US woman leaves AirPods on plane, tracks them at airport employee’s home


A woman in the US has tracked down her lost Apple AirPods to an airport employee’s house two weeks after she left them on a plane, a media report said.

Earlier this month, Elizabeth Hayden, who lives in Washington state, was on her way back from a trip to Tokyo to visit her husband in Seattle, separated from her AirPods during a layover from a plane in San Francisco, reports CNN. It was done.

At San Francisco International Airport, she realized she had left her jacket behind, with the AirPods in her pocket. Hayden inquires about retrieving it, but a flight attendant informs him that only a crew member can do so.

The attendant actually brought the jacket to her — and according to reports, she boarded her next flight to Seattle.

“A kid was screaming next to me, and I thought at least I have my AirPods on,” Hayden said. She then reached for her jacket pocket and found that the pocket was open and the AirPods were not there.

Hayden used in-flight Wi-Fi to monitor the earphones using the “Find My” app, which tracks Apple devices once the plane leaves Seattle. He then realized that the AirPods were on.

“I’m a hardworking person, and I tracked all the way from San Francisco to Seattle, taking screenshots the whole time. I live an hour from Seattle, and once I got home, I was still taking screenshots. Was,” Hayden said.

The headphones eventually stopped shipping to an address in the Bay Area in the US.

Hayden marked his headphones as “lost” on his app, setting an alert and pinging his number to the person who had it.

In addition, reports state that he enlisted the help of a detective on the San Mateo police force who was working at the San Francisco airport.

The detective traced the address from where the AirPods were pinging to an airport contractor who was loading food onto planes.

On being questioned by the authorities, the airport employee said that the headphones were given to him by a cleaner, who denied knowing anything about the scenario, the report said.

When the AirPods were returned to Hayden 12 days later, he remarked that they looked crushed.

She said that after complaining about the condition of the headphones, United Airlines (which she was flying with) gave her $271 and 5,000 air miles.

United Airlines verified that the employee was hired by a vendor rather than the airline.


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