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These Texas airlines crash as worst in the nation

These Texas airlines crash as worst in the nation

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Frequent flyers don't favor American Airlines. Photo courtesy of American Airlines

Traveling soon? You may want to reconsider which airline you book. Two of Texas' were recently named the worst overall for 2016.

Personal finance site WalletHub dug into government data to analyze the 10 largest U.S. airlines, as well as three regional carriers, across 13 key metrics such as canceled flights, delays, complaints, leg room, cost, and more. 

Of those 13 airlines, Fort Worth-based American Airlines ranks No. 12. Even worse, United Airlines, which has a hub in Houston, comes in dead last, at unlucky No. 13.

What's the worst part about flying American? Though it's middle of the road for reliability and canceled flights and pretty comfy during travel, American isn't a good value for budget travelers, doesn't handle pets well, and receives a lot of complaints — the third most, actually, tied with United. 

United is the worst airline to fly with a pet, reveals the study, and it's not a good deal for budget travelers either. The airline does, however, offer one of the most comfortable in-flight experiences — if you can afford it.

So who should you fly the friendly skies with next time? JetBlue, Delta, and Virgin Air score the highest for reliability, comfort, and overall satisfaction.