Video: These Baggage Handlers Take Carelessness to a New Level!

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In the past, I had considered working as a baggage handler because free standby flights for airline employees is a pretty sweet perk.  Of course, this was before I knew how valuable miles & points are!

But the pay isn’t great and the job doesn’t seem to be terribly interesting, which might explain why it’s not uncommon to find less than stellar performance from the occasional baggage handler.

These Swissport employees completely forgot that in this day and age, everything you do is being filmed.  And I have a feeling they are going to regret that!

The passenger who filmed this incident, Elizabeth Evans, actually witnessed her pink bag being tossed with the others.  And she says her luggage was damaged as a result of this carelessness.

Something tells me she won’t have any problem getting reimbursed for this one!  At least these guys had the decency to not blatantly steal like the baggage handler earlier this week.

If you don’t want to leave the fate of your checked bags to careless airline employees, you can always use a credit card that comes with insurance for lost or delayed luggage.

Jason Stauffer is a contributor to Million Mile Secrets, he covers topics on points and miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels, and general travel.

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Mary Werth
1 year ago

It is recommended to pay with a credit card to get the lost damaged benefit. Sounds like a good idea, problem is I always pay with my SWA points except I do pay the tax with my credit card. Would just paying the tax count for having coverage even if the main ticket price is by points?

Reply to  Mary Werth
1 year ago

Apparently yes.