***Before Reading My blog of today, if there are people working in the airport industry or any of that sort, please do not take the following as offense, I am just stating my comments based on what I have observed in past travels. Thanks***
In my travel experiences when I would be at the airport after checking my baggage in, going to my gate to wait for my plane, I notice that the baggage handlers when watching my plane are so vicious with peoples belongings and they do not take care of peoples baggages in proper manner. People spend so much money on great quality baggages and you would think that when you check in your luggage, they would take extra care with your property, but it doesn’t seem so. I have seen peoples expensive lugggages ripped, damaged, and broken. Then they say that damage to your luggages are not the responsibility of the airline or airports. I believe that they are responsible for the way they handle luggages.
I know and I am completely sensitive and compassionate toward these workers and that its a difficult process and a difficult job to do with all the heavy carrying, and all the heavy luggages going into planes and I know that they are on a tight schedule to get peoples baggages in the planes so that people can get on their planes and fly to where ever the destination maybe, but they should always becareful with them. I know that they must go through so many procedures and rules as I knew someone who did that job and he kept telling me stories about it and I truly understand where they come from and what they do and I comply with them very much, but People spend all types of money to travel and get baggages and there is no respect or careful handling of peoples things. I have seen it many times at different airports.
For example, We had bought really great quality luggages before we took off for Cuba and it was our first time using those luggages and all of a sudden when we got to Cuba, there was gash, rip on the side, and we said oh no! On our way back to Canada, the luggage came back in even more worse condition. We were livid and now were just using that to store our clothes and stuff from the past for storage. So we have to go out and buy new ones all over again before our trips to Vegas and California. It was quite upsetting. They need to take more proper care. Its all there is to it.
It is really not entirely human error, but its also the conveyor belts they put the luggages on too, its also the way it goes into the wagons to go to the airplane, but again it all comes to caring for someones things. All I am saying is that they need to exercise more caution, but I give them applause for the hard work they do. Kudos to them.
I HEAR YOU TALIN!!! BUT I AM NOT COMPASSIONATE AS YOU TOWARDS THE LAGUAGE HANDLERS… THEY ARE GETTING OAID TO DO A JOB PROPERLY AND THAT JOB IS BY THEIR CHOICE, I WATCHED THISE GUYS FROM THE PLANE THROWING LUGUAGES IN THE PLANE AND RIPPING HANDLES LEFT AND RIGHT, CONVEYOR BELTS ARE FINE THEY ARE DESIGNED TO DELUVER YOUR LUGUAGES PROPERLY AND IBTHINK THE DESIGN US RIGHT .
I TOO AM UPSET ABOUT THE LUGUAGES HANDLING IN AIRPORTS ALSO, I THINK THEY DO IT ON PURPOSE TO BUY NEW ONES EACH TIME LOOOOOL anyways I agree 100% with your comments…. HOLAAAAA
That’s really a shame about the brand new luggage. I am trying to go carry-on whenever possible, because when I have checked baggage, not only do you have the luggage handlers to worry about, but the security system. I had the head of a statue broken right off when I checked a bag, and security went through my checked bag and just stuffed it back in carelessly.
We also have this problem, so we’re trying to buy bags that can endure this kind of stuff and I can’t blame them since it’s a real hassle that they have to unboard more than 200 luggages in a manner of minutes.
Kudos to them too
Well, said, Languish.
Do you have any suggestions as to what should be done? People are already wating hours before takeoff and a long time after landing. Do you feel people should all have to wait even longer so that the baggage can be handled with more care, more care implying more time taken?
builders are the same, well here anyway, They cause more damage than they fix.
As I read this post I’m sitting at the airport in Cambodia ready to fly to Bangkok. Will my luggage make it in one piece?? Well I can only keep my fingers crossed – thus far the trip from London to Hong Kong to Vietnam to Cambodia has resulted in a missing padlock and a deep tear at the bottom of my case lol. I’m holding back on complaining though and showing compassion 😉 x
I used to have a really sturdy piece of Samsonite luggage and I don’t know how it got a terrible dent on one side. Someone or something must have hit it very hard. I couldn’t fix it and it eventually broke. 😦 I wish they were more careful.
Love the new look. So calming 😀
Hi stopped by to say Thank You for your comment on this matter. I have stopped traveling by plane because it’s to complicated, but when I do have to I do relate to what you have to say. Again, Thank You 😉
Disclaimer**Comments below does not indicate agreement with the etiquette of baggage handlers or thoughts of blogger or responders*
Proper handling is all about perspective. The quantity of luggage and the time allotted to load luggage are two components that do not encourage delicate, concentrated handling. Additionally, the real issue begins in training. Baggage handlers are not trained to handle baggage with care. Additionally, the common knowledge of how baggage is handled at the airport is the main reason why people Do spend good money on quality luggage. With that said, if you purchase new luggage for a pretty penny and, during it’s first travel, it’s damaged, it probably wasn’t as high in quality as you thought. I have opted for the hard cased luggage which has proven to be worth the investment. I travel for one week out of each month for my job and have, also, experienced ripped luggage, broken zippers with all of my mentionable unmentionables coming out and so on. I saw a couple of people on different occasions with the hard cased luggage and inquired about them. I was convinced of their durability and have not regretted the purchase yet.
Truly said Talin but even they can’t help it as their job is to be as quick as possible in order to provide us the service on time. So, sometimes either we have to face the loss or have to wait long!! Really a difficult job done by them. Thanks to them!
I love that you bring focus to a problem
with the kindness that we would like to
receive from the people causing the
problem. Your approach is positive
and will do more good than all the times
I’ve stomped my feet and fumed!
I’m glad you brought this topic up. This really grinds my gears.
I don’t travel often for various reasons. So when I do, it’s a very special occasion. To give you an idea, the last time I was on a plane, I was on my way down to Myrtle Beach for my honeymoon. I’ll be celebrating my four year wedding anniversary in a month or so.
Nevermind the luggage, which did not come back the way it went, but the content. We opened up my husband’s suitcase to find all of our delicate souveniers smashed to bits with a little note on top from the TSA that pretty much said, “Ooops, sorry! Sucks to be you!”
Some of that stuff isn’t stuff you can replace. Shells from the shore and sand dollars with our wedding date etched into them. Not valuable, but sentimental. Nice reminders from our honeymoon. Smashed to bits without care.
I won’t completely pin this on TSA. I’ve watched baggage handlers load the plane. They throw them off of the cart to one another with complete disregard for the contents, or maintaining good condition of the luggage itself. I understand the job is tough work. But, that behavior shows a complete disregard for the people who are reallt paying your paychecks – the customers.