Many statitistic are tracked about airline travel, and one of the more closely watched are the lost luggage numbers. A couple weeks ago, USA Today reported that 2004 was a banner year for lost bags, with the airlines losing an average of 10,000 bags a day.
While there are lots of reasons that bags go astray, at sometime or another all airlines occasionally lose, or misplace, a bag. It seems, however, that some airlines do it just a little more often than others. US Airways had the highest lost rate, and Hawaiian Airlines the best, in calculations based on lost bags per person transported.
As I browsed the list to see where my airline landed, I started thinking about the last time that I had lost a bag. That's when I realized that with all the thousands and thousands of miles that I've logged I have never had a bag go missing. In talking with other people, no one that I talked with had had a lost bag either.
So, I figured it's time for another poll: Have you personally had a bag lost by an airline?
Via Today in the Sky