I’m sure the debate will continue with the results of the latest survey, which have just been published. For this post, I will focus on the long-haul results, with 8000 respondents giving their views on 23 different airlines that offer flights from the UK. Can you guess which airlines came out on top?
“Take a return long-haul flight and you’re likely to be spending at least £400 and 14 hours in the air. So finding a reliable, punctual airline that provides value for money, comfortable conditions and a good in-air service could make all the difference to your holiday,” the magazine tells its readers.
“The airline used by more members than any other was British Airways (BA), but it’s four other carriers flying to Asia and on to Australia and New Zealand that have won your greatest support once again. If the scenes in The Hobbit have left you itching to travel to New Zealand, that nation’s flag carrier, Air New Zealand, should serve you well. Alongside it, Singapore Airlines and Emirates are long-standing high scorers in Which? surveys, joined this year in the top ranks by Etihad Airways.”
So, drum roll please… here is the top 10 long-haul airlines of 2012, according to the survey:
- Air New Zealand (Overall Score: 86%)
- Etihad Airways (Overall Score: 84%)
- Singapore Airlines (Overall Score: 83%)
- Emirates (Overall Score: 81%)
- Qatar Airways (Overall Score: 75%)
- Thai Airways (Overall Score: 74%)
- Cathay Pacific (Overall Score: 74%)
- KLM (Overall Score: 73%)
- Malaysia Airlines (Overall Score: 71%)
- Qantas (Overall Score: 70%)
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