SITA yesterday released its fourth "SITA Baggage Report" and said that commercial airlines lost a combined $3.8 billion last year "because of growing pressures on baggage management linked to passenger volumes, tight aircraft turnaround times and heightened security measures." Approximately 1.9% of the 2.25 billion pieces of checked luggage sent through the system in 2007 were mishandled. SITA said 49% of delays were related to transfers, with 16% coming from failure to load and 14% ...

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