Basically, AirTags are these little poker chip-sized devices that you can use to track your belongings. I personally have AirTags attached to my keychain, in my suitcase, and even one sewn into my travel backpack.
I won't go into the details of how they work or all of the many benefits of having these tags. All you need to know is if something with an AirTag attached to it gets lost, you'll be able to locate it with ease.
I read an article
recently where a traveler who lost his luggage (which included expensive film equipment) was able to track it to a specific home in Alaska, seemingly stolen by an airport employee while in transit...
While the odds of your things being stolen by an airline are pretty low, the odds of your bag ending up at an airport hundreds or thousands of miles away are much higher. Being able to get off the plane, go to the airline help desk and show them exactly where your bag is can rapidly speed up their ability to locate the bag and return it to you.
Even if everything turns out fine and your bag arrives as planned, knowing that you have this safety net can make the transit much less stressful. I don't want to have to celebrate every time I get off the plane and see my bag show up on the carousel like I just won a game of roulette...