Best airlines to fly with

When you fly, is there an airline that you prefer to fly with? For most of us, there is. It’s like driving a car, most of us have a particular level of style and comfort that we prefer, so when it comes to choosing an airline, it’s always comforting to see it be recognised and know you are flying with an airline that comes with a great reputation.

The carrier also took out the awards for best first class, best airline in Asia and best first class seat!  That’s amazing and from my own experience, Singapore Airlines has never let me down.


Overall, we are seeing the Asian airlines dominate, with seven of the top 10 coming from this region.

2018  is a big year for Singapore Airlines. In October, it will relaunch the world’s longest flight route by resuming non-stop services between Singapore and New York. The airline will fly the first Airbus A350-ULR (for Ultra Long Range) on the 16,700 km route, taking almost 19 hours. There will be no economy class on the plane, which will feature only business and premium economy seating.  I’ll update you in a few months with more on this flight!

Over the past 12 months Singapore Airlines also rolled out new seats for its A380 superjumbos, including its first double-beds in business class.

On a positive for Australia, Qantas dominated the awards for the Australia-Pacific region, taking out best airline, best first class, best business class, best economy class and best staff.  Well done Qantas!

AirAsia was named world’s best low-cost airline (ranked 22nd overall), the 10th year in a row it has won the award. Other notable awards included Garuda Indonesia winning world’s best cabin crew for the fifth year in a row, Emirates winning best inflight entertainment for its 14th year running, and China Southern winning most improved airline.

Here is a list of the world’s best airlines for 2018

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. EVA Air
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Lufthansa
  8. Hainan Airlines
  9. Garuda Indonesia
  10. Thai Airways

Best economy class

  1. Thai Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. ANA All Nippon Airways
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Garuda Indonesia
  8. EVA Air
  9. Lufthansa
  10. Japan Airlines

Best premium economy class

  1. Air New Zealand
  2. Qantas Airways
  3. Singapore Airlines
  4. Lufthansa
  5. Air France
  6. Aeroflot
  7. EVA Air
  8. Japan Airlines
  9. Virgin Australia
  10. China Airlines

Best business class

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Etihad Airways
  6. Qantas Airways
  7. Cathay Pacific Airways
  8. Lufthansa
  9. Turkish Airlines
  10. EVA Air


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