Baggage chaos is getting so bad flyers are turning to tracking devices


A passenger sits behind his luggage as he waits for his flight at the Kastrup airport, Copenhagen, Denmark. Travellers are turning to AirTags and similar devices from other companies to keep tabs on their belongings. — AP

Cory Prenatt’s retirement celebrations didn’t go as planned. Rather than enjoying playing golf with his friends at all of the famous Open courses around the UK, the 47-year-old ended up traipsing across the country trying to locate his bags after they got lost on the journey over from the US.

Prenatt, from Tampa Bay, Florida, had attached Apple Inc devices called AirTags to his golf bag and other luggage to track where they were after checking in for his flight. Upon landing in the UK, he saw his bags were still stuck on the tarmac at Newark airport, where they remained for two days.

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