Why you need to add an Apple AirTag to your travel plans – Random Review

Why you need to add an Apple AirTag to your travel plans - Random Review
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Why you need to add an Apple AirTag to your travel plans – Random Review

Remember that time Southwest Airlines canceled thousands of flights each day during the December 2022 Winter Storm Elliott, stranding travelers all across the United States during the holidays?

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.

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?

Why you need to add an Apple AirTag to your travel plans - Random Review

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.

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“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: iPhoneiPadiPod TouchApple WatchAirPods 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.

Don’t forget to pick up a waterproof AirTag holder with a keyring, to make your AirTag “hookable” onto an inside zipper, for example, and not floating around your suitcase.

I hope you enjoyed this review!

 

 

*This article contains affiliate links. This means when you use them, I may get a small commission, but you do not pay any additional amount. I use these small commissions to put in my travel piggy bank.

 

 

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