Video: What Happens to Your Checked Luggage at the Airport

Have you ever wondered what happens after you drop off your bags at the airport?

When the airline attendant tags your luggage and moves it over to the conveyor belt, the journey is just beginning.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport made a behind-the-scenes video that provides a detailed look at that journey. They mounted a camera on top of a bag to illustrate just how far your luggage travels before it reaches your final destination. Check out the video below!

There are a lot of opportunities for luggage to get lost (or damaged) before it makes it to the plane. This video helps illustrate the extensive journey that is commonly replicated at other airports across the globe.

If you’ve ever lost your luggage, or thought for sure you’d never see it again because of a tight flight transfer, you know how frustrating the experience can be. Nobody likes having their luggage lost or damaged, and it can certainly put a strain on an otherwise enjoyable vacation, but at least now you know your bags get to go on a roller coaster-style adventure along the way!

This sure looks a lot more fun than most of us have in security lines!

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