Salso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
Quoting Pavlin (Reply 1): There is no american airline in that list
Well, I don't believe that ANY American airline could be included in the TOP 10 list of world's best airlines. I'm not saying they're all that shabby, but the Top 10 is what the name says - the Top 10.
Travel & Leisure Magazine Awards have been around for quite a while so they MUST have some credentials. I know that not everyone would compile the same list based on their own experience, but after thousands of travelers included in the survey... And not to forget that Skytrax's top 10 airlines list is quite similar so there must be some truth to the one quoted above.
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 17 Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
I'm sorry but I have to agree these "awards" seem to carry little weight. I mean really..... Silk Air!! A tiny regional airline outperforming the likes of British Airways, Qatar, etc etc! I've seen everything now!
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 1997 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
Apart from Silkair, that list sounds fair enough to me!
Is the awards are given by Travel & Leisure Magazine, would this suggest leisure travel is the main criteria, and that the conditions in Y are the main factor not the pampered people at the front of the plane?
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13722 posts, RR: 20 Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
The inclusion and achievement of SilkAir (Singapore) Pte Limited hypothetically reflects the fact that Singapore Airlines Limited's Asian Affairs Holidays (marketed in the US), make use of the SilkAir route network.
Though that's an uneducated guess.
When SilkAir came 10th last year....
"We are privileged to make our debut on this prestigious list," said Mr Mike Barclay, SilkAir's Chief Executive. "More than an accolade, this is an affirmation of our growing international appeal. This recognition from passengers strengthens the collective efforts of our associates to grow SilkAir's standing as a leading regional airline with a truly international reach and a top class standard of service."
As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir extends the group's global footprint by serving daily regional connections from Singapore into new exotic destinations in Asia. International passengers feeding into its regional routes currently make for almost half of SilkAir's passenger base.
The carrier has long been the champion of diverse, secondary points in Asia, enjoying first mover advantage on selected routes.