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An airport employee was terminated for inscribing a vulgar message on a baby’s luggage due to their family’s tardiness during check-in.
Mario Lucas, a 40-year-old man, found the phrase “c*** stop checking in late” written on the front of his infant son’s luggage after traveling to Cyprus from Stansted Airport.
The family, on their way back from visiting relatives in the UK, stated that they had checked in for the Ryanair flight to Paphos approximately 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
According to Mr. Lucas, there were no issues or disturbances reported at the check-in desk and they had a hassle-free experience navigating through the airport.
“It was actually my son’s suitcase and calling a seven-month-old that word is rude,” he said.
The angry father also stated that he wants Ryanair to provide a new suitcase as a replacement for the “brand new” one.
The baggage-handling contractor for Stansted, ABM Blue Handling, stated that an incident occurred which was deemed unacceptable. Upon receiving a report from our team, we promptly conducted an investigation and after finding conclusive evidence, the person involved has been terminated from their position.
“Mr. Lucas was reached out to by the airport and received an apology. We strictly enforce a zero-tolerance policy towards offensive conduct and would like to offer our sincere apologies to Mr. Lucas.”
The recommended time for checking in and going through security before your flight departure at the London airport is at least two hours.
This is not the initial instance this year that airport personnel have mishandled checked baggage.
In November, a traveler on United Airlines reported that a bottle of tequila he had put in his bag that was checked arrived with the seal broken and some of the contents consumed.
Rich Mac shared a video on Twitter/X of the unsealed bottle of Teremana Reposado tequila with the neck of the bottle drained.
The text stated: “According to the caption, a United employee opened my luggage, opened my bottle, took a shot, and returned it.”