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.


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