Airport delays: Angry passengers crawl into baggage carousel hatch to find luggage after chronic delay

Airport delays: Angry passengers crawl into baggage carousel hatch to find luggage after chronic delay

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Undercover footage shot at the UK’s Manchester Airport has shown the jaw-dropping moment passengers crawled into a restricted baggage area in a desperate bid to retrieve their luggage, as travel chaos around the globe continues.

The video was recorded about a month ago as part of a TV investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches show set to be broadcast on Monday night. The undercover reporter was working as a baggage handler for Swissport when he heard voices across the room.

Watch the undercover video of the passengers looking for their luggage above

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He watched frustrated passengers crawling across the conveyor belts trying to find their luggage after they claimed they had been waiting for more than an hour.

In the video, passengers can be heard telling the undercover journalist: “We’ve been waiting one and a half hours. I will grab it and help you unload if you want. Do you want me to help you unload the bags? We’ve got another flight to catch yet.”

Upon speaking to colleagues, the reporter discovered this is a regular occurrence, with workers claiming: “It happens all the time” and “people try coming through, start fights”.

Travellers took drastic action at a UK airport when their baggage failed to appear on the carousel. Credit: Channel 4

Manchester Airport has endured a nightmare few months since COVID travel restrictions were eased. Passengers have complained of long queues, delayed and cancelled flights and lost luggage as the airport struggles with a lack of staff and a spike in demand.

But bosses say waiting times are falling dramatically despite the airport experiencing its busiest time since before lockdown.

Over the past week, more than 95 per cent of passengers got through security in under 30 minutes, with more than three-quarters of people passing through in less than 15 minutes.

Commenting on their investigation, the journalist said: “To be honest, I just don’t know how people do these shifts and these kinds of hours starting at 3am. It’s absolutely brutal. No one gives them much credit. But without them no one’s flights will be taking off. No one will be going on holiday.”

Swissport, the baggage-handling company used by many airlines, sacked over half of its 6000 baggage handling staff during the pandemic.

In response to this investigation, Swissport said: “We are sorry for our part in the disruption some people have experienced at Manchester Airport. We are doing everything we can to mitigate delays for passengers, including hiring more than 4100 people since January.”

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Airport delays: Angry passengers crawl into baggage carousel hatch to find luggage after chronic delay

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