This is how luggage is handled (at least in Canada)


BBTM

Senior Member
Nov 23, 2004
2,211
6
38
BB West
#2
If our check in camera bag kenna throw this way, those without insurance on it, can forget their trip. Ha ha!
 

diver-hloc

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 17, 2007
5,213
13
38
Somewhere North
#3
Even my dive gears will suffer :(

Luckily I always have my camera as carry on....
 

kandinsky

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 26, 2008
3,014
24
38
#4
Checked-in baggage has a high chance of getting abused, unofficial SOP for most airlines. Never check in anything fragile/sensitive/valuable. If you have to, make sure its insured and keep your fingers crossed. Just take a look on youtube, no shortage of such videos.
 

Last edited:
May 11, 2010
36
0
6
#5
The clip seems to lay the blame on Air Canada.

Somehow I have the feeling that it is more the airport's personnel that is to be blamed than the airline. So the original poster's topic is more accurate - this is what happens in Canada's airport.
 

daredevil123

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 25, 2005
21,645
63
48
lil red dot
#6
The clip seems to lay the blame on Air Canada.

Somehow I have the feeling that it is more the airport's personnel that is to be blamed than the airline. So the original poster's topic is more accurate - this is what happens in Canada's airport.
It has always been the airport baggage handlers. Not the first time and will definitely not be the last time.
 

ed9119

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 11, 2002
11,012
36
48
56
Singapore
www.walkeast.com
#7
Luggage Handlers work for the airport (eg CIAS) not employed by airlines

Strangely odd sized check in items like golf bags , fishing rids , surf boards , bicycles etc get treated better
 

Last edited:

TheBatman

New Member
Dec 14, 2012
87
1
0
Singapore
#8
I bought a new luggage with a hardcover. Put two bag straps cross it and check in to plane for BKK. Arrive BKK and receive my bag covered with oil (probably from engine). There is also a slight dent on it. Opened my straps and bag, some clothes are covered with oil and can't be worn. Lucky for me easier to buy clothes in BKK. Wanted to complain but am pressed for time due to earlier flight delay and late night. This is how my new luggage end up in sorry state.
 

kandinsky

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 26, 2008
3,014
24
38
#9
Luggage Handlers work for the airport (eg CIAS) not employed by airlines
Perhaps it's different in North America.

E.g., Examples of airlines hiring handlers:

http://www.skywest.com/skywest-airline-jobs/career-guides/airport-baggage-handler/#/career-guide
https://delta.greatjob.net/jobs/Job...on?PSUID=cca401c7-0c73-4ae6-93b0-300de05d508d

Plus Air Canada's reply seems to indicate that the staff involved was one of their employees, not employed by the airport:

"We are in the process of identifying the employees involved whose employment will be terminated pending the outcome of our investigation. Their actions clearly contravened our standard baggage handling procedures which require gate-checked bags to be hand carried to the ramp."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...iring-workers-in-baggage-toss-video-1.2615556
 

s1221ljc

New Member
May 7, 2006
821
1
0
#10
Standards of baggage handling depends on the airport. Here is an example of one of the best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDkXZdhmBvI Cant really expect too much of small airports & those in the boondocks :)

Where it comes to my cameras & lens, I trust none & hand carry them on board :)
 

Last edited:

donut88

Senior Member
Nov 14, 2008
2,182
5
0
#11
Perhaps it's different in North America.

E.g., Examples of airlines hiring handlers:

http://www.skywest.com/skywest-airline-jobs/career-guides/airport-baggage-handler/#/career-guide
https://delta.greatjob.net/jobs/JobDescRequestAction.action?PSUID=cca401c7-0c73-4ae6-93b0-300de05d508d

Plus Air Canada's reply seems to indicate that the staff involved was one of their employees, not employed by the airport:
Actually the way that Canadian airport handle baggages are so primitive. I'm surprised the labour union didnt complain abt it.

How can they expact the handlers to carry those luggages down the stair and the poor guy got to climb up again to carry.another luggage?

There seem to be only one guy doing this in the video.

How long will the guy takes to finish 200+ luggages?

And we are sitting here, passing comments on the guy. Are we able to do a proper job ourselves ?

The right and most efficient way is to use a conveyer belt, from the plane to the ground and all bags can be transported down in the fastest time and doesn't cause injury to the staff.
 

Oct 10, 2013
379
0
0
Iiagan
#12
Thanks for sharing!
This would tell me what to put inside my check-in luggage this weekend when I fly to Victoria BC from Singapore.

BTW, anyone can file a complain at Singapore Airport if your luggage is deemed damaged (upon collection) on its way to Singapore.
That's what happened to mine last week when I returned from Seoul and discovered that one of my luggage wheels was damaged!!!
My luggage has since been collected for repair and would be delivered to my home before I fly this weekend =)

 

daredevil123

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 25, 2005
21,645
63
48
lil red dot
#13
Perhaps it's different in North America.

E.g., Examples of airlines hiring handlers:

http://www.skywest.com/skywest-airline-jobs/career-guides/airport-baggage-handler/#/career-guide
https://delta.greatjob.net/jobs/Job...on?PSUID=cca401c7-0c73-4ae6-93b0-300de05d508d

Plus Air Canada's reply seems to indicate that the staff involved was one of their employees, not employed by the airport:
It really depends on the airport. Some airports are home bases of these airlines. And the handlers are employees of the subsidary or division that runs the airport.

Singapore for example, baggage handling is handled by SATS not singapore airlines.
 

Last edited:

d2xpeter

Deregistered
Dec 6, 2012
1,283
4
0
55
singapore
#14
Checked-in baggage has a high chance of getting abused, unofficial SOP for most airlines. Never check in anything fragile/sensitive/valuable. If you have to, make sure its insured and keep your fingers crossed. Just take a look on youtube, no shortage of such videos.
how i wish i could check-in someone i hate [here] !! LOL
 

-120-

New Member
Oct 24, 2010
151
0
0
SGP
#15
It really depends on the airport. Some airports are home bases of these airlines. And the handlers are employees of the subsidary or division that runs the airport.

Singapore for example, baggage handling is handled by SATS not singapore airlines.
Yup, unlike SGP and many other countries, US airports privatise certain ramp sections out to, for eg: United or American or third party handler. Even the Air Traffic Controller of the airport has no jurisdiction over aircraft movement within those ramps.
 

Bukitimah

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2010
1,268
6
38
Singapore
#16
If the people has no pride with the work, there is no way they will take good care of what they are handling. Of course we saw the workers but behind the bigger picture is the organization. They just couldn't care and want the cheapest.

We need more people showing what is going behind to highlight to consumers. If the organizations are not getting business, they will need to rethink.
 

Top Bottom