Ever Wonder What Happens to Your Luggage After Airport Check-In? Watch This

Ever Wonder What Happens to Your Luggage After Airport Check-In? Watch This

Ever Wonder What Happens to Your Luggage After Airport Check-In? Watch This

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Many travelers are curious about the fate of their luggage after it disappears behind the check-in counter, especially when it often reappears battered and bruised at their destination.

To track their bags and avoid damage, some have started using cameras or Apple AirTags. Recently, one traveler went a step further by attaching a GoPro to his suitcase, capturing the entire journey through the airport’s baggage handling process.

Shared on the YouTube channel Click on Detroit, the short video titled “POV: You’re a checked bag at DTW getting to your plane” provides a fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes action. 

Contrary to expectations of rough handling, the footage shows the suitcase traveling down a series of conveyor belts before being loaded onto the plane. The most intriguing aspect is the automated process that moves the luggage from check-in to the plane with minimal human intervention. A robotic table collects and moves the baggage before the final security scan.

Despite the video’s interesting insights, reactions have been mixed. Some viewers are skeptical, suggesting the video omits parts where luggage is roughly handled. 

Comments flooded like, 

“CLICKBAIT! There are sections missing, and it’s not complete to the end” 

“Where’s the part where minimum wage baggage handlers throw it into a trolley and then throw it again into the airplane undercarriage?” reflect this sentiment. 

Another viewer added, “Oh, that explains why our brand-new luggage was so damaged… They should be held accountable.”

The YouTube clip has garnered significant attention, with many views and likes. Such videos often go viral, shedding light on the baggage handling process. In a previous instance, a traveler attached a tiny camera to his suitcase, documenting its journey through conveyor belts, security screenings, and finally to a pile of other suitcases.

For anyone curious about what happens to their luggage after check-in, these videos offer a rare glimpse into the usually unseen world of airport baggage handling.