Qantas Airlines took the top slot for the third consecutive year.
For the third consecutive year, AirlineRatings.com has released its annual list for the world’s safest airlines. They base the ratings off of factors like certifications, audits, fatality records, and incident records. And for the third year in a row, Qantas Airlines was the top pick for safest airline! The company remains completely fatality-free, which got praise from the editors as “extraordinary.”
The entire list of top 20 airlines, alphabetically arranged, are as follows:
- Air New Zealand
- Alaska Airlines
- All Nippon Airlines
- American Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Etihad Airways
- EVA Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Scandinavian Airline System
- Singapore Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
…and on the other end of the spectrum, they also rated the 10 worst airlines (womp womp):
- Batik Air
- Bluewing Airlines
- Kal-Star aviation
- Lion Air
- Sriwijaya Air
- Trigana Air Service
- Wings Air
- Xpress Air
They all happen to be from Indonesia, Nepal, and Surinam. C’mon, guys!
For more info about this year’s winners (and losers), head over to their full review.
P.S. featured image courtesy of TechDrive.
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Don’t be this guy.
Congrats! So you’ve already gone through the stress of packing, repacking, weighing your bags, re-evaluating your life, repacking…and then you waited through long lines, dutifully whipped your laptop out and kicked your shoes off for security, and found your way to your gate…
Don’t let this be you.
Show of hands from seasoned travelers…you may think you’re pretty savvy because you know your way around an airport, but can you say that you’ve never missed a flight? Dave Hamamura, professional wanderer and airport pro, lays claim to this feat. (We want proof, Dave.) Lucky for us, he’s shelled out his best tips for speeding through airports on his travel blog Dave Wanders. And yes, sometimes you just have to sprint to your connecting flight in another terminal, dignity be damned. (Just pray to the good lord that it’s not at Charles De Gaulle, or you better start cardio training ASAP.) Continue reading
Hobbes surveys his view at the Tampa International Airport (TIA), where he went on a few grand adventures.
SWOONING over this sweet travel story, courtesy of some nice folk at the Tampa International Airport (TIA)! 6-year-old Owen Lake was flying with his mother from Florida to Texas when he lost his stuffed tiger, who was appropriately named Hobbes after the beloved comic strip character. Though the airport was able to find Hobbes, Owen and his mother had already left for their trip to Texas…and when they returned back to TIA, they found out that Hobbes had been on quite the adventure. Continue reading
The Banff gondola, courtesy of Banff.ca.
Now that winter and spring have melted away for sunnier days, it’s all too easy to start dreaming about greener grass, like when you weren’t camped out by your AC unit downing Otter Pops and iced anything. Allow me to present to you…Banff. Continue reading
Yesterday I did an hour-long webinar for members of the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA) on best practices for travel agents for working with internet leads (as opposed to brick and mortar walk-in clients, referrals, repeat clients, etc.). Essentially I shared what we’d learned about how travelers shop on the internet, how they tend to work with agents and OTAs, common misconceptions they have about working with travel agents, and statistics on what works and what doesn’t, gained from my experiences with both Visual Itineraries and TheBigDay Honeymoon Registry (which I co-founded in 2001). Continue reading
Spirit Airlines is making headlines for its, um, unconventional advertising. The most recent of their shenanigans? Their $69 roundtrip promotion. The deal is…for $69, you get to go both ways. (wink.) Things take an even more juvenile downturn when they capitalize on the word cockpit and claim that they’re in an “even better position to get you where you’re going.” In my opinion, they could have just spelled out synonyms of “SEX” all over the ad for a similarly heavy–
handed (–tongued?) approach.
HAPPY HUMP DAY EVERYONE! Great news from the travel industry. Remember when we talked about Expedia buying out Travelocity, effectively reducing the entire US online travel industry to three companies? (And why that was such a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea?) In case you heard that and were like, “Why, three companies? For all of the good ol’ US of A? That’s simply too many!”, then YOU’RE IN LUCK! Because… (drum roll please…) Continue reading
In case you hadn’t heard, online travel giant Expedia just bought Travelocity for a supposed $280 million. (Or, for those of us who glaze over at numbers larger than their monthly rent: that’s 2,800,000 Benjamin Franklins. Or, like, 280 healthy Orca whales, since they apparently average about about a million a pop. But I digress.)
This seemed relevant.