The Top 10 Most-Hated Airlines in America
I hate to admit it, but I’m an Air Canada loyalist.
In fact, my only excuse for not being a passenger is that I am not a frequent flyer, and my Air Canada ticket is a long-distance flight to Toronto.
I also hate flying in the middle of a war.
In the last few years, the United States has been the primary battleground in a series of increasingly violent conflicts between the United Nations and the Iraqi government.
Air Canada is the only major airline that is still a frequent flier in Iraq.
Since 2014, there have been three major terrorist attacks in the country, the most recent of which took place in late June.
The deadliest of these attacks took place on June 12, when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside a crowded market in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
While Air Canada’s policy of refusing to fly to Iraq is one of its more controversial moves, the company has come under increasing pressure from the U.S. government to reconsider its policies of refusing entry to Iraqi citizens, particularly since the death of one of the company’s own employees.
“This is an issue that needs to be taken seriously,” Air Canada spokesperson Sarah Tascherer told The Huffington, explaining that the company would consider any and all changes.
“There is no question that we need to do more to ensure that the safety of our passengers and crew is always our number one priority.”
Tascher also noted that “there is no law that prevents airlines from refusing entry, but we do require that our passengers be able to board flights that they wish to fly.”
The United States is also the top country of origin for terrorists.
While most of the attacks carried out by terrorists in the U,S.
have occurred in the United Kingdom, the country with the highest rate of fatalities among airlines is Russia.
While Russia has been a major focus of the Islamic State (ISIS) since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, the attacks against the Russian airline have continued in recent years, with Russian terrorists using hijacked airplanes to target American cities.
On May 3, 2018, an ISIS member hijacked an American Airlines flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but only had two hours to get on the plane before it crashed.
In addition to these frequent flyers, a number of airlines have been the targets of a series, ranging from the September 11, 2001, attacks to the 2014 Copenhagen airport bombing to the Paris terrorist attacks.
The most recent terrorist attack in Europe took place earlier this year when a Tunisian man blew himself up in a crowded metro station in Paris.
Although many of the countries that have been affected by these terrorist attacks have been at war, the number of terrorist attacks by airlines in the last decade has been fairly steady.
The United States remains the leading country of attack, with more than 300 incidents reported.