Zagat Airline Survey Praises Southwest, Virgin America

Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Virgin America were among the winners in Zagat's latest frequent-flier survey. Southwest was the top-rated in categories including "best check-in experience" and "top website," Zagat said in a statement. Virgin America was rated the best midsize carrier in both premium and economy class.

"While fliers are slowly but surely returning to the skies, they remain focused on good values and reliable service," said Tim Zagat, CEO of Zagat Survey. "Airlines like Virgin America, Southwest, JetBlue and Continental score well with surveyors for precisely this reason."

Sponsored Links
Singapore Airlines came out top in international premium and economy,

The fliers surveyed rated direct routes, ticket price and past experiences as their top considerations. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said they book their flights mainly through websites, compared with 60% in 2008.

Portland International was rated the top airport on overall quality. New York's LaGuardia Airport came in last.

Read Full Story

Markets

DJIA 21,674.51 -76.22 -0.35%
NASDAQ 6,216.53 -5.39 -0.09%
S&P 500 2,425.55 -4.46 -0.18%
NIKKEI 225 19,470.41 -232.22 -1.18%
HANG SENG 27,047.57 -296.65 -1.08%
DAX 12,165.19 -38.27 -0.31%
USD (per EUR) 1.18 0.00 0.01%
USD (per CHF) 0.96 0.00 0.02%
JPY (per USD) 109.21 0.01 0.00%
GBP (per USD) 1.29 0.00 0.01%

Can't get enough business news?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from retailer news to the latest IPOs delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.