You've heard it all before, and a new report reaffirms it: Virgin America and JetBlue are the best U.S. airlines. And the worst? Legacy carriers United and American airlines ranked at the bottom.
Virgin America and JetBlue also were No. 1 and 2 in the Airline Quality Report released earlier this month.
WalletHub's top carriers for overall performance are:
1. Virgin America, which is slated to merge with Alaska Airlines in a $2.6-billion deal
When it comes to most reliable airlines — fewest cancellations, delays, lost bags, etc. — Delta topped the list, followed by Alaska and Virgin America.
JetBlue and American (in that order) rank as most comfortable airlines to fly, and Spirit and ExpressJet are the cheapest to fly.
Check out the full 2016's Best & Worst Airlines report to review the metrics used in creating the report and individual airline scores.