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The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:29 pm

Hard to believe but the holidays are almost upon us. Conde Nast Traveler, a well respected publication in the travel industry, has released a list of airlines that are best to fly if you want to get to your destination on time.

#1 is Hawaiian Airlines (90.4%) On-time percentage
#2 is Delta Air lines (86.88)
#3 is Alaska Airlines (83.3)
#4 is AA (79.8)
#5 is United. (79.5)

The worst airline for holiday travel is Frontier which delivered just 73% of flights on time.

JetBlue, where are you? I guess they are to busy blaming ATC for their problems. They didn't even make the cut, for better or worse.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/the-be ... day-travel
 
rbrunner
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:48 pm

This is obviously limited to the USA, right?
 
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:27 pm

rbrunner wrote:
This is obviously limited to the USA, right?


The answer seems clear. :banghead: The giveaway should have been the OP's username.
 
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PatrickZ80
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:16 pm

Indeed obviously limited to the USA, in Europe you'd see a whole other list.

But of course, when going on holiday you're limited to the airlines that fly to your destination. You can say a certain airline is the best, but if that airline doesn't fly where you're going then it's of no use to you. Also, for a holiday on-time performance might not be the number one priority. What does it matter if you're a bit late? As long as you get there, who cares? Ticket price might be an important factor for some people, others just fly whatever airline their travel agency books them on.
 
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:19 am

Personally I find this a ridiculous thread and totally pointless!

Shouldn't it be moved to travel polls and preferences?

There are far to many threads appearing in the civil aviation forum of late that seem pointless or should be in another forum such as the one I mentioned above.

The Mods are all to quick to delete posts but are not good in moving threads like this to wear they belong!
 
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:54 am

Cunard wrote:
Personally I find this a ridiculous thread and totally pointless!

Shouldn't it be moved to travel polls and preferences?

There are far to many threads appearing in the civil aviation forum of late that seem pointless or should be in another forum such as the one I mentioned above.

The Mods are all to quick to delete posts but are not good in moving threads like this to wear they belong!


Sorry I forgot I was reading this in the Travel Polls and Preferences forum!

But still my point is clear it's ridiculous to be honest.
 
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:32 pm

Of course it's ridiculous. Being "on time" does not matter at all for holiday travel (with the exception of missing connections). "I'm half an hour late and now the pool bar is out of martinis! Oh noes!"
 
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:46 am

Yeah this thread is ridiculous.
Why is flying so expensive? And why is flying well so much more?
 
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Re: The Best Airlines for Holiday Travel

Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:23 am

CyBeRino wrote:
Of course it's ridiculous. Being "on time" does not matter at all for holiday travel (with the exception of missing connections). "I'm half an hour late and now the pool bar is out of martinis! Oh noes!"


Just a minor point -- you're obviously using the British meaning of "holiday", but this is an American-centric article. We're nearing Thanksgiving in America, a busy time of the year for travel, and a time of year when every news outlet in the US feels the need to publish "holiday travel tips" articles. This is one of those articles, basically. Not that it changes your overall point much.

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