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Fortune recently named Delta one of only 32 Blue Ribbon Companiesfor 2017.

What makes a Blue Ribbon Company? Fortune's editors spend a good deal of time examining companies for their eight major awards, and they found that fewer than three dozen brands received four or more listings. Delta is ranked right alongside top brands Apple, Microsoft, Walmart and others.

Delta's showing:

"We aren't saying these companies are perfect," Fortune's editors wrote in announcing the Blue Ribbon winners. "But they had to do something right to get to the top of so many of our diverse rankings."