Video Of Runaway Suitcase At ATL Goes Viral

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Last week, flight attendant Michael Orsini was eating lunch at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when he noticed a peculiar sight: a suitcase making a break for it across the tarmac

As Orsini and others watched, recorded and giggled, the renegade suitcase picked up speed and rolled away. It pirouetted past several aircraft between the airport’s D and E concourses. It kept rolling and rolling past airport gates in what Travel + Leisure described as “an inspiring search for freedom.”

Somebody driving a truck approached and for a moment it appeared that the suitcase’s freewheeling minutes were numbered. But the driver of the truck didn’t give it a second glance and the bag continued rolling across the tarmac.

“Right when we thought it was coming to stop, it picked back up and went out of the camera frame,” Orsini told Travel + Leisure. “Not sure how much further it went, but it was the most entertaining thing of the day.”

It’s unclear if the suitcase was ever returned to its proper flight or if it’s still at large. You can watch and listen to the video here.

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