Alaska Airlines comes out on top in 2019.
With the grounding of the 737 MAX jetliner, the ever-changing policies on pets, and companies always working an angle to make more off of ancillary fees, finding the perfect match of an airline can be complicated.
However, if you’re gearing up for summer vacation, WalletHub’s new “2019’s Best Airlines” might give you some added insight as you weigh out the best options.
WalletHub took a deep dive into 15 different metrics — from leg room to fleet age to mishandled baggage claims — and compared nine U.S. airlines (the six largest plus three regional carriers).
Among the six largest domestic carriers, the “most satisfactory” score went to Southwest Airlines for lowest consumer-complaint rate in 2018. “Most reliable”? That would be Delta Air Lines with the lowest rate of cancelations, delays, mishandled luggage, and denied boardings.