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Written by The Associated Press   
Monday, 08 April 2013 06:32

Airline passengers filed 11,445 complaints with the Transportation Department last year, an increase of more than one-fifth from 2011.

The rate of complaints per 100,000 passengers also rose, from 1.19 in 2011 to 1.43 last year.

A breakdown of that rate for the 14 largest U.S. carriers from a report being released Monday on airline quality by researchers at Purdue University and Wichita State University. The first rate is for 2012; the second for 2011.

—Air Tran: 0.91; 0.72

—Alaska: 0.51; 0.48

—American: 1.80; 1.46

—American Eagle: 1.27; 1.45

—Delta: 0.73; 1.23

—ExpressJet: 1.07

—Frontier: 1.05; 0.76

—Hawaiian: 0.89; 0.70

—JetBlue: 0.79; 1.08

—SkyWest: 0.88; 0.73

—Southwest: 0.25; 0.32

—United: 4.24; 2.21

—US Airways: 1.74; 1.91

—Virgin America: 1.50

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2011 rates were not available for ExpressJet and Virgin America.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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