A British-Colombian went through a series of adventures to find his lost suitcase thanks to an AirTag.
Carl Cooper decided to pack an AirTag in his luggage before leaving for Europe. “That was another great idea from my wife […] 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 went to his location app and realized he hadn’t tracked it. While he was in Vancouver, his suitcase was in Victoria.
A supposedly impossible situation as WestJet has no flights to that city, Mr Cooper was told. However, the latter had evidence that his belongings were actually there.
Route of the Lost Suitcase
After a brief stopover in Calgary, the suitcase eventually made its way to London, England, but Carl Cooper was no longer there. This is when 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.
“Hi Carl, don’t 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 and they said, ‘Hi Carl, the suitcase seems to be taking a break,'” 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 the person 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. Once he learned the lesson, he packed his valuables in his carry-on to go home.
Contacted by Global News, WestJet spokeswoman Denise Kenny said she could not speak to Mr. Cooper’s specific case but would take a look.
“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.