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2017's Best Airlines - National Airline Scores - Regional Airline Scores

This past week has been one the worst public relations disaster for United Airlines. From the 69-year-old Doctor being dragged off the plane and the person who was bitten by a scorpion. Traveling with United Airlines was not the most popular airline in the sky. United Airlines was not the "friendly skies". RobinsPost thought it would be a good time to mention the best and worst ranked airlines. These findings are based on the research that WalletHub as done in order for you to see where each major airline ranks, based on their overall performance.




2017's Best Airlines

Category

Airline

Best Airline Overall

Alaska Airlines

Cheapest Airline

Spirit Airlines

Most Reliable Airline

Alaska Airlines

Most Comfortable Airline

JetBlue Airways

Best Airline for Pets

Alaska Airlines

Least Complained-About Airline

Southwest Airlines

National Airline Scores

Metric Max Score American Airlines Delta Air Lines Southwest Airlines United Airlines JetBlue Airways Alaska Airlines Spirit Airlines Frontier Airlines Hawaiian Airlines Virgin America
Cancelled Flights 10 5.81 7.48 4.98 6.78 6.36 8.09 3.01 6.77 8.52 5.32
Delays 20 3.32 9.28 1.36 5.03 0.00 12.31 7.33 0.24 9.88 0.99
Mishandled Baggage Reports 10 3.59 7.08 4.48 5.32 7.53 7.46 6.30 2.59 5.19 8.82
Denied Boardings 10 9.36 9.90 9.01 9.57 9.08 9.60 9.42 9.42 9.95 9.88
Complaints 15 13.51 15.00 15.00 13.73 15.00 15.00 9.26 10.06 14.84 14.15
Animal Related Incidents 15 12.91 11.52 N/A 9.49 N/A 14.16 N/A N/A 0 N/A
Leg Room 4 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00
Entertainment Options 2 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 2.00
Wi-Fi Availability 2 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
Complimentary Refreshments 2 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.00
Price 10 4.29 3.81 3.63 4.46 4.73 5.39 9.87 9.01 4.26 5.80
Final Score 100 61.79 73.08 55.83 63.38 62.00 81.02 53.17 44.82 56.64 62.30

Regional Airline Scores (1)

Metric

Max Score

SkyWest Airlines

ExpressJet Airlines

Mainly Serves

N/A

American, Delta, Alaska and United

American, Delta and United

Cancelled Flights

10

9.23

4.97

Delays

20

5.59 (4)

3.43

Mishandled Baggage Reports (2)

10

3.64

1.53

Denied Boardings (2)

10

9.02

8.49

Complaints

15

15.00

15.00

Animal Related Incidents

15

12.81

13.69

Leg Room

4

4.00

4.00

Entertainment Options (3)

2

N/A

N/A

Wi-Fi Availability (3)

2

N/A

N/A

Complimentary Refreshments(3)

2

N/A

N/A

Price

10

6.38

7.62

Final Score

100

68.67

61.73


(1) Regional airlines that serve other major airlines.
(2) As a regional airline ExpressJet does not control baggage handling or bookings. These are handled by the main airline served.
(3) Depending on the major airline served, flights from this airline may or may not provide the service. Please see Methodology for scoring.
(4) There may be discrepancies caused by variations in how airlines code their delay data that is reported to DOT.
As a note, these regional carriers are not the only ones serving the national airlines, but the only ones that are required to report to the DoT.

For more detailed information on WalletHub's research on the best arlines please visit them to find out more.

Here is the video of the passenger being dragged of the United Airlines flight. This should never happen to Dr. David Dao.



2017 Best National And Regional Airline Scores




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Travel Guy: Philadelphia's Top Activities And Attractions: Must-see Places In The City

Philadelphia
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Philadelphia is a big bustling city located on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. It is the largest city in Pennsylvania but easily discoverable. These are some of the Must-See Places in the city: The Franklin Institute, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are just a few of the places worth a visit. Download my exclusive, curated, three day itinerary for the best food, sights and fun! https://erikthetravelguy.etsy.com/listing/1713796134/philadelphia-three-day-itinerary

Published: 8th May 2024 01:22:11   By: Erik The Travel Guy

Travel Guy: How to Avoid Long Drive Times to Theme Parks

How to Avoid Long Drive Times to Theme Parks
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When taking the group to the theme park and staying OFF property, then follow these steps to avoid the long drive times at the beginning and end of each theme park day.

Published: 6th May 2024 09:49:29   By: Erik The Travel Guy

Travel Guy: Beach Bikini Fun In The Sun!

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Published: 2nd Apr 2024 10:00:06   By: Erik The Travel Guy

Travel Guy: Know The Three Types of Luggage

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In the realm of commercial air travel within the United States, understanding the distinctions between carry-on luggage, checked baggage, and personal items is crucial. Each category serves a unique purpose and comes with its own set of rules and considerations. Let’s delve into the specifics to streamline your next journey through the skies. Carry-On Luggage Carry-on luggage refers to the bags passengers are allowed to bring with them into the cabin of the aircraft. These items are typically stowed in overhead bins or under the seat in front of you. Here are some key characteristics of carry-on luggage: 1. Size Restrictions: Airlines impose specific size limits for carry-on bags to ensure they fit in the overhead compartments or beneath the seat. While dimensions may vary slightly between airlines, the standard size for carry-ons is around 22 x 14 x 9 inches. 2. Weight Limits: Some airlines also enforce weight restrictions for carry-on items, although this is less common within the United States. It's advisable to check with your airline for any weight limitations. 3. Contents: Carry-ons usually contain essential items such as clothing, electronics, medications, and other necessities for the flight. Liquids and gels carried in carry-on luggage must adhere to the TSA's 3-1-1 rule (containers no larger than 3.4 ounces, all fitting into a single quart-sized bag, with one bag per passenger). 4. Accessibility: Since carry-on luggage stays with you throughout the flight, it's convenient for accessing items you may need during the journey, like snacks, reading materials, or electronic devices. Checked Luggage Checked luggage, also known as checked baggage, refers to larger items that passengers hand over to airline staff during check-in. These bags are transported in the cargo hold of the aircraft and are typically retrieved at the destination's baggage claim area. Here's what you need to know about checked luggage: 1. Size and Weight Limits: Airlines have specific size and weight restrictions for checked luggage, which vary depending on the carrier and sometimes the class of service. Exceeding these limits may result in additional fees. 2. Security Screening: Checked bags go through a thorough security screening process, including X-ray scans and sometimes manual inspections, to ensure compliance with safety regulations. 3. Packing Considerations: Since checked luggage is out of your sight during the flight, it's essential to pack valuables, fragile items, and essentials for the first day in your destination in your carry-on bag. 4. Additional Fees: Many airlines charge fees for checked baggage, especially for additional or overweight pieces. Passengers should check their airline's policy regarding baggage fees before arriving at the airport. Personal Items Personal items are smaller bags or items that passengers are allowed to bring on board in addition to their carry-on luggage. These items typically include purses, laptop bags, briefcases, or small backpacks. Here's what you should know about personal items: 1. Size Restrictions: While personal items don't have standard size limits, they should be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you. They are meant to supplement your carry-on luggage, not replace it. 2. Accessibility: Personal items often contain items needed during the flight, such as laptops, tablets, passports, wallets, and other essentials. They should be easily accessible during the journey. 3. Security Screening: Like carry-on luggage, personal items are subject to security screening, including X-ray scans and inspections at the TSA checkpoint. 4. Examples: Common personal items include handbags, camera bags, diaper bags (when traveling with infants), and small backpacks. They should be practical and fit comfortably under the seat. Understanding the distinctions between carry-on luggage, checked baggage, and personal items is essential for navigating the complexities of air travel within the United States. By adhering to airline regulations, packing wisely, and planning ahead, passengers can ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey from check-in to arrival. Whether you're jetting off for business or leisure, mastering the art of packing can enhance your travel experience and set the stage for unforgettable adventures.

Published: 31st Mar 2024 05:23:20   By: Erik The Travel Guy

Travel Guy: What's Free in San Francisco

What
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San Francisco, with its iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, and stunning natural beauty, is a city that offers something for everyone. While it's known for its high cost of living, there are plenty of free activities and sights that allow visitors to experience the best of the city without breaking the bank. Whether you're a budget-conscious traveler or a local looking for new adventures, San Francisco has plenty to offer. Here are ten free things to do and see in the City by the Ba...

Published: 29th Mar 2024 03:38:04   By: Erik The Travel Guy

Weather News Video: Derecho Strikes Nebraska, Iowa With 85 mph Winds

Derecho Strikes Nebraska, Iowa With 85 mph Winds
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AccuWeather has declared that the line of damaging t-storms that formed Thursday afternoon and raced across Nebraska and Iowa is a derecho. Wind gusts are no longer as intense as of Friday afternoon. #derecho #iowa #nebraska READ MORE: https://bit.ly/4bNXAgc » Subscribe now for more videos from AccuWeather: https://bit.ly/2TQgT0O Download the AccuWeather app: » iOS: https://apple.co/3gwaSnL » Android: https://bit.ly/3xpmwGw » AccuWeather is the world’s most accurate source of weather. But don’t just take our word for it. Find out how we make a difference in the lives of more than 1.5 billion people by people who care about the weather. » Check out more weather videos here: https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos Follow AccuWeather here: » Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AccuWeather » Twitter: https://twitter.com/accuweather

Published: 24th May 2024 05:27:08   By: AccuWeather

Weather News Video: Ice From the Sky: This Week in Hail Videos Worldwide

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Deep and large hail fell this week in Ontario, Canada; France, Poland and Colorado. #hail #poland #colorado #ontario #canada #france #shorts

Published: 24th May 2024 05:20:30   By: AccuWeather

Weather News Video: El Dorado, Oklahoma Multi-Vortex Tornado Spins

El Dorado, Oklahoma Multi-Vortex Tornado Spins
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A multi-vortex tornado spins in a field in El Dorado, Oklahoma on May 23, 2024. #shorts #tornado #oklahoma

Published: 24th May 2024 05:10:47   By: AccuWeather

Weather News Video: Bears Stand Up and Do the Shuffle

Bears Stand Up and Do the Shuffle
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Published: 24th May 2024 05:10:35   By: AccuWeather

Weather News Video: Shocking: Lightning Explodes from Guatemala Volcano

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Dazzling bolts of volcanic lightning left viewers in southern Guatemala in awe in early May, footage shows. #volcano #lightning #guatemala #shorts Video filmed and posted to TikTok by Georgina Eccleshall shows the moment lightning crackles above the erupting Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala on Wednesday, May 1. Eccleshall said that she was standing at the Acatenango Base Camp when she saw the lightning above the volcano.

Published: 23rd May 2024 07:37:51   By: AccuWeather

Weather News Video: Travel Insurance Tips for Hurricane Season

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As hurricane season begins, many travelers are heading to destinations that could be impacted by severe weather. We sat down with Jonathan Nichols, Vice President of Underwriting for WorldTrips, to discuss how travel insurance can provide peace of mind for those traveling to potentially vulnerable destinations this year.

Published: 25th May 2024 10:55:55   By: The Weather Channel

Weather News Video: How Florida Is Preparing for The 2024 Hurricane Season

How Florida Is Preparing for The 2024 Hurricane Season
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Florida Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie joined The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams to discuss the state of Florida's preparations and biggest concerns for the 2024 hurricane season.

Published: 25th May 2024 10:47:24   By: The Weather Channel

Weather News Video: Orphaned Black Bear Siblings Released Back Into The Wild

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California rescuers are cheering for two black bears who were rescued and cared for after being orphaned as cubs.

Published: 24th May 2024 07:24:33   By: The Weather Channel

Weather News Video: Hundreds Feared Dead In Horrific Papua New Guinea Landslide

Hundreds Feared Dead In Horrific Papua New Guinea Landslide
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Residents and rescuers are working to find survivors after a landslide hit a remote village in the mountains.

Published: 24th May 2024 07:18:13   By: The Weather Channel

Weather News Video: NOAA Released Its Most Aggressive Hurricane Season Forecast On Record

NOAA Released Its Most Aggressive Hurricane Season Forecast On Record
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its outlook for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season today, and it's the most aggressive forecast on record. Our hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb breaks it down.

Published: 23rd May 2024 06:37:04   By: The Weather Channel

Luxury Adventure Video: WOW! Business Class "Plus" | Condor Airbus A330neo Prime Seat review

WOW! Business Class "Plus" | Condor Airbus A330neo Prime Seat review
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Join me on a flight in Business Class “Plus” (Prime Seat) onboard a brand-new Condor Airbus A330-900neo from Cancun to Frankfurt. Keep watching till the end for a spectacular shadow landing! The four Prime Seats in the front row of the AA30neo’s Business Class cabin offer more space, a bigger bed, a visitor seat, an extra-large screen and other exclusive benefits (which make them feel a bit like First Class “light”). Video chapters: 0:00 Cancun Airport 1:26 Lounge 3:44 Condor A330neo 5:17 Business Class cabin 9:34 Takeoff 12:01 Business Class Prime Seat 15:10 Amenities 18:03 Dinner 22:30 Lie-flat seat 23:43 Inflight entertainment 27:55 Breakfast 29:59 Landing Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like my travel vlogs (one million followers so far). Each Saturday, I upload a new video about my travels around the world. FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://instagram.com/luxurytravelExpert Blog: http://theluxurytravelexpert.com​​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert​​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert

Published: 25th May 2024 08:00:10   By: the Luxury Travel Expert

Luxury Adventure Video: ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA | Ultra-luxe beach resort in Mexico (full tour in 4K)

ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA | Ultra-luxe beach resort in Mexico (full tour in 4K)
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Join me on a full tour of Rosewood Mayakoba Riviera Maya, one of Mexico's most famous and luxurious resorts. Book Rosewood Mayakoba & get free VIP perks: https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/rosewood-mayakoba?agent=LuxTravelExpert Read my review (with pros & cons) of Rosewood Mayakoba on my travel blog: https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2024/05/22/review-rosewood-mayakoba/ Video chapters: 0:00 Intro 1:46 Arrival 3:34 Lobby 6:43 Deluxe Lagoon Suite 15:52 Lagoon pool 22:34 Family pool 31:20 Adults-only beach club 38:04 Mayakoba beach 42:45 Spa 52:48 Boat ride at Sunset 58:07 Dinner 1:10:43 Breakfast Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like my travel vlogs (one million followers so far). Each Saturday, I upload a new video about my travels around the world. FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://instagram.com/luxurytravelExpert Blog: http://theluxurytravelexpert.com​​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert​​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert

Published: 18th May 2024 08:00:22   By: the Luxury Travel Expert

Luxury Adventure Video: St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya | Spectacular 5-star resort in Mexico (full tour in 4K)

St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya | Spectacular 5-star resort in Mexico (full tour in 4K)
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Join me on a full tour of The St Regis Kanai Resort, a spectacular, brand-new 5-star hotel on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Book The St Regis Kanai & get free VIP perks: https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/the-st-regis-kanai-resort-riviera-maya?agent=LuxTravelExpert Read my review (with pros & cons) of The St Regis Kanai on my travel blog: https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2024/05/15/review-st-regis-kanai-riviera-maya/ Video chapters: 0:00 Intro 4:18 Arrival at Kanai 5:47 Lobby 14:39 Suite 20:06 Family pool 31:45 Adults only pool 38:36 Beach 43:48 Library 47:05 Chaya Restaurant 50:14 The St Regis Bar 52:04 Champagne sabrage 53:21 The St Regis Kanai at night 54:40 Dinner 1:00:24 Breakfast 1:05:02 Spa 1:11:52 Gym 11:12:34 Boutique 11:13:21 Deli Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like my travel vlogs (one million followers so far). Each Saturday, I upload a new video about my travels around the world. FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://instagram.com/luxurytravelExpert Blog: http://theluxurytravelexpert.com​​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert​​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert

Published: 11th May 2024 08:00:08   By: the Luxury Travel Expert

Luxury Adventure Video: BELMOND MAROMA | Best luxury resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico (full tour)

BELMOND MAROMA | Best luxury resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico (full tour)
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Join me on a full tour of Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, the best 5-star hotel on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The hotel is managed by Belmond, part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Book Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, via Virtuoso and get free perks: https://www.classictravel.com/hotels/maroma-a-belmond-hotel?agent=LuxTravelExpert Read my review (with pros & cons) of this hotel on my travel blog: https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2024/05/08/review-belmond-maroma-riviera-maya/ Video chapters: 0:00 Intro 1:58 Arrival 2:29 Lobby & reception area 6:35 Courtyard & main pool 10:18 Suite 18:07 Boutique 18:50 Beachfront area 22:04 Beach 26:09 Tortilla masterclass 31:22 Maroma Spa by Guerlain 39:30 Adult's only pool 42:16 Pool of the wellness suites 43:45 Gym & Yoga pavilion 45:42 Hotel at night 47:35 Restaurants & bar 53:44 Tequilla tasting 56:13 Dinner 1:02:37 Sunrise coffee 1:03:10 Breakfast Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like my travel vlogs (one million followers so far). Each Saturday, I upload a new video about my travels around the world. FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://instagram.com/luxurytravelExpert Blog: http://theluxurytravelexpert.com​​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert​​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert #mexico #belmond #luxury

Published: 4th May 2024 08:00:19   By: the Luxury Travel Expert

Luxury Adventure Video: CONDOR A330neo Business Class | Frankfurt to Cancun flight (great experience!)

CONDOR A330neo Business Class | Frankfurt to Cancun flight (great experience!)
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Join me on a flight in Condor's new Business Class onboard an Airbus A330-900neo from Frankfurt to Cancun. Based in Germany, Condor is one of the world's leading leisure airlines. Read my review of this Condor A330neo Business Class flight on my travel blog: https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2024/05/01/review-condor-a330neo-business-class/ Video chapters: 0:00 Airport check-in 1:00 Lufthansa lounge 5:50 Boarding 7:30 Business Class cabin 11:31 De-icing 12:56 Safety video 18:14 Takeoff 20:33 Business Class seat 23:24 Amenities 25:19 Menu + lunch 30:13 Business Class Flatbed 31:11 Inflight entertainment 35:11 Economy Class 35:36 Light dinner 37:03 Landing 41:12 Airbus A330neo 41:52 Preview Thumbnail credit: Zach Griff https://www.instagram.com/_zachgriff/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like my travel vlogs (one million followers so far). Each Saturday, I upload a new video about my travels around the world. FOLLOW ME: Instagram: https://instagram.com/luxurytravelExpert Blog: http://theluxurytravelexpert.com​​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxTravelExpert​​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuxuryTravelExpert #condor #businessclass #airbus

Published: 27th Apr 2024 08:00:27   By: the Luxury Travel Expert

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