Major brawl breaks out at Manchester Airport over row about 'lost luggage'

  • 20/09/2022
Fight at Manchester Aiport over lost luggage.
Fight at Manchester Aiport over lost luggage. Photo credit: Daily Mail UK

A huge brawl broke out at a major UK airport last week over a row about "lost luggage", which saw two men throw punches at each other.  

The footage obtained by the Daily Mail UK shows two men throwing punches at each other near the carousel at a crowded Manchester Airport. 

Fellow passengers can be heard yelling "stop it" and "enough" as they attempted to intervene. 

The incident shocked passengers who were all waiting for their bags after their KLM flight from Amsterdam arrived an hour and 25 minutes late at 11:45pm on Sunday, with many travellers frustrated.

The situation escalated when passengers found out their luggage was still in Amsterdam because of a ground staff strike at the Dutch airport. 

The passenger who filmed the fight, but asked to remain anonymous, told the Daily Mail the situation was a "nightmare" and everyone was exhausted and getting angry.

"It isn't nice to see people fighting and we were just waiting for our suitcases," they said.

"All hell broke loose. There were people fighting and so people started running. It was crazy. We all had to deal with it as there was zero security or staff around to help."

The chaos started when passengers were handed a piece of paper telling them "unforeseen operational challenges" meant their luggage could not be offloaded in a "timely manner" with no indication when their bags would arrive. 

The person who took the video said people started shouting at the staffer and accused him of lying, before turning on each other.

The person said the flight was full, so around 200 people were left without their bags.