Lost luggage on the rise
26 January 2009 08:03
Airliners could be losing more than 70 pieces of luggage a day, startling new research has revealed.
The investigation found that an average of 68 baggage claims a day were made between April and June this year, with a large amount of this number being for luggage lost during transit.
As the study only measured those that were claimed for, it's more than likely that the actual figures are significantly higher.
Perry Wilson, founder of Insureandgo, who conducted the research, said: "This is only the tip of the iceberg because many victims of this problem will not have had insurance.
"It is clear that the aviation industry needs to do more to reduce the number of bags they lose."
Fortunately for the affected passengers, the majority of baggage lost during transit is covered by comprehensive travel insurance.
The website comparethemarket.com recently advised travellers to thoroughly check their travel insurance policy before heading off on holiday.