American Airlines passengers use high-tech devices to track lost wallets
An American Airlines passenger said his wallet was still missing after he tried to track it using an Apple AirTag device that indicated flights to 35 cities.
John Lewis said in a Twitter video on Jan. 30 that he was helped by airline employees after he posted his first tweet about his missing wallet two days earlier.
“Unfortunately, all we found were AirTags and not wallets,” Lewis explained. “That means, since I called as soon as I found out my purse was gone, it meant the cleaning crew – I don’t want to point fingers at anyone … because they cleaned up really well and someone from the cleaning crew took the purse, Just left the AirTag.”
He noted that he had heard AirTags were “buried” under the seat. The purse itself won’t fit in the seat, but the tag will, he said.
An AirTag is a small metal puck that can be tracked using the Find My app.
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“I guess they didn’t realize I called after it went missing and knew it was in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” Lewis added. He plans to cancel his credit card and get a new ID.
Lewis, of Missouri, said his flight was delayed by an hour and he had to get on to the next flight. He ended up taking the blame for forgetting his wallet.
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“Thanks for following up. Please join our DM and send us your wallet current location. This will allow us to help as quickly as possible,” American Airlines replied.
In his original post, Lewis said that he is a platinum member of American Airlines and his AirTag must have at least “100,000 miles with ease.”
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American Airlines did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.