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  • If they lose 1/100th of a percent, then their reliabiliity rate is 4 sigma: .9999, which is pretty damn good.

    If the did manage to improve tenfold and reach 5 sigma, or one lost package per hundred thousand packages, that would be truly amazing. It's hard to imagine UPS doing much better than that.

    But they'd still lose or misplace 130 packages a day, one of which could be yours, which still wouldn't make you feel any better.

    For example, at Pearson Int'l Airport in Toronto, they lose, misplace or delay

    • For example, at Pearson Int'l Airport in Toronto, they lose, misplace or delay about 300% of the luggage that moves through the airport.
      That's an impressive statistic. Do they go to other airports to get luggage to lose? That might explain why so many airports claim very good loss rates, yet I always seem to lose my luggage there - Pearson Int'l is losing my luggage.

      :) Was that supposed to be 0.3% lost?

      • by ziggy (25) on 2003.12.05 12:59 (#26325) Journal
        Nope. Not 0.3%. 300%.

        It's certainly an impressive feat. If you even think about your luggage going through Pearson, it gets lost. Even if you're just on a puddle jumper from Heathrow to Gatwick.

        And all of those cases of people losing luggage through Denver Int'l Airport? Macroscopic tunnelling. Really.