Complaints that airport screeners lost, stole or damaged items in passengers' bags have plunged more than 50% as the government imposed tighter safeguards on luggage, federal records show.http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-03-17-bag-claims_N.htm
. . . and because most people now take as much of their baggage as they can onto the plane ever since the airlines starting imposing baggage charges.