2019 Best Airlines
Discover the world's top-rated airlines in 2019
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.
Best Boarding

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
86.6%
"Boarding, refeshments, and deplaning were all well done. Flight attendants in the rear of the plane were personable and helpful."
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2
Hawaiian Airlines
81.2%
"Peaceful and soothing Hawaiin music while boarding. The flight itself was smooth with an on-time departure and arrival."
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3
Delta
81.2%
"Boarding was a breeze and the staff at Delta was nice and courteous along with being clear for boarding zone instructions."
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4
American Airlines
76.2%
"The boarding was super fast as well as exiting, WOW!"
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5
United Airlines
75.8%
"The boarding and check-in process was quick and seamless."
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6
Air Canada
72.3%
"Boarding was very well-organised ands clearly explained."
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Alaska Airlines - #1 in US & Canada

Based on the number and quality of airline reviews and ratings from 2018, Alaska Airlines was identified as having routinely provided a superior experience to travelers in US & Canada.
Overall Rating
8.3 Excellent
Based on 26,832 reviews
Overall
85%
Boarding
86%
Comfort
83%
Crew
88%
Entertainment
79%
Food
79%
2019 Best Airlines

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 2018.
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