British Airways voted our favourite airline, with Ryanair the worst

Ruth Doherty


British Airways voted our favourite airline, with Ryanair the worst
British Airways voted our favourite airline, with Ryanair the worst

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British Airways has topped a poll of British travellers' favourite airlines, with Ryanair coming out at the bottom.

In the survey of 3,000 adults, BA received 19.1% of the votes, comfortable beating Virgin Atlantic who picked up 13.8%. Thomson Airways came in as our third favourite airline.

At the other end of the scale, Ryanair was came out as the worst airline by 19.3%, with its no-frills competitor Easyjet in second place by 12.1%.

The survey, carried out by Go Compare, asked people to grade airlines on cost, service and the overall comfort of their journey.

The poll also found that 35% of people find airports stressful (a surprisingly low number, we thought), 33% think it takes too long to check in, and 11% think security checks are too vigilant.

What's more, 40% would prefer not to sit near families with young children, and 17% think alcoholic drinks should be banned on planes, according to the Press Association.

Gocompare travel head Jeremy Cryer said: 'Clearly some airlines will get your holiday off to a better start than others and it's interesting that even with the bucket shop pricing of the budget airlines plenty of passengers still don't consider their service good value for money.

'Our research found that while some people will put up with poor service in return for low fares many have vowed never to fly with a particular airline again.'


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