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I think that same film could apply to almost any airport in the world. One positive – it shows that MAN does at least have baggage handlers as, from my experience of waiting for bags, I was wondering if they did.21 Sep 2018
Disgracefull. Lets hope Swissport gave him his P45. You can tell by his body language (and the other guys) that he is clearly doing it deliberatly.
You can also tell it’s deliberate because case after case bounces over the trolly, and falls out the other side – just one I could understand, but not case after case. The other guy with him seems implicated too – why didn’t he stop that happening and/ or alert the first guy?
As Tom said, clearly having a bad day. I think he’s in the wrong job though. I won’t be surprised if the first guy is sacked (although I wouldn’t sack him for a first offence – I’d give him a final warning).21 Sep 2018
… and in other Manchester Airport news.
The BBC article says the attack – I call it an attack, not an incident – “involved a parking attendant ending up on the car bonnet and being driven along the road for several hundred yards”. Sounds like assault with a deadly weapon to me. I say that the attack deserves prison time. The driver certainly knew the parking attendant was there on the bonnet, and the parking attendant could easily have been killed.21 Sep 2018
To be fair to Swissport, the video ended as another handler approached clearly intent on finding out why so many cases were falling through the blanket cover.
The man having a “bad day” is clearly an idiot, as is the other guy. Bad day or not, they are just creating more work for themselves.
If he’s been sacked, then good riddance. Hoping that he doesn’t have a family that relies on his job as income!
As for the driver…spared jail !!
Regardless of the provocation, and the judge summed it up perfectly….. The judge said it was “no excuse” for dangerous driving but he thought it was an “absolute disgrace that people cannot deliver people to airports without paying an extraordinary amount”.
Hopefully, the attendant will take up a private prosecution, although you’d have to describe him as a jobs worth on steroids. The airport should be proud that this guy’s loyalty to the cause endangered his own life, just to protect the airports disgraceful revenue stream24 Sep 2018
On the issue of the road rage incident at the car park.
Think “His Honour”Judge Lever got his rationale completely wrong. He admitted according to reports in the Manchester Evening News to having personal experience of the recent car parking debacle at Manchester Airport (EGCC) over drop off charges. I think giving a defendant, whatever his status in life, a suspended jail term for carrying an innocent airport employee on his bonnet almost to the M56 motorway several 100’s metres away is a dereliction of duty.
The public will just see it as a let off and a mild rebuke. Another reader stated that its assault with a deadly weapon. Thats about right.
Maybe the Judge would like to position himself on the victims bonnet and Im sure he will happily offer him a thrill of a lifetime.4 Oct 2018