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WATCH: Manipur CM shares video of airline staff allegedly ‘snooping around’ passenger luggage

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh shared two clips on social media showing an airline staff going through the luggage of the flight passengers. It isn't clear whether he has been instructed to do so or is snooping around. However, it does raise the question on safety provided to passenger baggage by airlines.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2017 2:44 pm
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While travelling by air, many of us feel secure the moment we check-in our luggage and board the flight. The fact that our bags are sealed and locked, reinforces this faith. However, a video that has been recently shared by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on social media questions the ‘security’ provided by the various airline authorities. The two clips that have been captioned, “Our luggage in the flights safe or not?” show an airline staff opening and checking the luggage of passengers that has already been stored on the aircraft.

While, it is clear in the video that the person is going through the bags and checking its content, it isn’t clear whether he has been instructed to do so or is snooping around to steal something. Moreover, the CM has neither mentioned the name of the airline nor disclosed the location, and nor do we know the source of the video. We wonder why the bags were being opened after they have already been checked and boarded on the flight.

Watch the video here: 

This video clearly makes one wonder about the reliability of airline staff and the reality of the security they claim to provide. Do you think your luggage is safe while travelling? Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. S
    Oct 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    My luggage got broken two times while traveling from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram . First time it was through Emitates flight and second time it qatar airways. It shows not the particular airline cause for this but the staff who handles the luggage are stealing things by breaking locks, , zips and body cover of luggage. The people who are in the checking counters are also incognizance with these luggage thieves doing this. The counter staff in Doha airport who maintains Thiruvananthapuram gate is so rude and they do not know any manners to treat passengers with dignity. They all are short tempered and showing no respect for the passengers. They are unfit to be employed in a airport like Doha. Doha airport authorities must take very serious check about the quality of the staff in the thiruvananthapuram gate and make them to be soft towards passengers and ensure the gate staff must be held responsible if any lock, or damage to luggage for that route happen or stolen from the luggage.