Find fare, check fees: Tips for saving on flights

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Find fare, check fees: Tips for saving on flights

When booking your next airline ticket, travel experts recommend reading the fine print on the airline website. A cheap ticket that doesn’t include checked baggage might not be such a bargain.

Find fare, check fees: Tips for saving on flights

When booking your next airline ticket, travel experts recommend reading the fine print on the airline website. A cheap ticket that doesn’t include checked baggage might not be such a bargain.
On-time rankings

The government ranked airlines on their on-time performance in February. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.
1. Hawaiian Airlines, 91.9%
2. Alaska Airlines, 89.3%
3. Southwest Airlines, 87.8%
4. Frontier Airlines, 87.3%
5. Delta Air Lines, 86.4%
6. United Airlines, 86.2%
7. Virgin America, 84.6%
8. American Airlines, 83%
9. SkyWest, 81.9%
10. ExpressJet, 78.5%
11. JetBlue Airways, 68.9%
12. Spirit Airlines, 63.2%
Total for all reporting airlines: 83.6%
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation. The report does not cover smaller airlines including Allegiant Air and some regional carriers.

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