The Airline World Cup started with 72 airlines. Through regional voting, this was whittled down to 32 airlines.
Cathay Pacific set the tone early with their 103-17 throttling of Finnair. It was on to Air New Zealand where once again a 62-20 result was never in question.
In the elite eight, Cathay demolished Emirates 82-24. Heavyweight Lufthansa was next in the final four and while they put up an early flight, Cathay pulled away 77-35.
This left Cathay and Singapore Airlines in the final. If there was any doubt, Cathay ran away with the final with a whopping 438 votes to Singapore Airlines 163 votes.
The commentors weighed in on the strength of Cathay Pacific. Samuel said “Cathay is far more generous with elite benefits and premium class inventory.”
Emma says ” Cathay Pacific crews are most helpful, I often see them trying their best to help the passengers with their baggage on the overhead lockers”
Jessica stated, “In comparison, with the first elite tier in CX’s Marco Polo Club it already rewards you with basically all the perks you need (lounge access when flying CX/KA, priority check-in, priority boarding, etc.). And then there’s the decent chance of op-ups vs. 0.001% for SQ.”
Lastly, Garryco sums it up: “Well Done CX. Online booking site is another feature of your service. love your lounges. Food is great too – good choice selections.Would prefer a few more inches between seats in Economy but all in all our Preferred airline for all our travel.”
Thanks to everyone who participated by voting throughout the tournament. I will be sending a trophy and a letter of congratulations to Cathay Pacific’s head office which I’m sure they will be displaying prominently. 🙂