There are good airlines and there are the many other airlines. This infographic from AirHelp sorts the best from the worst with an emphasis on timeliness and compensatory measures when things go wrong.
AirHelp is a service that helps travellers get their flight delay or cancellation claims paid. This infographic scores worldwide airlines according to their on-time performance, claims handling and claims payout processing.
“The AirHelp score is a number out of 800 that can be used to better predict how an airline will treat you, when flights get delayed, cancelled or overbooked,” the app makers explain on their website. “The higher the score, the more likely an airline is to get your destination on time and to treat you well if for some reason they do not.”
The guide is written from an American perspective but includes plenty of international airlines. Annoyingly, the site does not include Australian airlines yet. If you’re travelling overseas though the worldwide rankings are definitely worth a look.