Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18 Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3434 times:
Business Traveller USA magazine has announced its Readers Choice awards for 2002 in the January 2003 issue.
"For 14 years, Business Traveler has been asking our readers to name the best overall airline in the world. This year marks the 14th time that readers of Business Traveler have voted SINGAPORE AIRLINES to that number one spot."
"Once a small regional carrier, Singapore Airlines has managed to grow into an international force that is the very definition of first-class service."
In airline order:
Best Overall Airline: Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class for International Flights: Singapore Airlines
Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
Best Trans-Pacific Business Class: Singapore Airlines
Best Airline For International Business Travel: Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class to Mexico: American Airlines
Best Business Airline to Centra / South America: American Airlines
Best Domestic Economy Class: American Airlines
Best Business Class to Africa: British Airways
Best Trans-Atlantic Business Class: British Airways
Best Airport Lounges: United Airlines
Best Frequent Flyer Program: United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Best Business Airline to Eastern Europe: Lufthansa
Best Business Airline to Russia, the CIS, and the Baltic States: Lufthansa.
Best Business Class to Canada: Air Canada
Best Business Airline to the Nordic Countries: SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Best Business Class to South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand: Qantas
Best Business Class to the Middle East: Emirates
Best Low-Cost Carrier: Southwest Airlines
Best Airline Security: EL AL Israel Airlines
Best Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
Best Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
I'm not familiar with the exact methodology used by the survey, but it seems skewed towards larger/better known carriers. For example, Midwest clearly offers a superior coach product to American, Delta or United, yet they are ranked fourth. I wonder whether the survey asked readers merely to vote for their favorite airline, or whether it actually asked them to rate carriers on some kind of scale?