oneworld member airlines have taken four of the top awards in the latest Tested Awards from the US Global Traveler magazine and another four in the 2008 Business Traveler US Awards. In Global Traveler’s awards, LAN was named Best Latin American Airline and Qantas Best in Australasia. British Airways was top in the Best Business Class category, and American won Best Airline for Domestic First Class for the third year running. BA also took six runners-up places – for World’s Best Airline overall, First Class, Premium Economy, Transatlantic, Lounges and Frequent Flyer Programme. American was among the runners-up in three categories – North American, Lounges and Frequent Flyer Programme. Also runners-up were Cathay Pacific for Business Class, Qantas for South Pacific, Malév for East European and Japan Airlines for North Asia. In Business Traveler’s awards, Qantas was judged as offering the world’s best business class, with American providing the best First Class within North America. BA was honoured as best airline in Western Europe, while LAN retained its trophy as Best Business Class to South America for the third year running.
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