Working that runway! Baggage handler amazes the internet with his incredible dance skills
- Luu Vailuu, 23, works as a ramp agent for Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu airport
- During his shifts he often practices his dance routines on the tarmac for travelers
- Last week a video of him entertaining passengers racked up over 500,000 views
A Hawaiian baggage handler who entertains travelers by dancing on the tarmac while they wait for take-off has become an internet sensation after a video of his routine went viral.
Luu Vailuu, 23, works at Daniel K. Inouye international airport in Honolulu loading and unloading luggage and directing planes to the gate.
But the Hawaiian Airlines ramp agent has always dreamed of becoming a back-up dancer, and uses his free time to practice – to the delight of the airline’s passengers.
Luu Vailuu, 23, practices his dance routines to entertain passengers while working a ramp agent for Hawaiian Airlines at Daniel K. Inouye international airport in Honolulu
Last Friday, Vailuu became an overnight star after a local teenager named Tiffany Gataniss uploaded footage of him dancing next to her plane to Twitter.
In the video he can be seen standing near the aircraft before seeing that Gataniss was filming him and waving to the camera.
He then performs an elaborate routine, sashaying and spinning while passengers on the plane cheer and laugh.
‘I’m going to pee myself!’ one woman can be heard laughing. ‘He’s putting on a show! He’s putting on a show!’
Vailuu became an internet sensation last week after Tiffany Gataniss uploaded footage of him dancing next to her plane to Twitter (above)
Gataniss’s video has since been viewed more than half a million times on Twitter.
‘I had just finished loading the plane and it was my last plane before I got off,’ Vailuu told BuzzFeed News. ‘I was like, I might as well (dance)!’
‘Every time I do something, I always see a phone sticking out,’ he said.
Vailuu said he learned to dance by studying professionals on Instagram and practices his routines unashamedly in front of the mirror at the gym.
Gataniss’s video has been viewed more than half a million times on Twitter and led for calls for him to appear on Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the Ellen DeGeneres show
He told the BuzzFeed that although his dream is to be a back-up dancer, he is also considering becoming a flight attendant to pay the bills.
If he does, he says, he will be dancing up and down the aisle.
‘I’ll be serving them drinks and entertainment!’ he joked.
And Vailuu has certainly kept people entertained so far – with internet users calling for him to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show and Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Vailuu said he learnt to dance by watching professional choreography on Instagram and practicing in front of the mirror
‘This is awesome,’ commented one person on Twitter. ‘Flying nowadays has become an endurance test rather than an adventure and if I looked out the window at this instead of the surly view I usually have, it would start any trip on a great note!
‘This wonderful person makes me want to fly Hawaiian Air. I hope to exemplify that much joy soon,’ wrote another.
‘I feel blessed,’ Vailuu told BuzzFeed after the video went viral. ‘I’m just living life and being me.’