Airline Ratings rank best airlines in all classes


Air New Zealand ranked one of the best long-haul economy carriers in the world by

Air New Zealand ranked one of the best long-haul economy carriers in the world by

A website that ranks airlines on their safety, comfort and luxury has named the best in long-haul economy, first class, business class and premium economy - with carriers from Oceania, the Middle East and Asia dominating.

Ranked alphabetically by website, Air New Zealand was listed - as was Air France - in the Business Class and Premium Economy list.

Air New Zealand also took out a top ten spot for the best long-haul economy experience.

Top first class carriers included All Nippon Airways. deems first class to be the "ultimate in luxury and space."

"First class is essentially the same philosophy as business class but with more space, privacy, meal courses, the finest of champagnes, wine and liquors and you rarely have to see another passenger." the website wrote.

A picture shows the bar in the first class section on board an Airbus A380 passenger plane of Emirates Airline. Image: Reuters

Also making the list of luxury first class experience was Emirates, followed by Etihad Airways.

Air New Zealand did not make the first class rankings.

On another article, entitled: Editors favourites: Who we love to fly with and why there were glowing reports for Air New Zealand.

"This is one airline that hasn't forgotten where most of its passengers fly" one editor wrote.

"Who else serves their passengers fruit salad and scones with jam and cream for an afternoon tea snack? They are also the innovators of the popular and unique Skycouch – a section of the cabin in economy where seat groupings of three transform in to a couch giving passengers travelling together more options to lie flat or recline."

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Earlier version of this story did not clarify that the listings are in alphabetical order. 

 - Stuff