The Worst Airlines in the World

    Air travel can be a hassle. Delays, bad service, bad food, and cancellations can make you shudder. While there are a few above average airlines out there, the majority barely make the grade. Others, on the other hand, should just be avoided:

    Air Canada
    Despite spending a lot of money to upgrade their planes, Air Canada is still awful. Old planes with one big movie screen dominate their fleet. The food tastes like it was cooked a few years ago and complaints of surly flight attendants are common. There are groups all over the web dedicated to Air Canada’s shoddy record. The Facebook group “I’d rather walk than fly Air Canada” has 1,900 members.
    Air Canada
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    American Airlines
    AA is canceling flights, cutting routes, firing employees, and charging you more money for fewer services. American has had a bad reputation for awhile and recent cost-cutting measures have only made things worse.
    American Airlines
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    Philippines Airlines
    Antiquated planes make this airline one to avoid. The service is average and needless to say, no personal screens. The planes look old and feel old. You’ll barely see the screen while you shift around in seats older than the subtitled movie you’re watching. While the seats can be cheap, it’s an uncomfortable ride.
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    Air China/China Eastern
    Chinese airlines have a bad reputation among frequent fliers. I know frequent fliers who will pay triple the price to avoid one of these airlines. Old planes, poor service, and bad maintenance make flying these planes risky. They have awful service records and frequent problems. You can fly on them for cheap but why risk it?
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    Gulf Air
    Gulf Air flights may be cheap but you get what you pay for. Flights are frequently delayed or canceled without reason, the meals are poor, and the staff is unfriendly. Moreover, you won’t be compensated for any lost time and the staff will do nothing to accommodate you. In fact, they probably could care less. Gulf Air needs to take some lessons from Emirates and learn what service is all about.
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    US Airways
    US Airways consistently ranks near the bottom out of all American carriers. The airline now charges for water and snacks. That’s fine and expected on a low cost carrier but not for a full fare flight. Planes are late or delayed, staff unfriendly (you’d be too if you made what they made), and meals nonexistent. Worse yet, rate hikes and route cuts are expected in the near future.
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    306 comments on “The Worst Airlines in the World”

    1. sunny says on July 10, 2013 at 9:32 am:

      Air Canada is the worst airline!!

    2. Garrett says on July 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm:

      I flew on a US Airways Airbus 320-200 and felt quite comfortable during the flight. The flight from Phoenix to Portland was on time, the plane was a little old, but felt sturdy. There was still no in flight entertainment at the time of the flight though (2012!!!).

    3. Mike says on December 26, 2013 at 9:40 am:

      How is it that Spirit Airlines did not make this list? They are the worst of the worse!

    4. Johnson Varghese says on March 27, 2014 at 2:06 am:

      Air India is also one of the worst airline in the world. Delay all the time and cut the route without notice. And no more explanation , no one want to take the responsibility. Even they break your baggage and steal the stuffs without any condition, no safety on your baggage.
      Try to avoid Air India.

    5. john McKaine says on July 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm:

      you must not include philippine airlines because i am one of the loyal passenger of this airline and I like flying here… very comfortable accomodation, hospitable crew with full service and smile and well maintain airline by lufthansa technik and it safe and of course manned by most experience pilot in asia

    6. Teddy says on July 16, 2014 at 9:37 am:

      I agree that Air Canada is probably the worst… I don’t know about the planes, but their service is just terrible and grumpiest agents you can ever speak to.

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