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Footage Reveals How Japanese Baggage Handlers Treat Your Luggage

Footage Reveals How Japanese Baggage Handlers Treat Your Luggage

Baggage handlers can sometimes get a bad press - most of the stories that you might hear about them are negative ones.

Whether it's throwing luggage around, things arriving broken, things ending up at the wrong place, it seems as if everyone has a baggage handler horror story.

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Well, here's a nice video of some baggage handlers in Japan lovingly cleaning up people's luggage as it comes out onto the baggage carousel.

Yes, as bizarre as it might seem this woman seems to be employed only to wipe off any crap that might have got onto the bags whilst they were in transit - either that or she is going massively above and beyond.

Credit: DKN.tv
Credit: DKN.tv

Not only does she wipe down the baggage, she also checks it for any marks and bumps. Very nice.

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It's not known exactly which airport you can go to for your baggage to get this sort of VIP treatment, but it's somewhere in Japan.

It looks a whole load better than they way that passengers bags were being treated at Luton airport in March last year.

Footage emerged of staff at Luton Airport trying to move the luggage from an easyJet flight from Copenhagen in a pretty unpleasant style.

They were throwing the bags around with very little thought for what was inside.

At the time, Menzies Aviation, the company that runs the baggage handling for easyJet said: "Menzies Aviation considers the safe conveyance of passengers' luggage to be a matter of the highest importance.

"The behaviour displayed in this video is unacceptable, and an investigation is already underway.

"We will take whatever action is necessary to ensure that such behaviour is stopped, and our professional standards are upheld properly in future."

It looks like they just need to start sourcing all of their baggage handlers from Japan - those guys know how to take care of luggage.

However, it's possible to go too far.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Last week several pictures emerged of AirAsia employees giving some of the bags that had come through their airline a little kiss and a cuddle.

This was because footage had emerged of some staff for the airline destroying a bike whilst removing it from a flight.

The CEO of AirAsia was not happy with this, and waived all fee for bikes on flights for the month of April.

RiadAsmat said: "As a cyclist myself, I was pretty disturbed when I saw the actions of our staff. Rest assured, we've taken action. We are looking into the matter very seriously and stern action will be taken accordingly.

"I hope we will continue to improve ourselves."

Sure mate, improve your service but please keep your mouth off the bags. It's downright unhygienic.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, travel, Japan, Easyjet

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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