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Researchers at Wichita State and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical universities who conducted the study said airlines delivered their best performance in 2013 in the 23- year history of the quality rating.
Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Best: Virgin America; worst: American Eagle.
Delta Air fell$. 76 or 2.1 percent, to $34.61. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 25 or 2.8 percent, to $8.76. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 20 or. 8 percent, to $23.81.
Delta Air fell$. 70 or 2.0 percent, to $34.67. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 20 or 2.2 percent, to $8.81. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 25 or 1.0 percent, to $23.76.
DALLAS— The CEO of Southwest Airlines Co. received $4 million in compensation for 2013, unchanged from the year before, as he and other top executives didn't get salary increases although profit and the stock soared.
Delta Air rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $35.40. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $9.02. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $24.18.
The National Transportation Safety Board took the time to remind pilots of the need to make it to the proper destination.
March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.
JetBlue is offering a Mosaic membership, or an upgraded rewards program, to fliers with a "certain status" on other airlines through 2014.
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Five U.S. carriers- Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc, JetBlue Airways Corp, Southwest Airlines Co and United Continental Holdings Inc- said that winter storms had led to more than 78,000 canceled flights among them.
Vueling and Iberia became the latest European airlines to allow to the use of electronic devices during all stages of a flight.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
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Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.
Feb 26- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it would make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing the number of miles earned toward free flights on how much customers spend rather than the distance traveled. Atlanta- based Delta said the new program would favor "frequent business travelers" and leisure fliers who buy tickets at higher fares.
Even with 100,000 flights canceled this winter and word of a new terror threat, airlines are headed for sunny skies, analysts forecast.
Feb 19- Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines said it lost a bid for slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington that are being given up by American Airlines Group.
Travel was tied up from Atlanta to Canada as yet another storm with wet, heavy snow hit the United States.
Feb 10- Southwest Airlines is looking for opportunities to add service in markets where other merged carriers have scaled back, the budget carrier's Chairman and Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Monday.