Refinery29 asked me to create a field guide for flying, to find out which airlines have the best mileage programs, food you actually want to eat, the grooviest lounges, the best perks (free cocktails anyone?). So I turned to 10 savvy 10 travel-industry insiders and perpetual globetrotters who make it their business to know the scoop on the airlines. Travel blogger Alexandra Baackes of Alex in Wanderland Christiane Lemieux, founder, DwellStudio, and Brian Kelly, founder, ThePointsGuy.com all weighed in and provided helpful inside dish. Virgin got kudos for almost every category–from environmental initiatives, varied menus, a killer entertainment system, comfy seats, to their awesome staff. Definitely check out the story before you book your next flight.