Apple Inc.‘s AAPL AirTag came to the rescue of a flight passenger who lost his wallet.
What Happened: John Lewis, the passenger, accidentally left his wallet on an American Airlines Group Inc. AAL flight. Despite the airline’s claim of not being able to locate the wallet, Lewis tracked it using AirTag and also saw it travel to 35 different cities.
Lewis has been chronicling the journey of his wallet on Twitter, which, he said, he left while rushing to “sprint through the airport.”
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Lewis said he contacted American Airlines but was told that the crew had thoroughly cleaned the plane and could not find his wallet. However, Lewis tracked his wallet using AirTag and found that it has since been traveling on the plane to over 35 cities.
The tweet was first spotted by People.
At the time of writing, Lewis had yet to receive his wallet back, but American Airlines has reached out to him via Twitter.
Why It’s Important: This isn’t the first time AirTags has helped people find lost luggage or personal belongings.
Previously, an Air Canada passenger tracked their missing luggage on a different continent after a flight. Another passenger used an AirTag to hold United Airlines accountable for losing her bag for several days, reported Apple Insider.
AirTags are designed to help passengers locate their luggage. While this tracking device can be extremely helpful, it has also been used to track people.
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