Consumer Reports Ranks the Best (and Worst) Airlines in 2013

Consumer Reports released its annual list of Best & Worst Airlines for 2013.

Virgin America topped the list — the company’s first appearance since its start six years ago. (In previous years, the company did not receive enough ratings to merit inclusion.) Virgin received a score of 89/100, and was praised for its … well, just about everything. But particular praise was given for its in-flight entertainment .

Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Jet Blue (JBLU) followed closely with overall ratings of 85. Spirit Airlines (SAVE) was at the bottom of the list, rated 50/100. Spirit’s CEO defended the company and its practices, claiming that its customers know what to expect with the airline’s cheaper prices.

The full report is available for subscribers online, and will be in the July issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

Adam Benjamin is an Assistant Editor of InvestorPlace. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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