There’s nothing more annoying than landing at a destination, ready for your trip, and realizing the airline lost your luggage. The case of missing luggage has been increasing in the past year. 

In a new study by limo booking service Price4Limo, over 50% of people surveyed say an airline has lost their luggage at some point. Out of that amount, only 34% received their missing bags. 78% of respondents say they get nervous when it comes to checking luggage. 

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The airline that lost the most bags in 2022

American Airlines lost the most amount of luggage so far this year. The airline reportedly lost 850 bags per 100,000. Following behind American Airlines are JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines. 

Airports that lost the most luggage in 2022

The airport that lost the most luggage this year is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Following Chicago O’Hare are Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport and San Diego International Airport. 

72% of travelers who lost their luggage say they lost an irreplaceable item. 


Loss over the summer

Summer 2022 experienced an influx of lost luggage cases due to staff shortages. Airports and airlines had a tough time keeping up with travel demands. 

What to do if your luggage is lost

If your bag is lost, let the airline know immediately. Make sure to keep up with your baggage claim check slip in addition to taking photos of your luggage. The more information you have, the easier it will be for airport staff to track down your bags. 

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