An airport worker has been fired after writing an obscene message on a baby’s suitcase when a family “checked in late”.
Mr Lucas told The Sun that “no one said anything” at the desk and they had a smooth journey through the airport.
“It was actually my son’s suitcase and calling a seven-month-old that word is rude,” he said.
The outraged father added that he would like Ryanair to replace the “brand new” suitcase.
Stansted’s baggage-handling contractor ABM Blue Handling said: “This unacceptable incident was reported by our own team on the day, immediately investigated and following conclusive evidence, the individual involved has been dismissed.
“Mr Lucas was contacted by the airport and an apology extended. We have a zero-tolerance policy for offensive behaviour, and we want to extend our sincere apologies to Mr Lucas.”
The London airport’s general check-in guidance advises you to have checked in and be ready to go through security at least two hours before your flight departure time.
It’s not the first time this year that checked bags have been mishandled by airport staff.
Rich Mac shared a video on Twitter/X of the unsealed bottle of Teremana Reposado tequila with the neck of the bottle drained.
The caption read: “So an employee at United went in my luggage, cracked open my bottle, took a shot and put it back.”
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