Making Mealtime Meaningful: Discover how we're giving back with the 12T Cares program →

I love to travel, and there is nothing better than getting on a flight, taking a nap, and waking up somewhere brand new.

But before you can depart for your destination, there is the waiting. Because of security checks, etc., most of us get to the airport at least 2-3 hours before our flight which leaves plenty of time to board.

Photo: Pexels/Oleksandr Pidvalnyi

Normally, I spend most of my time at the closest Starbucks reading a book but sometimes, when that is too full, I just end up at my gate. But, there is one nice thing about most airport terminals and that’s the big glass windows where you can see out onto the tarmac.

If I’m really bored, I’ll just stare out the window and watch all the happenings that are going on, like planes coming and going, and workers loading and unloading the planes – that’s always most fascinating.

Photo: Pexels/Victor Freitas

You see the one worker pulling up with like a little golf cart with several attachments behind it carrying luggage. Then, several others start throwing the baggage onto a conveyor belt and it goes up into the plane’s cargo hold.

But, what happens once it’s inside the cargo hold? What does the cargo hold even look like? Those are all questions that we might not even get answers too…until TikTok happened.

Photo: Pexels/Tanathip Rattanatum

One ramp loader, Dj Sugue, has been known to share very interesting behind-the-scenes videos of luggage getting loaded and unloaded from arriving and departing planes in the Vancouver Airport in British Columbia, Canada. Dj Sugue turns them into time lapses, and they’re truly fascinating to watch!

Check out the video below:


Replying to @michel ghazaly you get use to being in the belly of an airplane 🧳✈️ its fun onloading and offloading ❤️ thank you everyone for the support 🙏🏽 #fyp #travel #xyzbca #airportlife #fypシ゚viral

♬ its a wrap sped up – xxtristanxo

But that’s not the only one that he’s got. Check out more below:


These are the steps of loading a flight at the gate. Load it to the belt and then the belt into the belly and then we close it after and then we push the flight out ✈️🧳🙏🏽 #fyp #foryoupage #foryou #airport #travel #aviation

♬ original sound – xxtristanxo


Replying to @𝓐𝓪𝓵𝓲𝔂𝓪𝓱🥇 i thought i was in shape but being in the belly of an airplane gives you that work 💪🏽✈️🧳 #fyp #fypシ゚viral #airport #travel #aviation #aviationlovers #workout

♬ Lollipop – Album Version (Explicit) – Lil Wayne


This is how yall bags are unloaded once you arrive at your destination 🙏🏽🧳✈️ #fyp #travel #aviation #avgeek #airport

♬ Super Mario Bros Main Theme – Geek Music


One of the easiest onload flights I’ve ever done 🧳✈️ #airport #fypシ゚viral #travel #aviation #aviationlovers #timelapse #flight

♬ original sound – SLSHBRS | JE AJ – J_editz

Did you know this is how they load and unload planes? Let us know!