How far would you go to find your lost luggage?
Well one man went all the way across the globe from the U.S. to Europe to retrieve his precious cargo after the airlines had “lost” his luggage.
By using Apple AirTags, this weary traveler could actually locate his bags even when the airlines could not – and you won’t believe the wild details.
Traveler Cameron Hopkins and his girlfriend returned to the United States after an incredible vacation in Europe – only to find out their bags didn’t return with them.
Days went on and still no luggage… but the crazy thing was Cameron knew exactly where his bags were since he had Apple AirTags on them.
But Cameron didn’t just have dirty clothes in his lost luggage – he had packed his suitcases full of sentimental items from his family trip that were simply irreplaceable.
Knowing his bags were sitting “somewhere” in the Dusseldorf Airport in Germany – Cameron desperately tried to get them returned.
He started with the standard procedure – calling customer service to see if they could help.
But of course – it was more of the same – and they were not helpful.
Cameron finally had enough. He was so determined to retrieve his precious cargo – especially since he knew where it was – that he boarded a plane and headed back to Europe.
The Points Guy reports:
“Continuing to see his bags sitting in the Dusseldorf Airport via his AirTags, Hopkins said he finally decided, “Let’s do this.”
Five days after arriving at his home airport, Las Vegas Harry Reid International (LAS), Hopkins hopped back on a Condor flight headed to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt. Of course, it wouldn’t be summer 2022 travel without disruption: The second leg of the trip got canceled.
“Fine,” he thought. He bought a ticket on the Deutsche Bahn and rode to Dusseldorf by rail.
At the airport in Dusseldorf, attendants directed him to remote rooms – some located in the airport’s parking structure – where he had to sift through seemingly endless collections of luggage.
“Baggage smells horrible,” he informed me.”
Cameron was able to track down all four lost bags – so he checked them in at the counter and happily boarded his plane to head back to the U.S.
And yet, on the way back – some of his luggage was lost AGAIN for a second time!
Thankfully, they made it to their destination and Cameron wasn’t forced to sort through people’s dirty and grimy luggage in some back room just to find his stuff.
If you needed yet another reason why you should never check a bag – this story says it all.
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