American Airlines Baggage Handler Bowls With Passengers’ Luggage While Unloading It

by Anthony Losanno
AA Baggage Handler

Advertiser Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat earns an affiliate commission for anyone approved through the links below. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. We work to provide the best publicly available offers to our readers. We frequently update them, but this site does not include all available offers.

A video was posted to X on Saturday that shows a baggage handler unloading an American Airlines’ flight. He throws the suitcases, rolls them into each other as if he were bowling, and shows complete disregard for others property. Is it any wonder why I never check a bag?

The video apparently took place at Terminal E in Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). People commenting on the post say that the baggage handler is subcontracted (by Piedmont Air, which operates as American Eagle).

This Cements My Reasoning for Not Checking Bags

I check a bag almost never. I can get what I need generally in a carry-on and fly in premium cabins so I’m on the aircraft early enough to secure overhead bin space. I don’t want to wait at baggage claim and I know that the bags are not taken care of by employees. This is just one example, but there are countless others where baggage has been lost, damaged, or destroyed altogether.

Anthony’s Take: I’m guessing this baggage handler is in for some retraining if he’s not terminated. He shows a complete disregard for others belongings and I hope he is dealt with appropriately.

(Featured Image Credit: @Sir_Quay via X.)

User Generated Content Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat encourages constructive discussions, comments, and questions. Responses are not provided by or commissioned by any bank advertisers. These responses have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the responsibility of the bank advertiser to respond to comments.


Lars May 6, 2024 - 7:48 am

No joke, this is far higher quality baggage handling that I’m used to with AA. They’ve put huge dents in two different hard shell cases of mine over the past year. If the video were the extent of the AA baggage shenanigans, it would be a massive upgrade and I’d honestly be fine with it.

jon May 6, 2024 - 9:11 am

AA gets what they pay for! AA employee or third-party contractor?


Leave a Comment

Related Articles