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User currently offlineDETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 641 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

Every year Conde Nast Traveller's magazine has their readers rate the best airlines, airports, hotels etc, so here's this year's list.

Best Short-haul leisure airlines
1. British Airways 93.11
2. BMI British Midland 86.40
3. easyJet 86.00
4. Aer Lingus 85.97
5. Swissair 85.54
6. SAS 84.76
7. Lufthansa 83.65
8. KLM 82.90
9. Air France 81.00
10. Go 79.80

Best Short-haul business airlines
1. Lufthansa 89.91
2. Swissair 86.67
3. SAS 86.49
4. British Airways 79.61
5. BMI British Midland 77.66
6. KLM 76.05
7. Air France 73.85
8. Aer Lingus 72.67
9. Go 72.55
10. easyJet 66.39

Best Long-haul leisure airlines
1. Virgin Atlantic 92.50
2. Singapore Airlines 91.02
3. Emirates Airlines 88.37
4. British Airways 86.97
5. Air New Zealand 86.52
6. Qantas 84.56
7. Thai Airways International 84.15
8. Cathay Pacific 83.25
9. United Airlines 82.75
10. Malaysia Airlines 82.52
10. American Airlines 82.52

Best Long-haul business airlines
1. United Airlines 92.00
2. Emirates Airlines 90.39
3. Singapore Airlines 90.00
4. Cathay Pacific 89.62
5. British Airways 88.76
6. Qantas 88.51
7. Virgin Atlantic 86.42
8. Malaysia Airlines 85.34
9. American Airlines 85.01
10. Thai Airways International 84.97

1. Dubai International 90.92
2. Hong Kong International 90.64
3. Changi, Singapore 90.27
4. Kuala Lumpur 86.40
5. Copenhagen 86.14
6. Barcelona 86.01
7. Munich 86.00
8. Geneva 85.97
9. Oslo 85.86
10. Heathrow, Terminal 4 85.39

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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3162 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4894 times:
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It's wonderful to see the high esteem in which US airlines and airports are held by the readers of Conde-Nast. Hmmm. Druk Air and Kabo Air are inexplicably missing from this ranking system.

User currently offlineIronminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

Is there a link to the story available? I'd be curious as to how they got/processed their data. Also, what's the point basis, like is it an addition of several factors?

Depressing not one U.S. airport on the best airport list; how did Schiphol not make it up there?

User currently offlineDETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

Sorry for not specifying the criteri by which the airports and airlines were rated here it is.

Readers' Travel Awards questionnnaires were inserted in the May 2001 issue of Condé Nast Traveller. We sent the replies to Market Management, an independent market-research company, which analysed the data. The catergories are listed below, with the criteria by which they were judged. Figures are percentages representing overall average levels of satisfaction with the facilities or services.

AIRLINES: Range of Routes, Convenience of Scheduling, Punctuality/efficiency, Pre- and post-flight facilities, Service/staff, Catering, In-flight entertainment, Child-friendliness, Loyalty reward schemes and Value for money.

AIRPORTS: Location/accessibility, Design/layout, Cleanliness, Efficiency of check-in, Efficiency of transfers, Luggage handling, Flight information/clarity of signs, Pre-flight facilities/lounges, Food/restaurants, Shopping/duty-free facilities, Parking facilities/cost.

User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Where did PIT go? I thought it was rated 3rd in the world and best in the US last year? Things couldn't have changed that much.


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

Glad to know that Cathay is ranked quite high in long-haul business as well as leisure flights. HKG is among the best as a hub too.

congrads' and cheers  Big thumbs up
r panda

User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

These people must not be flying the same United Business Class I've come to find in recent months...  Wow!

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

thank you god...United is getting some acclaim for its awesome service...they will make it through this.

User currently offlineOneworldboy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

It seems, esp. considering the discrepancy between Business and Leisure that UA gets such high marks mostly for route network, Mileage Plus and other perks for frequent business travellers.

I am not a fan of UA, but it's good that they receive recognition for what I gather is an OVERALL good product.

Does is really deserve that rating, though?


User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1189 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Hah, GVA among the big ones in the airport listing, nice to see this "small" airport among the big ones (except for Oslo that is).
I must say the airport is quite good although I think it is strange to see it in the top 10, I'd rather see AMS at that rank.

User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 984 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

What are Barcelona doing in this Ranking!!! What a surprise! (another "small" but efficient airport)

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

I'm glad that UA is getting some good press. Their int'l biz class is excellent. It's actually MADE excellent by the friendly and professional folks who staff the cabins.

They are, and will be, my choice to Asia every month.

User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Good to see Aer Lingus rated 4th for short haul leisure and 7th for short hall business travel. They deserve it.

User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

Did DTW get ranked as the worst airport in the nation again? I know they did a few years ago. Haha. Everyone in the Detroit area makes fun of it, hopefully things will change for the better come Jan.

User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2753 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

I recently posted results of ConeNast's 10/01 Business Traveler Survey for TransAtl. and TransPac. service and it looked nothing like these results. CO was #2 or #3 either way with none of the other US carriers anywhere near the top. SIA and Virgin were tops with CO edging out CX on TransPac. Hard to beat a 2X2X2 layout in B-Class on a 777, almost impossible in fact unless you're doing it with a 744.

User currently offlineDETA737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

I forgot to mention that this is the British Edition of October's Conde Nast Traveller. For some reason up here in Vancouver it's the only one I could find (probably because the spelling is the same). I'm sure the American edition has different results as well as surveys.

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