These Are the Top U.S. Airlines, According to the Wall Street Journal

The WSJ's latest annual ranking of the best and worst U.S. airlines just dropped.

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The Wall Street Journal has just shared its official 2022 ranking of US airlines, and the scorecard might surprise you just a bit. For starters, the general mayhem that plagued the airline industry in 2022 might make it hard to look back on the year with any sort of fondness. Cancellations, delays, and more cancellations seemed to define much of the year, especially on major travel weekends.

But, however you feel about it, there were still US airlines that fared better than others, according to WSJ. Below is the airlines’ overall ranking based on a number of factors including on-time arrivals, canceled flights, extreme delays, tarmac delays, mishandled baggage, involuntary bumping, and complaints.

1. Delta
2. Alaska
3. Southwest
4. United
5. Allegiant
6. American
7. Spirit
8. Frontier
9. JetBlue

Delta finished in top place, followed by Alaska and Southwest Airlines. Despite Southwest’s massive cancellation crisis at the end of the year, they still weren’t the worst offender when it came to cancellations. That honor belongs to Allegiant-Southwest actually came in seventh.

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Courtesy of Wall Street Journal
Courtesy of Wall Street Journal

JetBlue is at the very bottom of the list, scoring the lowest or second lowest in every category except mishandled baggage, where they ranked fourth. The company frequently had late and canceled flights.

See the full ranking over at the Wall Street Journal.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

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Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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