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The Cleanest Airlines in the World, According to Passengers

Reader's Digest logo Reader's Digest 5 days ago Morgan Cutolo

a large passenger jet flying through a cloudy blue sky: Airplane in the cloudy sky - Passenger Airliner / aircraft © IM_photo/Shutterstock Airplane in the cloudy sky - Passenger Airliner / aircraft If you’re a frequent flyer, you know how dirty airplanes can be. Who knows what the last three people did in the seat before you? Once you get tired of the judgmental glances from your fellow passengers while you wipe down your tray table and headrest, you’ll want to book your next flight with one of these airlines that have just been voted the cleanest in the world. Don’t overlook this area that is actually the germiest place on the whole airplane when you’re doing your quick wipe down also.

Skytrax’s World Airline Awards recently announced their list of winners. One of the categories they rank is the world’s cleanest aircraft cabins. Passengers rate various airline’s 'cleanliness and presentation of seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels, and washrooms.' Coming in at the top spot for 2018 is ANA All Nippon Airways, the largest airline in Japan based on fleet size. Once you book your trip on one of these clean airlines, make sure you know about these things you should never do on an airplane.

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Finishing out the top five are EVA Air, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Japan Airlines—all Asian carriers. Check out the remaining top 30 below.

  1. ANA All Nippon Airways
  2. EVA Air
  3. Asiana Airlines
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Qatar Airways
  8. Swiss International Air Lines
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Lufthansa
  11. Korean Air
  12. Cathay Dragon
  13. Austrian Airlines
  14. China Airlines
  15. Thai Airways
  16. Garuda Indonesia
  17. China Southern Airlines
  18. Bangkok Airways
  19. Emirates
  20. Air New Zealand
  21. Etihad Airways
  22. Qantas Airways
  23. Hong Kong Airlines
  24. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  25. Finnair
  26. Oman Air
  27. Virgin Australia
  28. Air France
  29. Turkish Airlines
  30. Philippine Airlines

These airlines might feature squeaky clean planes, but you’re not out of the woods yet—you’ll want to make sure to avoid the dirtiest spots in airports, too.

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