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Last year at Heathrow lost more than 9000 items of luggage

December 23 2006

Leading UK airline - British Airways - threw all their forces to search for 9000 pieces of baggage of passengers at London's Heathrow airport. As spokesman for the airline, "volunteers at British Airways are working around the clock to return the luggage owners. Lost and waiting at airports in 9 countries in Europe and overseas.

Recently, British Airways increased the compensation to passengers who have not received your luggage up to 150 pounds, but soon this amount may increase up to 800 pounds.

The tense situation at Heathrow is connected with the mass departure of the British for the Christmas holidays. Abroad in those days sent more than 2.5 million citizens.

We note that on average the world statistics problems with things during air travel have 3% of passengers. Thus in 99 cases of 100 bags returned to the owner. The main reason for loss of suitcases and bags - failures of computer recognition system used by major airports (three-quarters of cases) and not human error, transmits channel "Russia".

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