Skytrax is an international leader in rating airlines and airports. In May they released a list of the 20 worst airlines on the planet. The good news for Spirit Airlines is that they didn't rate as the world's worst. No, that honor went to Turkmenistan Airlines. But Spirit was the only U.S.-based airline to make the list.
Alrlines on the list not QUITE as bad as Spirit?
- Angola's TAAG Airline, which was once completely banned from European Union airspace.
- Nepal Airlines, an airline that has been known to sacrifice goats to appease a Hindu god after technical problems.
- Jakarta-based Merpati Nusantara Airlines, currently banned from European Union airspace for being unsafe.
- Ireland's Ryanair, which is removing two of three bathrooms from each of its planes so they can sit six more passengers.
Also on the list were airlines from Sudan, Uzbekistan, North Korea and a wide variety other assorted third-world nations. Read the entire list here.
Congratulations, Spirit Airlines! With a little work, next year you should be able to break the top ten!