With holiday season fast approaching, numerous people around the world are anxiously waiting to depart for their long awaited getaway. Any traveler knows that one of the most unpleasant things associated with holidays is having to put up with flight delays and cancellations.
Following, we would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top 5 best airlines for holiday travelling. The companies were ranked according to their percentages of delayed flights, based on figures released earlier this year by Forbes Magazine. The rates represent an average of how the airlines have fared over the past three years and they take into account the percentage of delayed flight during winter holiday season, which encompasses Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. This particular season was picked as the most reliable indicator because it tends to be the busiest time of the year for holiday travelling via airplanes.
Curious to learn which airlines are most likely to get you to your destination on time? Let’s take a look at the countdown.
Note: only US operating airlines have been taken into account for the purposes of this countdown.