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:
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 â€œIâ€™d rather walk than fly Air Canadaâ€ has 1,900 members.
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.
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. Youâ€™ll barely see the screen while you shift around in seats older than the subtitled movie youâ€™re watching. While the seats can be cheap, itâ€™s an uncomfortable ride.
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?
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 wonâ€™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.
US Airways consistently ranks near the bottom out of all American carriers. The airline now charges for water and snacks. Thatâ€™s fine and expected on a low cost carrier but not for a full fare flight. Planes are late or delayed, staff unfriendly (youâ€™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.