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Best US Airlines in 2022
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The Best US Airlines, Ranked

The Points Guy crowns Delta as king

(Newser) - The Points Guy website is out with its annual ranking of US airlines, and Delta comes out on top by a rather comfortable margin. The top-10 ranking takes into account all the factors you'd expect—on-time flights, cancellations, general reliability, cost, scheduling, frequent-flier perks, and more. Here are the...

Day After One Spirit Deal Collapses, Another Is Made

JetBlue agrees to buy the airline for $3.8B after attempted Frontier merger falls apart

(Newser) - JetBlue has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion in a deal that would create the nation's fifth largest airline if approved by US regulators. The agreement Thursday comes a day after Spirit's attempt to merge with Frontier Airlines fell apart. Spirit had recommended its shareholders...

JetBlue Goes Hostile in Takeover Bid of Spirit

It's competing with Frontier to acquire Spirit

(Newser) - JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking Spirit shareholders to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines, per the AP . JetBlue is going straight to shareholders of the Florida airline in hopes of pushing its board to the negotiating table. Shares of...

Budget Airline Merger Could Create 5th-Largest US Carrier

Frontier has offered $3B to scoop up Spirit Airlines

(Newser) - Frontier is offering to buy Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies said Monday that the transaction will provide...

This Airline Is the Best of All Major US Carriers

'WSJ' puts Delta at the top of its annual list, JetBlue at the bottom

(Newser) - Between industrywide woes , unruly passengers , and sharing a name with a coronavirus variant, one could say the pandemic has not been kind to Delta Air Lines. Now, a bit of good news has come Delta's way, as it takes the top spot in the Wall Street Journal's annual...

Woman Allegedly Assaulted Flight Crew After Being Cut Off

Tennessee woman has been hit with federal charges

(Newser) - During a Thanksgiving weekend flight from Florida to Nashville, a Tennessee woman is accused of getting so intoxicated the flight crew cut her off from alcoholic beverages and asked her to switch seats, at which point she allegedly became disruptive. Amanda Renee Henry has now been charged with interfering with...

Spirit Airlines Battered by Day 4 of Big Problems

60% of Wednesday's flights have been canceled

(Newser) - Spirit Airlines' run of "extremely difficult" days continued on Wednesday, the fourth straight day in which it has been forced to cancel a hefty chunk of its scheduled flights, with many more being delayed. The airline's word on the cause: "overlapping operational challenges including weather, system outages,...

Jewish Family Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight

Later allowed back on, in mask snafu

(Newser) - A family returning to New Jersey after celebrating Passover in Florida was briefly kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight Monday after a mask incident. In a confrontation caught on video by another passenger, a flight attendant can be seen telling Ari and Avital Eisenberg they need to deplane due to...

Passengers Arrested After Attacking Airline Agents

Clash began over size of carry-on bags

(Newser) - Two agents were injured and two passengers were arrested after a clash at Detroit Metro Airport. The agents had blocked the passengers from boarding a Sunday flight to Atlanta "without authorization," Spirit Airlines said. "This was not a fight," the airline said in a statement. "...

Woman on Diverted Flight Dies From COVID

Texas resident died on the jetway, authorities say

(Newser) - A Texas woman with COVID-19 boarded a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Dallas-Fort Worth but didn't make it to her destination alive, authorities say. Officials say the July 24 flight was diverted to Albuquerque after reports of an unresponsive woman. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who disclosed...

Here Are the Main US Airlines, Ranked

Alaska Airlines comes in at No. 1 overall, and it's also the safest

(Newser) - While it always feels like a win to score a cheap plane ticket, price isn't the only factor that makes an airline desirable. WalletHub looked at the nine biggest domestic airlines, plus three regional carriers, examining four categories: safety; incidents involving animals; in-flight comfort and cost; and baggage, departures,...

Most-Hated Firm in America Has 'String of PR Disasters'

Facebook really gets our goat, per 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - The opposite of love may be indifference, but hate is what Americans harbor for the companies that annoy, enrage, and frustrate them. And those firms fall in a variety of sectors, per 24/7 Wall St ., which ranked the most loathed companies in the country based on consumer surveys, data from...

Man Gets 9 Years for 'Brazen' Sexual Assault on Plane

Ramamoorthy will be deported after sentence

(Newser) - An Indian citizen has been sentenced to nine years in prison for what prosecutors in Michigan called one of "the most brazen airplane sexual assaults ever prosecuted in this district." Prabhu Ramamoorthy, a 35-year-old tech worker, was found guilty in August of sexually assaulting the woman next to...

Life Sentence Possible After Sex Assault on Sleeping Flier

Prabhu Ramamoorthy guilty of sexual attack on fellow Spirit Airlines passenger

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man who sexually abused a woman sleeping next to him on a Spirit Airlines flight may spend the rest of his life in prison. A federal jury last week convicted Prabhu Ramamoorthy of the abuse, and he faces a life term at his sentencing in December, reports the...

Angry Woman Goes on Tirade After Emergency Landing

Her reaction was caught on video

(Newser) - A female passenger became enraged after a Spirit Airlines flight had to divert for a medical emergency Monday, and she was caught on video screaming to be let off the plane before ultimately being escorted off the plane by police, ABC 13 reports. Flight 346 took off from Houston heading...

Alligator on Tarmac Snags Orlando Airport Traffic

The large reptile was in no hurry

(Newser) - Most times it's bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator . Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering across the tarmac toward a pond. He posted a...

PETA Has Issue With Woman Who Flushed Her Hamster

'This must have been a horrific, terrifying death'

(Newser) - Airlines that accept emotional support animals on flights usually have explicit instructions on which ones are OK and which aren't, but a miscommunication about Spirit Airlines' policy led to hubbub over a hamster. Belen Aldecosea, a 21-year-old college student who was heading home to Florida for surgery on her...

Flier Said She Had No Option but to Flush Her Pet Hamster

Belen Aldecosea claims a Spirit Airlines rep recommended she do so

(Newser) - "I didn’t have any other options," says Belen Aldecosea, so she opted for a pretty awful one: She flushed her dwarf hamster down the toilet. The 21-year-old Florida woman says she was compelled to do so because of Spirit Airlines, which she says verified twice on the...

Breastfeeding Mother Kicked Off Flight

A truly lousy travel day for one Houston woman

(Newser) - A delayed flight at 6:30am may already sound like a travel nightmare, but that was only the beginning for one Houston woman on Friday. Mei Rui, a concert pianist and cancer researcher, was traveling from her home to Newark along with her elderly parents and 2-year-old son when they...

Coroner Reveals Fatal Drug Combo for Pilot, Wife

Brian and Courtney Halye injected cocaine laced with elephant tranquilizer carfentanil

(Newser) - The reason four kids in Ohio woke up to find their parents dead : Brian and Courtney Halye not only injected cocaine, they injected cocaine laced with a tranquilizer so potent it's used on elephants and rhinos. The Montgomery County coroner has concluded that the Halyes used cocaine mixed with...

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