Last updated: 11:35 AM ET, Wed April 15 2015

Saudi Airlines Baggage Handlers Give a Flying Throw about your Bags

Airlines & Airports | Tom Bastek | April 15, 2015

Saudi Airlines Baggage Handlers Give a Flying Throw about your Bags

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This week a video surfaced online showing a couple of Saudi Airlines baggage handlers that spent a little time taking care of their baggage – very little time.  From the looks of the video below, it looks like it wasn’t just good enough to throw them onto the belt, they actually had to throw them hard enough to smash into the back wall. 

If that isn’t enough, watch at the :15 second mark where the handler actually bounces the bag onto the belt and into the back wall. At 1:38, a package that looks a lot like it was already busted and then plastic wrapped is heaved and smashed again.

This is not the first time by any means that there have been cases of baggage handlers not doing their jobs correctly; incidents have been reported for years.

Of course, the overwhelming majority of baggage handlers are responsible and professional in their duties. This is just a rare case of extreme dereliction of duty that happened to be caught on camera. You have to hand it to these guys - if you're going to be caught screwing up at work, you may as well go all the way with it.

Do you have a story or video of your bags being mishandled?  Is this a fear of yours?  Let me know in the comments below.


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