The 8 Best Airlines in the World Will Make You Love Flying Again

These carriers are tops for value, rewards, customer service, and more.

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There are a lot of airlines flying the friendly skies, but with so many choices, it's hard to know which ones offer the best perks and amenities (like in-flight food or entertainment), not to mention customer service and overall experience. Here's a cheat sheet on some of the best airlines out there and what each one excels at, which will no doubt tempt you into booking your next trip.

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1 Best Overall Experience: Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines

If you're lucky (or wealthy) enough to fly first-class on Singapore Airlines, you'll be pampered with private suites (complete with sliding doors and an actual bed), plus meals, which can be preordered, served on Wedgewood china. While certainly not as luxe, business and economy classes have comfy seats with lots of leg room and top-tier entertainment systems. Plus, the cabin crew is some of the most accommodating in the industry.

2 Best Rewards Program: Southwest
Southwest
Southwest

If you're a member of Southwest's Rapid Rewards program, you can earn points for every dollar spent on Southwest flights (the airline flies to more than 100 destinations), as well as every dollar spent with its hotels, retail, and car rental partners when using a Rapid Rewards credit card. Other pros include no blackout dates, and there's no fee to change or cancel a reward flight.

3 Best Travel Credit Card: JetBlue
JetBlue
JetBlue

JetBlue's TrueBlue rewards program also offers plenty of perks, and to get even more, sign up for the airline's travel credit card, offered through MasterCard. The sign-up bonus is 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months — plus you'll earn six points per $1 on any JetBlue purchase, two points at restaurants and grocery stores, and one point everywhere else. There are also no foreign transaction fees when you use the card abroad.

4 Best Airport Lounges: Qantas Airways
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Quantas

Even before you take off, many airlines pamper you in their airport lounges, and Australia's Qantas Airways comes up aces in this category, according to AirlineRatings' World's Best Airlines for 2019 list.

Sydney's first-class lounge features city views, a day spa, and four types of Champagne (its business-class lounge is getting refreshed this year). Plus, a new first-class lounge in Singapore will open by year's end.

5 Best First Class: Emirates
Emirates
Emirates

Emirates' first-class cabin is legendary in the airline industry. The upper-deck cabin, with lots of gold-plated detailing, has just 14 seats equipped with a mini bar and a state-of-the-art entertainment system.Order food whenever you want (anything from caviar to a burger), or hang with fellow first-class passengers at the horseshoe-shaped bar stocked with Dom Pérignon. There are even on-board showers!

6 Best Customer Service Satisfaction (U.S. Carrier): Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines

According to the most recent J.D. Power survey, Alaska Airlines has once again finished atop the company's annual customer service satisfaction survey — it's the 11th year Alaska has finished in the top spot. The survey takes in factors like in-flight services, state of the airplane, the check-in process, boarding/deplaning, and baggage, as well as ticket prices and fees.

7 Best In-Flight Dining: Air France
Air France
Air France

Air France, which recently had a partnership with chef Daniel Boulud, has turned to other top toques, including Michelin-starred Anne-Sophie Pic to create menus for its La Première and Business classes. Plus, passengers in economy and premium economy can pay to upgrade their in-flight meal, which can be preordered, and includes dishes such as salmon in sorrel sauce with basmati rice.

8 Best Business Class Service: Qatar Airways
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QATAR

According to AirlineRatings' World's Best Airlines for 2019 list, Qatar Airways took top honors for its business class, due to the introduction of its Qsuite. These deluxe seats feature sliding doors for maximum privacy, fully lie-flat beds (complete with turndown service), extra-large screens for the state-of-the-art entertainment system, and an à la carte menu, where you can order whatever, whenever.

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