Every so often videos go viral of how recklessly some baggage handlers remove bags from the cargo hold. Fortunately the cargo hold is closer to the ground than the actual cabin, so even if they throw it straight down, it’s typically not that high.
A Twitter user has just shared a video of ground handlers throwing stuff from the cabin to the tarmac of a Qatar Airways plane. The items look like bags (and that’s what the Twitter user suggests they are), though that seems unlikely. The stuff is being removed from the cabin rather than the cargo hold. So while it’s possible that these are gate checked bags, it actually looks to me like these are bags with airplane supplies, like pillows, blankets, headphones, etc.
Here’s the video:
Video .. Qatar Airways throw luggage passengers.
I think it is the fastest way to deliver luggage to passengers pic.twitter.com/nE8JP3qE93
— قديم الطيران (@oldaviation) August 26, 2017
It’s sort of shocking to see, though unfortunately this is also more common than you’d think. I’d guess not much damage can be done if those are just blankets and pillows. However, if the headphones on your next flight don’t work, now you know why. 😉
Regardless, I have a hard time imagining that this is the way ground handlers are trained to remove service items from planes.
(Tip of the hat to @zainman)