So my dumb self left my AirPods in the EWR security bin on transfer after a very long overseas flight. Upon arrival in SFO Find My iPhone shows me that sure enough they’re no longer in EWR, but rather in some New Joisy backwater. I was about to curse some imagined sleazy TSA guy who didn’t turn them over to L&F… But then closer inspection revealed they were tagged at that location 15 min before we landed so I guess that tag was from when I stopped using them on board as we downlegged towards finals. My iPhone had picked up a GPS signal even though cellular was off. Is it plausible that it will log its position and then later, when it has a data connection again, inform iCloud that that was the last known position of the AirPods?
In any event, that’s their last “known” location according to iCloud. Any chance I can get them back? OK, fine. More realistically, are they at least bricked to anybody not in posession of my Apple ID? Is there anything else I can do to facilitate the former (apart from calling L&F at EWR obviously) and guarantee the latter?