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Man crawls through baggage carousel on to find luggage

Frustrated with the delay, one man took matters into their own hands.

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Baggage claim is for many one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the airport experience, and recently a man took matters into their own hands … and feet — he went in search of his luggage in the carousel itself.

On Dec. 18, British Airways passengers traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to Aberdeen, a port town in the northeast of Scotland, waited more than an hour and 15 minutes to reclaim their bags, without result, according to the Evening Express.

An anonymous witness told the outlet the situation became “very heated” after the plane landed at 10:30 a.m. and no direction was given as to when or how the 100-plus passengers could retrieve their belongings.

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“The passengers were becoming more and more frustrated as time passed. At 11.25 pm, a man tried to crawl through the door in the carousel conveyor to his pockets,” the passenger said, adding that the airport management soon arrived on the scene with two police officers. “In the end, an announcement was made that as a result of operational problems, bags were postponed,” he said.

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Passengers were told the plane was understaffed, turn off all the bags off the aircraft and that it could not “any estimate” of when the bags would be returned.

The passengers had to return to Aberdeen airport the following day for his pockets.

British Airways later apologized for the incident, while the handling agent Swissport cited “bad weather” as the cause of the deadlock, according to the Evening Express.

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“We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to do its utmost to prevent such situations in the future,” Swissport said.

This is the second time in recent weeks that a rogue baggage-claim explorer has made headlines. In the beginning of November, a man who is secretly on the carousel and escaped past security onto the tarmac at the Miami International Airport.

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