Top Ten Worst Airlines


The Top Ten

1 United Airlines

A horrible horrible airline, when I took it they bumped me off of two of their flights that I had booked, lost my luggage and told me they had it, I got it 3 days later, I sincerely hope they go out of business

Yeah, I can imagine United will climb the list due to the incident where they dragged a paying customer off a flight because they needed room for the"employees.

An awful airline with a history of many unfair treatment to passengers. Never flew on this airline (since I've never been in america), but after hearing stories about their atrocious service, don't expect me flying with them anytime soon.

The absolute worst!

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2 Ryanair

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

Ryanair is the Justin Bieber of airlines.

They are cons of the airline world due to their advertisement

At least the crew aren't cruel to the passengers in this airline unlike united airways

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3 Air India

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)

Disgusting airlines. Crew is rude.. Planes stink and this is just not the typical Indian stench.. It's much worst.

Not respond when my friend going to be nepal that time they drop India and talk they can’t going to nepal they give to every person return money $50

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4 Pakistan International Airlines

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.

They always have plane crashes.

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5 Delta

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

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

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

By far the best airline I have flown with. I have been on united, continental, spirit, JetBlue, and delta. I will be sticking with delta because of their outstanding service and comfortable and new cabins

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6 Allegiant Air

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

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

Awful. Don't care about safety at all

7 Air Koryo

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!

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

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8 Vueling

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

9 Spirit Airlines

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

Worst ever, late and seats are horrible

It’s a crappy airline because it’s a budget airline with limited legroom and the flights always delay. - JoeBoi

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10 Indian

The Contenders

11 Jetstar

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

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

Don't even get me started.

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

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12 Easy 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

Easy Jet? More like Hard Jet!

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13 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

Yeah, this airline’s safe but it’s SO unreliable! Over 70% of Qauntas flights that my Dad takes are delayed, some by over 90 mins!

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14 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).

15 Republic Airlines

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

Worst airline

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

16 Iraqi Airways
17 Bhoja Air

It's first flight was very tragic!

18 EgyptAir

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

19 El Al

EL AL should not be onb here! We always recive amazing service and we enjoy all flightsw on ecconomy class!

20 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.

Made me pay 115€ for a bag. They did not deliver it on time. I had to wait 5 days! And call the airport everyday. My bag was torn and my kitesurf board that was inside was broken!
After contactting them for 5 months still 0 reply, 0 reimbursement, 0 customer service.
I have never seen a WORST AIRLINE.
I would rather pay a more expensive air ticket than flying with them.

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21 Cathay Pacific

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.

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

The worst airline ever experienced. Plane cancelled after passengers waiting on the tarmac for 3+ hours. No notification for alternative airline. One of our luggage got lost. No compensation made.

22 Singapore Air

Why is it in the worst airlines list?!

WHAT? they are so good!

Whoever made this list is plain stupid

The best

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23 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

Best airline.. best food.. best service.. 5 star rating..

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24 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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25 Viking Airlines

Do Vikings live in it or what?

That airlines is not that good

26 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

They kicked out a family... Because they're musulmans?! This airline is totally racist and has anti religion

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27 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

28 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!

29 Batavia Air

I tought this airline is already bankrupt?

30 Philippine Airline

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

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

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31 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!

32 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...

33 Eritrean Airline
34 Finnair

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

35 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.

One of the worst airline I have used, rude staff and the worst flight experience I have ever had. I actually thought the plane would go down. I spent half of my time praying in the airplane. I would avoid this airlne and vietjet at all cost in the future.

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36 Tiger Airlines

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

Worst airlines ever I have travelled!

37 Cebu Pacific

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

Suck suck suuucckkk at life

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38 Malaysia

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?

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

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39 Pegasus Airlines


40 Southwest

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.

Stupid seating system.

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41 Air Canada

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.

42 Ethiopian Airline
43 Rossiya Airlines
44 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

45 Frontier

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!

The tables are tiny and they don't give drinks or food.

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46 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!

47 Asiana Airlines
48 Virgin

The name itself describes the entire world

Virgin what? Virgin America? If so, it doesn't belong on this list

49 Kuwait Airways

Horrible at handling a cancelled or delayed flight.

It has old aircraft and the T.V. are tiny

50 Thomson Airlines

Rubbish airline. Pay for allocated seats doesn't mean you will get them, when we complained we were fobbed off with the excuse that paying extra to have allocated seats only means you will be seated together, not necessary in those requested and paid for. what a con

It's the second national airline of the Philippines so not that bad. It overshot the runway in Davao on June or July, 2013. We got refunded because when we flew to Bicol, the weather was bad so we made an emergency landing back to Manila. So we went to Bicol by car. Manila to Bicol-Airplane: 50 minutes. Car: 11 hours.

Were do I start
-the seats were as high as the eifel tower
I can not be bothered to say anymore because there is just to many bad coments I am forsed to fly with them because they are cheapish

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