The Best and Worst Airlines
With so many airlines there are tons of options when looking to book your next flight. Since there are options, we as consumers can sometimes afford to be picky. Here’s 10 of the best and worst airlines.
Rated as one of the best airlines out there, Virgin America provides its travelers with more legroom than the average airline, $25 per checked bag and no charge for booking a flight in person. Did we mention the kick ass safety video they have?
Though this airlines company doesn’t fly to as many destinations as others, if you have the chance to take an Alaska Airlines flight…do it! Alaska Airlines have the least amount of fees compared to any other airlines, and it’s only $20 for your first and second bags. This is something Alaskans are certainly proud of.
JetBlue actually beat out Southwest in terms of airline experience according to ratings from Skytrax. JetBlue is known for getting its flights in and out of the airport on time and its extensive leg space. However, its airline experience ratings may drop after recently implementing checked baggage fees. Travelers can expect to pay $20-25 for the first bag and $35 for the second checked bag.
Known for its free checked bag program and no change fee, Southwest Airlines tops our list at number four.
There’s nothing overly special about Frontier Airlines and that’s why it comes in at number five on our list. Baggage fees are just $20 for both the first and second checked bags.
Similar to that of Frontier, United Airlines is nothing to write home about. It’ll get you to your destination in one piece.
You won’t be riding Hawaiian Airlines very often, but, if you do make sure you are cautious of the additional fees. Just a heads up, if you’re traveling between the US mainland and the islands, there’s a $150 change fee. Ahola!
Delta Airlines is not necessarily the worst airline around, however, with it’s high ticket prices and fees averaging around $754 per trip, it is not a fan favorite.
When you’re number nine on a list of ten, that means you’re pretty bad. US Airways flights are often delayed and after merging with American Airlines who also has bad customer service, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Baggage fees are typically, $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second.
Let’s face it, Spirit Airlines is a scam. They offer low prices but charge you for everything possible. Want to bring a carry on? There’s a fee for that. Want to check a bag? There’s a fee for that. Want to breath? There’s a fee for that too. Avoid Spirit Airlines at all costs.