Best and Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage

Choose your airline wisely to improve the odds of arriving with your luggage intact.

No. 12 Mesa

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Good things don’t always come in small packages. Although Mesa is the second smallest airline on the list in terms of annual passengers, it consistently has one of the worst baggage-handling records. It’s also troubling that Mesa has the worst record among 15 major airlines for its percentage of bumped passengers (those denied boarding). Based in Phoenix, the regional airline operates under the names United Express, US Airways Express, and Go!

Baggage Reports per 1,000 Passengers: 4.68

Total Baggage Reports: 36,416

Enplaned Passengers: 7.78 million

Baggage Fees: $17–$25 for first checked bag

Best and Worst Airlines for Lost Luggage

No. 12 Mesa

Good things don’t always come in small packages. Although Mesa is the second smallest airline on the list in terms of annual passengers, it consistently has one of the worst baggage-handling records. It’s also troubling that Mesa has the worst record among 15 major airlines for its percentage of bumped passengers (those denied boarding). Based in Phoenix, the regional airline operates under the names United Express, US Airways Express, and Go!

Baggage Reports per 1,000 Passengers: 4.68

Total Baggage Reports: 36,416

Enplaned Passengers: 7.78 million

Baggage Fees: $17–$25 for first checked bag

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