SInGAPORE_AIR
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SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 5:45 pm

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

More information at: http://www.btonline.com/articles.php?articleID=213 and http://www.btonline.com/articles.php?articleID=214&parentID=213
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BA777
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 5:47 pm

Best Trans-Atlantic Business Class: British Airways

YAY, BA won something  Big thumbs up

BA777  Wink/being sarcastic
 
United777
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 6:21 pm

Singapore Airlines is the best! Well earned.  Smile

Good to see Emirates recognized also.
 
EIPremier
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 8:23 pm

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?
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 8:27 pm

I was told by someone that Midwest Airlines doesn't exist any more. Is this true?
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Airbus Lover
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 10:08 pm

S_Air, they used to be called Midwest Express and I think they have renamed to Midwest Airlines or something like that....

If you are talking abt Midway, I think they went bankrput but not too long ago resumed ops?
 
TonyBurr
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 10:57 pm

Congratulations Singapore Airlines! And they definitely deserve the accolades. They are a tremendous airline. I would fly them anywhere I could!

As to Midwest Airlines, it is still flying is an excellent airline, the best in the USA. I think you were thinking of Midway Airlines which has ceased operations. Actually I enjoyed flying them also.
 
Greg
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RE: SIA Wins Best Airlines For 14/14 Years (BT USA)

Sun Dec 01, 2002 11:54 pm

They are good...but still grossly overrated in most categories.
I'm still waiting for the new Biz Class to be rolled out at a reasonable pace.

I am flying LHR-SIN in January....I assume it is available on those flights (?).

Congrats to them nonetheless.

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