Broken surfboard by airline carriers

Jimmy Huddle, an Australian man who was flying between Melbourne and Newcastle received quite the shock when he came to collect his boards. When he landed even though he had protected his boards with a surfboard bag, he still opened it up to find that his boards were broken.

On a TikTok post he said “So this is what you get when you travel from Melbourne on Qantas these days.”


Airline Qantas Damage Mans Three Boards

Three damaged surfboards

Looking at the damage done to the bag Jimmy Huddle co-founder of says “I looked at the bag, there’s the telltale sign there.”

Looking more closely at his surfboard bag, Huddle shows white scuff marks across the nose of the bag.

“A vehicle has obviously run over the board bag,” he reported.

“Because there’s no other way that kind of damage could have happened.”

“We are urgently reviewing CCTV and working with our ground handling contractors to find out what has happened,” a spokesperson for the airline said. (

TikTok Video Below.


@qantas Melbourne Baggage handlers have completely destroyed three of my boards whilst flying from Melbourne to Newcastle. Three days in and have heard nothing from them…imagine knowing you accidentally damaged someone’s property and just didn’t call them. Wtf! 🤷‍♂️ #qantas #baggagehandlers #surfing #surfboards #foryourpage #fml

♬ original sound – user3586815461691

Baggage Handlers Get Fired After Review

Damaged surfboard qantas

Recently Swissport had a similar incident where another TikTok video showed its back handlers being disrespectful towards luggage and laughing while throwing peoples luggage. Following this after an investigation Swissport did fire the two employees after a review of CCTV footage.

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