If you’ve ever checked a bag before a flight, or sent it off to be gate checked, then you may have wondered where it all goes and how every passenger’s bag manages to fit on the plane. A video from inside a cargo hold shows the careful luggage stacking that every flight requires.
In the video, an airline luggage handler fits 100 suitcases into the narrow space at the bottom of a plane. First, the handler makes his way to the very end of the luggage hold and lays down a mobile conveyor belt on the floor. Thanks to this belt, the handler doesn’t have to travel back and forth from the door to the very end of the luggage hold to carry and place the heavy luggage. Instead, a second handler located at the door pushes the luggage on the belt toward his co-worker.