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These Are the Best Airlines in America

Alaska Airlines tops WalletHub's overall list for 2024

(Newser) - The safest airline in the US also happens to be the cheapest—and yet, not the best overall. That's according to WalletHub , which compared the nine largest US airlines and one regional carrier (SkyWest, which serves more than one major airline) across 13 metrics, including cost, delays, cancellations, injuries,...

$3.8B JetBlue-Spirit Airlines Merger Is No More

After court blocked the deal, airlines say they're unlikely to meet regulatory hurdles by the deadline

(Newser) - JetBlue and Spirit Airlines are ending their proposed $3.8 billion combination after a court ruling blocked their merger, reports the AP . JetBlue said Monday that even though both companies still believe in the benefits of a combination, they were unlikely to meet the required closing conditions before the July...

Deal to Create Fifth-Biggest Airline Is Blocked by Judge

JetBlue wanted to buy Spirit, but Justice Department warned it could lead to higher fares

(Newser) - The Justice Department scored a big win on air travel Tuesday when a federal judge blocked JetBlue's planned purchase of Spirit Airlines, reports CNBC . Judge William Young in Boston put the kibosh on the $3.8 billion acquisition, which would have created the nation's fifth-biggest airline. The Justice...

Airline Puts Unaccompanied Child on Wrong Plane
Agent Who Put Child
on Wrong Plane Loses Job

Agent Who Put Child on Wrong Plane Loses Job

All ended well for 6-year-old after Spirit Airlines gaffe

(Newser) - The gate agent who escorted an unaccompanied 6-year-old onto the wrong flight is no longer working for Spirit Airlines. The airline says it discovered the Philadelphia gate agent's mistake during an investigation of how the child ended up in Orlando instead of Fort Myers, Florida, CNN reports. "Any...

College Intern's Grueling 1.2K-Mile Commute Goes Viral

Sophia Celentano actually saves money by flying from SC to gig in NJ every Wednesday

(Newser) - College student Sophia Celentano gets up around 3am every Wednesday to get ready for her summer internship—not because her gig starts very early (it's a traditional 9-to-5), but because she's a "super commuter," flying 600 miles one way from her home in Charleston, South Carolina,...

Here's How America's Major Airlines Rank

WalletHub places Delta at the top of its list

(Newser) - Finding the cheapest flight is often a traveler's priority, but there are other reasons to pick one airline over the other. WalletHub checked out the nine largest US carriers, plus two regional airlines, to see how they ranked on everything from baggage, departures, and safety, to in-flight comfort (think...

Feds Are Not Going for JetBlue-Spirit Deal
DOJ on JetBlue-Spirit
Deal: Nope

DOJ on JetBlue-Spirit Deal: Nope

Biden administration sues to halt sale of Spirit, thinks it would drive prices up

(Newser) - The Biden administration sued on Tuesday to block JetBlue Airways' $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, saying the deal would reduce competition and drive up air fares. The Justice Department said the tie-up would especially hurt cost-conscious travelers who depend on Spirit to find cheaper options than they can...

Best US Airlines in 2022
The Best
US Airlines,

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...

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