I suppose it’s a bit much to hope your checked bag will arrive without a scratch or a dent, but one Air France passenger found his bag was delivered shredded. Literally shredded.
Man Arrives in Athens After Air France Flight To Find His Checked Bag Literally Shredded
Here, a picture is worth 1,000 words:
A man posted this on Reddit, claiming this is “the way Delta/AirFrance returned my checked baggage. Everything is missing.” Although he posted it on the Delta forum, based upon the baggage tag it appears he was on AF1232 from Paris (CDG) to Athens (CDG).
So what could have happened? The bag flew out of the baggage cart and was dragged on the tarmac for several minutes? French aviation security inspectors thought they saw something in the bag?
I’ve dealt with multiple damaged checked bags over the years, but never anything like this…I wonder what the baggage handler was thinking when he grabbed that in Athens and put it on the belt? Or maybe it was his fault? Or maybe it got caught on the luggage belt in Athens and was torn there?
The passenger will be compensated under the Montreal Convention, but if this was the start of the trip, the time and effort required to replace the contents of the bag become quite annoying.
Any theories as to what happened with this pathetic-looking checked bag?