Best Airlines to Fly
For many people, a holiday doesn’t really start until they arrive at their destination. But, if this sounds familiar to you, you probably aren’t using the right airlines. It’s important to understand that there are some great flying experiences out there. And today, we’re going to point you to some of the best airlines to travel with. You’ll pay a little more, of course - but whether you are looking for cheap deals or a more comfortable long-haul, there are plenty of options. Let’s take a look.
Anyone who has flown with Emirates will not be surprised at their inclusion in this list. They are the current holders of the 2016 World Airline Awards, and they strive to make flying a genuine experience for their customers. The food is almost always fantastic, even when flying economy. Check-ins are quick, the crew is super polite, and the whole experience is focused on making you comfortable. However, it’s not all rosy, and just like any other airline, Emirates has the occasional problem. For example, you should watch out for the sometimes sneaky charges they place for booking a seat.
Qatar Airlines is also well worth investigating. Planes are super clean, and check-in and boarding are a breeze. Qatar also has an excellent reputation for customer service, and the food is good in comparison to other airlines. As with all flights, though, you need to know you will be comfortable. And the good news about flying with Qatar is that their seats are relaxing and spacious, and there is plenty of legroom. However, there are some reports of poor customer service at times, so there are no cast-iron guarantees.
Not only does Singapore Airlines do well at awards ceremonies, but it also rates high with actual customers. Singapore Airlines offers first class entertainment and food. They also score high for check-in, boarding, and cleanliness, and customer service is fantastic. But, not every plane is the most comfortable, and we have raised the odd complaint about legroom and general experience. In the main, though, we feel Singapore Airlines is a great value airline that offers exceptional service.
Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong offer a lot of exceptional services, and many loyal customers swear by using them. It’s no surprise to us. We score Cathay consistently across all areas, from quick check-ins to good food. And, they provide their customers with exceptional value. If you are looking for a flight that won’t cost the earth but still gives you plenty of comforts, Cathay might be your best bet. However, there have been occasions where we have found Cathay to be difficult to deal with before and after flights.
Qantas are much like Cathay in that they offer a broad range of flights, from budget to expensive. However, we feel they are also consistent. The crew tends to be professional and courteous, while check-ins are usually trouble-free. Boarding is quick, and once you take your seat, you will enjoy reasonable food and a good range of in-flight entertainment. You won’t be blown away by Qantas - but they are a reliable and trustworthy airline that have developed a loyal following.
What is your favourite airline? Let us know your thoughts!