If you are a frequent flier and a long-hauler at that you’ll surely prefer the airline that cares the most. Air travelers almost always have their favorites which they like to be with every time they fly.
And when you spend half or more of your yearly time up in the sky there is no doubt you’ll like a homely home away from home.
Skytrax, a privately owned London based company from 1989, fills in the vital gap of providing information as to what to expect from different airlines and airports. Its clients are mostly the different airlines, who it seems borrows the research documents from Skytrax for improving their business.
A recent ranking of the World’s 10 best airlines done by Skytrax sees 8 from Asia. Isn’t that a surprise!
The list is headed by Singapore Airlines, and the 2 that make it from outside Asia are Quantas (3rd) and Air New Zealand (8th). The complete list is as below:
- Singapore Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Thai Airways
- Asiana Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Air New Zealand
- Etihad Airways
I’ve the privilege of flying in 3 airlines in the above list, the latest being Etihad Airways during my recent trip to South Africa.
Etihad is good but I found the services of our own Jet Airways better in the first leg of my journey from Delhi to Abu Dhabi than Etihad’s from Abu Dhabi to Joburg and back to Delhi.
P.S. I’m back from my lengthy holiday. And now ready to let my ‘literary sparks’ to fly.