Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Survey: Delta, Singapore on Top

Readers of Executive Travel magazine chose Delta and Singapore Airlines as the best domestic and international airlines respectively, in the magazine's seventh annual Leading Edge survey.

Winners were selected in 42 travel categories and are featured in the July/August issue of Executive Travel and online at

A new category in this year's awards are five "Editors' Picks." The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Asiana Airlines, Kimpton Hotels, Midwest Airlines, and Seattle-Tacoma Airport were chosen by the magazine's editors for innovative efforts to attract business travelers in a tough economy.

Executive Travel is published by American Express. Its readers are mostly frequent business travelers, and the awards were chosen by readers who average 38 airline trips and 100 hotel night stays a year.

Besides Delta and Singapore, this year's winners include:

--Best Domestic Airline for Business-Class Service: United Airlines
--Best Frequent Flier Program - Europe: British Airways
--Best Airline Customer Service - Domestic: Southwest Airlines
--Best Airline for Flights to Central and South America: American Airlines
--Best Domestic Airport: Denver
--Best International Airport: Amsterdam
--Best Hotel Chain: Marriott
--Best Hotel Frequent Guest Program: Starwood Preferred Guest
--Best Hotel for Meetings: Hilton
--Best Car Rental Company: Hertz
--Best Private Jet Service: Delta Air Elite


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