Study: Flight transfers may lead to lost bags

April 19, 2012 5:02:12 AM PDT
A new study singles out what puts air travelers most at risk for having their baggage lost.

An annual baggage report by airline technology provider SITA, reveals that transferring flights leads to an increased threat of lost luggage. The mishandling of baggage during flight transfers now accounts for 53 percent of all baggage lost.

Overall, lost baggage is at a record low for the airlines. Last year, 99.1 percent of checked bags were delivered on time to passengers.