Top Ten Worst Airlines

The Top Ten


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, 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

Ryanair is the Justin Bieber of airlines.

They are cons of the airline world due to their advertisement

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.

Worst service, PIA is much better.

United Airlines

United is not a bad airline. It was the airport security's fault that the incident happened. United and Oscar Munoz are just convenient scapegoats for people to pin the blame on. The reason why people hate them is because of liberal news networks that portrayed the incident in a biased light. I have no problem with the memes, in fact I find them kind of funny. The hatebase is the real problem. The United hatebase is mostly filled with SJWs who think that everything is racist. I've flown United a few times and I haven't had any major problems. Give United a break. They've changed CEOs and, let's face it, they're not as bad as other airlines in the industry.

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.

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.

PIA is the best you should not keep PIA in worst airline are you mad

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

Spirit Airlines

It's not that bad. I've flown with Spirit a few times and despite bad legroom and no in-flight entertainment, I've had good experiences with Spirit and the staff were nice. - LiamCoasterFan

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

Air Koryo

This should be above Spirit, United, and Air India. Air Koryo is the only 1-Star Airline on Skytrax.

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!

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!


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

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.

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

The Contenders

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.

Viking Airlines

Do Vikings live in it or what?

That airlines is not that good


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.

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

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

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

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.

Bhoja Air

It's first flight was very tragic!

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).


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

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


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


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!

Nepal Airlines

Nepali Airliners suck!

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

Terrible service, outdated, anda disgrace to Nepal!

Iraqi Airways
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