What happens to your luggage when it is out of your sight can hurt you. If you’ve ever wondered about the dings to a suitcase that you picked up from the airport luggage carousel, this might explain it.
From USA Today:
Two Air Canada baggage handlers apparently will lose their jobs after a passenger captured video of them dropping fliers’ bags off a 20-foot boarding platform while readying a flight for departure.
Passenger Dwayne Stewart captured the video at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport while waiting for his Vancouver-bound flight to push back from the gate.
The article includes comments from viewers of the video, which Stewart posted on YouTube. One of them is quoted as saying:
I don’t see what the big deal is. I mean they put padding in there to make sure there wasn’t a hard impact … Why should these guys have to walk ALL the way down those stairs with a bag of luggage, just to go ALL the way back up and then go back down again, over and over?
What are the chances this guy is not a baggage handler?