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Journey of Checked-In Luggage at Airports [VIDEO]

Ever wondered what happens to your checked-in luggage when you hand it over to the ground staff at the airport?

I travel quite a lot, and sometimes my bags come out unscathed and most of the times, I can find little tears and burrs which makes me want to start using a private jet charter.

I knew that the entire process would be automated owing to the sheer numbers and some insight into a baggage handling project which my colleague undertook a few years back. And, the statistics point towards more luggages reaching the owners at the destination over the ones that get misplaced.



Somebody has placed a camera atop a checked-in luggage and the video shows the journey of one such suitcase at the Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

I wish the video had continued the journey up until it is deposited in the cargo area on the plane. I have been also told that the bags are literally thrown around for the sake of efficiency and perhaps the boredom that comes with the bag handler’s job.

Abhinav Kaiser

Abhinav Kaiser is an author and a management consultant. He has authored Reinventing ITIL in the Age of DevOps, Become ITIL Foundation Certified in 7 Days and Workshop in a Box: Communication for IT Professionals. He works as an agile/devops coach in one of the top consulting firms. He advises businesses, organizations and enterprises in the areas of DevOps, IT service management and agile project management frameworks.

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