There are a lot of things about airplane travel that can annoy passengers, and one of the big ones is getting bumped. Nobody likes it when an airline takes away your seat and rebooks you on a different flight, and whether that happens to you may depend on what airline you travel with.
So, which airlines should you stay away from if you don't want to be bumped? Well, Upgraded Points has just come out with their list of the Airlines Most Likely To Bump Passengers, looking at how many involuntary denied boardings happened per 100,000 people between the first half of 2018 to the first half of 2019.
Overall, the site found that American and Southwest both had the highest number of bumped passengers, but considering how many passengers they have, the percentages were actually pretty low. In reality, the airline most likely to bump a passenger is Frontier, which bumped 1,219 passengers, or 6-point-28 per 100,000 flyers.
The U.S. Airlines Most Likely To Bump Passengers
- Frontier Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- PSA Airlines
- American Airlines
- Mesa Airlines
- Skywest Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Allegiant Airlines
- Republic Airlines
As for the airline least likely to bump passengers, that’s Delta, which bumped just point-2 per 100,000 passengers.