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Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016

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There’s some good news when it comes to airline service in America.

Last year, it actually improved—according to most measurements.

Seven percent fewer flights arrived late.

The airlines lost fewer bags, and the number of canceled flights dropped an impressive 21 percent, and that’s including some major airline computer glitches in 2016.

In real numbers, 106,000 more flights arrived on time last year.

What was the most punctual? Alaska Airlines at 86 percent.

Which airline was late more than any other? Not a surprise.

Spirit took the crown, so to speak, for the highest number of passenger complaints as well.

What about this year?

It looks to be an overall improvement for many airlines, especially in terms of baggage handling, as sophisticated tracking systems go online.

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