Southwest Airlines gets top customer experience ratings

Southwest Airlines delivers the best customer experience in the airline industry, according to the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience benchmark of companies based on a survey of 10,000 US consumers, the company said.

Of the nine airlines included in this year´s Ratings, Southwest Airlines earned the highest score with a rating of 76%, putting it in 51st place overall out of 318 companies across 20 industries. Southwest has earned the highest score for airlines every year since the Ratings began in 2011, with the exception of 2015 when JetBlue came in first.

Overall, the airlines industry averaged a 66% rating in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings and tied for 12th place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry is unchanged from 2017.

Temkin Group is a customer experience research, consulting, and training firm. Many of the world´s largest brands rely on its insights and advice to steer their transformational journeys, and Temkin Group accelerates their results by combining customer experience thought leadership with a deep understanding of organizational dynamics.