There’s no such thing as “the best airline in the world”?!

Let me explain..

Whether it be for business travel or for a holiday, choosing the right airline for your needs is important if you wish to avoid anxiety and stress.

There are those who say that airline “A” is the best, and there are those who swear by airline “B” being the best... so, who is right?

Well, in my opinion it’s purely a matter of perspective. How you ask? Let me explain..

Lets do a quick comparison between three different types of passengers; a tourist, a business traveller, and an airplane technican.

The technician passenger will always begin his search for the safest airline with the safest aircraft and lowest accidents on record for the chosen airline. He would likely select the lufthansa 777-300 or something along those lines.

If you consider the business traveller, however, he would likely search for shortest flight hours regardless of price.. after all, in the business world, time is money! A good choice for such type of travel in this passenger’s opinion would be the Gulfstream 650. This type of aircraft has the efficiency to fly 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers nonstop.

On the other hand, a tourist will often not be picky about the aircraft or airline as long as it’s safe, operates from most major airports, and fits within the budget.

As a flight enthusiast my choice would ultimately be the Lufthansa 777-300. Why Lufthansa you ask? Germany's Lufthansa is a European aviation juggernaut which has been in operation since 1955. The Frankfurt-based carrier was recently named Europe's best long-haul airliner which has the longest flight recorded measuring 13 hours and 55 minutes. This German wonder has not suffered any fatal accidents since 1993 and its home is Frankfurt airport which serves most destinations in the world.

So, to conclude, passengers generally evaluate airlines according to their own point of view. As we’ve seen above, the idea of “the world’s best airline” is quite a personal opinion based on passenger needs.

Bon voyage!

-Bader Al-Kalaldeh