Travel The Best Airlines for International Travel  

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List Rules Vote up the most efficient, comfortable, and affordable airlines for international travel from or to the United States.

The top internatoinal airlines are known for their affordable tickets, plentiful and flexible flight times, top rate customer service, and many other perks. This is a list of the best airlines for international travel around the world, or to and from the US. Large airlines like KLM, Virgin, and Lufthansa have long ruled the skies, but smaller companies like El-Al and Aer Lingus have gained popularity in recent decades due to their cheaper tickets and more pleasant flight experiences. However, many smaller companies have limited options, flying to fewer or inconvenient airports, or they offer less frequent flights.

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1
221 119
Singapore Airlines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore

2
242 151
Emirates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Dubai International Airport
United Arab Emirates

3
176 132
Lufthansa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Munich Airport, London Heathrow Airport
Germany

4
180 158
British Airways is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport
United Kingdom

5
186 139
Qantas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Adelaide Airport, Melbourne Airport, Perth Airport
Australia

6
109 93
Virgin Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
AdmiralCrunch added London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport

7
139 87
Cathay Pacific is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Hong Kong International Airport
China

8
107 76
KLM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Holland

9
38 18
Etihad Airways is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Abu Dhabi International Airport

10
75 78
Swiss International Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Cabrio added Zurich Airport
Switzerland

11
149 154
Turkish Airlines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Turkey

12
144 137
Qatar Airways is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Doha International Airport
Qatar

13
71 59
Japan Airlines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport
Japan

14
85 64
Air New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Auckland Airport
New Zealand

15
57 48
All Nippon Airways is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Haneda Airport
Japan

16
75 82
Thai Airways is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Thailand

17
70 78
Air France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport
France

18
102 115
Air Canada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Calgary International Airport, Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport
Canada

19
37 42
Icelandair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
BrendanOConnor added Keflavík International Airport

20
59 77
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
gaeul added Kahului Airport, Honolulu International Airport

21
83 100
Korean Air is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport
South Korea

22
36 46
Scandinavian Airlines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Copenhagen Airport, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Norway

23
6 4
Air Malta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Malta International Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport

24
35 56
Air China is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
China

25
9 15
EasyJet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Edinburgh Airport, Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, London Stansted Airport

UK