Vacations and travel are supposed to be fun right? What could be worse then getting to your destination to find that your luggage has been lost? No one wants to wear their plane clothes any longer than they have to.
Unfortunately, it’s happening all too often across the United States and apparently, especially here in Florida.
I’ve been a victim of lost luggage in the past and it just plain sucks. That’s all there is to it. We spend so much time packing and planning, to make sure we’ve got everything we need for a trip. Then to find out you’ve got nothing, and don’t know when or if your stuff will ever reach you. UGH! Super frustrating.
With summer in full motion, the crew over at Forbes, put together a list of the worst airports in the country for lost luggage.
In order to complete the list Forbes Advisor compared the nation’s 100 busiest airports using TSA data across four metrics.
- Number of property damage claims per 100,000 domestic passengers: 30% of score.
- Number of property loss claims per 100,000 domestic passengers: 30% of score.
- Percentage of property damage claims reimbursed in full: 20% of score.
- Percentage of property loss claims reimbursed in full: 20% of score.
The worst airport for lost luggage isn’t in Florida. Phew! Taking the number one spot is John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Also among the top 10 worst were Los Angeles, Norfolk, Boston, Harry Reid in Vegas, Newark, Daniel K. Inouye in Honolulu and Dulles in Washington DC. You can read the full study completed by Forbes here.
So, how did the 5 Florida airports rank in the top 25 worst for lost luggage? Let’s take a look