These Are the Best Airlines in US, World for 2018, According to TripAdvisor Travelers

Check out TripAdvisor's list of the best airlines around the world and in North America.

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Air New Zealand has the best economy flights, according to TripAdvisor.<br>nA TripAdvisor user wrote: “The flight attendants are friendly, courteous, professional, and dedicated to customer service. The dinner was excellent, even in Economy class, and there was complimentary NZ red and white wine. Even the safety videos are entertaining. I wouldn’t fly any other airline between the U.S. and New Zealand.”
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A TripAdvisor reviewer called Emirates "the essence of style, class and comfort." There are enclosed first-class cabins and reclining business class seats in the airline's newer planes.
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Japan Airlines is known for its roomy seats, high-quality entertainment and meal service, according to a TripAdvisor reviewer. "This airline is truly above most others and comes with outstanding crew members," the reviewer wrote.
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Named one of the "Top Airlines in the World," this Taiwanese airline is known for its "character flights" that are themed after characters from Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty.
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The only American airline to make the global best airline list, Southwest was also ranked the best overall and best economy service in North America. Bags fly free and there are no assigned seats.<br>n“It’s an honor to receive several TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines including being the only U.S.-based carrier named a top ten airline in the world,” Ryan Green, Southwest Airlines vice president and chief marketing officer, said in a press release. “The real winners today are our more than 120 million customers who put their trust in Southwest to get them to where they need to be safely, on time, and with the world-renowned hospitality our 60,000 Southwest employees provide.”
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A TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “[A]ll I can say is what a fab service from jet 2. From start to finish, they made my holiday less stressful."
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Qatar is not only the eighth-best airline in the world, but it also has the best business class, according to TripAdvisor.
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This Brazilian airline was praised for its seating arrangements and in-flight snacks.
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One TripAdvisor reviewer said economy service on Korean Air "is basically economy plus on other (especially US-based) airlines. The flight staff actually made me like the experience, rather than detract from it."
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Alaska Airlines has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five on TripAdvisor.
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Delta holds an average rating of four stars.
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jetBlue has an average rating of four out of five stars on TripAdvisor user reviews. Its business class was ranked the best in North America.
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This Canadian airline is known for its energetic and funny staff. It has an average rating of 4 stars.
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