Hawaiian rated best US airline for service in 2009

A Hawaiian Airlines plane passes under a water arch shortly before departing from Oakland International Airport on Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Oakland, Calif, in this image provided by Hawaiian Airlines. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Hawaiian Airlines, HO)

April 12, 2010 7:40:54 AM PDT
Hawaiian Airlines did the best job for fliers last year, closely followed by low-cost carrier AirTran, according to an annual study released Monday that rates the nation's 18 busiest airlines for the quality of their service.