Baggage handlers

I am sure that many of you have stood in front of the baggage carousel and thought that that was exactly what was going on behind the scenes. I know I have! And Mike as well. And sometimes there seems to be a sinister character among the baggage handlers who knows exactly which suitcase is yours, so he can put it on the belt last.

But, to be fair, I’ve also had it happen more than once that my luggage was among the first on the belt, so it’s just luck after all. And actually the baggage carousel is the main reason I stay relaxed during the turbulent melee that is the average disembarkment, because I know all the winners of the hand to hand combat, who managed to exit the plane first, will be waiting for their piece of luggage, which may be the last on the carousel …

By the way, this is one of the comics we were cracking ourselves up while writing it, and then got only mild or confused reactions when showing it to the first test persons. Weird how that goes! We’re curious about you guys’ reception…

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9 comments on “Baggage handlers
  1. Rick Westerman says:

    Mild reaction. But I undoubtedly don’t fly as much as you guys.

  2. JP Kalishek says:

    Having worked the ramp (not baggage) it was amazing that any bags got anywhere on time and on the correct flight. I have found and picked up, or seen others pick up bags and boxes of mail just laying on the ground (none were for the airline I was working … SouthWest). SWA was best at getting the bags loaded onto the belt as they only had two regular belts but 60 or so flights a day so they needed to get them cleared asap so they could get the next flights people to claim without there being a few hundred people in their way.

  3. KenH says:

    Hows about the reaction of putting the barrel of a rather large-calibre revolver in the eyesocket of the douchebag last on the right? And inviting him to raise hands slowly or get his brainpan homongenized??

  4. Denton says:

    Hey, I thought it was funny. Keep up the good work!

  5. gregory says:

    Stop! Don’t you know they read this strip? You’re giving them ideas! 🙂

  6. RG2Cents says:

    heheheheheheheheheh! Made sense to me!

  7. Fbs says:

    It depends.

    CDG who has a reputation to defend (regularly quoted worst airport of the world in surveys, even beating Atlanta), applies a 1 hour delay and another half an hour for the bell ringing

    If they did not, passengers would not be able to pick their suitcase, as they would still be stranded queueing at the customs (and employees would have less loot to go away with at the end of their shift …)

  8. Kristian Fahlstrøm says:

    I got my toolbox open and upside down on the belt once. It was an early pekicase and the pressure may have released the lock, but why the handler didn’t notice as he threw it onto the belt?

    In Port Harcourt Nigeria, the first luggage that came on the belt, was 50 large boxes for one individual that took a long time to fill 10 trolleys with his merchandise before there was space for any other luggage

  9. Jad' says:

    CDG… being French and living in Paris, CDG is my main connection point… 🙁

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