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Wed Sep 6, 2023, 11:31 PM Sep 2023

A teen who lost his $12,000 bike while flying from Europe found it in an airport with an AirTag, but

Source: Business Insider

A teen who lost his $12,000 bike while flying from Europe found it in an airport with an AirTag, but said neither United nor Brussels Airlines would help him retrieve it

Hannah Getahun
Tue, September 5, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT·2 min read

• A 16-year-old cyclist located his bike using an Apple AirTag.
• However, his father said they became distressed after trying to get the airlines to return it.
• One woman at the airport it was sitting at helped send it back home.

A 16-year-old cyclist who remotely located a $12,000 bike he lost during a flight from Europe said he and his family found frustration trying to get it back.

Luke Barnett and his son Gray, a cyclist with the EF Pro Cycling team's junior development program, spoke to CNN about how, after traveling back from Europe — where he raced over the summer — Gray's bike did not return with him.

However, using an Apple AirTag, the son quickly found his bike in the Brussels Airport, where Gray hopped on a connecting flight. This set off days of speaking to the two airlines he flew with — United and Brussels — who Barnett said were unhelpful with his requests.

"I was saying, 'I just needed someone to care enough to take 15 minutes to walk over and get the bag,'" Barnett told CNN.

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/teen-lost-12-000-bike-035946849.html

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A teen who lost his $12,000 bike while flying from Europe found it in an airport with an AirTag, but (Original Post) Eugene Sep 2023 OP
Why am I not surprised? 2naSalit Sep 2023 #1
Youtube, "United Breaks Guitars" 3Hotdogs Sep 2023 #2
So Glad he finally got his bike Cha Sep 2023 #3

3Hotdogs

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2. Youtube, "United Breaks Guitars"
Thu Sep 7, 2023, 12:17 AM
Sep 2023

If you haven't heard it already.


The operative phrase is, "cares enough."

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