Normally we think about two kinds of luggage: carry on and lost. But there’s actually a third kind, damaged.
Just watch these American Airlines baggage handlers fight over a passenger’s luggage being unloaded from a plane on Saturday.
— Ed (@Ed94___) April 15, 2023
The good news here, is though there may be a bit of hostility between the baggage handlers themselves and while they may not be super gentle with the bag they’re arguing over, it’s not actually appearing to cause any damage that would be noticeable to the bag’s owner.
That’s not always the case, like when an American baggage handler shoved luggage onto the tarmac in Dallas last month or when a baggage handler actually steals from luggage (sometimes other passengers do this too).
It’s remarkable that more often than not your checked baggage actually does make it to the carousel at your destination, reasonably on time (within 20 minutes if it’s Delta or Alaska) and undamaged outside of normal wear. That’s true even if your checked bag is a tire.
— Hunter Smith (@huntergsmith88) January 10, 2023