Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Bomb Threats and Dead Animals - The Confessions Of A Baggage Handler

rexfeatures_423372d.jpg

If there's anything that the internet has taught us, it's that the ordinarily mundane can often be pretty bloody fascinating. Airport Baggage Handling it would appear, is no exception to that rule.

Taking part in one of Reddit's famed AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions under the web-name ScaryxBusey, an airport worker managed to keep the rowdy/inquisitive side of the internet absolutely enthralled by his honest answers to their biggest travel questions.

Here are some of our favourite questions and answers.


How many times was it a bomb, and how many times was it a dildo?

via Waskonator

“Its usually a tooth brush but I've seen a few dildos. Had a bomb threat a little while back but it was just some dude on drugs scared he was gonna miss his plane and thought if he called in a bomb threat it would delay it.... hes in jail now.”


I'm often concerned that a cargo loader could overload one section of the craft causing a dangerously imbalanced aircraft. Is this an irrational fear?

via Goldfingerpuppet

“Westjet has people that plan the load accordingly before hand and we load the bags exactly where they tell us. After we load them we call them and confirm weights and everything.”


What's the weirdest piece of luggage you’ve encountered?

via Eggneefia

“A golden eagle.”


A family friend stored a cat in the baggage compartment and it froze to death during the flight. How easily can this happen?

via Ljnr

"I've heard of this happening to a puppy a while back. All animals go into the pit so I dont see how it doesnt happen all the time. The pilots have to be told there is an animal on board though so they may be able to seal the pit better so it doesnt get as cold? Maybe no one told the pilots on that flight."


Do you gently place the luggage or toss it all about?

via Jilly_willy

“Honestly, it gets tossed around a bit."


How often do you actually lose luggage? 

Via Schlewey

"Sometimes a bag will go to the wrong destination unfortunately. Maybe a couple a week."


What kind of advice would you give to someone packing a suitcase?

via Moving2

"Nothing valuable or breakable. Pack light."

[via Reddit]

Related

14.jpg

Cool illustrations prove there's really only two kinds of people

Pickle.jpg

10 Lifehack Apps And Web Services That'll Make You Better At Life

notting-hill.PNG

This Is What £800 Per Month Rent In Notting Hill Gets You

crossy.jpg

The 10 most beautiful apps, according to Apple

rexfeatures_2085259e.jpg

Your Odds Of Winning The Lottery Have Just Changed Significantly

rexfeatures_3029242b.jpg

10 London Boroughs That Could Make You Rich

Comments

More

Brilliant new Simpsons couch gag takes aim at South Park

It ranks as one of the best yet

by Joe Ellison
17 Feb 2017

Is Love Actually actually shit or brilliant?

Two writers argue their case for the divisive 2003 rom-com

16 Feb 2017

The totally excellent 19 facts you never knew about Wayne’s World

No way? Way.

by Keyan Milanian
16 Feb 2017

Why it's time to celebrate the second division Britpop bands

As Sleeper reform, this is why you need to look past Oasis, Blur & Pulp

by Dave Fawbert
15 Feb 2017

The trailer for Apple's Carpool Karaoke is here and it's epic

Will Smith singing R Kelly in a helicopter? Sign us up

by Emily Badiozzaman
15 Feb 2017

Circa Waves' Ultimate Playlist

The band's singer Kieran Shudall reveals his top tunes

by Joe Ellison
15 Feb 2017

The world's most popular BBC character has been revealed

And the most iconic scenes were also found by BBC Worldwide

by Emily Badiozzaman
15 Feb 2017

The revenge of the Kaiser Chiefs

The indie-rock band that refuses to die

by Louise Donovan
15 Feb 2017

Philip Pullman has just saved us all from Real Life

Here's what we know about 'Book of Dust'

15 Feb 2017

Star Wars' Cantina Band is Australia's favourite song to have sex to

The infectious song is the nookie tune of choice Down Under

15 Feb 2017