The Wild Ride Your Check-In Luggage Takes At The Airport

Nothing short of a roller coaster for bags. | NGT Staff  
Baggage carousel Airport
Your baggage takes a trip of its own through the airport. Photo: Bradley Gordon/Flickr/Creative Commons (

Have you ever wondered what happens to your luggage after you check it in before a flight? While you and your cabin baggage go through a stringent security check, your luggage is taking a trip of its own through parts of the airport that you will never see. This video shot at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport shows you just how your bag gets to and from the aircraft. There are twists, turns, drops, slides – nothing short of a roller coaster for bags, we think. Watch the video below and maybe next time, wrap those breakable items with an extra layer of bubble wrap.


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