8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1279 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7150 times:
This is a very general question, but out of the 6 main US carriers (AA, UA, NW, DL, US, CO) which do you find the best in terms of:
I am not asking about a particular class either. Just all round. Ive only ever flown on American Airlines (SFO-JFK) on one of their B767s and found the flight to be pretty bad. Having said that, it was a red-eye, and I was stuck right in the middle seat!! FAs seemed friendly, but considering it was a 5 hour flight, they acted as if it was just a bus journey across town!
From past posts, Ive heard that Continental is the best one to fly with internationally.
So what are your opinions?
Please say if you find one better for domestic operations than International (and vise versa)
EvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7093 times:
Continental is #1 even though I hate 737's with a passion in coach.
United is the absolute bottom of the barrel, sucktastic airline I try to avoid at all costs.
#2 Jet Blue - very close 2nd place
#5 Delta an ok airline, nothing to write home about but I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE Atlanta airport with every fiber of my being.
The toilet of airlines: Southwest, United, Airtran
I don't fly American airlines hardly ever....so no opinion.
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7007 times:
As an Aussie I have no loyalty to any US carrier, so I may have an impartial view in some cases.
I have never flown on US so my top 5 are as follows,
I have never had the opportunity to say " Gee that was a great meal thanks" on any of these airlines.
I do not like to see cabin crew chewing gum the entire flight.
I do not like being forced to remain in my seat next to an extremely overweight person when there are whole empty rows of seats available.
I don't believe that the fastest way from LAS to ABQ is via SEA!
This is all tongue in cheek but you get the general idea. I choose an airline to get to my destination, I'll go direct if I can and take Regional jets in preference to anything else. So CO express/ Expressjet.
Scouse From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6999 times:
Continental are my favourite except for the small regional jets that they use, but they normally mean 2 connections when I am travelling international.
Living in MSP means that NWA is my most used airline as they are more convenient but over the last 2 years they have been improving thier overall service and come a close second. The crj's they use are better than CO.
AA and US are ok but I have not used them for a long time.
Did not like United on 2 International trips I used them flying to Brazil and within Asia.
Never used Delta.
Lite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 6868 times:
When British people think of the American service industry, the "Have a Nice Day" friendly service culture I think is the image we all have in our heads. Unfortunately, I don't think this service culture extends to any of the major carriers in the United States, whose customer facing staff are well below the par of their European competitors. Regular trans atlantic crossings, also paired with internal flights, have taught me to expect a sub-standard service offering from American carriers. Flight attendants are often surly and poorly dressed, aircraft cabins tend to be quite scruffy, gate agents in hub airports address you as if you were on the subway and the quality of food options even for longhaul is quite poor.
This is obviously a general statement, some of the friendliest crews I've ever flown with have been from United Airlines, who have been happy to invite me to their galley on seeing my ID to chat about how flying used to be, the woes of the airline and the great experiences they've had.
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