Qatar Airways has been crowned the best airline in the world for 2019, according to the consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The airline moved up one spot from the 2018 list, when it ranked second behind Singapore Airlines, which placed second on this year’s list. The website ranked airlines based on over 21 million survey responses from airline passengers. No US-based airlines made the list of the world’s 20 best airlines. Read on to see how the world’s best airlines fared: 1. Qatar Airways 2018 ranking: 2 Qatar Airways also won the awards for the world’s best business class and business-class seat this year. 2. Singapore Airlines caption Singapore Airlines. source Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images 2018 ranking: 1 Singapore Airlines won the awards for the world’s best cabin crew, the best airline in Asia, the world’s best first class, and the world’s best first-class seat this year. 3. ANA All Nippon Airways … [Read more...] about The 20 best airlines in the world for 2019
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PAL named ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’ in 2019 (Philstar.com) - June 19, 2019 - 5:04pm MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, on Tuesday won the World’s Most Improved Airline award for 2019. International air transport rating organization Skytrax named PAL as the carrier that achieved the biggest leap in product and service quality among a survey of over 350 leading airlines worldwide. Skytrax announced PAL now ranks 30th airline in the world, jumping 19 spots from being top 49 in 2018. In 2013, PAL is only at the 90th spot in the world ranking. PAL also ranked high in the following important categories: Top 10 World's Best Business Class Comfort Amenities Top 10 Best Airline Staff in Asia Top 11 World's Best Cabin Crew Top 11 World's Best Airport Services Top 11 World's Best Premium Economy Class Top 14 World's Best Economy Class Skytrax … [Read more...] about PAL named ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’ in 2019
The 2019 Skytrax Awards ranked the top three airlines in the world as Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways respectively. Facebook/Qatar Airways Singapore’s national carrier has been dethroned as the king of the skies, after the world’s best airline crown went to Qatar Airways at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. The awards, which are now in their 19th year, are considered the Oscars of the aviation industry. They are decided by a customer satisfaction ranking, which surveyed over 21.6 million travellers across 100 nationalities between 2018 and 2019. Skytrax said that the survey, which is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese, had seen a “substantial increase” in the number of Chinese and Spanish surveys completed. The 2019 Awards ranked the top three airlines in the world as Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) respectively. Rounding out the top five was Cathay … [Read more...] about Qatar Airways just beat SIA to become the world’s best airline
Qatar seems to be getting it right when it comes to air travel. The Gulf state's flag carrier, Qatar Airways, and Hamad International Airport in Doha, both topped the bill in the latest ranking of the world's airlines and airports from AirHelp. Qatar seems to be a leading light in the world of air travel. Doha's Hamad International Airport earned a top score of 8.89 out of 10 in the annual ranking from the AirHelp platform, which helps passengers claim compensation for flight cancellations and delays. The airport scored particularly highly for the quality of its services, and its food and shops. However, Hamad shares this year's top spot with Haneda International in Tokyo, Japan. Next in the list come Athens International Airport in Greece (third) and Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba, Brazil (fourth). Read also: Singapore Airlines bags world's best airline title In terms of airlines, the Middle East shines once again, with Qatar Airways topping the 2019 global … [Read more...] about Qatar tops 2019 rankings for global airlines and airports
The significant advantage of a frequent flyer programme is obviously the miles. With these programs, frequent flyers receive perks such as free flights, upgrades and other travel-related perks. Luckily, there is no limit on how many programs you can join. But to get as many frequent flyer miles as you possibly can, it doesn't make sense to enrol in every single airline's programme. When selecting an frequent flyer programme, go for the airline that has the most flights out of Singapore or the one that serves the destinations you are likely to visit more often. FLY OFTEN, SAVE BIG When choosing the best airline rewards programme for you, there are three factors you should take into consideration: - How easy (or not) it is to earn a flight with your miles and rewards. - Whether you get extra perks other than flights. - Whether blackout dates apply to the programme. - How soon do the miles expire. - And, how easy it is to achieve a higher status (silver, gold, elite, etc.). WHY ARE … [Read more...] about Best frequent flyer programs in 2019: Are they still worth it?