Airlines and Travel Agents Informative - Worst Travel Agents / Most Lost Luggage

Review by 36356 on 2008-02-06
Six Worst Travel Agents Of 2007

According to the Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report the top 6 most complained about travel agents for 2007 are:

5. (tie) Priceline.com & Cheapoair.com
4. CheapTickets.com
3. Expedia.com
2. Travelocity.com
1. Orbitz.com

Five Airlines You Shouldn't Trust With Your Luggage

The Department of Transportation's 2007 Air Travel Consumer Report is out. Here are the 5 airlines with the most baggage handling complaints per customer in 2007.

5. MESA AIRLINES (operates flights for Delta Airlines, United Airlines, USAirways and Midwest Airlines)

4. SKYWEST AIRLINES (operates flights for United Express, Delta Connection and Midwest Connect)

3. ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST AIRLINES (operated by Delta Airlines)

2. COMAIR (operated by Delta Airlines)

1. AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES (operated by American Airlines)
Comments:23 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-05-15
Posted by S on 2008-02-06:
Orbitz being #1 worst surprises me. I use them for every trip (airfare only) and I have never had any problems.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
I noticed the ones with the luggage issues were commuter air lines. Must be a message in that someplace.
Posted by Chris on 2008-02-06:
Superbowl, I was just noticing the same thing...
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
Great info, super! Thanks for posting.
Posted by Principissa on 2008-02-06:
I was just going to say that super. If you're traveling commuter flights, bring carry-on luggage only! :)Good post super.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
Good stuff, bowl! (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
I'm with my brother Stew on this...(VH)
Posted by Slimjim on 2008-02-06:
Interesting list. I'm not sure the list of carriers would sway myself much because of so many variables. The travel agents' list though is something to consider. Nice job super. Going green before it even left the poll position.
Posted by Aerocave on 2008-02-06:
I always just call or go online direct to the airlines...I have found the prices are almost as good (or better in some cases) and the experience is so much more pleasant. Very good info super...
Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2008-02-06:
Good Info...I travel a lot but always book directly with the airline. (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
Thanks, Superbowl. I was glad to see that I don't use any of these services or airlines. Great info.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
Thanks everyone for your kind comments, Very helpful rewards all around!
Posted by Nohandle on 2008-02-06:
Interesting how 4 of the 5 had a "Delta Connection" of some sort and you referred to them as commuter air lines. We call them crop dusters, tooth paste tubes, rubber band flights and some things I best not mention. LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06:
Glad I dont use those travel agents..imagine me hanging out in Fiji,and my board in Canada.

I like the fun of planning out my trip(not down to the finest detail,just the basics.Destination,Lodging,etc)
Posted by D on 2008-02-15:
excellent info
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-15:
Great review Super I must say! (VH)
Posted by ejack053824 on 2008-02-15:
Excellent review Super! I hope when I retire from the USAF and into the airline industry they get their act together. (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-16:
ejack, when you retire they may not even have people flying those plains???
Posted by Miss Misery on 2008-02-23:
Wow - I have been lucky with expedia.ca - I've only used their services for the last seven years, but every trip went without a hitch (and I was fully refunded my ticket costs to Denmark - in '06 - after a car accident.)
Time to go and do more research on expedia...
Thanks for your post.
Posted by Nohandle on 2008-05-15:
Anke, I think you are on the wrong website.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-15:
What the heck are y'all talking about? Who's Anke?
Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2008-05-15:
MrsYooWho, admin's already removed the post...it was weird and totally not relevant to this post or any other post I've seen on this site...
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-15:
I agree it was good stuff, LOL. (who's that sound like)

Why are we back here again? This was February. But what the heck I will hand out some more "Reward this user for helpful advice" while I'm here.

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