Apple iPhone gets stuck inside Qantas planes, earns frequent flyer miles

An iPhone was lost by its owner on a Qantas flight and the phone ended up stuck on the plane on several international flights. The procedure began on May 6th as detailed in an online forum called Australian Frequent Flyer Community. That was when a member of the community who uses the knob “rugby” requested a phone number for a Qantas lounge.

iPhone is lost on a plane from Qantas

He needed the number because his wife apparently left her iPhone on the Qantas plane. Rugby wrote that thanks to the “Find My” app, he knew the phone had boarded the plane with his wife, heading from Sydney to Auckland. Then she flew back to Sydney, flew from Sydney to Honolulu to Sydney, and then flew from Sydney to Auckland back to Sydney.

Meanwhile, the Rugby family has been able to keep up with the phone’s trips and there should be enough battery life for the phone to continue sending signals. The device is believed to have stuck in the seat where Ms. Rugby was sitting during the original flight. You’d think this would prompt Qantas to do whatever was needed to get the phone out of the chair.

That’s because the airline always makes announcements warning passengers that a phone stuck on a chair is on fire. In fact, in 2016, an iPhone stuck in a business class seat on a Qantas flight from Los Angeles to New York caught fire after the lithium battery inside the phone broke. The passenger tried to use the chair to release the device and the battery ended up bent and the phone caught fire.
Fortunately, the crew on board were able to put out the fire with fire extinguishers, and Qantas decided to redesign the seats on its planes. You would have thought the airline would make a more serious effort to find and/or free Ms. Rajabi The Apple iPhone is thinking about the mid-flight fire that happened just a few years ago. Someone monitoring the thread suggested that the rugby team email Qantas to let them know about the potential threat to the aircraft.

Another member of the community had a pretty good idea about how badly Qantas could clean its planes between flights if you couldn’t find the phone. Also, the airline lacks security checks between flights.

After three round trips, the iPhone is finally home

After the phone made three round trips and landed in Sydney for the third time, a forum member helped Qantas retrieve the phone. It was unknown if this person was a traveler who was following the forum or a Qantas employee who was a member of the forum. Regardless, Rugby received a phone call from a Qantas employee who said they had the phone and would take him to international baggage services.

Mr. Rugby was in Auckland when he learned from Qantas that they had his partner’s iPhone. He picked up the well-traveled device the following week when he returned to Sydney. By the way, leaving your phone on a plane is not an isolated case. A member of a forum called One mile at a time The so-called “JD” wrote, “Flew MEX-FRA Class I (747) two years ago. When I woke up I couldn’t find my iPhone anywhere.”

He completed. “After a perfect on a flight, it was an out-of-body experience… I couldn’t find it, the flight attendants couldn’t find it and the other poor passengers in first class were like ‘get over it.’ I was so embarrassed but once everyone got off the plane The mechanics came on board and were finally able to find it… We almost missed our connecting flight but are happy to get my iPhone back for our long vacation in Europe.”

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