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January 23, 2019

WSJ: Delta Ranked Best Major Airline of 2018

The Wall Street Journal is out with its annual ranking of eight major U.S. Airlines.

Topping the list of the best major airlines of 2018: Delta.

The airline was ranked in the top three for the last eight years.

Last year, Delta canceled less than one percent of its flights.

Alaska Airlines comes in at second place, and Southwest rounds out the top three.

American, the nation’s largest carrier, placed next to last place in seventh. It’s the 10th time in the last 11 years the airline has placed near the bottom.

Frontier Airlines comes in the last spot in eighth, with 15 percent of its flights suffering extreme delays last year.

The report says that overall 2018 saw a reduction in mishandled baggage, fewer passengers involuntarily bumped from flights, and fewer consumer complaints.

Wall Street Journal rankings of 2018 major airlines

  1. Delta
  2. Alaska
  3. Southwest
  4. Spirit
  5. Jet Blue
  6. United
  7. American
  8. Frontier
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