Your best bet these days is to travel without bags if you can get away with it. Unfortunately the TSA is making more and more people check luggage which is resulting in more and more mishandled bags. This past year the airlines outdid themselves by mishandling just over 4 million bags. These bags were either damaged, mis-routed, or all together lost. Southwest Airlines flew just under 100 million people and mishandled just over half a million bags. Delta Airlines came in a respectable second place with 456,000 mishandled bags and US Airlines got the bronze with 420,000. On average 6 bags per 1000 people were mishandled but for those lucky enough to fly on regional carriers the rate often doubled. Check out the typo in the picture above.
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Recommended Highlights in the region: Arundel Mills Mall - Hanover, Maryland • Willowbrook Mall - Wayne, New Jersey • Ala Moana Center Mall - Honolulu, Hawaii • Fashion Valley Mall - San Diego, California • The Great Mall of the Bay Area - Milpitas, California