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Why This Airline Has Been Voted Number One By Travelers For Nearly Three Decades

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It’s hard to win just about anything for nearly three decades, but this international airline takes the cake!

The highly-respected travel publication, Travel + Leisure runs surveys annually for its readers to vote for the best of the best in different travel-related categories.

first class seating on singapore airlines

Whether it's the best hotels or airlines, their readers get a final say in who they believe is the greatest in a particular genre.

For an extremely impressive 27 years running, travelers have voted Singapore Airlines as the best airline in the world.

The Flight Experience

Like most major airlines, Singapore offers 4 different classes of seating:

  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business Class
  • First Class
singapore airlines plane in the sky

Those who book the lowest class of Economy will still feel pampered and comfortable. While they won’t have the same legroom as higher classes, they will still receive upscale amenities.

Economy seats come with a hot towel service and a complimentary self-care kit with eyeshades, socks, and a toothbrush.

Every seat has a footrest and adjustable headrest to find the right fit for long-haul travel, which is perfect for relaxing with one of the carrier’s signature cocktails.

Those who want to book a step-up can choose Premium Economy seats. Compared to Economy, guests will find more legroom with an additional calf rest and a handy reading lamp.

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business class on singapore airlines

Business Class travelers will not be disappointed with this airline. Every flight in the United States has cushy, wide leather seats for extra elbow room and immediate access to the aisle.

Perhaps the best benefit of all for Business flyers is the “Book the Cook” feature on board.

This convenient luxury allows travelers to order ahead a tasty meal made by one of the airline’s premium gourmet chefs. 

This feature is also available for a limited amount of Premium Economy routes and all First Class routes.

gourmet food on singapore airlines

Those who whip out their credit cards for First Class bookings will enjoy the ultimate peace and space in the clouds.

Privacy is of the utmost importance for Singapore Airlines First Class travelers. They provide a secluded suite that is the cream of the crop in terms of luxury, privacy, and comfort on the Airbus A380.

If couples are booking tickets, the single beds in neighboring suites can combine into a double bed creating a hotel room-like atmosphere in 50 square feet of space.

But before travelers pick their seats, they should take a look at what type of aircraft they will be flying on.

double bed in a suite on singapore airlines

Singapore has a wide-ranging fleet of the most respected models of planes. They have a pair of Airbus models as well as one made by Boeing:

  • Airbus A350
  • Airbus A380
  • Boeing 777

On board, travelers will find a plethora of entertainment options at their seats, with delicious refreshments and food options no matter which class they are seated in.

The highly-respected airline takes pride in putting customer satisfaction at the forefront of its goals. It's safe to say it's working with a 27-year run at ranking number one.

How To Book A Flight With Singapore Airlines

female flight attendant on singapore airlines

Those who want to hop on board a Singapore Airlines flight shouldn’t have much trouble finding a suitable flight, especially since they are a member of StarAlliance.

Their expansive network covers over 75 destinations in almost 3 dozen countries across 5 different continents.

From North America, travelers have the option to fly direct to Singapore out of 6 major airports in the U.S.

Those are:

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Francisco) (SFO)
  • Both New York City and Newark (JFK and EWR)
  • Houston (HOU)
  • Seattle (SEA)
singapore at night

Interestingly enough, their New York City to Singapore route is its the longest flight on Earth, totaling 19 hours in the sky!

The number one airline also provides somewhat of a surprising route from New York as well. 

Jet setters can fly nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA). This is the only route from the U.S. with the immaculate suites in First Class.

Another shocker is a nonstop flight from Houston to Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN), as it doesn’t exactly match its namesake. 

But who cares what the name on the plane says with all of these great amenities on board?

The only thing missing from this pair of European routes is travelers won't get to experience one of the world's best airports when they land.

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