Leaving your bags at airport check in always feels like a gamble – will you see them again and if so, will they be in the same condition?
We’ve all seen those clips of suitcases being chucked onto a plane, but a baggage handler has sought to ease any fears by filming himself stacking bags in the belly of the aircraft.
The man, who goes by the name djsugue on TikTok, was recorded loading bags at Vancouver airport and the clip has been liked more than 113,000 times.
He starts off by unfurling a roller that helps to move the bags across the floor, then he stacks them in layers of three from the back.
Baggage handlers have previously likened stacking luggage to playing real-life Tetris.
One wrote on Reddit: “I once worked ramp, bag Tetris is legit, it’s like regular Tetris, only with more violence.”
Sun Online Tavel previously reported the best way to make sure your bag comes off the plane first.
Picking up a free “fragile” sticker from airport staff and slapping it on your bag can allegedly speed up your wait time.
Often the fragile tagged luggage goes into the plane last and as a result, it comes onto the belt first.
But if you’re going to tag your luggage, make sure to leave one thing off – your address.
Opportunistic thieves will know that you are not at home and could try to burgle the property as a result.
If you want to double your chances of success, there’s another way too – check in last.
Thomas Lo Sciuto, a ramp worker and gate agent at a regional airport in the US, reckons that this means your bag is loaded onto the plane last.
And everyone knows that last in means first out – but in this case that’s actually a good thing.
He said on Quora: “Bags will always be loaded front to back on the bag carts, so if you check in last your bags will be in the last bag cart.”
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