• American Airlines makes big leap in ranking of world's top airlines

    By: Tim Gallen, Phoenix Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - American Airlines has moved way up a list of the top global airlines, according to new annual rankings.

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    Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), which controls 91% of flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, was ranked the world’s second-best airline, according to the 2019 rankings compiled by AirHelp, an organization that specializes in air traveler rights and seeks compensation in cases of delays or cancellations. A year earlier, AirHelp had ranked American Airlines at No. 23 on the list.

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    Using data on 72 airlines, AirHelp rated the carriers by on-time performance, service quality, and claim processing, with each category weighed equally. American scored an 8.07 out of 10 — just behind No. 1 Qatar Airlines, which scored an 8.23.

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