2017’s Best & Worst Airlines – WalletHub Report
With the busy summer travel season making its approach, WalletHub released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Airlines to help consumers save as much time, money and aggravation as possible. Everyone can compare airlines based on price, but it’s much more difficult to weigh other aspects of the air travel experience. So WalletHub focused on quantifying those aspects, including the frequency of delays, baggage issues, animal incidents, passenger complaints and more.
You can find a handful of highlights below:
- Best Overall – Alaska Airlines earned the highest overall WalletHub Score (81.02), followed by Delta Air Lines (73.08).
- Most Reliable – Alaska Airlines has the lowest overall rate of cancelations, delays, mishandled luggage and denied boardings.
- Most Pet-Friendly – 1.3 animals died, got injured or were lost for every 10,000 transported by major U.S. airlines in 2016. None were incident-free, but Hawaiian and United had the highest incident rates.
- Most Comfortable – JetBlue leads the pack in terms of in-flight experience, offering free amenities such as Wi-Fi, extra legroom, and complimentary snacks and beverages.
For the full list of 2017’s Best & Worst Airlines, please visit: