I Love My AirTags

Recently, I visited my daughter in Claremont, California.  When I landed in Ontario, my luggage did not make it on the flight.  My Apple AirTags showed they were still in Dallas so I went to the baggage claim desk pretty quickly.  They took a report.  When I walked out of the office, there were literally more than 50 people in line to file missing bag reports. 

Two days later, they told me the bags were on their way to Ontario.  My AirTags showed that one was still in Dallas.  They said “no, they are both coming.”  One showed up in Ontario and one stayed in Dallas just like the AirTags showed.


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Three days later in the morning, they told me the second one was still in Dallas and They didn’t know when it would get to me.  About eight hours later, I called them to see what the status was.  They told me it had left Dallas.  I told them my AirTag showed that it was still in Dallas.  They said “No, it is on its way.”

I told them I could see it was stationary between Chick-Filet-A and Emmett Smith Sports.  It was probably in a luggage storage area one floor below those two outlets. 

They said that it had gone out on a flight already.  It hadn’t.


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Several hours later, at 5:22 Pacific Time, my AirTag finally stopped pinging me from Dallas.  I called them and they said that the bag was actually still in Dallas.  Three hours later, I connected with them again and they said it was still in Dallas.  I told them that the last ping from my AirTag showed that it was on a taxi way in Dallas.  They said no, it was still in Dallas and was not on a plane (despite them saying that it had gone on a plane much earlier in the day).  While I was chatting with the agent, my AirTag said that my bag was now at the Ontario Airport in California.  She said “no, that’s not possible, it is still in Dallas.”  I thanked her and drove straight to the airport where the bag literally came out on the conveyor belt as I walked up.


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I love my Apple AirTags.  I recommend them to anyone that wants to keep track of their bags, briefcase, dog (yes, my son-in-law put one in the dog collar of his young dog), or anything else you want to keep track of.

8 thoughts on “I Love My AirTags

  1. Used to be that a computer problem was identified as “operator error.” This was eventually dismissed as people became very familiar with their computer-based jobs – they were doing the exact same tasks with the exact same commands in the exact same software on the exact same computer, day in and day out. They were on auto-pilot, so to speak, and made very few errors.

    These days, it seems that although all of us “live” on our computers (more accurately, our phones), we are more “operator error” prone than we were back in the early days. My husband’s and my PCP is incapable of hiring or training office staff that know how to use a computer. Every single time he has to have a prescription refilled, it takes two or three weeks (with calls to them every day from the pharmacist) to get it refilled or renewed. Every single time my husband has to call that office to ask what’s the hold-up. This has been happening at least once a week for over a year. The excuses, from the staff and from the doctor herself, are countless and stupid: the staff placed it under Part B of his Medicare instead of Part D; that prescription isn’t on his chart; the girl taking care of it is new and doesn’t know what she’s doing; they’ve never heard from the pharmacy – it goes on forever. And with pharmacies we no longer use, he would receive automated calls that a prescription was ready when it wasn’t; and often it was the wrong prescription (for someone else). Several times, my husband has run out of a prescription – presumably one that the doctor wants him to take, otherwise she wouldn’t have prescribed it – and it takes a week or two to get it. On these occasions, the pharmacist has had to provide him with a small advance of a few pills.

    I won’t even go into the peculiar machinations of the insurance company who mess with dosages and pricing on a monthly basis.

    We have become so obsessed with watching cute kitten videos on TikTok on our phones that we are evidently incapable of using a regular computer to do our jobs. So it would seem with your airline, versus your Air Tags.

    How hard is it to follow an app?

  2. I was on the fence about air tags until I saw your bag issues. Ordered right before flight to Boston. Thanks to southwest had to do massive flight changes but air tags works flawlessly! All bags and people made it to Boston! And congratulations on the grand baby!

  3. I enjoyed your article and they made me think: (1) maybe I should buy some; and (2) wouldn’t it be cool if there was the equivalent of an AirTag for referrals? Most good networkers try to source their referrals so they can thank the referrer and so they can monitor where they get their business. However, what about those referrals that come in where the potential new business is a bit fuzzy on exactly who gave them your name? Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an “AirReferral” that could trace the lineage of all those wonderful direct and multigenerational referrals? Get to work Apple!

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