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Here Are the Main US Airlines, Ranked

Alaska Airlines comes in at No. 1 overall, and it's also the safest
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2019 5:40 PM CDT
A Delta Air Lines plane taxis past an Alaska Airlines plane on Feb. 5, 2019, near a snow-bordered runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – While it always feels like a win to score a cheap plane ticket, price isn't the only factor that makes an airline desirable. WalletHub looked at the nine biggest domestic airlines, plus three regional carriers, examining four categories: safety; incidents involving animals; in-flight comfort and cost; and baggage, departures, and complaints. Coming in at the top of the list: Alaska Airlines, which also ranks as the safest airline. Here, how the rest of the rankings fell, with each airline's corresponding score out of 100:

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