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Qantas crowned world’s safest airline

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Qantas topped the charts to be the safest airline in the world, making it three years in a row for the Australian carrier. AirlineRatings.com listed the rest of the airlines in no particular order.

The Australian flag carrier, Qantas’s on-board experience is known to be luxurious.The airline’s in-flight videos truly “stretch” passengers’ funny bones to the limit.

AirlineRatings.com is an online platform that collects user reviews and ratings about airlines and airports all over the world. On Tuesday, January 5, the site published its list of airlines ensuring the highest levels of safety to passengers. Several factors were taken into consideration when establishing the list, such as accidents, incident records and safety checks on planes. A total of 407 airlines were surveyed.

Australia seems to be something of an expert when it comes to airline safety. Not only has the national carrier Qantas been crowned the world’s safest airline, but some of the country’s low-cost competitors, such as Virgin Australia and JetStar Australia, have managed to work their way into the top 20.

Other big-name airlines making the grade include Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, United Airlines and Swiss.

JetBlue, Virgin America and FlyBe among safest budget airlines

When compiling its ranking — which is sure to influence travelers booking their latest getaways — AirlineRatings.com also put together a list of the safest low-cost carriers. These include Aer Lingus, FlyBe, HK Express, JetBlue, JetStar Australia, Thomas Cook, TUI Fly, Virgin America, Volaris and WestJet.

Airlines from Indonesia, Nepal and Surinam came at the bottom of the overall safety ranking.

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