List of Best Airlines

Airlines around the world have been voted on and ranked by TripAdvisor travelers in the 2019 Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines. See which airlines are rated as the best in the world.

The 2019 winners are based on an algorithm that took into account both the quantity and quality of airline reviews submitted by travelers worldwide over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor Flights. Airlines with a minimum of 1,500 passenger reviews were considered. has released their list of the best airlines in the world for 2019, and the results are surprising.

The new A350-900ULR is a long range aircraft that will allow Singapore Airlines to fly non-stop from Singapore to New York and Los Angeles.

World’s Best Airlines 2017: Top 10

1. Singapore Airlines

2. ANA All Nippon Airways

3. Qatar Airways

4. Emirates

5. EVA Air

6. Cathay Pacific Airways

7. Lufthansa

8. Hainan Airlines

9. Etihad Airways

10. Thai Airways

World’s Best Airline Alliance 2017: Top 3

1. Star Alliance – Star Alliance was founded in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines Group, Avianca (including Oceanair) Azul Brazilian Airlines Brussels Airlines Copa Airlines Croatia Airlines EgyptAir Ethiopian Airlines EVA Airways LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa Scandinavian Airlines Singapore Airlines South African Airways Swiss International Air Lines TAP Portugal THAI Turkish Airlines United

2. Skyteam – SkyTeam offers

What’s the best airline in the world? That’s the question that The Points Guy set out to answer, and it named Singapore Airlines as the best of the best. But Singapore Airlines didn’t come out on top for all categories. Some airlines are better for business travelers, while others have the best economy class.

We broke down The Points Guy’s list by category so you can see which airline is right for you. Business Insider also put together a ranking of our favorite airlines around the world.

1. Emirates

“Satisfied Customers: AirAsia”

Award-winning budget airline with a variety of international destinations.

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“Satisfied Customers: Air Canada”

Canadian national airline, with connections around the world.

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“Satisfied Customers: Qatar Airways”

Middle Eastern airline, with flights to a wide range of global destinations.

Qatar Airways – (

“Satisfied Customers: Southwest Airlines”

Domestic U.S. airline, with flights to most major U.S. cities and some international destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Southwest Airlines – (

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Qatar Airways

3. Emirates

4. Delta Air Lines

5. Etihad Airways

6. Virgin Atlantic Airways

7. Asiana Airlines

8. Cathay Pacific Airways

9. All Nippon Airways

10. KLM

Round trips to and from the US, Europe and Latin America have been ranked by using a combination of the airlines’ on-time performance, extra fees (baggage, changes) and customer satisfaction ratings. The results include both domestic and international flights.

The top three airlines are:

1. Southwest Airlines — “Southwest is an airline that knows who it is,” says one editor. “No frills. Great service.”

2. Hawaiian Airlines — “I’m a fan of Hawaiian because they still offer complimentary meals and drinks in economy,” says another editor. “It’s not just a snack or a sandwich, it’s actual meals.”

3. JetBlue Airways — Another editor puts JetBlue Airways in the number one spot because of its free entertainment options and generous legroom.

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