BA passenger who left AirPods on plane tracks worker who took them

British Airways passenger leaves his Apple Airpods on plane and now watches them go from London flat to BA offices at Heathrow every day on Find My app

  • Tim Briggs misplaced the wireless headphones on his flight to London Heathrow
  • He reported them missing and used the Find My app to try and track them down
  • Now he sees them going to the airport in the care of the person who took them
  • British Airways says it is helping Mr Briggs and looking into what has happened 

A British Airways passenger who left his headphones on a plane now watches the person who picked them up take them to work every day on a tracking app. 

Tim Briggs lost his Apple AirPods on a flight from Austin, Texas, to London Heathrow, three weeks ago. 

He reported them missing after the flight, but later used the Find My app, a service that lets people track the location of their Apple devices, on his iPhone in an effort to find them. 

Now the fuming traveller has been left tracking the daily trips to and from work of the person who took the wireless headphones.

Mr Briggs says the AirPods, which can cost up to £240, travel from a flat in central London to the British Airways Global Learning Academy, at Heathrow Airport, every day.

Tim Briggs says his Apple AirPods were taken by a worker after his flight landed at Heathrow Airport in London

The furious traveller says he can track them being taken to the British Airways Global Learning Academy at Heathrow Airport every day

He said: ‘I left my AirPods in the seat back on a flight from Austin three weeks ago.

‘I reported it to lost property.’

He posted photos on Facebook he says shows where they are now, having tracked them down on the Find My app.

He claimed: ‘Now I get to watch the BA employee who stole them take them between their flat and the BA Learning Academy every day.


British Airways says it is helping Mr Briggs after he reported it to the airline.  

A spokesman for the airline said: ‘We are currently investigating the matter.’

MailOnline understands the devices could have been taken by an airport worker and not a BA employee.

People on social media have rallied around to support Mr Briggs, with some suggesting he takes matters into his own hands.

Fellow flyer Ian McKenna said: ‘Unbelievable, or rather it should be.

‘Would imagine they will be an ex-BA employee very soon.

‘Certainly should be, so much for To Fly, To Serve.’

Mr Briggs lost the Apple AirPods (stock image), which are type of wireless headphone, on a flight from Austin, Texas to London Heathrow

Angelo Edades joked: ‘Can you do a stake out near the address?

‘This is good entertainment.’

Beverley Bell said: ‘The world is full of dreadful individuals.’

Nikki Nicholson said: ‘Phone the police, surely it’s their job to get them back for you.’ 

Yet Alan Cox said: ‘Maybe not be negligent in the first place and take responsibility.’

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