A friend mine this morning sent me this gem from the Qatar Airways website.
You may have to click on the screen shot to read it, but it asks whether passengers can bring pets into the cabin.
The answer: ”No. With the exceptions of falcons and service dogs travelling on specific routes, no animals are allowed in the cabin.”
There is surely a reason Falcons are allowed. Does anyone know it?
There a lot of rankings of the best airlines. But it seems there’s only one that most carriers truly pay attention to. Those are the annual SkyTraxx awards, and they were released Tuesday.
You’ll notice none is based in North America, which is not really a surprise, as service standards here tend to lag behind the rest of the world. Asian and Middle Eastern carriers dominate the list. It’s also worth remembering that a good number of airlines on this list receive some sort of government support.
SkyTraxx says it it surveyed more than 18 million people before coming up with its list.
We should be getting the list of the top American carriers soon. Until then, perhaps it’s time to plan a trip on one of the airlines below.
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- ANA All Nippon Airways
- Asiana Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Etihad Airways
- Garuda Indonesia
- Turkish Airlines
- Qantas Airways