The 5 Best Airlines in America

October 3rd, 2013 by The JetSetter Team | 2 Comments »

Slide1Here at Jason Hartman’s Jetsetter Show, we’ve written about the process of airline travel and the purchase of tickets quite a bit. Now, thanks to data from J.D. Power and Associates 2013 North American Airline Satisfaction Study, we can provide a more accurate look at some of America’s favorite airlines.

Alaska Airlines

Long a favorite because of its once-complimentary offering of free in-flight (and Alaska-local) and generously-poured booze, Alaska Air continues to be a customer favorite. Recently, they began de-boarding passengers via two exits, added solar power passenger ramps, and greater fuel efficiency.

Southwest Airlines

Anyone who has ever flown Southwest can appreciate the “bags fly free” policy that makes Southwest in the minority. Additionally, this airline offers low-cost airfares (be sure to catch their sales, held a few times a year) and presence in 41 states, making it an affordable and excellent choice for air travel.

Delta Airlines

As the oldest American airline, Delta has the experience necessary to make it great. Delta has also renovated a number of airport terminals and intends to become more competitive in the growing airline industry. The airline has also vowed to improve their in-flight experience in coming years.

AirTran

A Texas company, AirTran is a low-cost airline owned by Southwest and strives for customer satisfaction, even offering free drinks on certain holidays. While it has been criticized for paying pilots low wages, the airline seems committed to meeting customer needs.

JetBlue

Popular because of the availability of live television (but not Wifi) while on board, JetBlue is a great bet for travelers who desire luxury. They offer private suites and massage seats, power outlets, and the ability to not miss a second of your favorite sporting event while in the air. Unfortunately, the airline is frequently delayed.

Of course, there are many other airlines available to travelers going across the state, country, or world. Sadly, we’ve yet to find an option that is inexpensive, on time, and also friendly—and, a little free food or beverage certainly wouldn’t hurt. What are your favorites? We’d love to hear more about them below! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukelai/6989289099/)


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