You would think that airline carriers ought to be careful with your checked baggage. After all, it is their job to get them (and you) from point A to point B without any incidents. However, even if you are carrying valuable or fragile stuff, once you are onboard, there is no way to know how your precious bags are being handled to and from the aircraft.
Ready or not, here is a collection of videos with baggage handlers treating your luggage the same way the guys from Office Space treated their printer.
This guy casually throwing around a tank containing live tropical fish
These baggage handlers at Manchester Airport
It’s nothing personal, kid…
Aloha means both hello and goodbye in Hawaii
How you feel about Mondays
So much for Canadian kindness
That doesn’t make any sense
It’s just faster!
In an interview with Express.co.uk, an anonymous insider confirmed our worst fears, but also gave a pretty solid reason behind this situation.
“I’m not going to lie, your checked luggage takes a beating,” he said. “Due to the nature of some aircrafts, it would be impossible to turn around in an hour or less without throwing bags because it’s just faster.”
Baggage handlers do their jobs in hazardous conditions, as exposure to the noise of the aircrafts and carrying heavy loads take a serious toll on their health. Sometimes, however, a little more delicate approach is needed. We can only hope that more carriers employ people like Ephraim Sibeko, a baggage handler at Lanseria International Airport seeing here doing something amazing:
With Stasher, luggage receive the royal treatment
You can rest assured that nobody is going to treat your luggage badly when it is left with Stasher! Every item you store is insured and we thoroughly inspect every StashPoint that is in our network for safety. We ❤️ your bags and we’d never let anything happen to them!