Here’s what to do when an airline loses your luggage and how to mitigate travel headaches before you get to the airport

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  • Airline travel in recent months has been wrought with stories of lost or ruined luggage, delays, and cancellations.
  • Reports of lost luggage in 2022 have soared by at least 30% compared to pre-pandemic levels.
  • If an airline loses your luggage, here’s what to do and how to mitigate resulting travel headaches.

It has been a travel year from hell for airline customers wrought with delays, cancellations, and lost bags. 

Claims of lost luggage have spiked in 2022, increasing by 30% compared to 2019 claims over the same period, Insider previously reported. In August alone — the most recent data — US airlines lost, delayed, or damaged 254,502 bags, according to a report from The Department of Transportation.

Here’s what you should do if an airline loses your luggage, as well as a few tips on how to minimize the damage ahead of time. 

This post was originally published on Insider

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