Tossing up between economy and premium economy class for your next holiday and not sure which to choose?
It all depends on which airline you’re with. But how do you pick them?
A PointHacks survey picked the brains of 1,686 Australian frequent flyers who revealed the airlines they would choose to fly with in economy, premium economy, business and first class cabins.
Economy class winner: Singapore Airlines
Nearly a third (30 per cent) of respondents chose Singapore Airlines as the best airline when flying economy. Aussie frequent flyers loved it for ergonomically designed seats as well as its broad meal range and entertainment options.
Runners-up: Qantas (17 per cent), Emirates (15 per cent)
Premium Economy class winner: Qantas
For those who want a bit more comfort than the economy cabin can offer, Australia’s national carrier was chosen as the favourite carrier for premium economy fliers, winning 27 per cent of the votes. Passengers enjoyed the extra leg room and wider seats, as well as in-flight dining options by chef Neil Perry.
Runners-up: Singapore Airlines (24 per cent) and Air New Zealand (12 per cent)
Business Class winner: Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines was a recurring favourite among Australian frequent flyers with this Asian carrier rating either first or second place among all categories. 29 per cent of business class flyers voted this as their airline of choice for its chef-prepared meals and personalised ‘Book the Cook’ option featuring lobster or rib-eye steak.
Passengers looking for some shut-eye can rest easy in leather seats that recline into flat beds, and all passengers have direct aisle access thanks to the 1-2-1 seat configuration.
Runners-up: Emirates (21 per cent), Qatar Airways (14 per cent)
First Class winner: Emirates
Emirates took out 37 per cent of the votes for its first class cabin that offers passengers their own private suite, a fully flat bed, a shower and fine dining meals served on fine bone china.
First-class flyers with Emirates can also adjust cabin conditions to their liking with temperature controls, mood lighting and virtual windows. When they’re not on board, passengers can enjoy airport lounge access as well as a chauffeur service.
Runners-up: Singapore Airlines (29 per cent), Etihad (13 per cent)
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