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U.S. airlines are on pace to post their best year for their handling of passenger luggage. Here is a list of how many bags per 1,000 passengers each airline lost, delayed or damaged in the first six months of 2012:

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Virgin America plane at Los Angeles International Airport. Photo by J Brew.


1: Virgin America 0.88

2: AirTran Airways 1.43

3: JetBlue Airways 1.79

4: US Airways 2.10

5: Delta Air Lines 2.11

6: Frontier Airlines 2.12

7: Hawaiian Airlines 2.73

8: Alaska Airlines 2.76

9: American Airlines 2.77

10: Southwest Airlines 2.89

11: United Airlines 3.75

12: Mesa Airlines 4.49

13: SkyWest Airlines 4.84

14: ExpressJet Airlines 5.48

15: American Eagle Airlines 5.52

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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