Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Baggage problems when flying?

Insurance claims for lost baggage almost doubled in the first half of this year, according to figures published today. The UK travel insurance company InsureandGo apparentlyreceived 2,094 claims between January and June, 85 per cent up on the number for the first six months of last year.

This is despite the number of passengers increasing only 1.4 per cent.

Well, that raises some questions, doesn't it. Why would a 1.4% rise in traffic trigger an 85% rise in the number of lost bags.

Could it have something to do with systematic underinvestment in baggage handling systems over several years? Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There could be several possibilities.
On the top of my head I can think of :
1) People have been insuring their bags more than before.
2)Airlines deliberately loosing bags suspecting "foul objects" on their second screening before they finally load them in. And thus they loose the bags