A baggage handler has unveiled the only suitcase she will allow for passengers traveling.
Airport workers can often be choosy about which bags they like to handle and which they don’t.
Some have made videos explaining their preferences, the latest being Rachel Bacha.
She shared a video with Tiktok of herself sitting on an airport shuttle bus and reviewing passengers’ luggage options.
A caption for the video reads, “I, a baggage handler, seriously judge your character by what suitcase you have.”
One person responded to the video and asked what kind of bag they would prefer people to carry.
She said: “Hardshell – 4 wheels. I LOVE Away bags or Samsonite.”
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In a previous video, Rachel explained why it’s important for the bags to be four-wheeled.
She said it makes life much easier for her and her colleagues and keeps passengers’ belongings safer.
She said: “Every time you buy a suitcase, you should buy a four-wheel bag for a variety of reasons.
“There are people who load your bags on the planes and some of the planes have really long cargo bins and at some airports they don’t have a machine that puts all the bags in the bins for you.
“Some of these planes have pods that are 20 feet long. Your bag has to start from here and travel all the way there… and it gets there by being rolled, pushed, or thrown.
“What I’m saying is that a four-wheeled bag is rolled and a two-wheeled bag is thrown.”
Hard bags are popular with most airport baggage workers, some of whom have pointed out why soft bags aren’t as useful.
In a thread on Reddit, one wrote: “I work in baggage for an airline, I recommend hard sites. Bags get wet in the rain, soft bags get soggy.
“Although the hard side bags are more likely to tear, you can get the airline to give you a new bag with a tear that cannot be repaired, as opposed to a soft side bag with a tear, we will try to send it for repair (guideline ) and You wait 5-6 weeks for the repair.
“Personally, I would never have a soft-sided bag.”
Meanwhile, this baggage handler shared his top five tips for avoiding airport chaos.
Another revealed how passengers should pack to avoid damaging items.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/20179944/baggage-handler-best-suitcase/ I’m a baggage handler and I judge passengers based on their suitcase – there is just one kind I approve of