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Mishandled Baggage in Air travel

Mishandled baggage in the US

During the first six months of this year, the U.S. carriers reporting flight delay and mishandled baggage data posted a mishandled baggage rate of 7.34 reports per 1,000 passengers, up from the 5.86 mishandled baggage rate recorded during January-June 2006. Bumping The report also includes airline reports of involuntary denied boarding, or bumping, for the second quarter and first six months of this year. Of the 20 U.S. carriers who report on-time performance and mishandled baggage data, 18 are also required to report their bumping records to DOT. These 18 carriers posted a bumping rate of 1.22 per 10,000 passengers for the second quarter, up from the 1.12 rate for the second quarter of 2006 but down from the 1.45 bumping rate for the first quarter of this year. For the first six months of this year, the carriers posted a bumping rate of 1.33 per 10,000 passengers, up from the 1.21 rate recorded in January-June 2006.

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