http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2 ... -rank.aspx
David wrote: Lenny wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
I was about to post how lucky the passengers are considering all the vouchers they'll receive, then noticed it's Southwest, so they'll only be good for the lower 48, no 1st Class, and whatever plane you step on likely rolled off the line during the Reagan administration.
as of 2014 (this was the newest I could find) southwest was ahead of delta, united, american and us airways.
actually shocked at spirit only being in the 5's.
only flown virgin once and it was glorious. no surprise they're where they are.
i've never flown virgin here, just a connection from edinburgh to heathrow at some ungodly hour in the morning. it was a typical 737, except the seats were pleather and maybe had a little more legroom. a coworker of mine raves about them though
anyway, that list is a bit silly. newer airlines have newer fleets? revelatory. plus, it's easy to retrofit planes with amenities like tv or streaming, as delta, american, and united have been doing
and the claim that older planes require more maintenance is supported with zero evidence. in fact, the mcdonnell-douglas 80, that weird little regional jet that american flies, has the cheapest maintenance costs of all narrow-bodies both per flight hour and per aircraft. that thing is old as hell. the a340 is more expensive to maintain per flight hour than the 747-400. model age does not correlate with maintenance cost