Airport Chaos: The Journey of a Lost Suitcase

A British-Colombian went through a series of adventures to find his lost suitcase thanks to an AirTag.

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Carl Cooper decided to pack an AirTag in his luggage before leaving for Europe. “That was another good idea my wife had […] and it certainly spiced up the journey, the adventure. My bag had a blast,” he said in an interview with Global News.

Curious about where his bag was, he opened his location app and found that his bag hadn’t followed him. While he was in Vancouver, his suitcase was in Victoria.

A supposedly impossible situation because WestJet has no flights to that city, Mr Cooper was told. However, the latter had evidence that his belongings were actually there.

After a brief stopover in Calgary, the suitcase eventually made its way to London, England, but Carl Cooper was no longer there. Then the real adventure began for the bag, which went to Reykjavik, Iceland, then Frankfurt, Germany before returning to London.

The journey took a strange turn when the bag traveled by car to a small town in England. In light of this situation, the man wrote to WestJet on Twitter and shared a photo of the place.

“Hello Karl. Do not worry. Your suitcase is on its way, it just wants to visit the world first,” he was told.

But the AirTag showed a very different story. In fact, his suitcase was delivered to a home in Salisbury, England. “I sent another tweet to WestJet who replied, ‘Hi Carl. The suitcase seems to be pausing,’” he explained.

Faced with this lack of cooperation from the airline, Carl Cooper contacted the local authorities, who collected his luggage.

“They sent an agent who knocked on the door and said, ‘The delivery company came and left this bag. It is not mine. I have no idea [à qui il est]’ said the British-Colombian.

He did business with a private delivery company and eventually got his suitcase back. With the lesson learned, he packed his valuables in his carry-on to go home.

Contacted by Global News, WestJet spokeswoman Denise Kenny said she could not comment on Mr Cooper’s specific case but would investigate it.

“We are sorry to learn of Mr. Cooper’s recent experience with his suitcase and we sincerely apologize for the impact this had on his trip,” she said.

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