In Photos: The World’s 10 Best Airline Cabin Crew

World's best cabin crew
World's best cabin crew

This week the Oscars of the airline world look place during the Farnborough Airshow in the UK.

According to the Skytrax website, the Skytrax World Airline Awards are coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry. Travellers from across the globe take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. The World Airline Awards are a global benchmark of airline excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice awards.

Dubai’s Emirates was the big winner at the ceremony after being named the World’s Best Airline for 2016.

Another huge title that airlines fight for the right to claim is World’s Best Cabin Staff and this year Garuda Indonesia maintained the title for the third consecutive year.

Take a look at the top 10 list and see why Garuda Indonesia has a right to hold their head high after coming out on top of this elite list of cabin crew.

1. Garuda Indonesia 

From Indonesia since 1949

Photos from Garuda Indonesia and Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge

2. ANA All Nippon Airways

From Japan Since 1952

Photos from ANA All Nippon Airways

3. Singapore Airlines 

From Singapore since 1947

Photos from Singapore Airlines and A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge

4. Thai Airways

From Thailand since 1960

Photos from Thai Airways and A Fly Guy’s Crew Lounge

5. EVA Air 

From Taiwan since 1989

Photos from EVA Air and A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge 

6. Qatar Airways

From Qatar since 1994

Photos from Qatar Airways and A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge 

7. Hainan Airlines

From China since 1993

Photos from Hainan Airlines

8. Cathay Pacific 

From Hong Kong since 1946

Photos from Cathay Pacific and A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge

9. Asiana Airlines 

From South Korea since 1988

Photos from Asiana

10. Emirates 

From The UAE Since 1985

Photos from Emirates and A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge

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  1. We flew Emirates from Rome to Perth 13/7/2016 and I didn’t think very much of the service we received from the crew. They all looked grumpy and the way they interacted with us was just short of impatient. I asked for water and it took me a few times of asking before I got it. The attendant light was ignored most times as crew walked by. My headphones were faulty and I asked for another one. Never received it. This was on a 14 hour flight. I fell asleep waiting. Would have liked to watch the movies that we paid for. The food was not very good either. My chicken was hard as rock with a pretty salty sauce. Water was not served often and when it was the attendant would almost scramble pass as if to avoid serving. So I am very surprised they got any awards. Must Hv paid for this honour? Wouldn’t recommend flying Emirates.

    • Hi Sharon, sorry to hear you have had a bad flight with this airline. My advice is write to Emirates ASAP. Give them all the flight information and the managers of that flight will have to answer for this poor service. I know that’s not their standard, but you get bad crew at all airlines.

  2. To tell you the truth I always fly with Cathay Pacific Airways, just for their safety record. The service? I don’t consider they are one of the best inflight service provider at all. My last few experiences flying with them proved that….

  3. I had a flight once with Garuda Indonesia, from Jakarta to London. Their staffs were absolutely amazing… I have 2 personal flight attendants who were taking care of me during the flight. And the chef came to me personally to take my order… it’s very easy to ask them anything you want, and the hospitality is no joke, they were very nice and they kindly explained anything to me since that was my first experience flying in the first class… even after my flight, i remain friends with some of the crews, we took a selfie before i leave the plane

  4. These are cabin crew rating, means you have to encounter one(s) to be able to judge properly. My suggestion is to try flying with no 1, then you’ll feel it at heart… the warm glow…

    As of #3, meh… they are fakes… all the smiles are fabricated… you can feel their hidden deep snob inside…

  5. Noticeably absent are any American carriers – I can’t say I have had very good luck on US carriers with the exception of Delta. I personally think it has to do with the age of the crew in the US vs. overseas? I know as I have gotten older I am less patient with stupid people 🙂 Just the cabin crew I know overseas tend to look at it as a job for a while rather than a career? My two cents….

    Of this list – I have to say SQ and EK have been two of my favorites – even in economy class. Asiana does not have bad service in economy, but has been some of the best biz class service I have ever had – even compared to EK. I hope to try ANA in the near future to see how good it actually is!

    • Well the US airlines don’t focus training on service and its a much different mindset to the whole process. I have had great service on some US airlines but it’s a more “friends” type of service.

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