Have you ever went on a trip and your luggage didn't make it to your destination? It's legit my worst nightmare and unfortunately, that nightmare became a reality for us at the worst possible time. Not that there's a good time to lose your luggage.

We spent the entire day traveling from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the scorching deserts of Egypt. When we finally arrived, we waited endlessly at baggage claim for two bags that never showed up. Ugh...

Apparently losing your luggage is a lot more common at certain airlines than I ever would have imagined. Here are the 10 airlines that are most likely to lose your luggage and the overwhelming number of bags they lost between January of 2021 and January of 2024:

10. Spirit Airlines

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According to Yahoo News, Spirit Airlines mishandled 185,610 out of 37 million bags in that 3 year time frame. It comes out to approximately 4.93 out of 1,000 pieces of luggage.

9. Delta Airlines

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Delta had 1,107,525 missing bags out of 217 million — equivalent to 5.10 out of 1,000. Of the total, 3,317 were mobility devices.

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8. Delta affiliate SkyWest

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Delta affiliate SkyWest lost nearly 440,000 bags from its 38.6 million passengers for an average of 5.28 per 1,000, according to Yahoo News.

7. JetBlue

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JetBlue lost 251,388 out of 44 million bags over three years, averaging 5.67 lost bags per 1,000. Additionally, JetBlue mishandled a record-high 33 out of 1,000 mobility devices, with a total of 2,661 mishandled out of 79,461.

6. PSA Airlines

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PSA Airlines mishandled an average of 6.06 per thousand with a total of 207,060 lost bag reports from 34 million. Of that, 23,508 were mobility devices.

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5. United Airlines

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United Airlines lost 6.43 lost bags per 1,000. The airline reported a whopping nearly 3,350 wheelchairs go missing, out of its 932,000 total lost items.

4. Alaska Airlines

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Over at Alaska, out of 60 million bags, 402,781 had been lost for an average of 6.69 per 1,000.

3. Republic Airways

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Republic Airways, notable for mismanaging nearly 500 wheelchairs and other mobility devices out of 194,189 lost items. Operating as a regional airline for American, Delta, and United, Republic Airways averaged 7.01 lost bags per 1,000.

2. Envoy Airlines

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Envoy Airlines, formerly known as American Eagle and American’s largest regional carrier, ranked second with 224,236 reports of lost items. That's 8.25 lost items per 1,000.

1. American Airlines

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Topping the list was American Airlines, which had the worst performance with 1,750,009 reports of lost luggage—averaging 8.71 lost bags per 1,000 loaded onto an aircraft.

Think about that - If there are approximately 250 people on board of each flight, that means they are losing 2 bags for every single flight. Mind blown!

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