Over the years, I’ve left so many things behind in hotels, at airports, and on airplanes, and rarely have I ever been reunited with them. But my long-lost Apple AirPods Pro have returned, marking a rare hotel lost and found success story.
A Hotel Lost & Found Sucess Story
You might recall I recently stayed at the Casa Cipriani in New York City. The morning I checked out, I began my day as I often do at the gym, followed by the sauna and steam room.
I use Apple AirPod Pros when I exercise and I had taken them off and placed them in my locker. After the sauna and steam room, I showered and put on a hotel robe, grabbing the AirPods and placing them in the pocket of the robe.
That was my mistake.
I forgot that I had placed them there and when I got to the room, took off the robe and put on some clothes. Shortly thereafter, I checked out.
It wasn’t until several hours later that I needed to make a phone call, reached into my pocket for the AirPods, and found they were not there. I looked in my bag…also not there.
Then it hit me…it was in the robe. I was already at JFK Airport and my flight was about to leave. I used Apple’s Find My app to see if they were still at the hotel, then phoned the hotel (which promised to look) and followed up with an email.
A couple of hours later, while I was onboard the flight to Frankfurt, the hotel wrote back stating that the headphones had been located and asking me how I wanted them shipped.
I was relieved and told them to send it as cheaply as possible since I would be out of town for the next week.
When I returned home, the AirPods had arrived via FedEx.
I’m still pretty bad at leaving things behind (at least it wasn’t the passport this time…), but I’m happy to report that I’ve been reunited with my AirPods. Considering the number of items I’ve left behind over the years, I do wonder when I’ll learn to better inventory my things before I depart…
Thank you Casa Cipriani for keeping my AirPods safe and sending them back to me.
Have you been successful in being reunited with a lost item you left behind at a hotel?