There are some common travel nightmares: bedbugs in the hotel, plane mechanical issues, a crying baby.
But then there is a travel nightmare unfortunately shared by many wheelchair users. The airline company loses and/or destroys your wheelchair and you can’t leave the plane.
This is what happened to TikTok user @kindofaquad, who introduced herself as Karah. She posted a video of her being stuck on a plane after United Airlines lost her wheelchair.
“Welcome to another episode of United loses my chair.”
Thanks to her forethought of attaching an Apple Airtag to her wheelchair, it was eventually located.
But only because of the Airtag.
You can see Karah's video here:
Karah shared a follow-up to answer questions.
The comments started out with a common-sense suggestion for airlines.
But really, others said tthis situation is ridiculous and terrible.
Others were empathizing with the TikToker's experience.
Many folks tagged the social accounts for United Airlines.
Seriously though, wheelchairs are expensive pieces of medical equipment.
Others had suggestions, although mostly not-flying.
And if you don't want to drive and are going between large cities, well, there's sometimes the train.
At the very least, this incident really proved attaching an AirTag to your wheelchair is a good thing to do, just for the—unfortunately likely—probability this will happen.