Sound journalism, grounded in facts and Biblical truth | Donate

Luggage limbo

BY THE NUMBERS | You aren’t the only one with lost bags

Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Luggage limbo
You have {{ remainingArticles }} free {{ counterWords }} remaining. You've read all of your free articles.

Full access isn’t far.

We can’t release more of our sound journalism and commentary without a subscription, but we can make it easy for you to come aboard.

Get into news that is grounded in facts and Biblical truth for as low as $3.99 per month.

Current WORLD subscribers can log in to access content. Just go to "SIGN IN" at the top right.


Already a member? Sign in.


The number of bags domestic airlines mishandled in April according to the most recent figures from the Department of Transportation. That number, more than double from a year ago, reflects what some are calling a global lost luggage crisis brought on by staffing problems and mass flight cancellations.


The number of bags domestic carriers lost per 100 handled according to the Air Travel Consumer Report.


The increased likelihood of airlines mishandling a piece of luggage on an international flight compared with a domestic flight according to airline IT provider SITA.


The number of mishandled bags that Delta Air Lines carried on July 11 from London to Detroit on a baggage-only flight.


The increased percentage in the number of domestic U.S. flights in the first five months of 2022 from the same period in 2021 according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.


Please wait while we load the latest comments...


Please register, subscribe, or login to comment on this article.