Traveller storms airport offices for lost bag as GPS tag shows its location
An Australian man has stormed the misplaced baggage space of Melbourne Airport after his GPS bag tag alerted him to its location — weeks after his case was misplaced.
Shane Miller was getting back from Europe when his bag went lacking after Singapore Airways flight SQ207 to Melbourne.
Mr Miller says that the airline, together with floor baggage provider Swissport, have been unable to assist him in finding his baggage for every week after the flight.
“The placement of my bag wasn’t seen till it arrived at Melbourne about 8.30pm after I used to be again house in Ballarat,” he instructed the Each day Mail.
“I used to be relieved to know the placement of my bag and had anticipated ongoing updates and supply inside a day or two.”
After seven days had handed, with no assist from both Singapore Airways or baggage handlers Swissport, he determined to take issues into his personal fingers.
In a YouTube video, Mr Miller movies himself on the two-hour drive from house to the airport, explaining how he had hooked up an Apple AirTag to his case, saying: “Now I can see my bag, however I haven’t obtained it.”
“I’ve travelled a number of occasions internationally, lots of of occasions nationally and I’ve by no means had an issue with checked baggage,” he says.
“This one has been a whole s**tshow.”
He says the AirTag is main him to a safety workplace in Melbourne Airport, the place he hopes to have the ability to go in and seize the bag himself.
“Hopefully this will likely be a case of simply decide your bag from this lineup however I don’t assume it will likely be that straightforward,” he says.
A eager bicycle owner and IT guide, Mr Miller says he has important bike package in his suitcase, with contents price round $6,500 (£3,665) and is decided to search out it.
After speaking to a number of airport workers, Mr Miller is ready to work his manner via a number of Swissport places of work, utilizing his smartphone to slim down the place the AirTag is situated. One male worker on the outsized baggage space is especially useful.
Finally he spots his suitcase within the third room he searches, full with flight tag however not having been picked up by both airport or dealing with firm.
When shut sufficient, he is ready to make the AirTag emit a beeping sound so he can spot his baggage.
“After an hour and a half’s drive, no reply to emails, no reply to something, and guess what I discovered simply type of dumped within the nook workplace of Swissport?” says Mr Miller on his manner out of the airport.
Most of the world’s airports have seen baggage gradual to reach to baggage declare, or deserted by passengers and piling up in terminals, amid the final spring journey chaos of latest weeks.
Earlier this week, a “glitch” in Heathrow Airport’s baggage system meant lots of of baggage have been left to pile up, with some prospects not receiving their baggage for a number of days.