Here's how AirTags can ensure your luggage is never lost on a flight again

Isabelle Docto

Right now, airports and airlines are not the most reliable and organized.

Some of Canada’s major airports are experiencing chaos at baggage claim, overrun with hundreds of lost and forgotten items, due to staffing shortages and an influx of summer travellers.

Air Canada traveller still hasn’t received her lost luggage 15 days into her vacation

Hope for a smooth travelling isn’t lost, even though no luggage is safe.

A flight attendant on TikTok says one thing you can do is make sure your luggage is not lost on your next flight.

CiCi, who has been a flight attendant for four years, recommends that passengers purchase an Apple AirTag.

She explained in the video that people have used Apple AirTags to find lost bags. Take one of these little guys and hide it in your luggage.

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CiCi calls the policy an insurance policy.

How does it work?

AirTag is a tracking device designed by Apple to act as a key finder, helping people find personal objects like keys, a wallet, vehicles, and even luggage.

Once activated, the small device connects to your phone. The AirTag can be labeled based on its tracking.

If you misplace your phone all the time in your own home, you can use the Find My app to find your items.

CiCi shows us what the tracking looks like in her TikTok. The AirTag can be seen on a map through the Find My app.

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Apple sells one pack of AirTags for about $40.00. Tile is a device that tracks personal items and can be used on the Android platform.

Does it really work?

There was a flight from Canada to Amsterdam and then to Barcelona. The risk of baggage being left behind is higher if there are so many connecting flights.

That happened to An. He told the Daily Hive that his luggage didn’t make the flight.

An was able to locate it even when there was no update from the airline because he had an AirTag in his baggage.

It was in Barcelona within 24 hours, I knew it made the next flight. He said the airline couldn’t locate it. When no one was helping, I used AirTag to find it.

This was An’s first time using AirTag and he’s happy it worked.

AirTag users should not rely on airport staff to keep track of luggage.

If it makes it onto the next flight, grab it off the carousel at the airport, he said. You won’t be able to see it for a long time if you leave it up to the staff.