Why you need to add an Apple AirTag to your travel plans – Random Review
Lots of people lost time with families, sleep, sanity – and luggage…
Who came out ahead?
The travelers who had Apple AirTags inside of her luggage! AirTags are teeny tiny (about the size of a silver dollar) GPS trackers that – well – keep track of your stuff, pets, humans, etc.
Maybe you read this story about a traveler whose bag was lost with United Airlines. The airline’s customer service rep told her her bag was safe with the delivery service distribution center, but in reality, it was sitting in a random apartment complex – for days.
I’d just like everyone to know that @united has lost track of my bag and is lying about it. My apple AirTag shows that it has been sitting in a residential apartment complex for over a day. Out back by the dumpsters, I have found other emptied United Airlines bags. pic.twitter.com/fcoq4nj3zb
— valerie szybala. (@vszyb) January 1, 2023
Bostonian Kathryn Klassman also had an Apple AirTag in her suitcase during her holiday travel, and while United Airlines claimed it was in Chicago, she tracked it to a United warehouse in Houston, Texas:
“”The guy kept telling me that the bag was in Chicago. And I’m like, ‘It’s not. I know where it is. I have an AirTag,'” Shuler said. “I gave him the physical address, and he would still come back to me and say, ‘It might be in Chicago. It might be in Houston.’ I said, ‘No. It’s in Houston. I know that.'” (Source: wcvb.com)
What is an AirTag?
AirTags are tiny (round devices for tracking anything that may get lost.
What might get lost… ? Keys, remote… pets… or LUGGAGE!
You can even track AirTags in real time to see exactly how close your checked bag is to getting to you on the baggage carousel.
“The most important thing to know about the AirTag is that it operates on Apple’s Find My network. That’s the same network that powers Find My for all your Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, AirPods and Mac. It’s a tool that makes it easy to track down exactly where your device is and even plays a tone for easy locating.” – CNN
You can see how being able to track your luggage would be a major anxiety-reducer during travel.
And because the battery is so small, the FAA has declared it is perfectly safe to add it to your luggage.
I’ve picked up one for each of our family’s bags for our next trip. The peace of mind is worth it.
Other AirTag suggestions:
- Get a waterproof AirTag holder and attach it to your keyring – never endure the frustration of lost keys again!
- Add an Apple AirTag to your kid’s backpack – for tracking both the kid AND the backpack!
- Get a waterproof AirTag holder with a keyring and attach it to your pet’s collar, just in case Fido gets loose!
- Put an Apple AirTag in your purse, backpack, or briefcase.
- Put an Apple AirTag in your car if you’re prone to forgetting your parking spot!
- Have children and elderly parents carry an Apple AirTag when out and about.
I hope you enjoyed this review!
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