There’s nothing worse than having to take a 12 hour plane ride before getting to your relaxing exotic vacation. That is, unless your flight is delayed. Then it turns into a nightmarish trudge to your final destination, with missed connecting flights and more pulled hairs than you care to lose. As the saying goes, “It’s not the destination, but the journey” and if that’s true, you’re sure to have the most enjoyable trip on Flightstats.com‘s list of the top ten airlines that get you to your destination on time. Japan Airlines leads the pack with an amazing 93 percent on-time departure rate. Take a look at the full list and choose your airline accordingly.

For the rankings, an on-time departure was defined as leaving within 15 minutes of the scheduled time and for an arrival to be considered on-time, the plane had to disembark within 14 minutes of the scheduled time.

And now, here are the top 10 most reliable airlines in the world:

1. Japan Airlines (JAL)

2. Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)

3. All Nippon Airways (ANA)

4. Iberia

5. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

6. Saudi Arabian Airlines

7. Delta Air Lines

8. Air New Zealand

9. Lufthansa

10. Korean Air Lines

We’re not going to brag, but Japan’s largest airlines, JAL and ANA made the top three. But with the amount of emphasis the country puts on punctuality, it’s no surprise they have some of the best on-time performances. But what about the other carriers? Were there any surprises in the mix? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Source: AFP BB News
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