So you arrive at the airport. First thing you do? Check in your luggage.
But have you ever wondered what happens after you hand it over to the airline staff at the check-in counter? You probably have if your bags ever been misplaced or damaged. Otherwise, it's not much of a concern really.
Either way, you're unlikely to know what a complicated process your suitcase has to endure to eventually end up on the plane that's flying you to Spain (or wherever). But after watching this video produced by Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, you might.
Off it goes, into the belly of the beast, and out to the world of sorting devices and robotic arms ...
The POV video was created by mounting a camera on top of a suitcase and sending it on a roller coaster ride along the conveyor belt system.
The fascinating three-minute footage reveals things some people never expected to see.
The bag has to undergo a series of vertigo-inducing tosses and turns until it reaches its final destination.
But the most fascinating part comes at the end when this robotic arm drops the suitcase at a baggage container and waves goodbye.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in Europe serving more than 55 million passengers. It is also one of the world's most innovative airports that uses six robots for its baggage system.
Hopefully, the behind-the-scenes video will shatter the rooted belief that airline luggage is moved and sorted by hand.