AirAsia Ground Crew Gets Handsy with Your Bags

Mar 29, 2018

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Prince’s über famous 1986 song “Kiss”, says, “I just want your extra time and your…kiss,” but I don’t think he was singing sweet-nothings to his luggage.

After video surfaced showing AirAsia employees mishandling bikes coming off a plane, an AirAsia baggage handler took to his personal Facebook to show that they’re taking the extra step to ensure all baggage is handled carefully…and with lots of love.

In an odd — albeit unique — photo shoot, Mohd Amir Izzat, an AirAsia baggage handler, posted photos of him and his fellow employees kissing AirAsia passengers’ checked bags as they load them onto their fleet.

On his Facebook, Izzat wrote, “DEAR BAG, DOESN’T MATTER HOW WEIGHT IS THE BAG WAS, WE WILL HANDLE WITH KISS AND CARE……LOVE YOU BAG,” adding, “We all apologies from all our mistake before…stay tuned with Airasia,” which included tagging AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes.

The post has been liked by more than 10,000 people and been shared by nearly as many. Reactions, however, are mixed in the comments. Kate L commented, “Ehh!! Hygiene please!! Hygiene!!” Melissa A thought the kiss was an added bonus: “The kisses only reserved for the ones who bought AirAsia insurance. For u who don’t, maybe a smackdown.” Emilia L saw the hilarity: “At least kissing is better than kicking!”

After the video was circulated on the internet of the ground crew mishandling bikes, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes posted his own his company’s Facebook stating: “As a cyclist myself, I was pretty disturbed when I saw the actions of our staff. Rest assured, we’ve taken action. We are looking into the matter very seriously and stern action will be taken accordingly. I hope we will continue to improve ourselves. Attention has been put into this particular example.”

For the month of April, AirAsia will be waiving all baggage fees for passengers who are checking their bicycles, according to The Independent. It’s still to be determined if the bicycles will get the love and affection that passengers’ bags are currently getting.

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