As an avid traveler, one of my greatest fears is an airline losing my luggage; well, that and being kidnapped in another country (like seriously). Nevertheless, I tend to pack heavily. If you need tips on packing, checkout my piece on “Travel Bags”. To lose my luggage would practically be to lose a great deal of my wardrobe altogether. I have yet to master the trick of fitting everything into a carryon, and I doubt that I ever will – unless I’m flying somewhere to stay for a night!
When it comes to checked bags, there are some airlines that are more likely to lose your baggage than others. Statistically speaking, checked bags have a low chance of being lost. On average, about three in 1,000 bags are lost. However, with flights averaging almost 100,000 per day, that can add up. Below is a list of airlines that statistics show are more likely to lose luggage.