Best airline for families in the US: Check out list

Jul 30, 2018, 04:44 PM IST

Travelling with a family, especially with children tagging along, is a big hassle. So, flyers are always on the lookout to cut the stress and frustration down to the bare minimum and they are always looking at the airlines to step in with the necessary help. Many airlines are unwilling, while some are doing their bit to make it convenient for them to have a comfortable flight experience. Thankfully, airline news website The Points Guy, has stepped in analysed the 10 largest US airlines and ranked them in terms of how friendly they are for families. Here are the top five:


Southwest Airlines: According to TPG, no attitudes, no bag fees, no change fees, family boarding and the extremely valuable Southwest Companion Pass helped Southwest Airlines to the top of the list.


JetBlue: Southwest just barely squeezed out JetBlue for the top spot when it came to on-time arrivals and a more robust route network, said TPG. Its free streaming entertainment at every seat, includes Animal Planet, the Disney Channel and the Cartoon Network. It also has an unlimited snack basket available to all customers.


Delta Airlines: "Families who have flown Delta in recent years know that the airline has a solid onboard product, good on-time arrival rate and the free Biscoff cookies certainly don't hurt in the efforts to keep kids happy," wrote TPG


Hawaiian Airlines: Hawaiian Airlines is at 4th spot but could have featured among top three. According to TPG, it would have ranked even higher were it not for its relatively limited domestic route network.


Alaska Airlines: Alaska is one of the best airlines on many parametres, but according to TPG, the carrier's lack of a strong complimentary in-flight entertainment product and higher average ancillary fee per customer kept Alaska from going higher in these family-focused rankings.