My Fox AL: Texas couple says $15K of jewelry taken at Birmingham airport A Texas couple says $15,000 in jewelry disappeared from their bags after traveling through the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. "My wife is devastated," Sundip Patel said Thursday via Skype. He says the way he views airport security and TSA screeners is changed forever. "It's basically put me in a situation where I have zero trust in checking a bag, ensuring everything gets to destination," he said. Yup, 'cause TSA gets first dibs, the baggage handlers get what's left over.