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Forbes.com Readers Vote Which First Class Is Best?  
User currently offlineRenton_WA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 95 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Here, in order, are the results of the poll:


  1. Singapore Airlines 320 votes

  2. British Airways 224 votes

  3. Cathay Pacific 210 votes

  4. Virgin Atlantic Airways 131 votes

  5. American Airlines 124 votes

  6. British Airways Concorde 99 votes

  7. Emirates 80 votes

  8. Lufthansa 67 votes

  9. Qantas 50 votes

  10. South African Airways 22 votes



    1. http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/2002/07/25/0725poll.html


      There is also another interesting poll at the end of the article America's worst airline? You do have to register (free) to view the results. If interested I'll post the results.

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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I'm interested. Please post the results of the poll concerning America's worst airline.

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Notice how those are the only 10 choices available to vote for. If someone liked United's F for example, they couldn't vote for it. Another example: British Airways concorde is on there, but AF's isn't.

another thing: SQ is one of the best in it's five, but the first five are also very good airlines, so saying that it got 50% of the vote in its category(L-Z) is like saying that the Ford Windstar was voted the best minivan in its class in the T-Z category with more than 50% of the votes.


User currently offlineRenton_WA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

keep in mind this is from 2001...

Based on five criteria-complaints, lost luggage, comfort, denied boardings and on-time flights-America West ranks worst among the top ten carriers. Its score of 43.8 means it fared, on average, only 44% as well as the top airline in each category in the year 2000. Delta ranks best.


AMERICAWEST 43.8
Consistently weak in most areas

TRANSWORLD1 56.7
Worst at honoring seat reservations

UNITED 61.5
Worst at getting you to your destination on time

NORTHWEST 70.5
Average in most areas

CONTINENTAL 70.9
Best at getting you to your destination on time

AMERICAN 71.9
Lost a lot of baggage

US AIRWAYS 72.0
Many flight delays

ALASKA 72.4
Lost least amount of baggage

SOUTHWEST 72.6
Fewest complaints from passengers

DELTA 76.3
Best at honoring seat reservations

1Acquisition by American


User currently offlineKarliboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

the emirates result might even have been higher if there were nonstop flights to the US!

User currently offlineRenton_WA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1562 times:

Exactly Lowfareair! Not a very fair poll, if you ask me.
The airlines chosen appear to be "our (Forbes') favorite first-class sections".

Found this article very interesting. It should be titled
Which First Class Is Best? Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines, British Airways Concorde, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qantas or South African Airways?

 Big thumbs up







User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 1521 times:

It's clever that Virgin managed to come 4th considering they don't have a first class Big grin

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Great news for Singapore Airlines.

Regarding lowfareair's second paragraph, your point I think is quite clear, however there wasn't anything stopping people voting BA more for example, so even if say SIA was in a group of it's own with AA for example and another group with the other airlines, SIA would still come out on top.  Confused



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Forbes.com readers have selected Singapore Airlines' First Class as the best in the skies!

More than 1 000 readers voted in the poll. Forbes.com is the homepage for the world's business readers - the highest concentration of C-Level executives of any site on the internet. Most of it's discerning readers spend most time in F Class and therefore have the best knowledge on subjects like these.

More information at the BusinessWire / Yahoo website

Information gathered from the above hyperlinked webpage. Full information can be viewed by clicking the above hyperlink.


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