The airlines are losing fewer bags! Hooray! Right?! Well, er, not exactly...
Reuter's reports, "The world's economic slowdown has reduced your odds of losing a bag the next time you fly..." In other words, there are fewer bags in the air, therefore there are fewer bags to lose.
There there's the matter of all those baggage fees! Baggage fees also mean fewer bags to lose!
I told you it was cold comfort. : (