This is reportedly the safest airline in the world

Fun fact: Flying is actually one of the safest modes of transportation available. Nevertheless, it still causes a lot of people quite a bit of anxiety and stress. And while we can't help you make the line at security move any faster, we can provide you with the top 20 safest airlines to fly with in 2019 thanks to AirlineRatings.com.

The big winner? Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. (Way to go, mates!)

In order to judge the airlines, AirlineRatings.com looked at each airline's crash and serious incident record, industry-leading safety initiatives, fleet age, profitability, audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies in addition to other factors. And what do you know, perhaps wisdom really does come with age, because at 98 years old, top dog Qantas is the world's oldest continuously operating airline.

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1. Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Pakistan

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2. Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia

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3. Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal

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4. Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines

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5. Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan

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6. Paris Beauvais-Tille International Airport

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7. Frankfurt Hahn International Airport, Germany

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8. Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport, Italy

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9. Berlin Tegel International Airport, Germany

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10. New York City LaGuardia International Airport, USA

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3. Helsinki International Airport, Finland

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5. Vancouver International Airport, Canada

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6. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

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7. Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong

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8. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan

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9. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands

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10. Zurich International Airport, Switzerland

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Just in case you're not planning to head Down Under any time soon, the website also provided a list of the 19 airlines that ranked highest after Qantas (although they appear in no particular order).

For U.S. based companies, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin group (including both Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia) made the cut.

And for international flights you can rest assured you'll be flying safe with Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar, Scandinavian, Airline System, Singapore Airlines and Swiss.

Now, who's ready for a vacation?

Planning a trip? Check out this month's best deals below!

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DOMESTIC DESTINATION:

Atlanta

Flights as affordable as $56

"Atlanta will see some of its coolest temps of the year in January, softening leisure travel demand, bringing pricing on things like flights and hotels down - and don’t forget this year’s Super Bowl destination!"

DOMESTIC DESTINATION:

Palm Springs

Flights as affordable as $59

"Interestingly, Palm Springs weather in January cools but remains pleasant enough to make Palm Springs a desirable leisure destination. An increase in flight options into PSP have brought prices into this small, regional airport down, making it an especially attractive snowbird destination."

DOMESTIC DESTINATION

Boston

Fights as affordable as $67

"The onset of winter and the post-holiday lull in business travel to a cooler destination like Boston means lower flight prices, like lower hotel prices, will exist."

DOMESTIC DESTINATION:

Miami

Flights as affordable as $110

"Southern Florida becomes a desirable destination for snowbirds out of New York, feeding competition among airlines that service cities like Miami. Play between 3 airports – MIA, FLL and PBI  – adds to the potential for cheaper flights."

DOMESTIC DESTINATION:

Orlando

Flights as affordable as $53

"January sees kids back in school, so family travel to Orlando slows, helping to create value opportunities around flights into MCO."

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION:

Toronto

Flights as affordable as $156

Business travel slowly begins to pick up after the holiday lull into Toronto and combined with slower leisure traffic due to the cooler January temps, there is flight values into YYZ.

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION:

Cancun

Flights as affordable as $167

"Cancun remains a desirable winter destination during winter’s cooler months, but it’ll see a post-Christmas/NYE rebound during the later winter weeks and months. The holiday bump in travel to Cancun slows in January which, with consistent flight competition, leads to airfare sales."

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION:

Beijing

Flights as affordable as $327

Winter in China means prices out of the US will remain competitive, especially in January, when post-holiday international travel slows down. Travelers will see flight deals and, more prevalently, sales on air-inclusive packages, especially out of the West Coast.

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION:

Montego Bay

Flights as affordable as $233

Plenty of flight options to Montego Bay out of a large East Coast cities like DC will lead to airfare sales, even during January, when DC weather chills and Jamaica weather remains in the 70s and 80s on average. Snowbirds will kick up demand as winter worsens in February and March, making January a potential bargain opportunity.

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION:

Paris

Flights as affordable as $294

"After the holidays, January falls smack in the middle of the slowest months for tourism in Paris, creating incentives for international carriers to provide lower fares. Flight and air-inclusive vacation packages will go on sale, making a legacy European city like Paris a potential bargain."

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