US Airlines, Ranked

Delta is No. 1 in eyes of WalletHub
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2022 9:13 AM CDT
US Airlines, Ranked
A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport in this file photo. Delta is No. 1 first in the new ranking.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal ranked Delta as the best American airline. Now WalletHub is out with a ranking of its own, and it reaches the same conclusion. The site ranked the nine biggest US airlines, plus two regional carriers, on the usual mix of metrics—price, reliability, safety, complaints, amenities, etc. The rankings and overall scores out of 100:

  1. Delta Air Lines, 70.48
  2. Hawaiian Airlines, 67.00
  3. Alaska Airlines, 61.04
  4. Envoy Air, 60.46
  5. Spirit Airlines, 59.22
  6. SkyWest Airlines, 57.01
  7. United Airlines, 56.30
  8. Frontier Airlines, 50.65
  9. JetBlue Airways, 43.34
  10. American Airlines, 41.40
  11. Southwest Airlines, 30.60

And the winners in specific categories:

  • Cheapest: Frontier Airlines
  • Most Reliable: Delta Air Lines
  • Most Comfortable: JetBlue Airways
  • Best for Pets: Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines, and Envoy Air
  • Least Complained-About: SkyWest Airlines
  • Safest: Alaska Airlines
(Read more airline industry stories.)

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