Are you surprised to learn U.S. airlines are the worst? Not that I’m shocked or anything, but Skytrax just announced that “America’s airlines are the world’s most profitable and least comfortable.” Who’s Skytrax? Well, in a butchered English nutshell:
Skytrax operate the Airline Rating system established 14 years ago, which is recognized worldwide as the professional, unified airline quality rating classification and the airline industry benchmark for Quality Excellence.
Yeah, that’s right, they set the benchmark for Quality Excellence. Not that Crappy Excellence people always try to peddle.
It’s official: U.S. airlines suck balls.
Grammar aside, Skytrax found that U.S. airlines are the worst in the category of “best airline seat.” That’s probably because the US airlines have made a deliberate effort to treat passengers like so much cattle. Buying airline tickets is now a “pay for painlessness” type of transaction — the more you pay, the more human-like treatment you get.
Sadly, it must be working, because while American airlines ranked at the bottom for comfort and civility, they rank at the top of profitability. Hurray..?