Kuwait Airport porter ripoffs..
The family finally left for home last weekend and while at the airport, I couldnt help noticing the huge influx of Bangladeshi porters vying in to carry your baggage. Now I dont have a problem with any person, nationality, or work background but I personally feel this huge unmonitored concentration of Bengali porters is like a gang waiting to ripoff anyone at the drop of a hat. The Bengalis are like vultures waiting for you to just keep the bag on the trolley while they are clutching onto it and BOOM you are half KD short. This is especially worse when it comes to moving your luggage from security scan to check-in queue which at all the terminals is like 2-3 meters max. In case you decide to argue with these porters they are ready to show you on the trolley “1/2 KD” signange.
I think what these morons dont understand is that once I get a porter at the door the porter is supposed to accompany you till the immigration. AndÂ I would gladly pay 1/2 KD for that. And looking at the swelling numbers of these unmetered Bengalis, I dont see why they should worry about their monthly wages, as they make a ton of money with no acountability to their parent company.
As for their parent company, I dont think they care much either, as all they have is free license to dump as many Bengalis as possible in the airport, and they dont have to worry about jack about paying wages, because it says on the trolleys, you have to pay 1/2 KD to the porter.
And the airport..I dont think they could care any less or more…its between Bengalis, their parent company, and us.