American carriers ranked the world’s least comfortable airlines

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American carriers ranked the world’s least comfortable airlines

FARNBOROUGH, UK – Long gone are the days when flying coach was a glamorous experience, with plenty of leg-room, attentive service and what not.  At least in the U.S., that is.  The world’s best carriers were unveiled at the 2014 World Airline Awards, and guess what?  We didn’t even make the top ten.  In fact, America’s carriers were ranked the world’s most profitable and the least comfortable of all.

American CEOs must be jumping of joy right now: their business model is working.  After years of bankruptcies, mergers, and insane gas prices, it looks like they’ve found the formula for financial success: before you even get on the plane, they’ll try to charge you for every little bit of extra comfort.

So, now you know: if you’re looking for the world’s best economy class airline seats, you should fly Saudi-Arabian Airlines.  Although, let’s be honest: a safe landing might not be part of the package.
World Airline Awards.  Airline of the Year 2014:

1. Cathay Pacific Airways.
2. Qatar Airways.
3. Singapore Airlines.
4. Emirates.
5. Turkish Airlines.
6. ANA All Nippon Airways.
7. Garuda Indonesia.
8. Asiana Airlines.
9. Etihad Airways.
10. Lufthansa.

Source: Skytrax.

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