Top Ten Worst Airlines

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The Top Ten

1 Ryanair

Ryanair, like a lot of other airlines, has pros and cons. The obvious one being the extremely cheap fare prices. However, I understand how some people may find this airline in particular to be rather unpleasant - especially if you're travelling longer distances. For instance the colour of the cabin looks disgusting and hard on the eyes, and the fact that there are no seat pockets so there is nowhere to put your items (Good luck if you have motion sickness). Plus there is very little leg room which does makes sense since ryanair are a no-frills airline. And more likely than not, they fly to some obscure airports that are miles away from a major city - like London Stansted and Glasgow Prestwick. I've even watched a video on youtube and read news articles about people fighting, getting drunk, stag and hen parties getting out of control, impolite staff and an old lady getting racially abused by a man sitting next to her and she was forced to move seats, which wasn't fair on that poor ...more

Butter every time - Zalgiris

It is a bad airline

Ryanair? This airline sucks the rotten intestines of a dead giraffe. It is a cheap airline that no one should fly with no matter what their prices are. Granted their prices are low, but you pretty much get what you paid for. A bunch of ignorant and short-tempered that staff members that treat you like slaves. No really they do treat their passengers like slides and it's no wonder that Ryanair has become the most hated airline in the world.

In 2007, A doctor and son were rejected from flight before takeoff because they were talking throughout the pre-flight safety briefing. They had to pay an extra £500 for tickets. This isn't called for. If they have experienced travel onboard many times, they do not always have to listen to the safety briefing and there's always the visual version of it in the safety instructions manual. The same year, a 14-year-old boy was forced to stand up on flight to Luton because the seats were almost full, despite the fact that he had a broken leg and ...more

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2 Air India

Disgusting!

Who are the idiots who have the audacity to say that Air India is amongst the worst airlines in the world. They need a kick on their back sides. Air India is one of the better airlines in the world with a very polite and Humble crew be it on land or in air. Their Pilots are amongst the best in the world. Am sure that some of those who hate the airline are either Chinese or Pakis or their sympathizers

Air India is definitely the worst in Asia if not the world. I being an Indian myself have never flown and never intend to either. YouTube videos and SKytrax reviews are enough proof of this airline's incompetence. Delays, poor safety record, horrible service, rude crew and what more do you need for a major disappointment? For all the wonderful folks in favour of the airline, please fly it first you're in for a treat (not)

World worst airlines.

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3 United Airlines

They're not that bad. - SurcaneWolf

This should be #1

Probably because they dragged a doctor off of one of their planes, and that became a meme.

That is right yea oh yea they kicked someone with autism off their flight autistics autist

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4 Pakistan International Airlines

They always have plane crashes.

PIA is much better airline, as compared to some of above mentioned.

It was very well airline but in recent years it became bad. But now it is improving. It is now a better airline. In worst airlines it should be ranked No. 14. It is much better than Air india!

Worst airline I've ever flow, and I have flown a few on this list. Hostile flight attendants, seats that were falling apart, smoking everywhere, Pakistanis wandering around the craft during while I was told to stay seated. It was cheap, I'll give them that. But I vowed never to fly them again.

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5 Allegiant Air

Break down 4 times more often than other airlines. - computerfan0

Worst airline in the world only PIA is the best others are worst

Awful. Don't care about safety at all

6 Spirit Airlines

The super 8 motel in the air

Spirit purposefully left a 15 year old girl stranded at an airport because their flight got overbooked and never even told her mother. Deserves to be number 1 on the list.

Where do I begin? Terrible legroom, terrible service, the flights never arrive on time, and why is united higher than this!?!?

Cheapest airline and the best

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7 Air Koryo

It honestly sickens me that United is above this horrible excuse for an airline! One of the reasons why I hate this list!

This should be number 1 because IT'S THE WORST AIRLINE EVER! Its safety record is only like 2 and a half stars and it's airline rating is 1! Kim Jong Un (The North Korean Government) owns it. Obviously, the worst thing about it is it's North Korea's national airline. The airplanes are so dirty inside and out (especially their latest addition, the TU-204) that the flight attendants have to clean the plane's insides during mid-flight.

This airline bathroom smells like 13 dogs just took a crap all at once and people were making jokes about bringing the plane down and banging on the cockpit door. I'd recommend nobody ever fly this airline

This airline should be number 1 in the worst list! The burger is so terrible!

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8 Easy Jet

Easy Jet? More like Hard Jet!

Ironic name don't ya think? Whats so easy about no given seating, poor staff, and it going bust?

You get what you paid for - cheap seats, very little leg room, no food or refreshments - Hypercube

no given seating? , what are you on? - squire

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9 Jetstar

Wow. Jetsar recently cancelled my flight half an hour before it.

I have booked with jetstar four times, all four flights were delayed until next day.
Worlds worst airline rating is well deserves

Just terrible. What look like a customer care letter is actually a veiled insult. They really hate their customers and say just for giggles.

Don't even get me started.

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10 British Airways

So I was flying out of Greece for a holiday last year back to Dublin Airport. They had to delay the flight, which would have come in 6 hours, and so I had to sit on a cold, hard floor in Greece because a plastic bag was stuck in the plane? REALLY? So instead of sitting on a decent chair, waiting on the call for my plane for 6 hours (maybe checking out the shops) - I had to sit on a FLOOR for 3 hours extra! What a rip off - they didn't even apologise or anything! No discount, no nothing. So ridiculous, my CHILDREN and PARENTS were waiting for me in a busy airport in DUBLIN!

I fly all over the world with many, many airlines. 100% of my worst issues have been with BA. First, the amount of time it takes to connect to BA flights in Heathrow is hideous. They say 45 mins is the minimum connection time - but you need at least 90 mins. Second, their baggage handling is notoriously bad. I have had multiple bags lost for more than 5 days each. Third, their customer service agents try to help - but they have no power and improper training. Recently I was in the boarding area for a flight that was VERY delayed. The agents kept telling everyone that the plane would start boarding after the pilot completed security checks. However, anyone who looked out the window could see that one of the engines had been more or less taken a part and pieces of it were laying on the tarmac. 20 mins later the flight was cancelled Very bad. Finally, the inflight service is really the worst. Bad food. Bad seats. Dirty Planes. Very, very bad.

Yes, I have flown many times with many different airlines most of whom have been good. The only one who wasn't was British Airways. The flight attendant was rude, obnoxious and unhelpful, the same as my over all impression of British Airways. I would never fly with them again.

Had such an awful experience with it. The seats are cramped and I have very little leg room. When I was having some trouble and I wanted some of the flight attendants to help out but they were very rude to me, as were most of the Brits when I landed there. What an absolute waste going on this flying toilet. Abolish BA, please. - DisneyLover19

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The Contenders

11 American Airllines

Well I flew one AA plane with a nice, modern interior from STL to CLT. After that, it was followed by 3 old planes with power outlets UNDER the seats, or no USB/power at all. You'd think that they would use nicer more comfortable planes for 5 hour flights, but I got a 737-800 from SJU-ORD and my seat didn't recline. Economy with AA is a rip off most times because those seats are the equivalent to Southwest but more expensive.

It was a decent airline, just don't expect much entertainment/wifi without forking over money

I hate this airline they have such a high crash history I'm afraid to fly with this airline

Wait. If this on the list. I'm riding this on summer, then you know I know this sucks already.

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12 Indian
13 Viking Airlines

Do Vikings live in it or what?

That airlines is not that good

14 Delta

I like Delta but only problem is lack of entertainment options and the food sucks. I mean coach sucks but rather get something from a restaurant before take off - princepretty

The hostess were a little rude, especially the older one. It's time for her to retire.

Delta operates an outstanding airline and put considerable effort on it customers needs. I fly delta often, both US and international. Great service.

Bad airline. First class is just a mini sofa seat. They make you pay for your food and the free food is just snacks.

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15 Air Botswana

Rubbish airline. Rubbish service. Rubbish food. Just rubbish.

No food. Flight once delayed for 2 hours for no apparent reason whilst SAA flew from Jhb to GAB 15 minutes later (i.E. was not a technical or weather issue).

16 Republic Airlines

Worst airline

This is by far the worst airline I've ever ridden on

PIA is the best thus is not you should keep PIA in the top 10 best airlines ok

17 Bhoja Air

It's first flight was very tragic!

18 US Airways

The flight attendants made me try and put two 60 lb, 2 ft wide suitcases in the storage space 4 ft above my head. They also put me at the very back of the plane with someone I didn't know, and my parents were at the front of the plane. This was when I was only 9 years old!

Absolutely the worst! During the flight from SEA to ATL our stewardess shared with us the plane we were flying was earlier mothballed and had been taken to the CA desert and offloaded. The plane was filthy some seats were broke and leather torn. It smelled of burnt pizza and vomit, rattled like and old washing machine.

Had no problems at all

It's merged with AA now

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19 Air Berlin

Appalling airline. I went on a recent holiday and they lost my bags for 2 WEEKS, I eventually got them back one day before I left my destination country. Then if that wasn't bad enough, they forced me to buy another flight - and then promptly booked me on to the wrong (and very expensive flight).For the last two weeks I have been trying to get this situation fixed. They have asked me to fill out forms (which they have ignored) and have provided no guidelines for when they will contact me. To top it all off I politely asked to speak to the manager of the (rude) customer service person I last talked to, at which point she hung up on me! Incredibly rude, disgraceful customer service. I will NEVER book a flight with this airline again. I hope no one reading this does either. It's just not worth it.

An absolutely miserable airline, made worst by the dishonest public relations masking a ruthless cutthroat organization. Try telephoning them--it's next to impossible, and they rig their phones to put the caller on hold for 5-10 minutes and then cut out. An unethical business.

Worst Airline ever! They loose baggage all the time. Mission impossible to get any kind of compensation. Poor service and it takes forever to get someone to talk to you. They keep trying to get you fill out forms and send them in to be ignored.

They are crap, absolute crap. They cancelled a flight and ruined 400 people's lives and did NOTHING to help any of them get onto flights. JFK employees were the worst I have ever seen. WE WILL NEVER use this airline AGAIN, EVER.

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20 Etihad

Etihad rocks! SHouldn't be on this list!

Maybe the person who put this takes economy but that dude has to try first class. I'm serious. If that dude who put this hates first class in Etihad, than he is a dumb stupid moron.

Etihad airlines is in the top 10 best airline list... Shouldn't be in this list

Etihad is consider one of the worlds safest airlines. - DontMakeARookieMistake

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21 Iraqi Airways
22 Singapore Air

Why is it in the worst airlines list?!

WHAT? they are so good!

Whoever made this list is plain stupid

Singapore airlines is awesome

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23 AirAsia

Crashed during the flight for Surabaya to Singapore and no survivors found in the middle of a sea - favouredlist314

Wait. When you said San Fran, did you mean San Francisco?

In 2014, one of AirAsia's planes crashed in Kalimantan.

Crashed in san fran

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24 Nepal Airlines

Nepali Airliners suck!

If this airline goes around Nepal, then its worse than Ryanair.

Terrible service, outdated, anda disgrace to Nepal!

25 Frontier

My family and I used this airline a few years ago. According to my parents, they nickel and dime you. They may as well charge you for air. No drinks. No food. Charge you for carry-ons. Our gate was changed at the last minute and we almost missed our flight.

They don't need more legroom. They need tray tables that are bigger than an IPAD

Not kidding. The tray tables are smaller than an iPad

They need bigger tray tables and legroom. But, flying Frontier at midnight out of las vegas is this:
1) Frontier is so low on staff the flight attendants arrived at the gate 1 hour lateer than the departure time.
2) The only people at the gate is the pilots and a guy that when he spoke no one understood him.
3) After this hassle, you want to sleep. Unfortunately, the seats are rock solid and don't recline.
4) After landing, the air bridge wont work so your plane goes to the Southwest terminal.
5) Frontier tells you to go back to the Frontier terminal. When there, you discover your bags are located back at the Southwest terminal.
6) It is now 6:30 in the morning.

Frontier is made for shorter flights for lower fares. - DynamicDuo

Uncomfortable seats, delays, cancellations, rudeness from top to bottom. I cannot stand this airline...never ever will I fly this airline again! Spend some extra for American or delta! U will have a better experience!

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26 Air France

The only airline which continues to transport primates to their deaths in laboratories. Not a nice feeling to sit there drinking champagne while down in the cargo area primates are being transported to terrible deaths.

Concerning primates here below.
You are right if it is the true, but it is not anymore, France is one of the first concerning non-animal testing, now most of tests are in-vivo.
And do not forget than human is also a primate.
But anyway any airline doing that, and there are still a lot have to be punished.

Unsafe Airline

27 Batavia Air

I tought this airline is already bankrupt?

28 Cathay Pacific

No! Cathay is one of the best.

Mabye you along with haters thought that cathay is air koryo - KingDedede

Hey, this is awesome! The airlines has perfect first class, awesome business class and great economy but premium economy is better. Love the food, no crashing or emergency, and no lame domestic flights.

I used them only once and never again. Their personnel has issues with westeners and they will constantly show you what they think of them (unless you are Chinese). I fly several times a year to Asia and never had an issue with Asiana or Singapore Airlines. On that one flight with Cathay I was humiliated several times by different employees.

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29 Austrian Airlines

Disgusting customer service...well, actually there is none. They absolutely leave you stranded. I was sick with food poisoning in israel and I have been stuck here one month now and they refuse to rebook my ticket without an entire manuscript from the hospital. They originally asked for a medical note (upon my release) which I provided then they started asking for more and more. Still waiting and my phone bill (from the US) which I have only used to call them has reached $365

Sucks at all!

30 Saudi Arabian Airlines

I think it is not good airline PIA is better

It's not bad

Saudia is an awfull airline! It should be raitwed number 1 as the worst airline! When I Was flying to Johanesburg from Jeddah, The airhostess spilt salad and hot drink all over me and did not apolagise. I was on Buissiness class and the first thing she did was clear HERSELF up! Also, When I was flying back from Colombo to Riyadh (this was the worst of times but this happens all the time) I ordered something non spicey. They gave me something with scotch bonnets in, literaly! Eventuely my meal was just pudding. The chairs on the aircraft (777) are appuling and old. Numerous times my chair had a big lump on it and it was very uncomfortable for the 9 hour fllight (Ecconomy Class) Please just do not fly this airline!

31 Alitalia

Always strikes. Staff arrogant and lazy. Planes never in time.

I fully agree with the comment here, one of the worst for sure.

Alitalia is one of the airlines with the best On-Time Performance and it won The Best Airline cuisine in the World. It's not just my opinion, FlightStats and other websites have confirmed it.

Never see such ugly hostess...

32 Finnair

It is one of the safest. It should'nt be here.

33 Vueling

Lost luggages, poor website, poor customer service, and many more "attractions" wait for you... - ArtZ

34 Cebu Pacific

Suck suck suuucckkk at life

Unreliable, unprofessional. Delayed on the Tarmac for almost 6 hours in Manila with passengers on board, dumbest excuses provided by the Captain. Complaint lodged online, and to present date, no response received. Do yourself a favour and pay for a more expensive flight, at lease it will get you to your destination on time.

Five reasons why you should not ride Cebu Pacific:
1) It's so boring without T.V.
2) The airline is too tiny
3) The food is garbage
4) The design does not look nice at all
5) The cabin crew plays games with passengers and their games are so corny such as bring me boarding passes.

The worst service no free food alway plane crash

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35 Tiger Airlines

Worst airlines ever I have travelled!

Not even my kid had enough leg room on this plane! People with long legs shouldn't have to pay extra for more legroom, it's the way we were born! Just give us reasonable leg room! - andrewtuckey

36 EgyptAir

What kind of an airlines goes around just a small country.

37 Malaysia

I refuse to go on a Malaysian airplane. Given that in 2014, two of their planes were either shot down of went missing, I'm not betting my life on this. Not helping that there was another recent incident with a Malaysian plane... - Lanturnizer6

2014 sure was the worst year for this Airline company after 2 planes crashing with one presumably being in the indian ocean and the other crashed between Ukraine and Russia claiming 537 lives

Two too many crashes in in one year

Have you seen how many plane crashes happen on this airline company?

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38 Air Canada

Terrible customer relations! Have a problem, they certainly won't try to help to resolve it!

Economy is a little thumbs down but business is the best thing in the world - DontMakeARookieMistake

Hah just watch Superwoman's video, you'll put this much higher then.

39 Pegasus Airlines

It's THE WORST FOR SURE. VIVA TURKISH AIRLINES!

40 Qantas

Qantas is awesome- great safety, service and performance

This is crazy it is the safest airline in the world - favouredlist314

Only airline to wreck an A380 - N64Dude

Why is it in here, great airline, should be ashame if you haven't flown with them before - operatingsystem2015

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41 Southwest

Southwest is not a good airline, a lot of the staff don't care about their passengers. They are also not a "cheap" airline, they are almost as expensive as legacy airlines

When I was 13, the pilot said to bump me and my siblings, who were all under 18, off the plane while my mother would stay on board.

Some of the staff also refused to help us last summer when we were stuck in Chicago overnight and we didn't know what to do, using the fact that our flight was delayed due to weather as an excuse to not help.

Southwest also raises their prices extremely high (Up to $600 one way) for Spring Break like eight months prior, which causes our family to drive three hours every Spring Break to be able to fly.

Southwest is also notorious for losing bags and bumping passengers.

Southwest is not even cheap anymore. US Airways offers better connections and lower fares. Airline which tries to intimidate passengers with the threat to kick them off the plane for no reason.

Southwest is terrible. Workers were rude and working on a crossword while they were supposed to give snacks. Not cheap anymore.

They have no legroom and it's more expensive as it goes. They delay most flights when other airlines don't.

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42 Ariana Afghan Airline
43 Rossiya Airlines
44 SpiceJet
45 Air China
46 Korean Air
47 Wow Airlines
48 Aeroflot

The most unpredictable airline back in the 1980a and 70s

This is the airline that has a list in wikipedia about its accidents and incidents! The pilot one day told a kid to fly the plane while the flight was going to Hong Kong by flight 593! The kid crashed the plane and all died! The Tu 154 created panics in the 1970s and 80s

This airline was one of the most dangerous to travel on back in the 90s. There would be at least one fatal accident every week and month. Too many Pilot Errors and mechanical errors.

And don't get me started on Aeroflot Flight 593, the dumbass pilots leted their 16 and 12 year old children in command of controls, which crashed and killed all 75 people on board. My parents were having a holiday in Russia at the time, and refused to travel on a Aeroflot flight to home. - Mumbizz01

49 China Southern Airlines

Repeatedly served "omlette" which was congealed microwaved egg in coupled with a horrible microwaved bread roll (which seemed only to be served to westerners). My seat was like a plastic bucket and wouldn't go back, the airline attendants were scruffy looking and cranky. Horrible! I needed therapy by the end of it!

50 Philippine Airline

Fair airline, meant to be cheap..
But the guy who says Filipino food is gross
Is a bit harsh on us pinoys. Get a life, your
Underdeveloped taste buds seem to never have tasted good food. - N3GAT1V3

Only interested in cash. Horrible ticketing and aftermarket service. Delayed flight cost me time and cash to fix even though it was entirely their fault. Do not fly Philippine Airlines!

The flight gets delayed and all they serve for food is rotten dried fish. Filipino food is gross.

The international stewardess are not nice to customers. They feel that it is beneath them to offer service

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