Virgin Atlantic tops a poll of Europe’s favourite airlines
Monday 19, April 2010
TripAdvisor’s latest European Flights Survey has revealed some encouraging news for British Airways, despite recent strike issues the airline comes in as British travellers’ second favourite airline.
Having just celebrated its 25th birthday last year, Virgin Atlantic takes the top accolade.
The list of favourite airlines is as follows:
For BA, there is clearly still mixed feeling among passengers because BA also takes the second spot in the least favourite airline category. As per the findings of the survey, which featured 2,868 travellers including 936 Britons, the five least favourite airlines are:
“The airline industry has seen some major developments in the last six months, from body scanners and strikes to planned additional charges for toilets and overweight passengers,” said Emma O’Boyle, spokesperson for TripAdvisor, “The survey reveals everything from how we book our tickets to the top in-flight passenger annoyances and serves as a useful barometer on how well airlines are currently performing in the reputation stakes.”
The TripAdvisor Flights Survey also reveals that:
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
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