Last updated: 07:00 PM ET, Mon June 08 2015

Woman Leaves $40,000 Painting at Newark Liberty International Airport

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | June 08, 2015

Woman Leaves $40,000 Painting at Newark Liberty International Airport

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The best-case scenario for lost luggage at the airport is a missing, reasonably-priced suitcase filled with inexpensive clothing. But one flyer at Newark Liberty International Airport was presented with one of the worst-case situations. Her lost luggage was a $40,000 Chinese painting.

According to the Associated Press, a passenger — who is also an art dealer — was flying from Newark to Hong Kong when she realized the painting she was traveling with had gone missing.

The woman called her husband in Ocean County and informed him of the situation. The man called the airline his wife was traveling on and informed them of the missing painting and its value.

The airline immediately contacted the TSA who reached out to the lost and found department. The airport quickly found the painting and returned it safely to the rightful owners.

This is not the first time someone has left an expensive item at Newark Liberty International Airport this year, either, as two other high-price items were also discovered by TSA agents, including a four-carat diamond ring and diamond-studded gold watch.

If you must take expensive items through the airport, TravelPulse founder and CEO Mark Murphy put together some guidelines to follow that will keep your valuables safe.

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