How to choose an airline

July 23rd, 2013

Deciding on which airline to board for your next trip should be made with confidence rather than impulse. With so many people traveling these days, the number of airlines available has doubled in the past decade.

Here are some tips to help you locate the best airline for your safety, price and convenience.

1. If you browse the U.S. government’s website you will find a section related to air travel that contains their “blacklist” of airlines. These airlines are deemed unsafe and should be avoided if possible.


2. Next, you have to consider price. Flying economy class is more affordable because of budget airlines. These airlines offer very reasonable flight tickets that can cost equal to a week’s worth of vehicle gas. But with every budget airline you choose, you may lose out on conveniences such as free or low-cost baggage and quality airline meals.

3. Larger international airlines have typically four aero engines, which gives them the opportunity to travel longer distances, but these cost more. When planning trips you should remember that the longer the flight, the bigger the plane and the most costly it will be.

4. For convenience, you will want to check airlines that offer complimentary or pay per services such as full meals and dessert, unlimited beverages, sleeping conveniences such as pillows, blankets and eye masks and individual TV monitors. Word to the wise, budget airlines won’t offer the above amenities.

5. When it comes to safety, there’s no give and take in this category. You can find articles on airline accidents or check the International Civil Aviation Organization online to check airline safety statistics. Some airlines even offer insurance should something go wrong. This is just one more step towards ensuring passengers of their safety.

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New York to London - $2569 Business Class Chicago to Beijing - $3489 Business Class Miami to Sao Paulo - $2899 Busines Class