The Biggest Airline In Minnesota Is The Best In US Again
Good news if you're flying on the biggest airline in Minnesota: it's once again ranked as the number-one airline in the country.
It's the largest airline in Minnesota-- and it's #1 again
That's the word this week from Delta Airlines, which just placed on top of the latest J.D. Power 2023 survey for North America Airline Satisfaction in the premium economy class. Delta, of course, has a major hub at the largest airport in Minnesota, the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in Bloomington.
I still kind of think of Delta as a 'Minnesota' airline, even though it's not headquartered here. Its corporate headquarters are in Atlanta, but since Delta merged with Minnesota's Northwest Airlines in 2008, Delta still has a major Minnesota influence.
And now, it's the best airline in the industry for this year for premium economy class. It's just another award for Delta, who back in January of 2023 was named the best overall airline in the industry according to WalletHub. In that survey, Delta scoring an overall rating of 66.79 out of 100. WalletHub's survey also named Delta as the Most Reliable Airline for 2023, noting that Delta has the lowest rate of cancelations, delays, mishandled luggage, and denied boardings.
So how did they come up with those rankings?
According to J.D. Power, they surveyed over 7,700 air travelers between March of 2022 and March of 2023 across eight different categories: aircraft; baggage; boarding; check-in; cost and fees; flight crew; in-flight services; and reservations. And in the Premium Economy class, Delta placed first this year, with a score of 848 out of a possible 1,000 points. JetBlue came in second with 840, with Alaska Airlines placed third with 823.
In addition to Minneapolis, Delta also offers flights out of Rochester
It's also impressive to note that you don't have to drive up Highway-52 to MSP to fly on the number-one airline in the country, either. Delta offers direct flights to Atlanta and connecting flights to MSP from right here in the Med City at Rochester International Airport.
As I mentioned earlier, Delta merged with Minneapolis-based Northwest Airlines back in 2008. Northwest was one of those brands that was once huge here in Minnesota (kind of like Dayton's also was) but that now no longer exists. Which is the same for many of the following famous brands. Keep scrolling to see how many YOU remember!