Thursday, October 6, 2016
Four of the Highest Rated Airlines in North America
Jeffery Scott Fraser formerly served as the CEO for NIC, a Kansas-based firm that utilized internet applications to assist corporations and individuals in doing business with government departments. A retired executive since 2008, Jeffery Fraser enjoys traveling, and divides much of his time between Alaska and Wyoming. Travelers like Fraser will receive the opportunity to fly through a number of different airlines, although the following list includes some of the highest-rated in North America.
1. Virgin America: Named one of the best airlines to travel with in 2016, Virgin America received top marks for its lower fees, friendly service, and overall airline experience. It also received recognition for its roomier-than-average seats, which make it one of the most comfortable airline options for flying coach. The carriage also features mood lighting and digital screens on the back of each seat.
2. JetBlue: Featuring in-flight TV services, snacks, and reasonable prices, JetBlue received a four-out-of-five stars rating from Skytrax, and possesses one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). It also launched an improved WiFi system known as Fly-Fi in 2015, and offers complimentary basic WiFi. Furthermore, it remains the only airline to promise not to overbook flights.
3. Southwest Airlines: Southwest Airlines falls below average for on-time flight performance, yet manages to maintain a committed following, due to its numerous flier benefits and lower fees. Fliers may check in up to two bags at no additional cost and in-flight services include complimentary snacks and an entertainment system that can link to mobile devices such as iPhones and tablets. Additionally, the airline offers low-cost priority check-ins.
4. Alaska Airlines: Alaska Airlines earned a score of 77 with the ASCI and became a preferred airline of the Wall Street Journal in 2016, due to its low costs and big ambitions. Its fleet consists of 144 planes, and its current expansion project involves acquiring Virgin America. Additionally, Alaska Airlines possesses the lowest number of complaints with the Department of Transportation and features the lowest fees for checked-in bags.