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The best airline in the world is…

Given the recent news about a United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged off a plane, many travelers are wondering which airlines they can trust. Luckily, TripAdvisor just announced the winners of its first annual Travelers' Choice awards for airlines, revealing travelers' favorite carriers in the U.S. and around the globe.

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TripAdvisor reveals the best airlines in the U.S and world.

The 50 award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travelers worldwide, over a yearlong period. Factors including outstanding service, quality and value were all taken into consideration when tabulating the list.

"The airline industry is investing billions of dollars in new aircraft and service enhancements to differentiate the flying experience and these awards recognize the carriers offering the very best experiences and value to the traveling public," said Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager for TripAdvisor Flights, in a statement.

So, which airline ranked as the best in the country? Delta Air Lines (despite its recent scheduling problems) was named the top major carrier in North America, with reviewers saying things like, "Fantastic captain and flight crew! Quality, on-time, great in-flight entertainment and food."