Passengers enjoying a business class experience on Singapore Airlines. Picture: Supplied.
TIRED of uncomfortable plane seats, grumpy airport employees and bad food?
Well never fear, the world’s best airline and airport have been revealed, according to a survey of 28,000 frequent flyers.
The survey was conducted by Global Traveler, a US-based magazine, as part of its annual reader survey in 71 travel-related categories. It also revealed the best airport staff, best type of aircraft and the top hotel in the world.
It’s a tough crowd to please – the magazine estimates its readers’ average household income to be nearly $400,000 a year. Its readers average 16 international and 16 domestic round-trip flights per year, with 76 per cent usually travelling in business class.
Here are the winners:
Best airline in the world: Singapore Airlines
Best airline for international first class: Emirates
Best airline for business class: British Airways
Best airline cuisine: Alitalia
Best airport lounges: Emirates
Best airline for flight attendants: Asiana Airlines
Best airline for flight attendant uniforms: Etihad Airways
Best airport in the world: Incheon Airport (Seoul)
Best hotel in the world: The Address Downtown Dubai
Best aircraft type: Boeing 747
Best airport staff/gate agents: Qatar Airways
Best tourism destination: Ireland
Best frequent-flyer program: United MileagePlus
Best airport hotel: Hyatt Regency Incheon
Best WiFi service: Boingo Wireless