U.S. airline industry - bags mishandled 1990-2020

Number of bags mishandled in the U.S. airline industry from 1990 to 2020

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Release date

February 2021


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2020

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 2019 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.

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