Posted By RichC on May 9, 2013
An article in Thursday’s WSJ highlighted airline loyalty programs and just how easy it was to book a frequent flyer seat. The data collected by Switchfly Inc, looked for 2 seats on 14 round trip dates between June and October. The regular survey determined which airline made it the easiest to get the seat when flyers wanted.
No surprise, but the bigger airlines like US Airways, Delta Air Lines and American finished at or near the bottom (United the exception). Virgin Australia, AirTran (now Southwest owned) and JetBlue were near the top with Southwest Airlines flyers able to book 100% of all of the requested seats. Well done Southwest.