(CNN) – We’ve all seen that feeling that falls when you’re returning the bag, waiting for your bag to arrive – and everything else they already have. Usually, you’re predicting something that won’t happen – it comes out of your bag as if you think it’s gone forever. But there are also the worst fears of misfortune — sometimes the loss of valuables.
Elliot Sharod was one of the victims on April 17. He and his new wife, Helen, were flying from their wedding in South Africa, where Sharod lived, to their home in the UK.
It was the journey of a lifetime – their wedding was pre -booked for 2020, before it was booked for 2021, before Omicron hit.
Finally, they did. “That’s all to us – we’re going to the highest point of the end, after marrying something special to us.”
They looked at three bags for their difficult trip home: Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi in Frankfurt; and Frankfurt and Dublin. The signing with Etihad, which flew directly from Abu Dhabi to Dublin when they were signed; but he dropped out during the illness, and switched them to an Etihad route in Germany, then a codeshare with Aer Lingus in Dublin.
From Dublin – the starting point for their trip, although there are fewer flights – they will have to fly again with Aer Lingus to London Heathrow.
But when they arrived in Dublin, their bags did not return.
Fortunately, Sharod has a secret: Airtags.
He bought three of the Apple products, sent them to visitors via Bluetooth, and hid one in each box.
“I did it because our journey was so busy – we were traveling on a lot of planes,” he said. “It’s more for safety on the way down – not in our cases the wedding dress and the gown, but for peace of mind.”
So he and Helen watched in real time, relaxed, even though their cases had arrived on the plane in Frankfurt. There was only one problem – on closer inspection, the cases had moved to a gateway in Frankfurt. They were not loaded on the plane.
“We were angry, upset and tired at the time, but we thought – we thought, hey, they’re going to hold the flight,” he said. “We didn’t think about it anymore.”
Aer Lingus employees said they would take bags from Frankfurt to London, to give them Sharods’ home language in Surrey, outside the capital.
And in fact, the next night, at 10 o’clock, a messenger arrived. The only problem: only two bags.
The third – Helen’s bag, which contained wedding cards, handwritten notes from the hotel where they stayed, the order of service and the trips they made for the guests – was it is, according to its Airtag, at an address in Pimlico, in central London.
So after a response from Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton’s office told her that their cargo company was looking at it, she decided on a new route: record videos of her talking on the plane, and advertise them on the social media.
He also shared a PowerPoint presentation video, talking about the plane through the saga, and sharing their direct messages against him.
Sharod told CNN that “the only way I can know what they think, is by naming and embarrassing them.”
Apple’s Airtags, released in April 2021, retail for $ 29, with a set of four coming in for $ 99. They’re small to hide in a bag – the Sharods are in a sock – however, when connected to an Apple app, their location can be seen in meters.
As “lost”, they take the tokens collected by Apple products nearby and return them to the owner, who is the iPhone user who walks past Sharod’s bag to help with not knowing his place.
So he found out on April 21, four days after the case disappeared, he had made two trips – within two blocks of his Pimlico area. Since then, it hasn’t moved.
“Helen is hurt,” he said. “Her bag, her clothes, and she got that happy feeling about where her property was.” The man believes it was stolen and has told police.
Aer Lingus has lost three bags of Sharods bags – now one with precious wedding souvenirs.
She was able to follow his journey around Lisbon airport before meeting again in Spain.
Aer Lingus and Eagle Aviation did not respond to a request for comment.