Mishandled baggage down in 2008
Mishandled bags on flights within the United States fell more than 20 percent in 2008, according to the fifth annual edition of SITA’s Baggage Report published Wednesday.
Air transport communication and IT ser fake rolex vices company SITA said the amount of mishandled baggage checked baggage that has been delayed, damaged or pilfered dropped from 42.4 million bags in 2007 to 32.8 million bags in 2008.
The drop in mishandled baggage numbers can be due to several reasons, including the increasing number of airlines charging for baggage resulting in fewer bags being checked in. Some airlin fake rolex es have also relaxed their policies concerning carry on baggage reducing the need to place bags in the hold.
And with almost 10 million fewer bags mishandled last year, the industry saved about $800 million, said SITA CEO Francesco Violante in a news release.
“The good news is that for the first time since we started publishing this report there has been a significant drop in both mishandling and lost baggage rates,” Violante said. “Partly this is due to industry initiatives which have resulted in fewer bags being checked in, and hence fewer bags mishandled, but it also shows that baggage processing initiatives, such as IATA’s Baggage Improvement Program and fake rolex SITA’s integrated baggage management solutions, are delivering positive results and helping both the indu fake rolex stry and passengers alike.”