Don't Want to Struggle with lost and Delayed Bag from Airline. Here is what to know?

Airlines are contending with increased travel demand and a shortage of workers, contributing to more lost and delayed luggage.

Travelers have financial recourse in these situations. The rules may differ according to airline and type of Trip.

In April 2022, U.S. airlines “mishandled” Nearly 220,000 bags, Meaning they were lost, damaged, delayed or stolen.

The No. of mishandled bags in April was more than double the roughly 94,000 cases of mishandled luggage in April 2021.

Last week, Delta Air Lines flew a plane filled with 1,000 pieces of stranded luggage — and zero passengers.

The airline must compensate you for the bag’s contents, subject to depreciation, up to a preset maximum.

That maximum liability is $3,800 for domestic flights and about $1,800 for international flights.