By Erika Owen
Updated: January 24, 2017
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Little do you know (or maybe you do), but your checked baggage goes on just as much of a journey as you do when you travel. The good people at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport strapped a camera to a checked bag to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the roller coaster-esque trip it goes through—winding its way from the check-in station, through the airport, and on to the airplane.

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Fun fact: There's not a human in sight for a majority of this video. The video also provides a bit of insight as to where those mysterious scratches and dents come from. Check it out:

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Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.