The Best Airlines in the United States

Air travel can be stressful, from having to get to the airport with a reasonable amount of time to go through security, facing the possibility of flight delays, having minimal space to yourself, and more. Believe it or not, airlines work hard and do their best to create a pleasant in-flight experience. Millions of customers fly on U.S. airlines every month. Thanks to The Points Guy, a specialist air travel website, travelers can identify which of the best airlines in the United States are worth traveling with. Data gathered is also reported by The Daily Meal. Sheffield aeronautics school breaks down some of the best airlines in the U.S. below.

The airlines chosen by The Points Guy are based on:

  • Price – Airfare, baggage, and flight change fees
  • Convenience – Route network, on-time arrivals, cabin comfort
  • Headaches – Customer satisfaction, lost baggage, involuntary denied boarding (also known as being bumped)
  • Extras – Frequent flyer program, lounges


Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has been named America’s best and most reliable airline in 2017. Serving 118 destinations, Alaska Airlines not only got a great score for having ample leg room, but also for being the best airline for your K9 or feline friend.


Delta Airlines

Serving 319 destinations, Delta is high up in the list of ranking for the best airlines in America. With a lack of complaints and minimal people being denied a boarding, the only downfall of Delta Air Lines relates to tickets being high in price.


United Airlines

Although a rocky year in the headlines decreased the rating for United Airlines, the leg room, entertainment, and refreshments make up for some of the unfortunate incidents that made way to the media. With minimal involuntary bumps and a decrease in customer complaints, United Airlines is still up top.



With an unfortunately substantial amount of flight delays, it’s a surprise as to why JetBlue is still one of the best airlines in the United States. Believe it or not, JetBlue scored most comfortable airline, with ample leg room, entertainment options, Wi-Fi availability, and complementary refreshments.


American Airlines

Even though on-time arrivals may not be the specialty for American Airlines, the carrier serves 350 destinations in 50 countries, offering decent leg room, great entertainment, and complimentary refreshments.


Being professionals in the industry, we know it’s impossible for everyone to agree on the most and the least important elements that define what makes an airline great and what makes them the absolute worst. Between ticket pricing, cabin comfort, free drinks, and small televisions embedded in the headrest in front of you, each airline has its own perks. According to The Points Guy and real customer experience, the above airlines have met our specific criteria; however, it’s alright if you disagree.


If you have an interest in a dispatcher program, contact Sheffield, a premier aeronautics school, to get started on a career in aviation today.

  • Contact Us

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

  • Testimonials

    “I am a month into my new job at a airline coming out of reorganization, and am helping the training department by referencing the excellent and up to date course book provided to all Sheffield grads.” RW RW
    “My experience at Sheffield and my exposure to other aircraft dispatchers that did not go to Sheffield has resulted in an awareness of the superior depth and quality of the training provided by the Sheffield instructors.” CD Sidebar CD
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    “Being that half my new hire class dropped out over the course of training, I can confidently say that Sheffield helped to prepare me for the real world.” GT – abridged testimonial – school selection matters
    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    “Your school has offered me an incredible advantage in the Dispatcher job market.” D.K. D. Kircher
    “I am so glad they are like this because it made me a better dispatcher and I really appreciate their high standards. I would highly recommend Sheffield to anyone who is willing to study hard and is serious about obtaining a Dispatcher Certificate.” MC MC
    “Their reputation of excellence amongst the industry is second to none. Sheffield School of Aeronautics should be seen as the standard of how it can be done and how it should be done. I was hired at a major airline with no dispatch experience.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “now that I’ve been in an indoctrination class with students from other schools, I know I made the right choice with Sheffield.”   Kindest regards,  A.R.  All schools are created equal?! yeah…sure ;)
    ” I have received 4 (job) offers…many of the interviews I have gotten have been because of my “pedigree”…going to Sheffield. I am amazed at the respect your school has….I am honored to be a graduate. Thank you for all the work you ..!”  Testimonial – J. Ganci
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “I am a graduate of the Sheffield’s Dispatcher Program. I have been a Captain-Part 121 Airline, Certified Flight/Grnd Instructor, and FAA Designated Check Airman and Sim Instructor (Part 121). From my experience I would rate Sheffield School as outstanding in their field.” PT PT
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is known worldwide for its quality training and has been recommended to me by our national airline Swiss International Airlines. Whenever I mention the name ‘Sheffield’ it rings a bell in people’s ears.” IW IW
    “Eric Morris is one of the most if not the most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on Aircraft Dispatching in the United States. He strives constantly to make the industry better.” DH sidebar DH
  • Online Catalog

    Sheffield Flight Dispatch Training Catalog

  • Connect