Uproar as luggage left dumped on Manchester Airport tarmac ‘for 100 minutes’

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A passenger was left furious as he filmed bags being abandoned on the tarmac at Manchester Airport and has branded the place “a mess”.

In a video the bloke recorded of the incident bags were seen left lying on the ground as he claims they were left there for almost 2 hours.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, he said: “I watched these bags fall from the transport to the plane.

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“They were left there for around one hour 40 minutes before being picked up and left in the same place for I don’t know how long.”

He said he was sat watching the bags for over three hours, during which time they did not move. It follows a host of complaints from airport customers that luggage is not being delivered to destinations.

"Manchester Airport is a mess at the minute. It's a joke how they're handling stuff," the passenger added.

Luggage is handled at the site by aviation services company Swissport.

Manchester Airport said that each airline employs its own baggage handling agents, and they are unable to comment on those operations.

A Manchester Airport spokesperson said: “The process of taking baggage to and from aircraft is managed by a range of third-party handling agents, which each airline contracts directly.

However, we expect the highest standards when any company operating on our site is handling passengers’ luggage and will raise this with them as a matter of urgency to understand what happened and why.”

Swissport have been approached by the Daily Star for comment.

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The news comes after a fuming British holidaymaker claims EasyJet haven't apologised to him for 'tearing his suitcase.'

David Benjamin, 63, was flying from Nice in France to Gatwick over the June 11/12 weekend, after a family wedding.

But when he returned home on Sunday he found sections of his suitcase had been shredded and crushed with his clothes ruined.


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