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8 Best Small Airlines in North America

Best Small Airlines
(Photo: Allegiant Air Flying Over Las Vegas via Christopher Parypa/

“You gotta have a gimmick.” That advice from the famous showstopping scene in the musical Gypsy was meant for strippers, but it applies to airlines as well. These days, to succeed, a small airline needs a distinct niche. It’s the old “find a need and fill it” rule, and “need” typically means a service that the giant lines are not providing. Here are eight North American airlines that seem to have each found their niche.

(Seat measurements were found on SeatGuru.)

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