As 2019 wraps up, it is time to look forward and start planning 2020 travel. The newest report from AirlineRatings.com offers some beginning guidance for travelers booking early travel.
Airlineratings.com catalogues expert safety ratings for more than 435 airlines from around the world. It endeavors to be a one-stop shop for any airline question travelers can think of.
Each year, the website releases a study ranking the best airlines for the next year. The group takes a number of factors into consideration, like fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability and much more. The rankings are judged by seven editors with more than 200 years of combined experience in the industry.
Air New Zealand is honored with the airline of the year distinction. The airline also took home the group’s Best Premium Economy award. Singapore Airlines won in the First Class category and Qatar Airways took Best Catering and Best Business Class awards.
A major U.S. airline, Delta Air Lines took home an award for excellence in long-haul travel, while JetBlue is recognized as the best low-cost airline.
The survey typically ranks the top 10 airlines in the world in a definitive ranking of the best. This year, the report includes the 20 best airlines. On this list, several North America-serving airlines make the grade, including Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
This is Air New Zealand’s third consecutive year taking home top honors.
Does your favorite airline make the report’s cut? What is your biggest safety concern when traveling regularly? Tell us. Email us at [email protected]. Please include your full name and location.
In May this year, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In celebration, Taipei’s annual Pride Parade was especially festive, with 170,000–250,000 people in attendance — a record number for what was already the biggest pride parade in Asia.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to open a new hotel and private residences in New Orleans in late 2020. The first Four Seasons property in New Orleans is slated to open inside the World Trade Center, adjacent to Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center. The World Trade Center is currently undergoing renovations, with plans including a new podium and public spaces. The hotel plans feature four food and beverage outlets, retail space, a spa, rooftop pool and meeting and event spaces.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 opened as the second InterContinental property in Yokohama earlier this fall. The property, with its 173 guestrooms and suites, provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hubbub of the city with views of the waterfront.
American Airlines now provides a passport-scanning feature on its mobile app. American Airlines is the first airline to offer a service of this kind. The passport chip-scanning feature transmits passport information to the airline, so passengers do not need a customer service agent to recheck their passports when arriving at the airport for international flights.
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