the country.
With their draconian policies, labyrinthine lines and interminable delays, airports are no fun place to be. But at least you and your belongings can feel safe while inside one, right?
Not exactly, according to ABC News. Following lengthy reporting, the network has published the Transportation Security Administration’s list of the airports with the highest incidence of employee theft. The agency tells ABC they have fired 400 employees for stealing.
Not surprisingly, 16 of the 20 airports ranked highest for theft also belong to the list of the nation’s busiest air hubs.
To accompany their list, ABC set up a sting operation, planting GPS locators on 10 iPads which they left at high-traffic, high-theft airports. Nine devices were returned to their owners, but one was located at the home of Orlando-based TSA agent Andy Ramirez, who was later fired by the TSA.