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What You Feared Was Happening to Your Checked Bag and How to Minimize the Damage

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Two baggage handlers were caught on video slinging luggage onto the conveyer belt, and often against the wall.

According to the Daily Mail article, both the workers and their supervisors were sacked.

What are the major travel tips you should take away from this?

  • Don’t buy expensive luggage that you’re not willing to see get stained, scratched, bent a little out of shape.
  • Don’t buy super cheap luggage that will break on the first throw.
  • Pack your most fragile items in the middle of your suitcase, not towards the top. This will give those items the most buffer against rough handling, especially if your suitcase gets loaded upside down.

 

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1 Comment

  1. AlohaDaveKennedy

    April 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    As to advice:

    Don’t buy super cheap luggage that will break on the first throw.

    Even expensive, well built luggage will not hold up since the baggage handlers are very good at what they do. My son and I fly often with expensive, heavy duty dive luggage. So far the handlers have been able to break 4 sets of wheels, remove 1 set of luggage feet and slash the outside of 1 bag.

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