Is YOUR favorite airline on the no-fly list? Travelers reveal the worst airlines they would ‘avoid at all costs’ (and the results might shock you)
- Travel site The Vacationer conducted a nationwide survey of airlines
- Respondents were asked which airline they would “definitely not fly” with.
- More than a fifth (21.06 percent) said they would never book with Spirit
America’s least loved airlines were unveiled, with budget airline Spirit taking first place.
travel page The vacationer conducted a nationwide survey asking respondents which airline they would “definitely avoid flying with.”
More than a fifth (21.06 percent) said they would never book with Florida-based Spirit, while Nevada-headquartered Allegiant Air came in second with 16.36 percent.
Hot on their heels were American Airlines (14.40 percent) and Frontier Airlines (14.30 percent), and Delta Air Lines was fifth on the list of airlines to avoid at 12.63 percent.
Travel site The Vacationer conducted a nationwide survey asking respondents which airline they “would definitely not fly” with (stock image)
More than a fifth (21.06 percent) said they would never book with Florida-based Spirit
Airlines Americans will most likely avoid onward flying at all costs
1. Spirit Airlines – 21.06 percent
2. Allegiant Air – 16.36 percent
3. American Airlines – 14.40 percent
4. Frontier Airlines – 14.30 percent
5. Delta Air Lines – 12.63 percent
6. JetBlue – 12.63 percent
7. Alaska Airlines – 10.68 percent
8th. Southwest Airlines – 10.28 percent
9. United Airlines – 7.64 percent
10 Hawaiian Airlines – 5.48 percent
Although respondents did not give specific reasons why they would avoid the airlines, Eric Jones, founder of The Vacationer, told DailyMail.com that he thought it was because of the airlines’ bad reputation.
He explained, “For example, Spirit Airlines, America’s cheapest airline, has a pretty bad reputation, which leads me to believe a lot of people avoid them even though they may never have flown it.”
“Airlines with a better reputation, like Delta Air Lines, are most likely due to bad experiences for those who are now avoiding them.”
Jones added that he had “a few bad” experiences with Spirit himself, so he “wasn’t surprised that it won the Airline Americans competition.” [were] most likely to avoid at all costs.’
Just this week, the airline made headlines due to a system-wide computer outage that left its website, app and airport kiosks down.
The ultra-low-cost carrier warned travelers about the technical issues via Twitter – some venting their frustration at not being able to check in, while others reported being stranded on the plane for hours with no sign of takeoff .
Returning to The Vacationer’s survey, the other airlines rounding out the top 10 of “Airlines Americans Are Most Likely To Avoid Flying Onward At Any Cost” were JetBlue (12.63 percent), Alaska Airlines (10.68 percent) and Southwest Airlines (10.28 percent). percent), United Airlines (7.64 percent) and Hawaiian Airlines (5.48 percent).
Respondents were also given the option to indicate “none of these” in the survey, with two options to choose from.
Nevada-based Allegiant Air (stock image) came in second
Almost a third – 31.73 percent – said they never avoided any airline and only chose the cheapest.
Meanwhile, 16.65 percent said they just picked the airline that offered the most convenient flight dates and times.
The 2023 Airlines Americans Avoid Flying at All Costs survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey on behalf of The Vacationer.
A total of 1,021 Americans over the age of 18 were surveyed on May 1st.
Of those surveyed, 46.21 percent were male and 53.79 percent were female.
In The Vacationer’s 2023 Summer Travel Survey, nearly 85 percent of respondents said they plan to travel this year.
Just over two-fifths (42 percent) of respondents said they plan to travel more this year than they did last year, and more than half (54 percent) said they plan to take a flight to their destination.