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Finding Your Wallet at SFO

Lost wallet found at SFO

10.02.2017

When you’re traveling for business you’re likely focussed on your work; the big presentation you are about to give, the photo shoot you’re in charge of...what you’ll be eating for lunch at the conference you’re attending. It can be easy to forget the little things, like where you set your laptop charger or, in Paul’s case, where he lost his wallet. Luckily, Paul was a long-time Tiler:

“I travel for work quite a bit. Today was no different, as I traveled to San Francisco for a work meeting and was on my way back home. Upon arriving at SFO, I climbed out of a Lyft, grabbed my laptop bag and suitcase, and headed into the security checkpoint. Unbeknownst to me, my wallet had fallen out somewhere along the way.

I proceeded to security and it wasn't until then that I realized what had happened. Right away I pulled up my Tile app. Nothing registered (it was a long walk to security), so I traced my steps backward. As I was doing this with my Tile app open, I passed the airline ticketing counters. Suddenly, the tile app showed I was in range.

Hoping against hope, I approached counter after counter, asking if a wallet had been turned in. All answered with a resounding, ‘no.’ Feeling a bit defeated, I pressed the button to activate the chime. Airports are noisy places so I couldn't hear it, but one of the individuals behind the ticketing counter did. Sure enough, two stations over from her was my wallet, dropped in a nondescript box behind the counter.

Not only was it the app and bluetooth that helped me know it was close, it was the chime that helped us find it. Best of all, my wallet had $400 cash in it. Everything was in my wallet, untouched, including the cash.”

Before you head out for your next trip (business or otherwise) make sure you’re as prepared as Paul.

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