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Last Year's Most On-Time Airlines in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Transportation just released a new survey of the most on-time airlines in America, rating the major carriers on their ability to get passengers to their destinations on schedule. While the number-one carrier comes as no surprise, some of the other top performers deserve recognition for a job (largely) well done in 2014.
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By Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler

The U.S. Department of Transportation just released a new survey of the most on-time airlines in America, rating the major carriers on their ability to get passengers to their destinations on schedule. While the number-one carrier comes as no surprise, some of the other top performers deserve recognition for a job (largely) well done in 2014.

1. EnvoyAir (formerly American Eagle)

On-time percentage in 2014: 68.8

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2. ExpressJet

On-time percentage in 2014: 70.8

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Photo by San Antonio Express-News/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

3. Southwest Airlines (including AirTran flights)

On-time percentage in 2014: 73.5

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4. Frontier Airlines

On-time percentage in 2014: 74.1

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5. JetBlue

On-time percentage in 2014: 75.4

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6. United Airlines

On-time percentage in 2014: 76.0

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7. American Airlines (including US Airways flights)

On-time percentage in 2014: 77.9

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8. SkyWest Airlines (seen here operating as United Express)

On-time percentage in 2014: 76.4

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9. Virgin America

On-time percentage in 2014: 81.5

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10. Delta Air Lines

On-time percentage in 2014: 83.7

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11. Alaska Airlines

On-time percentage in 2014: 86.2

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12. Hawaiian Airlines

On-time percentage in 2014: 91.9

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