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Alaska Airlines is the best North American airline

The J.D. Like every year, the Power Study examined customer satisfaction based on seven factors: tariffs and fees, in-flight services, boarding / disembarking / baggage, aircraft crew, condition of the aircraft, check-in and reservation. The results of the 2015 study are based on the questionnaire and responses from 11,354 passengers who traveled with one of the major North American airlines between March 2014 and March 2015.

The aviation industry is slowly but surely recognizing in North America that the airlines have to develop further; Being a pure transport company is no longer enough (which is also known in Europe). Airlines need to evolve into attractive hosts and service providers. It is a long and arduous path for each individual airline to stand out from the competition in Saxchen's hospitality and service offerings, says Rick Garlick, Global Travel and Hospitality Practice Lead at J.D. Power. Garlick continues: "Better service produces loyalty."

Hospitality is expressed according to J.D. Power e.g. with the offer of food and drink on board, with in-flight entertainment or even internet on board. But it also has to do with the friendliness of the on-board staff and with information from passengers at the gate or in the aircraft cabin. Airlines that follow this and therefore enjoy a good reputation usually also have passengers who are happy to overlook one or the other problem. "Good service is achieved with less criticism from passengers, should there be a delay, for example," emphasized Garlick.

Overall, the customer satisfaction index of the most important North American airlines improved from 712 points in the previous year to 717 this year. According to the study, most of the improvements have been made to the crews, to the in-flight services and to the criterion of costs including fees. Amazingly, Lufthansa partner United dropped to last place among the most important carriers. In 2015, Frontier Airlines carried the red lantern across all airlines surveyed. Frontier was the worst in all of the criteria.

Logically, United doesn't like being at the bottom of the big North American carriers. The Star Alliance member wants to be better again next year. Among other things, new aircraft in the fleet should contribute to this, more internet on board, upgrades in catering, free serving of beer and wine for economy passengers on international flights, etc.

There are other studies that look at customer satisfaction with North American airlines, such as the American Customer Satisfaction Index, a University of Michigan study based on responses from 70,000 users who were asked about their experiences and preferences. The study was published in mid-April. Result: Highest satisfaction ratings for 20 years. The Airline Quality Ratings Report, a joint project by researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Wichita State University, comes to a completely different, contrary conclusion. The scientists did not collect their data from surveys, but from publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US Department of Transportation) comparable to a Department of Transportation. And it simply means: In 2015, the aviation industry posted its worst performance since 2009.

J.D. Power under the microscope in a separate study. Here, too, there were overall improvements compared to 2014. The procedure for redeeming miles or points, the contractual conditions, miles / points administration and management, how easy or difficult it was to get miles / points, customer service and number were inspected and availability of benefits. The number one was the frequent flyer programs of Alaska Airlines, JetBlue and Southwest. All of the major network carriers ended up below average, with American and United performing equally badly and Delta far behind. Source: J.D. Power / DMM