The best airlines of 2016 have proven their prowess. Named by Skytrax as top fliers, airlines are each presented with World Airline Awards. Among these top airlines are Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Etihad Airways. Fly With Class proudly works with each of these airlines to provide its customers with luxury first class tickets.
If you consider flying one of life’s miseries, you might be flying the wrong airline. Since 1999, Skytrax has been using real reviews from airline passengers to rank airlines all around the world based on a variety of criteria. After 19.2 million completed entries, the World Airline Awards named the top 10 airlines of 2016.
Perhaps you’re traveling to an amazing resort for vacation, or to a new city for a business meeting. There’s no reason to downgrade your experience when you travel (there are perks in first class, after all). Fly With Class works with 7 of the 10 highest ranked airlines named by Skytrax World Airline Awards, but we’ve chosen our favorite 5 to make your travel experience the smoothest and most amazing it can be.
5. Etihad Airways
Based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is the second largest carrier in the United Arab Emirates. Operating non-stop flights to approximately 40 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa, North America and South America, Etihad’s aircraft cabins are configured in a variety of ways to appeal to a variety of customers, from economy to first class.
Etihad is number five of our best ranked airlines of 2016. Reaching a solid score of 4 stars in customer service on TripAdvisor, this airline boasts the best first class experience, best first class seats, and best first class catering. The airline has eight lounges for its first and business class passengers in the same number of airports, calling Abu Dhabi Airport its home.
4. Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific is based in Hong Kong and is currently the fifth largest airline in the world, flying to over 190 destinations. Known for the 7 lounges it operates, guests will feel elite in any of the premium cabins. Since 1946, Cathay has been a leader in airline expectations, receiving the 2014 World Airline Award for Best Airline.
Cathay is number four on both our list and on the top 10 list of the World Airline Awards. If you’re a traveler who likes to maintain a certain standard of cleanliness, Cathay Pacific is going to be your best choice since they were presented with the 2016 Award for Cleanest Cabin. Cathay Pacific has consistently ranked in the top 10 choices for best airline, continues its impressive trend. Cathay hosts the best first class lounge experience of 2016 in the form of “The Pier,” which includes an elegant in-house spa and bar, where every detail has been considered.
3. Singapore Airlines
Are you looking for the most comfortable seats in the airline industry? Look no further than Singapore Airlines. It’s sitting at spot number 3 on the World Airline Award top airlines of 2016 and has a score of 4.5 on TripAdvisor in Customer Service and overall score. Described as a delightful flight experience, customer reviews place Singapore Airlines at the top of their personal lists, praising the airline for its consistently superb service.
Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s largest airlines. Flying to more than 60 destinations in 35 countries, the airline flies wide-body jets with four classes of service. 3 lounges for premium passengers are found in over 15 airports worldwide.
2. Qatar Airways
Offering the best airline staff in the Middle East and flying to over 145 destinations across six continents, Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar and features planes for all classes. The Airline offers the best business-class experience of 2016. It scores and average of 4.5 stars in customer service and overall experience by reviewers on TripAdvisor.
The Al Mourjan Business Lounge is nestled in the Hamad International Airport servicing premium class passengers. A second lounge is found at London Heathrow Airport. Both lounges have been presented with a 2016 award for exceptional business class lounges.
Its classes are lauded as five-star hubs, providing excellent service and a lovely experience. Qatar Airways grabs our, and the World Airline Award’s, second spot for best airline of 2016.
Say “Hello” to the number one, best airline in the world for 2016: Emirates. As the largest airline in the middle east, non-stop flights to more than 140 destinations in 78 countries are always available. Flying to six continents, the airline consists primarily of three-class cabin aircraft configurations flying First, Business and Economy classes worldwide.
In these first class cabins are suites, flat beds, sleeper seats, and the best in-flight entertainment of any airline. Elite passengers can enjoy any of the 33 Emirates Lounges around the world.
Emirates has some of the highest scores in all categories on TripAdvisor. Previous passengers all sing their praises. Outstandingly luxurious with smooth service, it’s no wonder Emirates is hitting number on on our list, and sits at the number one spot for the World Airline Awards 2016.
Remember, these top airlines have been chosen by passengers – any airline can be nominated and selected, and awards cannot be bought. This means that our top 5 choices have repeatedly given their passengers the best experience possible. These airlines have passed the industry benchmark for excellence, and consistently reflect a vote of confidence for travelers.
Choosing one of the best airlines in the world means your flight experience will be exceptional and impressive beyond expectations. There’s no reason you can’t upgrade your flight and travel in style anywhere in the world.