SeaTac's Alaska Airlines has won top honors on the Wall Street Journal's annual scorecard of airline quality.
The airline, whose largest hub is at Sea-Tac Airport, had the best on-time record, the best canceled flights record and the second fewest complaints among the nine major domestic airlines the financial publication’s Middle Seat column ranked.
Alaska flights were on time 87.4 percent of the time in 2010, compared with 83.2 percent in 2009.
Alaska was fifth in baggage handling and fifth in passengers bumped.
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The second-ranked carrier was Orlando’s AirTran, which is being merged with Southwest Airlines. Southwest was third.
At the bottom of the list was Atlanta’s Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest airline pending the merger of United and Continental airlines.