ORLANDO (FOX 13) - Three baggage handlers at Orlando International Airport were fired after video showed them mishandling luggage, according to a report.
The employees were seen raising bags above their heads and tossing them onto the conveyor belt. The New York Post reports the handlers were unloading a Virgin Atlantic flight.
Matthew Campbell, a 19-year-old from London captured the video. He posted the it on Facebook and wrote, “I have just witnessed the most horrible and horrendous behaviour from Virgin Atlantic Airlines!”
Virgin Atlantic released the following statement,
"We were very disappointed to see the way baggage was handled by these Orlando Airport employees, and asked the airport to immediately launch an investigation to ensure it wouldn't happen again. We want to reassure customers that their bags are cared for throughout the journey with us."
According to the Post, the Greater Orlando Airport Aviation Authority released the following statement:
“Providing safe, secure and excellent customer service is our mission at Orlando International Airport. The incident viewed is not an example of the level of service we strive for. The employees involved have been removed from working at the airport.”