Thursday, 23. October 2014
07. 08. 14. - 15:00
This airport baggage handler in Russia is in bags of trouble - after an angry passenger filmed him destroying customers' suitcases.
The shocked passenger used his mobile phone to film the handler throw, pinch and kick the bags as he unloaded the baggage hold at Volgograd International Airport in western Russia.
Furious passengers are now pursuing claims for compensation for smashed and broken contents and damaged cases, and using the video - since taken down from YouTube - as evidence.
"There were handles torn off, cases split open, toiletries smashed and spilled all over people's clothes.
"Dustmen treat rubbish bins with more care than he showed our bags," said one.
The video shows the man jumping over some bags as they pass through his legs and trying to fling others with a theatrical flick of his wrist to send them flying through the air to land in any available space on the back of the baggage vehicle. And all the time apparently completely unconcerned that the passengers who own the luggage are watching him through the window.
The baggage handler - later identified as Valeriy Blarov, 32 - is now facing an inquiry by airport officials.
Airport officials are understood to have suspended Blarov after the video was uploaded online.
"It is a very bad advert for the airport. The most astonishing thing is that he thought it was OK to do this right under the noses of the passengers," said an airport spokesman. "Anyone caught vandalising passenger property will be disciplined."
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