Retrieve lost item (Athens Airport)

Old Dec 4, 18, 8:34 pm
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Retrieve lost item (Athens Airport)

Hello, I left my tablet PC at the security check at the Athens Airport. The Lost and Found has it but I have been trying to find a delivery service that will ship it back to me but haven't had much luck.

Has anyone ever had this situation and how did they get their item back?
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Old Dec 5, 18, 9:17 am
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I left an iPod and noise canceling headphones on the aircraft once, they were found by the cleaning crew. Called them the next day and made an appointment to pick them up at the airport during my next transit.

In your case, what has the lost&found desk advised? They do have relationships with courriers to delivery lost luggage, so they may be able to ship it. I'm not sure how easy it would be for an external courier to come pick up lost items (you'll need to access the luggage area of the airport in order to pickup items, and by default that can only be done by yourself).
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:46 am
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Where are you located?

Some L&F will ship the item for you if you provide a credit card. Others have arrangements with an express carrier such as Fedex where you prepay and the carrier picks it up. But, it's all dependent on location.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 12:18 am
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@Xandrios, most of L&F desks are located landside, so a courier can pick them without any issue if everything is arranged in advance. sometimes is more difficult to be picked from airside (i forgot my phone at security check at AKL and when transiting back thru AKL they asked me to go to L&F desk which is landside...)
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by GBobon View Post
@Xandrios, most of L&F desks are located landside, so a courier can pick them without any issue if everything is arranged in advance. sometimes is more difficult to be picked from airside (i forgot my phone at security check at AKL and when transiting back thru AKL they asked me to go to L&F desk which is landside...)
Often times yes, but at ATH it is not. L&F is basically the lost luggage desk in the luggage hall.

So in order to go there you either need to fly (have a ticket and come in from the gates area, or, you can ask the information desk for a security escort from arrivals into the luggage hall (Which is what I did back then). That allows you to go to the luggage desk without passing the security checkpoint.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:54 am
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good to know
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Old Sep 17, 19, 9:32 am
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Did you ever resolve this? I am in the same situation as you right now and am looking for advice.
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