These are the airlines to fly with for Halloween
These are the airlines to fly with for Halloween
Last updated: Oct 25, 2019 · 3 min read

These are the airlines to fly with for Halloween

No need to fear! If you’re not sure where to celebrate Halloween, there are some great destinations within reach. If you’re a witch, you can likely get their by jet broom, but for you mere mortals, an airplane might be the best way to reach faraway spooky lands and popular parties. Travelaway and Escapehere have great lists with popular cities such as:

  • London with its bloody past
  • Dracula’s home city of Transylvania
  • Sleepy Hollow which is known for the timeless legend about the Headless Horseman (New York)

If you’re flying, be aware that it can differ greatly from airline to airline in regard to reports about lost or mishandled luggage in the month of October. We have therefore broken down the numbers so you are aware of which airlines have had the most and fewest reports about mishandled luggage in October over the past three years. By doing this, you can choose the airline with the least amount of reports in order for you to maximize your chances of arriving with your Halloween costume at your preferred destination. All the numbers are according to Air Travel Consumer Reports with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Top three best airlines last year

These three airlines received the lowest number of reports about lost or mishandled luggage in October 2018:

  1. Delta Airlines
  2. Spirit Airlines
  3. Jetblue Airways

Top three best airlines over the last three years combined

It can be helpful to include a few more years to see which airlines are performing the most consistently. Here are the top three most consistent airlines in October from 2016 to 2018:

  1. Delta Airlines
  2. Spirit Airlines
  3. Virgin America

Halloween 2019

The 3 worst-performing airlines for lost luggage last October

  1. ExpressJet Airlines
  2. Skywest Airlines
  3. American Airlines

The three worst-performing airlines in October over the last three years combined

  1. ExpressJet Airlines
  2. Frontier Airlines
  3. Skywest Airlines

How is the trend for mishandled luggage for the Halloween month

We took a quick look at the numbers for the last three Octobers. According to the numbers, last year was the worst of the last three years recorded, as every 2.42 out of 1000 bags was lost or mishandled in 2018. The numbers were 2.06 in 2016 and only 2.04 in 2017.


Of course it’s your choice which airlines to go with during Halloween or for any other reason in October. As you can see, the numbers are fairly low, but if you invested in the perfect Halloween outfit you might want to go for one of the top three airlines so you have the best chance to party in your special spooky outfit.

If you are going to London, New York or other cities, be sure to store your luggage safely. Click here to go to the search bar on our homepage and search for your preferred city.

We wish you a spooky and enjoyable 2019 Halloween!