travel The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite US airline for domestic travel.

Here are the best airlines for domestic travel within the US. These US airlines are known for their affordable tickets, plentiful and flexible flight times, top rate customer service, and many other perks. Large airlines like Delta, United, and American Airlines have long ruled the skies, but smaller companies like JetBlue, Southwest, and Virgin America have gained popularity in recent decades due to their cheaper tickets and more pleasant flight experiences. However, many smaller companies have limited options, flying to fewer or inconvenient airports, or they offer less frequent flights.  

What are the best domestic airlines? Take a look at this list and you'll see how the voters view the airlines that dominate aviation travel.

Vote on your favorite domestic airlines for travel within the United States. If you see an airline missing, add it to the list - or click Rerank to customize a list of your own.

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180 72
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Southwest Airlines Denver International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Dallas Love Field

2
119 57
JetBlue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
JetBlue John F. Kennedy International Airport

3
59 26
Virgin America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Dani Porter added Virgin America Punta Gorda Airport, San Francisco International Airport

4
129 77
Delta Airlines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US

5
59 36
Hawaiian Airlines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US

6
41 11
Alaska Airlines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Alaska Airlines

7
39 56
Frontier Airlines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Frontier Airlines Denver International Airport, Eppley Airfield, Kansas City International Airport

8
33 41
American Airlines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
American Airlines

9
56 92
United Airlines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
United Airlines Denver International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport

10
33 53
Allegiant Air is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Allegiant Air Punta Gorda Airport

11
19 40
SkyWest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
SkyWest Airlines Salt Lake City International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, O'Hare International Airport

12
21 39
Mesa Airlines is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Mesa Airlines Denver International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport

13
16 36
Sun Country Airlines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Sun Country Airlines Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport

14
27 69
Spirit Airlines is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
Spirit Airlines Atlantic City International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport

15
14 45
American Eagle Airlines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Airlines for Domestic Travel in the US
American Eagle Airlines Los Angeles International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, O'Hare International Airport