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Baggage handlers filmed laughing as they throw luggage onto conveyor belt

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Baggage handlers filmed laughing as they throw luggage onto conveyor belt

People have been left outraged by a TikTok video showing two baggage handlers throwing around flyer's belongings.

Prepare to wince and never want to check-in your luggage ever again:

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If you thought your check-in luggage travelled gently around on a conveyor belt like a plate of edamame beans in YO! Sushi, then think again.

Packing a suitcase is always an arduous task, let alone when you're trying to figure out how to safely store valuables or more fragile items.

However, no matter how hard you bubble wrap your perfume, I doubt it could survive this battering.

One bag even fell off the conveyor belt. Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok
One bag even fell off the conveyor belt. Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok

The video - uploaded to TikTok by Rex Ross - shows two baggage handlers dressed in hi-vis jackets unloading a series of suitcases and bags onto a conveyor belt.

However, instead of wheeling or gently placing the items on the belt, the two handlers decide to pick them up and lob them in the belt's general direction.

Some suitcases land on the conveyor belt, others fall off the side and some bounce and boing around on top of one another as they're chucked about - the handlers laughing as they do so.

Look, we get it, luggage is heavy, it's a nuisance and it hardly seems like the funnest job in the world. But to treat someone's personal belongings in such a way? TikTokers are far from amused.

Almost like a food fight, but luggage, suitcases and bags can be seen flying through the air. Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok
Almost like a food fight, but luggage, suitcases and bags can be seen flying through the air. Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok

The video has amassed over two million views, with tens of thousands of TikTokers taking to the video in fury, quick to call out the baggage handlers' disregard for the luggage.

One said: "They should be terminated on the spot."

"People pay soooo much money for their flights and trust that our property isn’t being intentionally damaged when we don't have it with us," another wrote.

A third commented: "It would actually take more effort to lift it and throw it with force, rather than just put in on the conveyer. If they don’t like it, find another job."

A final resolved: "They r doing that on purpose it’s a disgrace."

The baggage handlers' behaviour has been branded 'a disgrace'. Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok
The baggage handlers' behaviour has been branded 'a disgrace'. Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok

The TikToker who originally posted the footage tagged Melbourne Airport as being the location of the video and the luggage as being from - or for - a Qantas flight.

Qantas has come under scrutiny before - flight attendants claiming they were forced to make 'blanket forts' around passengers in order to sleep. The airline's customer service has also faced backlash.

A Qantas spokesperson told 7News regarding the handling of the baggage: "The behaviour in this video is clearly not acceptable, and our contracted ground handler is conducting an urgent investigation."

Qantas contracts Swissport to handle baggage from its planes at Melbourne airport, and the company confirmed the baggage handlers in the video had been stood down.

A Swissport spokesperson said: "Swissport trains and manages all staff to handle customer possessions with care and diligence."

LADbible has contacted Melbourne Airport and Qantas for further comment.

Featured Image Credit: @rexross79/ TikTok

Topics: Australia, Travel, TikTok, Viral, Social Media

Poppy Bilderbeck
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