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The article answers the "lumps misplaced and lost" question, by suggesting both conditions cause stress for the traveler? The airlines don't consider a bag "lost" until it's been missing for 21 days... By then, most travelers are back home?

As for "lost bags/number passengers" and "lost/total checked bags", I suspect the focus is on the traveler? Play up the human interest aspect, not on an inanimate obect?
I would expect that for a passenger with 2 or checked bags, usually, only one bag would be misplaced/lost?

I'm sure a study that compares misplaced/lost vs bags checked, is possible. I suspect the differences in conclusions would be subtle?

On average, airlines lose around two bags for every 1,000 passengers, and that includes bags that are temporarily “misplaced.” A bag must be missing for 21 days before airlines consider it to be permanently lost.


Since I don't rely on checked bags, this study means little to me? I would be more like to choose a flight that avoids 737 Max 8s.

I don't like Delta or Frontier. I find them cramped.

I usually fly American. Frequent flyer miles lock me in? LOLOL
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