People love to complain about air travel and we all hear horror stories about terrible flights. There’s something unique about being stuck in a metal tube in the sky with nowhere to put your legs and uncertainty about the next meal hovering over you that encourages us to complain about what is actually a miracle. But while complaints about airlines are common, we usually take much less time celebrating the best airlines. Passengers getting dragged off of flights or flight attendants quitting in a huff get all of the attention, while the airlines that treat their customers well don’t get the accolades they deserve.
Thankfully, TripAdvisor is here to change that with their just-released list Travelers’ Choice awards for airlines. The awards were determined based on TripAdvisor airline reviews and ratings submitted over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor flights. They covered the best airlines in the world, as well as the best airlines in seven regions: Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, South Pacific and Oceana, Africa and Indian Ocean, and the Middle East.