Here are 4 top tips before booking: Skytrax’s top 10 airlines of 2021

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On major airlines like Delta flight Booking and United Airlines Booking, Cancellation fees are paused as of the time of writing and, according to Keyes, it will stay that way through the holiday period.

Here are 4 top tips before booking: Skytrax’s top 10 airlines of 2021

How to save money, How to find cheap flights for 2021 holiday travel, With feedback from seasoned travel pros, here's what to know about holiday travel before you book.

  • Now is the time to book flights for 2021 holiday travel, experts say.
  • Flight cancellation policies are still lenient and deals are available to many destinations.

Book your holiday flights now
With uncertainties surrounding COVID and travelers seeking low prices, some may be inclined to wait on booking any holiday travel.

But Scott's Cheap Flights founder Scott Keyes urges travelers to book holiday flights as soon as possible to get the best prices on airfare.

Don't wait on rental cars either if you need transportation once you land
Don't wait on booking a rental car either if you'll need one. A shortage in companies' fleets sent rental car prices soaring earlier in the pandemic and severely limited availability. Now that crunch has eased a bit, but demand during the peak holiday season could see a spike in the prices again.

Plan to pay more for domestic flights, and less for international trips
While demand for travel soared this summer as COVID cases plunged in the US, the rise of the Delta variant has reduced traveler appetite for international travel, Keyes said. "People's interest and demand for traveling overseas are still significantly diminished from where it was pre-pandemic," he said. "By most estimates, it's still down over 60 percent."

That means if you feel comfortable traveling abroad, you'll find good deals if you book ASAP, with the best prices around Thanksgiving.

Before booking, check for flexible airline policies and consider travel insurance
With the rise of the Delta variant, many airlines loosened cancellation rules to lure travelers to commit. In general, hotels, airlines, and other bookings across the travel industry expect to encounter cancellation policies that are better than they were pre-COVID but are not as flexible as last year.

On major airlines like Delta flight Booking and United Airlines Booking, Cancellation fees are paused as of the time of writing and, according to Keyes, it will stay that way through the holiday period.

'World's best airline' for 2021 revealed by Skytrax

Skytrax World Airline Awards are voted for by travelers via a customer survey, which this time ran from September 2019 to July 2021.
 
In the US market, Delta Air Lines was crowned Best Airline in North America and was recognized for Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat, Best Business Class in North America, and Best Premium Economy Class in North America. Delta was also the top-rated US airline overall, at number 30 on the overall list.

The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2021

The World’s Best Cabin Staff 2021

1Qatar Airways1Singapore Airlines
2Singapore Airlines2ANA All Nippon Airways
3ANA All Nippon Airways3Thai Airways
4Emirates4Garuda Indonesia
5Japan Airlines5Japan Airlines
6Cathay Pacific Airways6Hainan Airlines
7EVA Air7EVA Air
8Qantas Airways8Asiana Airlines
9Hainan Airlines9Cathay Pacific Airways
10Air France10Qatar Airways
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The Best Airlines in North America 2021

The Best Airlines in South America 2021

1Delta Air Lines1LATAM
2JetBlue Airways2Azul Airlines
3Air Canada3JetSmart
4Southwest Airlines4Avianca
5WestJet5Sky Airline
6Air Transat6Aerolineas Argentinas
7United Airlines7Easyfly
8Alaska Airlines8Gol
9Hawaiian Airlines9StarPeru
10American Airlines10Viva Air
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The World’s Cleanest Airline Cabins 2021

The Best Airlines in C America / Caribbean 2021

1ANA All Nippon Airways1Copa Airlines
2Singapore Airlines2Caribbean Airlines
3Japan Airlines3Air Caraibes
4Qatar Airways4Bahamasair
5EVA Air5LIAT
6Cathay Pacific Airways6interCaribbean
7Asiana Airlines7Cayman Airways
8Korean Air8Cubana
9Hainan Airlines9Suriname Airways
10Swiss International Air Lines10Aruba Airlines
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The World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines 2021

The Best Airlines in Western Europe 2021

1AirAsia1Air France
2Southwest Airlines2British Airways
3Scoot3Lufthansa
4Vueling Airlines4KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
5IndiGo5Swiss International Air Lines
6EasyJet6Virgin Atlantic
7Jetstar Airways7Austrian Airlines
8Ryanair8Aer Lingus
9Jetstar Asia9EasyJet
10Flynas10Ryanair
    

The Best Airlines in Northern Europe 2021

The Best Airlines in Eastern Europe 2021

1Finnair1Aeroflot Russian Airlines
2SAS Scandinavian2LOT Polish
3Norwegian3S7 Airlines
4airBaltic4Wizz Air
5Icelandair5Air Serbia
6Fly Play6Pobeda
7BRA7NordStar
8Atlantic Airways8Rossiya Airlines
9Air Greenland9CSA Czech Airlines
10Widerøe10Croatia Airlines
    

The World’s Most Improved Airlines 2021

The Best Airlines in Southern Europe 2021

1Saudi Arabian Airlines1Turkish Airlines
2RwandAir2Iberia
3JetSmart3Aegean Airlines
4Vistara4Vueling Airlines
5Vueling Airlines5Air Malta
6Scoot6LEVEL
7Xiamen Airlines7Alitalia
8Flynas8Air Dolomiti
9Air France9Air Nostrum
10Turkish Airlines10Lauda Europe
    

The Best Airline Inflight Entertainment 2021

The World’s Best Long Haul Low-Cost Airlines 2021

1Emirates1Scoot
2Singapore Airlines2Jetstar Airways
3Qatar Airways3Air Canada rouge
4Delta Air Lines4LEVEL
5Virgin Atlantic5French Bee
6Qantas Airways  
7Turkish Airlines  
8United Airlines  
9Etihad Airways  
10Air France  
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The Best Airlines in Africa 2021

The Best Airlines in Asia 2021

1Ethiopian Airlines1Singapore Airlines
2South African Airways2ANA All Nippon Airways
3Kenya Airways3Japan Airlines
4Royal Air Maroc4Cathay Pacific Airways
5Air Mauritius5EVA Air
6Air Seychelles6Hainan Airlines
7RwandAir7China Southern Airlines
8FlySafair8Garuda Indonesia
9Egyptair9Bangkok Airways
10Fastjet10Korean Air
    

The Best Airlines in Australia/Pacific 2021

The Best Airlines in China 2021

1Qantas Airways1Hainan Airlines
2Air New Zealand2China Southern Airlines
3Virgin Australia3Juneyao Airlines
4Fiji Airways4China Eastern Airlines
5Jetstar Airways5Xiamen Airlines
6Air Tahiti Nui6Spring Airlines
7AirCalin7Air China
8Rex Airlines8West Air
9Air Niugini9Tianjin Airlines
10Air Vanuatu10Shenzhen Airlines
    

The Best Airlines in Europe 2021

The Best Airlines in the Middle East 2021

1Air France1Qatar Airways
2British Airways2Emirates
3Lufthansa3Etihad Airways
4Aeroflot Russian Airlines4Saudi Arabian Airlines
5KLM Royal Dutch Airlines5Oman Air
6Turkish Airlines6Gulf Air
7Swiss International Air Lines7Flynas
8Virgin Atlantic8Air Arabia
9Austrian Airlines9Royal Jordanian Airlines
10Finnair10flyDubai
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The Best Airlines in Central Asia

The Best Airlines in India / Southern Asia

1Air Astana1Vistara
2Azerbaijan Airlines2IndiGo
3Uzbekistan Airways3SpiceJet
4Buta Airways4SriLankan Airlines
5FlyArystan5Air India
6Qazaq Air6Go First
7SCAT Airlines7Pakistan Int'l Airlines
8Turkmenistan Airlines8airblue
9Air Kyrgyzstan9Maldivian
10Kam Air10Air India Express
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