AirTran leads airline quality study, Hawaiian 2nd - KMOV.com

AirTran leads airline quality study, Hawaiian 2nd

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Low-cost air carrier AirTran had the best performance of the 16 largest U.S. air carriers last year, pulling ahead of previous leader Hawaiian Airlines in an annual study of airline quality. The study, sponsored by Purdue University in Indiana and by Wichita State University in Kansas, is based on Department of Transportation data on for on-time arrivals, mishandled baggage, bumpings due to overbooking, and consumer complaints.

   Here's how the airlines ranked:
 
   AirTran
   Hawaiian
   JetBlue
   Alaska
   Southwest
   US Airways
   Delta
   Continental
   Frontier
   Skywest
   American
   United
   Mesa
   Comair
   Atlantic Southeast
   American Eagle
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