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Number of bags mishandled in the U.S. airline industry from 1990 to 2018
(in millions)
U.S. airline industry - bags mishandled 1990-2018
This statistic represents the total number of bags mishandled filed by passengers with the largest U.S. air carriers from 1990 through 2018. In 2018, around 1.8 million mishandled-baggage reports were filed, up from 1.6 million in the previous year.
Number of bags mishandled in the U.S. airline industry from 1990 to 2018
(in millions)
Bags mishandled in millions
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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data is based on nonstop domestic scheduled flights and includes passenger reports of mishandled-baggage, including those that did not subsequently result in claims for compensation.
The values through 2014 were taken from previous editions.
In 2010 the air carriers were AirTran, Alaska, American, American Eagle, Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Continental, Delta, ExpressJet, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Mesa, Pinnacle, SkyWest, Southwest, United and US Airways.
Data for Northwest Airlines are included under Delta after merging in January 2010.
American Airlines and US Airways are combined as American Airlines as of January 2014.
Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways data are combined as Southwest Airlines.

U.S. airline industry - bags mishandled 1990-2018
This statistic represents the total number of bags mishandled filed by passengers with the largest U.S. air carriers from 1990 through 2018. In 2018, around 1.8 million mishandled-baggage reports were filed, up from 1.6 million in the previous year.
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