I accidently pulled out my PDA at the gate in Jersey some years ago without realising. A call was made on the plane, but as I hadn’t been using it didn’t think it was mine, until I went to get my book out once airborne.
When we got to SOU I mentioned it to the stewardess who directed me to customer services. Upshot was they wouldn’t send it either by post or on another plane. I was lucky that a colleague was still in Jersey and was able to bring it back for me.
I left my Blackberry charger at the Hilton Dubai Creek once and again they wouldn’t post it back to me. I was returning in few months later so it wasn’t too much of an issue.
Good luck Clare!