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Airports That Lose Your Luggage  
User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 806 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Im off to Frankfurt from Belfast on Tuesday changing at London Heathrow and I've started worrying about my luggage getting lost in the transfer (so many bad storys lately). Can somebody tell us which are the worst airports for mislaying your luggage so people can avoid connecting at them?

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User currently offlineHighflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Airports don't lose luggage ... airlines do!

The only airline that has ever lost by luggage is United.

That was on a United Shuttle flight SFO-SAN.

Your chances for lost luggage are actually much greater when you make connections as opposed to flying direct, and they increase even more if you are transferring interline.

Considering your itinerary ... would it be possible for you to travel light and just carry everything on?

User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 806 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

How can I travel light, Im going to Frankfurt for three months.

I thought it was the ground luggage handlers in the airports that loose your luggage rather than the airlines.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

The ground handlers that handle your luggage work for the airline, at least that's the way it's done in the US.

I have heard of airports in Europe that do their own luggage handling, but I would assume that it is done through a contractor.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

PS: Please, please don't blame airports for lost luggage!!! Honestly, it's not our fault.  Innocent

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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