VIDEO: Baggage Handler Flagrantly Stealing From a Suitcase

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VIDEO:  Baggage Handler Flagrantly Stealing From a Suitcase

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I don’t know what’s wrong with me that I still think all people are inherently good.  I’ve never been robbed, severely ripped off (that I’m aware of), or even killed.  So I’m pretty trusting with literally everyone I meet.

On our last family trip to the Caribbean, my mom lost one of her electronic devices, and reported it to the airline as stolen from one of her suitcases.  I smirkingly waited for her to text me when she found it buried in her purse or something.  But it turns out it was stolen, and the airline reimbursed her in full.

Stolen items from my bag is the last thing I worry about.  Then I see a video like this.

A Ryanair passenger recorded this baggage handler in Ibiza yanking what looks like a red Bluetooth speaker out of a bag and sliding it into his pocket.  The passenger reported the employee to the cabin crew, who then alerted the police.

The thief was ordered to return the item, and is now being investigated.

Baggage handlers seem to be some of the most disgruntled and reckless folks of the working world.  I wonder why that is?

Have you ever suffered items damaged or stolen from your checked bags?

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Looks like all carry on bags, on the cart, the ones where they say overhead is full, bring them up and we’ll check them.

On one of my first flights ever, we had our very nice camera stolen from our checked bags. That was back before the internet, great credit cards, etc. so we never got reimbursed and lost all of our photos.

That’s terrible! I’m sorry to hear that happened to you. I always try to avoid checking bags when possible, but if I have to, I do my best to keep the most valuable things with me in my carry on.

Rather, the downside of low UNemployment.

The downside of low employment is that airlines stoop to hire anyone that is willing to schlep a bag. I doubt they do any background checks, which should be more worrisome for the traveler. Scumbags are also protected by their unions, at least where unionized shops exist. I no longer check bags, and my carry on pushes right up against the maximum allowable size and weight.

I flew from Jacksonville Fl to JFK to DOHA to Go Chi Minh City. MY one brand new suitcase was severely damaged. THE wheels were almost completely knocked off. I had TSA locks on it. Upon arrival to.hotel I opened up damaged suitcase to discover my brand Nike sneakers were gone. I flew Jet Blue to JFK and Qatar airlines rest ofway.

That’s terrible! Did you have any recourse by filing a claim?

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