The 10 best airlines to fly in North America (AAL, DAL, LUV, JBLU, ALK)

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  • Consumer aviation website Skytrax recently released their ranking of the best airlines in the world.
  • Asian and European airlines dominate the top of the rankings.
  • Airlines for North America once again struggled in the Skytrax rankings.
  • No airline from North America cracked the top 25 while no US airline managed to crack the top 35.
  • For the second year in a row, Air Canada was named the best airline in North America by Skytrax. 
  • Delta finished as the highest ranked US airline.

Consumer aviation website Skytrax has released updated rankings of the best airlines in the world. For 2018, airlines from Asia and Europe such as Singapore, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, and Lufthansa once again dominate the upper echelons of the list.

Airlines from those two continents have taken the top spot every year since 2001.

Unfortunately, North American airlines once against struggled to keep up with the pack. In fact, no airline from the US, Canada, and Mexico managed to crack the top 25. 

The highest ranked North American airline doesn’t appear on the list until Air Canada in 30th place. 

“We are very pleased that Air Canada has again been recognized as the Best Airline in North America by the highly respected Skytrax World Airline Awards,” Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said in a statement. “This is the seventh time in nine years Air Canada has been honored with this award, demonstrating our successful transformation into a leading global carrier.”

No US airline cracked the top 35. Delta got the closest with a 37th place finish.

In fact, major players like United Airlines and Aeromexico both missed out on a top 10 finish in the Skytrax rankings for the best airlines in North America. 

The Skytrax rankings are based on the impressions of 20.36 million travelers from more than 100 different countries. The unpaid survey, which covered more than 335 airlines, measured 49 parameters ranging from boarding procedures to seat comfort to the quality of service.

Here are the 10 best airlines in North America, according to the results of the Skytrax survey:

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10. Hawaiian Airlines

Overall rank: 77

Why it’s awesome: Hawaiian Airlines is a bit of a niche player as far as its position in the market goes. Even though it’s among the most prominent airline brands in the US, it’s dedicated to connecting the Hawaiian islands with the rest of the world. 

Hawaiian Airlines currently operates a fleet of new Airbus A321neo and Airbus A330 airliners. It’s also phasing out its fleet of Boeing 767 airlines with new 787 Dreamliners on the way. 

See additional airline information at Skytrax.

9. American Airlines

Overall rank: 71

Why it’s awesome: American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier was formed following the 2015 merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 

American Airlines operates a fleet of around 950 mainline jets. 

See additional airline information at Skytrax.

8. Air Transat

Overall rank: 68

Why it’s awesome:  Air Transat is a Montreal-based leisure airline. Founded in 1987, Air Transat’s business is built around package vacation deals to 60 destinations across, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. 

For 2018, Air Transat was named World’s Best Leisure Airline. 

See additional airline information at Skytrax.

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The 10 best airlines to fly in North America (AAL, DAL, LUV, JBLU, ALK)



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