Watch: video of Guangzhou airport's 'most careless baggage handler'

PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 June, 2013, 11:36am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

A video of a careless baggage handler at Guangzhou’s international airport has gone viral on Chinese microblogs, garnering almost a million views hours after being uploaded on Youku, China’s equivalent of YouTube.  

A baggage handler at the Baiyun International Airport, China’s second largest, is captured carelessly throwing boxes onto a conveyor belt. Most of the packages bounced off the belt and landed on the ground. The handler is then seen taking a rest to check his mobile phone.

The video clip appeared to have been first uploaded on YouTube last week by a person who said he was a foreign tourist. It was then shared on Youku, from where it was reposted by tens of thousands of Sina Weibo users.

The Guangdong Airport Management Corporation, the operator of the airport, could not be reached for immediate comment. The company wrote in a microblog post that it was investigating the matter, saying that the clumsy baggage handler was employed by an unspecified airline.

“This proves the low-quality service among delivery services,” commented one Weibo user. “Again, it was discovered by foreigners.”

Perhaps passengers who received damaged packages after their flight could take a lesson from singer Dave Carroll, who complained about United Airlines baggage handlers - in song.