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Best and Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage

Best and Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage: AirTran

Courtesy of AirTran

No. 2 AirTran

The Dallas-based budget carrier had a checkered history of corporate operations (until it was purchased by Southwest Airlines in 2010) but has long had one of the best records when it comes to getting bags from one airport to another. AirTran consistently ranks as one of the U.S. airlines with the fewest baggage reports—and in two out of the last five years has been No. 1. 

Baggage Reports per 1,000 Passengers: 1.58

Total Baggage Reports: 33,844

Enplaned Passengers: 21.38 million

Baggage Fees: $25 for first checked bag; $35 for second


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