The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines in November

With Sandy in the past, airline performance rises

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Worst On-Time Performance

AmericanAirlines The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines in November 1. American Airlines — 79.6%

American’s on-time performance still lagged other airlines in November, but the situation is looking up. November’s numbers are 20% higher September’s, when a labor dispute with its union pilots reached its zenith.

Runners up:

1. JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) — 81.9%

2. Frontier Airlines — 82.1%

3. SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) — 82.8%

How other major airlines stack up:

United Continental — 85.5%. UAL is moving past some of its challenges integrating United and Continental. As long as the consolidation efforts continue to progress, and weather at its Chicago hub cooperates, I’d expect better metrics from UAL going forward.

Virgin America — 85.9%

Southwest — 86%. Southwest has had some growing pains in recent years as it has expanded from secondary airports into more congested legacy hubs which are more prone to delays. Still, it did a good job of adjusting in 2012 and its performance improvements are likely to continue in 2013.


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