Live from Safety 2017

2016 Flight Cancellation, Mishandled Baggage, and Bumping Rates are Lowest in Decades

The numbers are the lowest in 22 years in once case

Carriers canceled 1.17 percent of schedule domestic flights according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released recently. That is an improvement over the 1.5 percent rate in 2015 and the lowest in 22 years according to the news release.

Carriers posted a mishandled baggage rate of 2.70 per 1,000 passengers, down from 2015’s rate of 3.13 and the lowest since 1987. The bumping rate for 2016 was 0.62 per 10,000 passengers, an improvement over the 0.73 rate I n2015 and the lowest since 1995.

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