The 16 airlines canceled 5,082 flights in November, or 1 percent of their schedules.
There were 15 flights that were held on the ground longer than allowed by federal regulations, but all occurred after a shooting in the terminal disrupted operations at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1.
Consumers filed 23.6 percent fewer complaints about airlines with the Transportation Department; 755 in November, compared with 988 in November 2012. The top complaint was flight problems, including cancelations and delays.
Another frequent subject of complaints was bag-handling. Virgin America, JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines had the best ratings for bags, while American Eagle, AirTran Airways and ExpressJet had the worst.
Transportation Department report: http://1.usa.gov/1eC2U3j
Here are the federal government's rankings of U.S. airlines for arriving on time during November:
1. Hawaiian Airlines, 93.9 percent
2. Endeavor, 88.3 percent
3. Delta Air Lines, 88.3 percent
4. Alaska Airlines, 87.9 percent
5. US Airways, 86.1 percent
6. Virgin America, 85.7 percent
7. SkyWest, 85.4 percent
8. United Airlines, 85.0 percent
9. JetBlue Airways, 84.8 percent
10. AirTran Airways, 83.9 percent
11. American Airlines, 81.9 percent
12. American Eagle, 81.5 percent
13. Mesa, 80.6 percent
14. Southwest Airlines, 79.5 percent
15. ExpressJet, 79.0 percent
16. Frontier Airlines, 78.6 percent
All 16 reporting airlines, 83.5 percent
Endeavor was formerly called Pinnacle Airlines
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation: http://1.usa.gov/1eC2U3j