Definition of baggage handler in US English:

baggage handler


  • A person who loads and unloads items of luggage at an airport.

    ‘a planned strike by baggage handlers threatened disruption for thousands of travelers’
    • ‘Customs officials say at least 20 baggage handlers and cargo handlers at JFK Airport used their positions to bypass security and smuggle drugs into New York.’
    • ‘US Airways says it had several hundred flight attendants and baggage handlers phone in sick separating an estimated 10,000 passengers from their luggage.’
    • ‘Now, the progress of a passenger can be tracked simultaneously by ticket agents, baggage handlers and flight-control operations.’
    • ‘But some travelers lock their suitcases, as they don't want the bags either accidentally opening up in transit or being opened up by some baggage handler looking for something to filch.’
    • ‘I observed the couldn't-care-less attitude of baggage handlers as they threw luggage onto planes in Spain.’
    • ‘All the baggage handlers came out to wave goodbye, then we took off in Concorde.’
    • ‘Before departure, I harangued the baggage handler about the importance of getting the dog onto the plane ASAP.’
    • ‘We don't want people to land in Spain during the strike because there are no baggage handlers and there is no transport once they get there.’
    • ‘Airlines - among them British Airways - and other companies are looking for pilots, cabin crew, baggage handlers, and administration workers.’
    • ‘The 80s chart-topper was flying from Amsterdam to Edinburgh when baggage handlers put one of his cases on a flight to Liverpool's John Lennon Airport.’
    • ‘Within minutes, Southwest Airlines baggage handlers came in with carts, loaded the bags and put them on planes - unscreened.’
    • ‘Pilots, cabin crew, baggage handlers and check-in staff should have ID cards.’
    • ‘Travellers flying to Orkney for the festive season should face no disruption at Aberdeen Airport, despite the threat of a baggage handlers' strike.’
    • ‘A lonely airport baggage handler picks up a pregnant hitchhiker during a fierce late-night storm.’
    • ‘The baggage handlers have been on strike since December 18 over a dispute about annual pay increases and working conditions.’
    • ‘Airline and airport employees working in restricted areas - such as pilots, baggage handlers and maintenance workers - are required to undergo new checks.’
    • ‘Holidaymakers are facing a summer of chaos at Manchester Airport as baggage handlers prepare to strike.’
    • ‘The union represents hundreds of baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by United at Heathrow Airport.’
    • ‘Holidaymakers are being told to take lighter luggage on flights from Manchester Airport - to prevent injuries to baggage handlers.’
    • ‘Under-siege managers refused to discuss the planned ballot by baggage handlers today.’