If you’ve flown recently, you’ve probably noticed a lot of chaos — especially with lost luggage. With so many suitcases not making their final destinations and airlines overwhelmed by the amount of lost baggage claims happening, frequent flyers have been coming up with new ways to ensure their stuff doesn’t go missing. Many have started to travel light and only bring a carry-on, while others have found an affordable solution using $29 Apple AirTags to keep track of their belongings.
These tiny GPS trackers are the size of a watch battery and weigh less than one ounce, so they won’t take up space or add weight to your suitcase. Even better, they are incredibly easy to set up. Just hold one near your iPhone or iPad, and it will instantly connect. Then just slip it inside your checked bag and you can keep track of its location in the Find My app.
The AirTag’s battery lasts over a year, so you don’t have to worry about it dying during your flight. Plus, if you’re searching for your bag in a room full of other luggage you can play a sound on the built-in speaker to help you locate it faster. All communication with the Find My network is completely anonymous and encrypted for your privacy, so your location data and history will never be stored within the AirTag.
One happy shopper called the handy gadgets a “must-have while traveling,” before adding, “Lost my luggage going out of the country and thank god I could track it with my AirTag! The airport workers were super unhelpful and denied that my bag was there at all, but I was able to show her my tracking app from the AirTag, and after some slight demanding from me she went and found it. Thank goodness!”
Even flight attendants approve of the handy travel hack. “I bought these to track luggage [after] I had an airline lose my luggage for five days,” wrote one. “Very highly recommend, especially for travelers. These were so worth it to have peace of mind.”
And the handy trackers aren’t just for traveling. Customers say they use them to keep tabs on everything from missing keys to wallets and even pets! “Fantastic. Use them to track my dogs, keys and luggage,” noted one owner. “They provide great peace of mind…Better than luggage tracking apps the airlines provide. You can actually see where your bags are in the terminal.”
You’d think this kind of intel would cost a bundle (this is Apple, after all) but the AirTags are actually pretty affordable at just $29 a pop. And if you need to track several items at once you can even save a few bucks and buy a four-pack for $95. Try the travel hack for yourself and buy an Apple AirTag before your next trip!
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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