(CMR) A Cayman Airways passenger has reached out to us in hopes of recovering her lost 3 weeks old iPhone X from XK 201 returning from Tampa to Grand Cayman this afternoon.
The passenger sat in row 9 on the flight which left Tampa at 3:25 pm and arrived in Grand Cayman at 4:14 pm. Traveling with her family they were one of the last passengers off the flight. Upon arriving at her first stop about half an hour after leaving the airport she realized that the phone was not in her possession and was left on the plane. She immediately went back to the airport but was not permitted to re-enter the aircraft to recover it at that time. Only the cleaning crew and flight attendants were on the flight after they disembarked.
The passenger was informed by CAL staff that a Reliable cleaning company was the only one allowed back on the flight. They came back and informed her that the phone could not be located.
The iPhone X is described as having a white back, black case with screen protectors on the front and back. The phone is password protected and reinforced with facial recognition and does have the find my iPhone app activated – so essentially it's useless to anyone else. It appears that whoever has the phone currently has it turned off as it was fully charged at the time of disappearance.
The owner of the phone is asking anyone who may come across it to please return it to lost and found at the airport, the RCIPS or contact CMR – no questions asked.
Anyone who takes an iPhone should be reminded that with the increased security options now on an iPhone it becomes relatively useless to someone unless they have access to the user's ID and password. They would be unable to put any of their applications on it or even re-register the device.