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David G
04-13-2017, 09:56 AM
According to one publication.

I don't fly much these days, but the last couple of trips have been on Alaska, and I agree - they're good --

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/photos/best-airlines-world-according-tripadvisor-slideshow-wp-173230248/

paulf
04-13-2017, 10:39 AM
According to one publication.

I don't fly much these days, but the last couple of trips have been on Alaska, and I agree - they're good --

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/photos/best-airlines-world-according-tripadvisor-slideshow-wp-173230248/

I've put in a lot of miles with Alaska and I agree, better than most. Free drinks from Prudhoe beach AK says it all! I wonder if they still do that??

The Bigfella
04-13-2017, 05:50 PM
Number 1, of course, was.....

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/aed43_zps5ba59733.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Emirates/aed43_zps5ba59733.jpg.html)

Stiletto
04-13-2017, 07:21 PM
Number 1, of course, was.....

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/aed43_zps5ba59733.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Emirates/aed43_zps5ba59733.jpg.html)

For some reason I was under the impression that they had better looking cabin staff!:p

C. Ross
04-13-2017, 07:35 PM
Number 1, of course, was.....

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/aed43_zps5ba59733.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Emirates/aed43_zps5ba59733.jpg.html)

This is beautiful. You win, Ian.

CK 17
04-13-2017, 09:46 PM
Ok, I know this is a stretch. . . How about most improved
http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12324454/spirit-airlines-is-the-most-improved-us-airline-in-2016-new-study-shows

BrianW
04-13-2017, 11:15 PM
Alaska Air is okay. They treat SE Alaska a bit like a red-headed stepchild. They charge us a lot to fly, and pass the savings on to you (lower-48.)

The Bigfella
04-13-2017, 11:42 PM
For some reason I was under the impression that they had better looking cabin staff!:p

Far be it for me to comment....


http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/aed45_zps20a7223e.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Emirates/aed45_zps20a7223e.jpg.html)

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Emirates/aed44_zpsdccd3ddd.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Emirates/aed44_zpsdccd3ddd.jpg.html)

paulf
04-13-2017, 11:47 PM
Alaska Air is okay. They treat SE Alaska a bit like a red-headed stepchild. They charge us a lot to fly, and pass the savings on to you (lower-48.)


Whiner..whiner ..whiner.. or is it neener...neener...neener?

Duncan Gibbs
04-14-2017, 12:22 AM
Qantas!

DAMHIK. ;)

john welsford
04-14-2017, 02:40 AM
Alaska Air is okay. They treat SE Alaska a bit like a red-headed stepchild. They charge us a lot to fly, and pass the savings on to you (lower-48.)

Of the US domestic airlines, I've found Alaska pretty reasonable. At the absolute bottom of my list, again of the US domestics, but one that flies down here to NZ is Hawaiian, I'd rather walk. Backwards, naked in the rain, over broken glass.
My favourite for long haul, Air New Zealand cuddle class, Emirates A380s, or Singapore airlines one class. All about as good as one another although the sheer space on the A 380 is great, the longest trip I've done on one of those was 16 1/2 hours and it was surprisingly good.

John Welsford

john welsford
04-14-2017, 02:41 AM
Qantas!

DAMHIK. ;)

Yes, they've really got their act together these last couple of years. Not quite the top of my list but I dont grumble if thats the airline going where I want.

John Welsford

Garret
04-14-2017, 08:25 AM
I see JetBlue is #4 on the list. My experience with them has been excellent - though their hub is JFK - which is in a very busy area.

A few years ago, I had to unexpectedly get from NY to VT. Went to the JB counter, asked how much a seat would be for today & was told $200 - within $50 of reserving it weeks in advance. I waited an hour & hopped on board. Try that with a conventional airline!

They also have more legroom than most, free TV & serve chips/nuts/cookies with the free soda/water/coffee. A small thing, but, like dealing with them in general, more civilized than many.

While it didn't make the list, I've had very good luck with Delta. Other than having major IT issues, they have improved hugely over the last 10 years.

Dave Hadfield
04-14-2017, 09:02 AM
Air Canada won this for 5 years in a row. Best Airline in North America.

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-named-best-airline-in-north-america-for-fifth-consecutive-year-515070061.html

Reynard38
04-14-2017, 09:50 AM
As to what is known as the ME3 (middle east 3) they do offer a very high level of service, to those willing to pay for it.
Of course they are also subsidized by their respective governments. Also their record on workers rights, fairness to female and homosexual employees bears scrutiny.
I often hear the complaint that the overseas carriers have such young, pretty cabin staff while the US carriers have much more "senior" attendants. Well it used to be that way here too. Flight attendants had to be under 35, could not be married and were subject to weighing (seriously they were) before each trip.
Workers rights have progressed in the US since then. Not so much with others.

Of course Donald may change all that so the US airlines can be "great" again.

PatCassidy
04-14-2017, 10:12 AM
What about seven years ago I flew from Los Angeles to Tahiti on Air Tahiti. All of the seats were large and had plenty of legroom. You got on the plane and the stewardess brought everyone a little kit with a mask for sleeping, little stickers you could put on the edge of your seat telling if you wanted to be woken up for beverages or snacks and she gave everyone a flower. When it was time for meals she came back with a menu. And the food tasted like real food. It reminded me of years ago when flying was actually enjoyable - or at least bearable. Last year I flew Quantas to Australia. It was okay but not nearly as nice.

Jim Bow
04-14-2017, 11:11 AM
Here's an easier to read format of the same info.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Airlines