Does Airline Food play a part in your choice of flight? Or it is just a ‘good-to-have’.

In the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax, Dubai-based Emirates was chosen as the World’s Top Airline, taking over Qatar Airways which was champion last year.

Singapore Airlines slips one position to Number 3.

In terms of Airline Classes, Worlds Best First Class is Etihad Airways, Best Business Class is Qatar Airways, Premium Economy is Air Zealand, while Asiana Airlines clinches the top – which is an important award because the majority of air travellers go on economy.

The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2016
1. Emirates
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
6. Etihad Airways
7. Turkish Airlines
8. EVA Air
9. Qantas Airways
10. Lufthansa

World’s Best Economy Class Airlines
1 Asiana Airlines
2 Qatar Airways
3 Singapore Airlines
4 Cathay Pacific
5 Emirates
6 Thai Airways
7 Turkish Airlines
8 Etihad Airways
9 ANA All Nippon Airways
10 Garuda Indonesia

As for the Airline Catering categories, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qantas Airways and Asiana Airlines take in top honours.

A surprise for Singapore Airlines. With ‘Book The Cook’ and introduction of ‘Deliciously Wholesome’ programme, the Business class and Premium Economy Foods are ranked 9th and 10th respectively. I mean, it is not bad, but aren’t we (Singaporeans) always aiming for first?

Complacency at works? To be honest, I was thrilled when I realised there was a Book the Cook service even with SQ’s Premium Economy, but the food offered (ordered Nasi Lemak) – both in terms of taste and presentation wasn’t quite what I expected.

Hopefully better results the next year.

Best First Class Airline Catering
1 Etihad Airways
2 Air France
3 Cathay Pacific
4 Emirates
5 Singapore Airlines
6 Lufthansa
7 ANA All Nippon Airways
8 Qantas Airways
9 Garuda Indonesia
10 Qatar Airways

Best Business Class Airline Catering
1 Turkish Airlines
2 Qatar Airways
3 Austrian
4 Etihad Airways
5 Garuda Indonesia
6 Hainan Airlines
7 Qantas Airways
8 ANA All Nippon Airways
9 Singapore Airlines
10 Emirates

Best Premium Economy Class Airline Catering
1 Qantas Airways
2 Air New Zealand
3 Air France
4 Lufthansa
5 Japan Airlines
6 Virgin Australia
7 ANA All Nippon Airways
8 Virgin Atlantic
9 Cathay Pacific
10 Singapore Airlines

Best Economy Class Airline Catering
1 Asiana Airlines
2 Thai Airways
3 Turkish Airlines
4 Singapore Airlines
5 Cathay Pacific
6 Etihad Airways
7 Garuda Indonesia
8 Qatar Airways
9 Emirates
10 Austrian

Your choice of Best Airline Food?

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