A baggage handler got trapped in the cargo hold and wound up flying on yesterday afternoon’s United Express UA6060 from Charlotte to Washington Dulles
It’s not clear how the employee of G2 Secure Staff, United Express carrier Mesa’s vendor, got in the Embraer ERJ-175 or stuck — or how the airline discovered he was there. Authorities were alerted and Dulles airport fire and rescue met the aircraft on arrival.
The man refused medical treatment and didn’t have his security badge with him saying “he left his airport ID in his locker at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.”
Since he didn’t pay for a ticket, he earns no miles in United’s revenue-based program despite the 322 mile journey from Charlotte.
Perhaps he just wanted a preview of what United’s Basic Economy is going to be like.