Two friends were on vacation on the beautiful island of Bali when they discovered something unexpected: someone had introduced an AirTag in their luggage without their permission. Emily Sinclair and Jane are the protagonists of this story, who decided to return to their home country, Australia, prematurely.
These devices, manufactured by Apple, are normally used to track objects that tend to get lost easily (e.g. keys, wallets, backpacks, etc.). In this situation, however, the AirTag served other, less noble purposes: apparently, a person totally unrelated to the couple had placed one in their luggage.v
After the shock of seeing that a stranger was following in their footsteps, they decided to start their return to Australia earlier than planned. In addition, they dismantled the AirTag as a precaution and to prevent it from emitting any kind of signal. The saddest part of the matter is that this is not the first time this has happened. Since Apple started selling these devices, it is not uncommon to hear stories of people who have found an AirTag hidden in their car or in other more unique places.
In these cases, Apple is clear: the company recommends that if we find an unknown AirTag, we turn it off as soon as possible. In extreme cases, the company urges that we destroy it if necessary. However, there are security options within iOS that alert us if an unknown AirTag is moving with you.
AirTag, the ultimate solution to avoid losing any suitcase
While AirTags can be very useful when traveling, it is also a good idea to check beforehand if your airline allows this type of device (some companies do not allow active devices in the hold).