As you may know, the 747 was the focus of my previous role here at Boeing. So I know it’s a pretty special airplane. And now the readers of Global Travelerhave cast their votes in favor of the Queen of the Skies as the “best” aircraft type.
These “well-traveled readers” made their choices known on a variety of “bests.”
Chosen best airline in the world, for example: Singapore Airlines. Best airline for international first class: Emirates. Best airline for domestic first class: American Airlines. Best airline for business class: British Airways.
You can check out the entire survey here. There’s a lot of interesting material there. But for me, the most significant result is in the selection of the top-10 best aircraft types. It’s the first year that Global Traveler has asked readers to vote on the airplanes they fly.
The 747, the magazine writes, “continues to lend itself well to the redesigned cabins imposed on it as airlines upgrade their offerings.”