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Best Airlines

Discover the world’s top-rated airlines for 2018
Not sure which airline to fly with on your next trip? The next time you visit an airline's website, check to see if it has earned KAYAK's coveted Best Airlines badge. Here are the year's best airlines according to airline reviews from travelers on KAYAK.
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US & Canada

Best Airline
Best Boarding
Because chaotic waiting room lines are no way to start a trip. Here are the top airlines in US & Canada for the category Best Boarding.
1
Alaska Airlines
86.4 %
"Boarding, refeshments, and deplaning were all well done. Flight attendants in the rear of the plane were personable and helpful."
2
Hawaiian Airlines
84.2 %
"Peaceful and soothing Hawaiin music while boarding. The flight itself was smooth with an on-time departure and arrival."
3
Delta
80.6 %
"Boarding was a breeze and the staff at Delta was nice and courteous along with being clear for boarding zone instructions."
4
Porter Airlines
76.9 %
"Ease of boarding. Carry-on luggage is handled by crew staff - makes boarding much easier as passengers aren't struggling to find space for the carry-on bags."
5
American Airlines
76.2 %
"The boarding was super fast as well as exiting, WOW!"
6
United Airlines
73.8 %
"The boarding and check-in process was quick and seamless."
7
Air Canada
73.4 %
"Boarding was very well-organised ands clearly explained. "
8
Silver Airways
68.5 %
"Organized, fast check-in and boarding."

Alaska Airlines - #1 in US & Canada

Overall Guest Rating
84.3 Excellent
Based on 29,875 reviews
Boarding
86.4
Comfort
83.9
Crew
89.0
Entertainment
80.4
Food
80.2
Based on the number and quality of airline reviews and ratings from 2017, Alaska Airlines was identified as having routinely provided a superior experience to travelers in North America.
About KAYAK's Best Airlines
KAYAK's airline ratings process was introduced to provide airline customers who use KAYAK with a platform to share their experience flying with different airlines. An airline must have a minimum Overall Rating of 6.1 and a minimum of 150 reviews published within the last year to qualify for consideration for KAYAK's Best Airlines. The current list of Best Airlines are based on ratings from KAYAK users in 2017.
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