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Virgin America, to be bought by Alaska Airlines, ranked as top U.S. airline

Virgin America, to be bought by Alaska Airlines, ranked as top U.S. airline

Virgin America, we love you. Really.

The airline was ranked as the best among 13 U.S. carriers in the United States in a report that looked at criteria such as on-time performance, customer complaints and mishandled bags.

It's the fourth year in a row the San Francisco-based airline has snagged the top spot in the Airline Quality Report. The ranking came out the same day that Alaska Airlines -- which placed fifth in the same report -- announced plans to buy Virgin America in a $2.6-billion deal.

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