What should I do if my luggage is delayed, lost or damaged?

What should I do if my luggage is delayed, lost or damaged?

(CNN) — It's enough to give anyone already nervous about the chaos in the skies yet another reason to pop an antacid: the prospect of delayed, lost or damaged baggage. The concern is valid. Handing over checked suitcases can almost feel like a leap of faith these days. How bad is the problem? In May 2021, 0.38 out of 100 bags enplaned were mishandled. That figure went up to 0.56 per 100 bags enplaned in May 2022. At 0.93 bags per 100 enplaned, regional carrier Republic Aiways Republic Airlines had the most mishandled bags in May 2022 among 17 US airlines in the report. Republic operates flights for American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express). However, that still puts more than 99 out of 100 bags going where they needed …
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