Man uses AirTags and PowerPoint to ask airline for lost luggage


Since Apple introduced AirTag last year, several interesting stories related to object tracking have been shared on the web. This time, a man who lost his luggage on a honeymoon used AirTags and a PowerPoint presentation to request his luggage from the airline.

Elliot Sharod and his wife, Helen, were returning to the UK after their wedding in South Africa on April 17. At first, the couple bought tickets with stopovers in Abu Dhabi and Frankfurt, but then they had to reschedule the flight with another route due to the pandemic. They returned to the UK, but not their luggage.

Luckily, Sharod placed an AirTag inside each bag, so he could track them on the map. Using the Find My app, the couple discovered that their luggage had gone to the first stop in Frankfurt, but had never been boarded on the plane to London.

Aer Lingus, the airline responsible for the flight, said the bags would be delivered to Sharod’s home address. The following night, only two of the three bags were delivered.

After several calls and emails to Aer Lingus with no solution, Sharod then complained on Twitter, but even that didn’t seem like enough. That’s when Sharod took a different approach: He posted videos and even made a PowerPoint presentation with Find My app screenshots showing exactly where his lost bag was.

He told CNN the bag was in two different locations in Pimlico and hadn’t moved since April 21. However, the airline could not find it, so Sharod contacted the police as he now believes the bag was stolen.

Although this saga doesn’t seem to be over, it’s still interesting to see how useful AirTag can be in situations like this. Hopefully Sharod can get his lost bag back.

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