From Emirates to JetBlue: Here are the top 10 airlines in the world as ranked by TripAdvisor

 
Rebecca Smith
Emirates has soared to the top of the rankings and trumps other airlines for first class as well as economy
Emirates has soared to the top of the rankings and trumps other airlines for first class as well as economy (Source: Getty)

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The best airlines in the world have been compiled by travel planning site TripAdvisor, but there isn't a British airline in sight in the top 10. In fact, many well-known carriers from British Airways to Virgin Atlantic to American Airlines, didn't feature in the list.

Emirates took the top spot, followed by Singapore Airlines and Brazil's Azul. Two American airlines featured in the top 10, JetBlue in fourth place, and Alaska Airlines in ninth.

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The UK's Jet2 did come top among the low-cost airlines in Europe though, beating Aegean Airlines into second and S7 Airlines into third place.

Dubai-based Emirates also ranked top for having the best first class and economy service among airlines. Russia's Aeroflot was deemed the best for business class and Air New Zealand for best premium economy.

The winners were determined using an algorithm taking into account the "quantity and quality" of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers worldwide, over a 12-month period.

Customers can rate airlines on everything from legroom to seat comfort to customer service to in-flight entertainment, as well as submitting written feedback.

Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, said: "The fact that the awards are a result of unbiased reviews and feedback speaks to our commitment to deliver a superior travel experience for our customers."

Best airlines in the world

Rank Airline
1. Emirates (UAE)
2. Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
3. Azul (Brazil)
4. JetBlue (US)
5. Air New Zealand (New Zealand)
6. Korean Air (South Korea)
7. Japan Airlines (Japan)
8. Thai Smile (Thailand)
9. Alaska Airlines (US)
10. Garuda Indonesia (Indonesia)

Top major airlines in Europe

Rankings Airline
1. Aeroflot (Russia)
2. Turkish Airlines (Turkey)
3. KLM (Netherlands)
4. Lufthansa (Germany)
5. Swiss International Air Lines (Switzerland)
6. Virgin Atlantic (UK)
7. Finnair (Finland)
8. Austrian Airlines (Austria)
9. Aer Lingus (Ireland)
10. Icelandair (Iceland)

Best airlines by class of service

First class: Emirates

Business class: Aeroflot

Premium economy: Air New Zealand

Economy: Emirates

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