If you've ever traveled internationally then you know comfort is probably the most important thing. Imagine being balled up in a middle seat. Or with lazy, unresponsive flight attendants. You could probably tolerate it for a one or two hours, but for anything longer than three hours, forget it.
Today, I'm highlighting Conde Nast Traveler's Business Travel Awards for the best transpacific routes, which may be arguably the most important award out of all the ones we've talked about. Why? Because from the U.S., a transpacific flight is probably one of the longest. This list is important.
The criteria was based on seat comfort/legroom, food/beverages, cabin service, onboard amenities/technology, airport lounge clubs, frequent flier privileges.
Think you know the winner.....(Hint: think about yesterday's winner)
Singapore Airlines received 84.6% out of 100 to snap first place. They also grabbed first in four of the six categories. Air New Zealand scored second with 79.8% and grabbed the remaining first votes in seat comfort/legroom, and food/beverages.
On a personal note, I would like to add that there were two American based airlines on this list, Continental and Delta. I've never flown Continental internationally but have heard wonderful things about their service. I have, however, flown Delta, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, and Thai Airways on trips to Southeast Asia and were impressed. Based on my personal experience, I'm pleased with the outcome of this list.
Cathay Pacific 74.0%
Thai Airways 72.0%
Japan Airlines 62.0%
Korean Air 50.9%
All Nippon Airways 48.7%