December 2, 2023

A household visiting from Chicago says the lacking suitcase was buried underneath a pile of baggage at Vancouver Worldwide Airport for almost 5 days earlier than somebody was in a position to retrieve it.

They knew he was on the airport as a result of Apple’s AirTag, a tool that enables folks to trace their belongings, revealed his location.

Doug Wysocki used an app on his cell phone to pinpoint the place CTV Information was: close to the US departure check-in counters.

“It’s simply two partitions,” he mentioned. “When you can stroll by way of a wall, it’s solely two or three partitions.”

Vysokhi and his daughter nonetheless BC, however his spouse needed to go residence.

On Friday, he boarded a United Airways flight to Chicago.

When she went to O’Hare Worldwide Airport, her bag was not there. Her husband has been attempting to get him again ever since.

On Friday, he went to YVR and gave his telephone to a United Airways worker to assist find the lacking bag.

The assistant returned after 45 minutes and advised Vysokhi that he couldn’t discover him as a result of he was within the again room full of baggage.

“He described how there have been so many baggage within the again that he needed to step over the luggage to see,” Wysocki recounted. “There have been baggage stacked on high of luggage, so he couldn’t even see the underside of the stack.”

YVR confirmed that they supply baggage machines, however airways are accountable for baggage.

“We’re conscious of the state of affairs of those passengers and we perceive how irritating it have to be for them to be with out their baggage,” an airport assertion mentioned.

“We perceive that United and its baggage dealing with accomplice are actively processing checked baggage at YVR, an effort that was delayed attributable to weather-related outages to the airline’s community final weekend.”

On Tuesday night time, after CTV Information contacted United Airways, the airport confirmed the bag had been discovered and positioned on the flight from Chicago.