Have you left your phone, wallet or other electronic device on a plane – well here’s who to contact at your airline to ensure you have the best chance of getting it back.
With thousands of items being left in the seat pocket or down the back of plane seats among other places, airlines have a professional system to help owners get their property back – so don’t give up on getting your goods back.
Here’s all you need to know…
Don't panic, it's likely you will be able to get your property back after leaving it on a plane (Credit: Pixabay)
Will I get property left on a plane back?
It has been reported that Gatwick Airport returns around 85% of valuable items are returned to owners, with 30-40% of lower value items, such as books, getting returned. So it’s certainly worth using the contact methods on this page – and sharing with friends who may have lost something.
Do these contacts look after lost baggage as well?
No. The list we have compiled is specifically targeting property that has been left on planes – such as those pricey Airpods left in the seatback pocket etc.
Contact information for lost property at major airlines
Left something on a plane? Use this contact information to start the process of getting it back.
Items lost on Aer Lingus planes can be reported to the airline's service provider by heading to this page www.aerlingus.com/support/lost-property
Lost something on an Air Canada flight, fill in this online lost property form located here.
Air New Zealand
Request a search for your property left on an Air New Zealand flight by filling in this lost property form.
Items lost on an American Airlines flight should be reported using this online lost property form here.
Call Cathay Pacific on 44 20 7660 8992 to report property left on a flight
Local contact numbers provided by easyJet can be found here for lost property.
If you’ve lost a piece of your property on board one of Emirate's aircraft, the airline says contact the lost property office at the airport where your flight landed.
If you lose property on a Jet2 plane, then call the airline's office at the airport you departed from - a list of links to the relevant telephone numbers can be found here.
A list of contacts for Ryanair lost property agents at airports can be found here Ryanair.com.
TUI says: 'If you leave something behind on the plane during your flight out, you'll need to contact the arrival airport and ask them to check their lost property.'
If you have left the airport, contact Virgin Atlantic about items left on the plane by SMS on 0748 133 9140 or WhatsApp us on 0344 209 7304
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