Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying our dependence on airlines. We've seen the best airlines in the world, the best airlines in the U.S., and even another take on the best airlines in the U.S.

But, how about looking at airlines in terms of how many people they move?

The new edition of the "Top 10 of Everything" took care of that for us by ranking the top 10 airlines with the most passengers.

For that list, check out the slideshow here.

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  • 10) Air France: 47,029,000 passengers

  • 9) China Eastern Airlines: 50,336,000 passengers

  • 8) US Airways: 51,814,000 passengers

  • 7) United Airlines: 54,015,000 passengers

  • 6) Lufthansa: 56,693,000

  • 5) Ryanair: 71,229,000

  • 4) China Southern Airlines: 76,078,000 passengers

  • 3) American Airlines: 86,129,000 passengers

  • 2) Southwest Airlines: 106,228,000 passengers

  • 1) Delta Air Lines: 111,159,000 passengers

  • Reprinted with permission from THE TOP TEN OF EVERYTHING 2013 © 2012 by Caroline Ash, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.