Worlds Best Airlines For 2017

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Simply the best, better than all the rest--Tina Turner, “Simply The Best” (1989)

You might wish your flight was a bit longer if you fly one of these top airlines

Airlines are responsible for safely transporting travelers around the world while simultaneously keeping them happy. In addition to creating an atmosphere and serving quality food, the very best airlines put an emphasis on customer service. Here, based on reviews by Globe Trotter Travels staff and the consumer-aviation website Skytrax, is the worlds best airlines:

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5. Cathay Pacific Airways

Dropping one spot from four to five, Cathay Pacific Airways, headquartered in Hong Kong, complete with Boeing 777-300ER jets, offers a reported high frequency of flights, and scores points for customer service, in-flight entertainment, and seat comfort.

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4. Emirates

Emirates lost the top slot, but remains in the Top 5. It has the largest fleet of Boeing 777 wide-body jets and Airbus A380 superjumbos. They have noteworthy customer service, and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system with a variety of on-demand music, video and even live selections.

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3. All Nippon Airways

Up from number five, All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliners was equally praised for customer service, safety, and cleanliness. A number of their planes include USB and power outlets (even in economy) and their comfortable slide-forward-style reclining seats.

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2. Singapore Airlines

Hopping from three to two, Singapore Airlines scored for their standout service and flight attendants who are trained to treat passengers with extreme respect and care. Even economy includes pre-takeoff hot towels and personal televisions with several entertainment options.

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1. Qatar Airways

Breaking into first from second place is Qatar Airways. A frequent chart-topper, QA flies new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350s. The Doha-based airline wins not only because of its memorable customer service but its comfortable seats and second best in-flight entertainment system.

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