How Vancouver passengers can track their baggage on flights

But a few travelers have found an effective way to track their luggage… with different companies.

If you checked baggage on a recent flight and had no problems, count yourself lucky.

Crowds of frustrated travelers have watched their bags go missing for days, weeks and even months as airports around the world grapple with unprecedented congestion; some particularly unlucky travelers will never see their luggage again.

For example, a man from Surrey, British Columbia said Vancouver is awesome that he was “absolutely disgusted” after finding his bag more than a month after his Air Canada trip.

But the outraged air passenger isn’t the only local with a baggage horror story to tell.

A woman from Vancouver wrote on Twitter that the airline she flew with lost her luggage and still hasn’t collected it.

“Now a week later I’m trying to get home and my plane makes an unscheduled landing to change pilots only to find the new pilots can’t make it and I have to stay overnight in Edmonton of all places” , she adds.

Tanya from Burnaby wrote that his baggage was delayed for five days during a layover at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport (YYZ). She added that she almost missed her connecting flight due to the disability assistance being delayed for more than an hour.

Ben from Vancouver also expressed amazement at the baggage handling on a recent flight from Albania.

In a Tweeterthe local said: “The whole ground floor was a huge pile of luggage. EasyJet told us the luggage was never loaded onto the plane. At least half the plane was missing luggage. “

A Vancouverite who goes by the name Betty Black on social media expressed her relief when she received his luggage after visiting the airport six times in an attempt to locate him. She writes in a Tweeter that it was lost after WestJet put “the wrong baggage tag on [her] suitcase.”

A resident of Langley wrote that he has not seen his luggage for three days since his arrival at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Is there a way to keep track of your baggage on a flight?

Some travelers have tried to get ahead of the problem by placing non-traditional luggage tags on their bags to avoid losing them during their travels.

Whether you pick up an Apple AirTag, Samsung Galaxy SmartTag, Tile Pro or other “smart” tracking device, you can locate your luggage from anywhere in the world.

According to Samsung, its SmartTag can even be used offline, with its Galaxy Find Network. You use scanned data to find the bag privately.

“And it’s easy to scroll through a history of where the tag has been to track it down. You can also use other devices you own to locate your items,” the company claims.

The Apple AirTag uses similar technology, allowing you to keep track of your stuff with its “Find My App” feature, which you can also use to find your Apple devices.

Apple says the AirTag sends a “secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by devices near the Find My network.” Devices send your AirTag location to iCloud and you simply use the “Find My” app to view it on a map.

The AirTag can also be put into “lost mode”. If you put it in this mode, when it is detected by a network device, you will automatically receive a notification.

According to Vancouverite Morgan, she was able to see that her luggage had been sitting at Dublin Airport for two days via her AirTag.

“We filed a delayed baggage claim, we tried to call you, the airport, everyone and no one will answer. Please return it and stop ruining our honeymoon,” he said. tweeted the frustrated traveler in a call at WestJet.

A Canadian also shared her story of using Apple’s smart tag to keep track of her luggage between Saint John and Toronto.

Kelly Liang writes on TikTok that she was “testing two different tracking devices in my luggage”.

@kellyklaing Testing two different tracking devices in my luggage ✈️ #aircanadaprank #aircanada124 #montrealairport❤️ #trudeauairport #torontopearsonairport? #canadianflights #trackbag #airtagtracker #torontoairport🇨🇦 #canadianairport #canadianairportmess #montrealthings #tiletracker #canadiantravellers #domesticflights #aircanadafindmyluggagern #aircanadatoronto #airportluggage ♬ Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth

In a follow-up video, she said “the Tile did its job” but “the AirTag is a bit more accurate than the Tile.” Although they “both work great,” she preferred the latter because she “already had an Apple device.”

@kellyklaing In response to @marisolfokes My Airtag vs Tile recap for tracking your baggage ✈️ #aircanadaprank #aircanada124 #montrealairport❤️ #trudeauairport #torontopearsonairport? #canadianflights #trackbag #airtagtracker #torontoairport🇨🇦 #canadianairport #canadianairportmess #montrealthings #tiletracker #canadiantravellers #domesticflights #aircanadafindmyluggagern #aircanadatoronto #airportluggage ♬ Feel No Ways – Drake

What can you do if the airport loses your luggage or delays it significantly?

On July 6, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) released a new resource for travelers experiencing flight delays, cancellations and lost baggage.

The document contains information on travelers’ rights and what they should do if their flight is delayed or cancelled, according to the Air Passenger Protection (APP) online document. It also provides information on what to do if their baggage is lost, damaged or delayed.

But air passenger rights advocates say the CTA is not acting in the interests of passengers.

Ultimately, however, you may want to travel light. The best way to avoid losing your luggage on a long-haul flight is to keep it with you. Obviously, this may not be possible in all circumstances, particularly if you need to pack an assortment of options for a multi-faceted travel experience.

Find packing tips and other ways to keep your luggage safe in our comprehensive luggage guide.

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