America's 10 Worst Airlines

We don’t mean to spoil the suspense, but Forbes agrees with us that Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Delta) is the worst airline. They’ve compiled a list of the 10 worst airlines along with information about on-time percentages and baggage handling miscues. We like it.

Here’s the list:

10. Alaska Airlines
On-time performance: 72.8% (eighth worst)
Baggage mishandling: 6.6 per 1,000 passengers (ninth)
Cancellations: 1.2% (15th)

9. Delta Air Lines

On-time performance: 75% (fifth worst)
Baggage mishandling: 6.6 per 1,000 passengers (eighth)
Cancellations: 1.5% (13th)

8. United Airlines
On-time performance: 72.4% (sixth worst)
Baggage mishandling: 5.4 per 1,000 passengers (12th)
Cancellations: 2.1% (seventh) ALT © Tannen Maury/epa/Corbis

7. American Airlines
On-time performance: 69.9% (fifth worst)
Baggage mishandling: 5.8 per 1,000 passengers (11th)
Cancellations: 2.0% (eighth)

6. US Airways
On-time performance: 68.3% (third worst)
Baggage mishandling: 8.6 per 1,000 passengers (seventh)
Cancellations: 1.9% (ninth)

5. Expressjet Airlines
On-time performance: 73% (ninth worst)
Baggage mishandling: 8.9 per 1,000 passengers (fifth)
Cancellation rating: 3.4% (fourth)

4. Mesa Airlines
On-time performance: 72.5% (seventh worst)
Baggage mishandling: 10.1 per 1,000 passengers (fourth)
Cancellations: 2.7% (sixth)

3. American Eagle Airlines (a division of American Airlines)
On-time performance: 69% (fourth worst)
Baggage mishandling: 13.5 per 1,000 passengers (second)
Cancellations: 4.4% (third)

2. Comair (a division of Delta Air Lines)
On-time performance: 66.6% (second worst)
Baggage mishandling: 11.9 per 1,000 passengers (third)
Cancellations: 5.4% (worst)

1. Atlantic Southeast Airlines
On-time performance: 63.3% (worst)
Baggage mishandling: 16.9 per 1,000 passengers (worst)
Cancellations: 4.4% (second worst)

America’s Worst Airlines [Forbes]
(Photo:Keenan Pepper)