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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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195 107
Singapore Airlines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Singapore Airlines Singapore Changi Airport - Singapore

2
212 141
Emirates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Emirates Dubai International Airport - United Arab Emirates

3
168 127
Qantas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Qantas Adelaide Airport, Melbourne Airport, Perth Airport - Australia

4
158 118
Lufthansa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Lufthansa Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Munich Airport, London Heathrow Airport - Germany

5
163 140
British Airways is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
British Airways London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport - United Kingdom

6
122 78
Cathay Pacific is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Airport - China

7
91 83
Virgin Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
AdmiralCrunch added Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport

8
95 67
KLM is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
KLM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Holland

9
67 69
Swiss International Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Cabrio added Swiss International Air Lines Zurich Airport - Switzerland

10
64 47
Japan Airlines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Japan Airlines Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport - Japan

11
21 12
Etihad Airways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International Airport

12
137 141
Turkish Airlines is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Turkish Airlines Istanbul Atatürk Airport - Turkey

13
71 75
Thai Airways is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Thai Airways Suvarnabhumi Airport - Thailand

14
75 57
Air New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Air New Zealand Auckland Airport - New Zealand

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15
126 129
Qatar Airways is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Qatar Airways Doha International Airport - Qatar

16
46 43
All Nippon Airways is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
All Nippon Airways Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Haneda Airport - Japan

17
19 14
Air Serbia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Air SERBIA Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport - Nikola TESLA Airport, BELGRADE

18
76 91
Korean Air is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Korean Air Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport - South Korea

19
95 133
Malaysia Airlines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport - Malaysia

20
15 18
Olympic Airlines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
apollon-smyrnis added Olympic Airlines Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"

21
59 73
Air France is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Air France Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport - France

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22
50 72
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
gaeul added Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. Kahului Airport, Honolulu International Airport

23
32 36
Icelandair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
BrendanOConnor added Icelandair Keflavík International Airport

24
15 14
S7 Airlines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added S7 Airlines Tolmachevo Airport, International Airport Irkutsk, Chelyabinsk Airport

25
10 7
Dragonair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Dragonair Hong Kong International Airport

26
14 19
Aegean Airlines is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
apollon-smyrnis added Aegean Airlines Thessaloniki International Airport, Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"

27
92 106
Air Canada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Air Canada Calgary International Airport, Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport - Canada

28
12 11
Wizz Air is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Wizz Air Sofia Airport, Warsaw Chopin Airport, Boryspil International Airport

The Best US Airlines

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5 6
South African Airways is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added South African Airways O. R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport

30
11 10
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Firefly Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

31
11 10
Hong Kong Airlines is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong International Airport

32
9 7
Air Niugini is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Air Niugini Jacksons International Airport

33
16 18
Rossiya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Rossiya Vnukovo International Airport, Pulkovo International Airport

34
36 57
El Al is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
alexlips99 added El Al Ben Gurion Airport

35
4 6
Jetstar Asia Airways is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore Changi Airport

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8 7
Juneyao Airlines is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Juneyao Airlines Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport

37
8 7
Airwork is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Airwork

38
9 9
Air Transat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Air Transat Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport

39
11 12
Aurora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Aurora Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport

40
31 41
Scandinavian Airlines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen Airport, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen - Norway

41
6 4
Fiji Airways is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Fiji Airways Nadi International Airport

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11 12
Xiamenair is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Xiamenair Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

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10 11
Tibet Airlines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Tibet Airlines Lhasa Gonggar Airport

44
4 6
Kenya Airways is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
alivedodos added Kenya Airways Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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10 11
Cubana de Aviación is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Cubana de Aviación José Martí International Airport

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9 9
Porter Airlines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Porter Airlines Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

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10 11
Adria Airways is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Adria Airways Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

48
12 14
Pobeda Airlines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Pobeda Airlines

49
10 11
Ural Airlines is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Ural Airlines Tolmachevo Airport, Koltsovo Airport

50
4 7
EasyJet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Airlines for International Travel
Trenton Myers added Easyjet Edinburgh Airport, Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, London Stansted Airport - UK