Throughout this yr’s journey chaos, which has included an inflow of passenger demand, airways have been hit exhausting. From surging oil costs to lack of workers (pilots and floor crew) and different points, airways have struggled to deal with their passenger’s baggage.
Based on the DOT’s lately launched August Air Journey Client Report, the worst airline to deal with their passengers’ checked baggage was American Airways. Alaska Airways ranked second among the many worst offenders with Jet Blue as third. Their information set was from January-June 2022.
The American Airways community, which included ‘branded codeshare companions’ on this report, mishandled 8.7 out of each 1000 baggage, which got here out to 454,351 baggage. Alaska Airways was second with 7.2 out of each 1000 baggage, 94,000 in total, and Jet Blue 5.3 out of each 1000 baggage, 53,785.
On the opposite finish of the spectrum, Allegiant Air topped the listing as the very best airline with just one.6 baggage mishandled per 1,000, 5,466 baggage. Rounding the highest three finest airways have been Hawaiian Airways at 3.1 baggage per 1,000, 9,084 baggage, and Frontier Airways at 3.6 baggage, 17,009.
To outline mishandled baggage, the report used the definition of “variety of verify baggage which might be misplaced, broken, delayed, and pilfered, as reported by or on behalf of the passenger, that was within the airline’s custody for its reportable home nonstop scheduled passenger flights.”
On prime of bags points, the business is being suffering from delays to which Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg known as flight ‘unacceptable’. Within the letter he famous that 24% of US home flights have been delayed over this January to June time interval and that he expects airways to, “at a minimal, present meal vouchers for delays of three hours or extra and lodging lodging for passengers who should wait in a single day at an airport due to disruptions throughout the service’s management.”
The total report is split into sections (Flight Delays, Mishandled Baggage Wheelchairs and Scooters, Oversales, Client Complaints, Buyer Service Studies to the Transportation Safety Administration, and Airline Studies of the Loss, Damage, or Demise of Animals Throughout Air Transportation).