An Airport Agent Is Going Viral for Revealing the Magical World of Baggage Tetris

Tiktok user Dj Sugue can pack 100 bags into the belly of a plane in anywhere from 10-20 minutes

American Airlines' baggage handlers transport passenger's goods at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
American Airlines' baggage handlers transport passenger's goods at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
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Ever wondered what happens to your baggage after you’ve checked it and it disappears through the little doggy door at the end of the carousel behind the counter? There’s a TikTok for that.

Baggage handler Dj Sugue is going viral on for showing how checked bags are arranged within the belly of an airplane, with one such post from earlier this month garnering more than 29.5 million views to date.

In the video, Sugue can be seen stacking 100 bags on top of one another and pausing for a quick lie down before resuming his work. In an interview with Insider, Sugue said that he treats the job like a game of Tetris, stacking heavier, hard-sided bags towards the bottom and the lighter, soft-shell bags on top. Depending on the size of the plane, it reportedly takes Sugue anywhere from 10-20 minutes to load 100 or so bags.

“It’s tough loading everything under 10 minutes, but I try my best,” he said

Nearly 14,000 users took to the comments, mostly to express gratitude for what is obviously a physically demanding and typically thankless, job. “Never packing my suitcase heavy again sorry about that man,” one wrote. “I literally always thought these bags go into some secret underground passageway tunnel and not with the plane💀,” said another.

Others, including the official Miami Heat account, sounded off on the size of the space. “Uff feeling a little claustrophobic😅,” the Heat wrote.

In other posts, Sugue covers frequently asked user questions, like how pets are loaded into the cargo hold. In a handful of subsequent clips, Sugue shows a number of furry friends being strapped in, prepared for takeoff and, of course, getting a scratch or two behind the ears by the baggage handlers prior to departure.

Sugue had worked as a ramp agent for more than four years before being laid off as a result of the pandemic — he only began working again this past summer. “It’s been crazy actually,” he told Insider in regards to going viral. Thanks to a little help from his co-workers, he’s already got some ideas brewing for more content, though something about a feed dedicated solely to packing bags into the belly of a plane kind of … works?


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