First Person POV Of Checked Baggage At An Airport

August 27, 2015

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This is a first person point of view ride of a piece of checked baggage at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. It basically gets to go on a high-speed roller coaster ride that you paid $25 for. Are all airport's baggage handling systems this elaborate? Why does my baggage never show up where it's supposed to? I can show up for a flight two hours early, have no layovers, and still never see my luggage again. I've actually stopped packing anything in the bags I check because I know they're going to be gone. It's just a really frustrating game I play now.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Joseph, who doesn't bring anything he can't carry on. If he needs anything else he'll just buy it when he gets wherever he's going.

  • tomkingkong

    All this has shown me is that airports are basically minecraft.

  • Elak Swindell

    Found out that it's the Amsterdam airport. The YT video is great, but the one on the airport's official website is even better (except for a clarity drop) since you can rotate the camera 360 degrees at any time during the ride. http://www.schiphol.nl/Reiz...

  • Dave

    Was I the only one waiting for Buzz and Woody to kick Frasier's ass during this video?

  • Michael Knight

    can pov NOT be first person?

  • 3rd person is a point of view. 2nd person is a point of view too. It's the position you, the observer, is experiencing the story from. Saying something is POV is like saying someone is height. It's a property, not a value.

  • Fred Davix

    this is how our luggage travels from one Airport to another? that's amazing

  • Brock

    No, they travel from one airport to another on a plane...like you.

    Also, this is a fairly rare fully-automated baggage system, probably less than 10 years old. The vast majority of airports still move baggage around my hand and truck.

  • Fred Davix

    so they have a special plane for luggage? WOW that's amazing....is the pilot of that plane the luggage of the pilot flying our planes? Does that mean the the Stewardess luggage is handing drinks and peanuts to our luggage??? TECHNOLOGY!!!!

  • InkyBloc

    That movie would be Toy Story 2 GW.

  • TheQiwiMan

    No wonder DELTA always loses my luggage.

    (D.E.L.T.A. = Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive) <- I wish that were only an old dad-joke.

    :-/

  • jrose

    My suitcase apparently has far more fun at the airport than I do.

  • GeekVariety

    Maybe its just me, but this seems needlessly complicated.

  • Quite needless and extremely complicated. It looks like it even sat in a storage facility (yellow racks) when the camera went black. Why would you ever be storing baggage that needs to immediately get on a plane that is no doubt leaving imminently?

  • timeiskey

    probably because of a limited number of loading carts.
    its designed to still function even if there are planes that havent shown up on time, or too many people at the airport. Its best to just store the bags instead of make the excess people just wait to check them in. That causes a traffic jam and is probably one of the biggest bottlenecks with a surplus of people

  • TheQiwiMan

    ya, it's just you.

    :-P

  • Tiny Zombie

    It looks like the beginning of Portal 2, only without the witty banter.

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