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.
Of the top-10 aircraft named as “best” by GT readers, the Boeing 747 and 777 were the number 1 and 2 choices, respectively.
This is a digital depiction of the latest interior architecture of the 747-8 at the door 2 entry. It’s designed to welcome you into a comfortable space. The arching entry, with warm tones and soft LED lighting gives a sense of openness. The stairs invite passengers into “a private jet” that is the premium space of the upper deck.
The 747, the magazine writes, “continues to lend itself well to the redesigned cabins imposed on it as airlines upgrade their offerings.”