Arriving back into Edinburgh Airport with my husband to discover our checked bags hadn’t made the journey home with us was hardly the ideal end to our otherwise dreamy Sicilian honeymoon. Also less than ideal: My husband sheepishly breaking the news to me that he’d packed his house keys in his suitcase.
What could easily have been the cause of our first argument as a married couple turned out to be a blessing in disguise. That’s because there was an Apple AirTag attached to those keys.This happy accident allowed us to check on his phone and see that his suitcase (and hopefully mine too) had made it as far as London, and was at that very moment sitting in Heathrow Terminal 5. Over the ensuing three days this provided us with immense reassurance as we witnessed the AirTag move from London to Edinburgh, and then across the city to our home.
While Apple’s AirTags have proven to be controversial, particularly when used by stalkers, this was a situation where they worked exactly as intended, offering us peace of mind and specific location information on our lost belongings. Without it, we would’ve been in the dark about where our possessions were and whether they would make their way home.
I can’t say enough good things about the service on board our British Airways flights, but the process of reporting and retrieving our bags through the airline’s online system was a mess. After submitting our reports, we received emails that didn’t include our names or tracking numbers, making it impossible to track our missing luggage. The only update came from the courier shortly before our bags were finally delivered to our front door.