U.S. airline industry - bags mishandled 1990-2021

Number of bags mishandled in the U.S. airline industry from 1990 to 2021

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Use Ask Statista Research Service

Release date

February 2022


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2021

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 2020 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.

Citation formats
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $2,388 USD / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Starter Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$199 USD / Month *
Professional Account
Full access

Business Solutions including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Other statistics that may interest you Airline passenger experience in the U.S.

Status of air travel in the U.S.


Customer complaints


Cancellations and flight delays


Ease of travel


Cost of flying


Further related statistics

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $2,388 USD / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.