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Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?  
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5708 times:

OK, my loyalty is kinda hard to solve. Here are my cases:

US Airways:

-55.3% of my flights
-Did edits for US Airways Magazine (Pace Communications)
-Visited US Airways HQ in Tempe
-Contributed Model and Safety Card set (B757) to my project
-Star Alliance is my favorite alliance

Northwest Airlines:

-Have the most FF Miles in WorldPerks (22,485 mi) than all of my FFs
-28.9% of my flights
-Contributed cards to my project

AirTran Airways:

-5.3% of my flights
-Favortie Aircraft: 717
-Visited AirTran HQ in Orlando
-Got postcards, safety card (717), and employee newsletter

I like NW, US, and FL's IFS all equally.

So, where's your loyalty? and help me find mine please lol

Roar, lion, roar
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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5706 times:

100% NW (98% on Airlink)

Account Status: 01Mar2008-28Feb2009 Platinum Elite

2008 Elite Qualifying Miles 15,250
2008 Elite Qualifying Segments 21
Total Banked Miles 171,816
Current Locked Miles 0
Current Available Miles 171,816
Total Mileage Since Enrollment 1,981,816

User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5700 times:

Die-hard SkyTeam fan, more specifically NW and DL.

Can't wait to get on a 787-851  crossfingers 

User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

I'd fly almost any carrier, but I have my favorites:


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5693 times:
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I don't have percentages, but I'm sure I can come up with a pretty good guess. I've one 96 flights in my life, and 28 of them were between New York and Switzerland. All of these were either with TWA or Swissair/Swiss. Then I have 19 flights between Switzerland and Athens, all of which are with Crossair/Swiss, except for the occasional Olympic flight. I also have 13 flights between New York and Athens, a third of which were with TWA (until they ended service to ATH) and the remaining are mostly Delta, with some OA flights in there, too.

So I'd say, overall, my most commonly used airlines are SR/LX, TWA, and DL. For the remaining 36 flights, somewhere around 10 are with CO, which is by far my most common within the USA.


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User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

I am BA all the way!

My reasons:-

- Executive Club Member
- Direct Flights EZE LHR (OK little fuel stop in GRU!)
- Love the Service
- Best Business Class in my opinion
- More often than not pretty good prices
- They just have that "British Thing"

Just my 2 cents worth


User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

I have been loyal all my life to UA. I've accumulated many miles over the years with them. Lastly, I love their terminals at ORD.

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5659 times:

I fly all of my Tucson to California flights on WN.
My second airline is AA and partners (Mexicana) for some domestic and international.
I have about 26, 00 on CO from some trips on CO and AW. I often make purchases to gain CO miles to work towards in Central America award.

User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5645 times:

My loyalty is to the £ - whichever is cheapest, or the most value for money.
I'll take everything into consideration (getting to airport, buying food etc) and allow a premium for convenience.
Therefore, whilst I'll prefer KLM out of Norwich, and do fly them occasionally, often Ryanair wins out.


Flights booked: NWI-AMS-JNB-DUR, JNB-AMS-NWI
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5644 times:

Where I can, I choose CX. In the US, I go for CO.

User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5638 times:

Since 2001, i've only flown CO. Even if i have to pay more, i'd rather fly them.

The few times that i had to fly in/out of cities not served by CO, i chose another SkyTeam member. (AMM) is one of the places that comes to mind.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12167 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

Air Southwest; 19.3% - I'm probably the most loyal to this carrier, not versus another airline, but against the option of taking a train or coach, or driving to wherever I need to go. They serve a niche market, but to be honest, if there was another airline offering cheaper flights on their routes, then I would probably switch as there fares go up nearly monthly.

Iberia; 11.7% - used to be 100% loyal to this airline when flying UK-MAH, via BCN or MAD. Then their service deteriorated to that of a not so good LCC, and the final straw was when they pulled out of the BCN-MAH route, leaving me no reason to continue flying with them. Last IB flight was well over a year ago now, none booked either as the likes of Air Europa and the other LCC's are just so much cheaper.

KLM; 10.1% - formally the only carrier offering worldwide connections from BRS, thus saving a 5/6 hour coach journey to LHR. Now though there is AF, LH, and SAS, plus I rarely fly from BRS these days, so only if I fancy a few hours in AMS will I fly them now, normally from BHX. Still am Sky Gold with them, but rarely fly them these days.

The rest of the time that I fly, I'd rather chose other airlines which I have yet to fly, it makes the trips more interesting I find.

Dan  Smile

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Quoting Treeny (Reply 5):
I am BA all the way!

Totally agree with you!

User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

I am Qantas and BA as much as possible.

Oneworld Sapphire, but living in Ireland now instead of Australia. It's easier for me to keep my QF status than it is to earn the equivalent on BA, otherwise I would have changed it.

Otherwise, I fly EI, FR, and the other oneworld airlines exclusively.

I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 863 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5608 times:

bmi family all the way. try to get bmi regional but very loyal to using BD. However, only out of EDI. I refuse now to use GLA. so BD from EDI!

Living the jetset life! No better way to be
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19612 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

Not loyal to any airline: it'd be highly boring for me to continually fly the same carrier. Don't care about frequent-flyer crap. I find it far more fun and worthwhile to, where possible, fly as many new airlines as possible, particularly when combined with getting on a new aircraft or visiting a new airport or both.

"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1716 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5602 times:

Used to fly AB a lot from AMS, when they still operated to TXL (with Scandinavian connections from there)...
Since they only operate to PMI now, I barely fly them anymore; still a lot of TopBonus miles in my account for redemption  Smile

Long-haul I have flown quite a lot with QR: one more long-haul return flight with them, and I'm a Silver Member with their Privilege scheme...

My Star-Alliance miles are mostly earned on Bmi, and fly them regularly to/from LHR...also, their Diamond Club has occasionally very good offers (mileage or discount)...

So, short-haul - Star Alliance (Bmi)
Long-haul - Privilege (Qatar)

don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineTennis69 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5582 times:
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Mine per Flightmemory.com -

# Airline Amount Distance Percent

1 Delta Air Lines 339 414.173 km 62.2 %
2 China Southern 110 424.605 km 20.2 %
3 Korean Air 35 148.785 km 6.4 %
4 Air France 14 49.190 km 2.6 %
5 Vietnam Airlines 9 5.262 km 1.7 %
6 Qatar Airways 9 3.402 km 1.7 %
7 Air China 9 9.290 km 1.7 %
8 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 4 18.516 km 0.7 %
9 Alitalia 3 8.735 km 0.6 %
10 Northwest Airlines 2 12.528 km 0.4 %
11 MEA Middle East Airlines 2 1.140 km 0.4 %
12 Olympic Airways 2 1.862 km 0.4 %
13 Cyprus Airways 2 1.136 km 0.4 %
14 United Airlines 2 3.856 km 0.4 %
15 Shenzhen Airlines 1 1.404 km 0.2 %
16 China Eastern 1 1.404 km 0.2 %

User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 769 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5575 times:

In my case, Northwest has nearly 60% of my flying, with American also having a rather good size chunk of my flying. Usually those are the two I use the most, especially Northwest. If I can't get Northwest, then I go for American. One of the two usually always have the good schedules, and for that matter good service to me, never had porblems with either carrier.

Mason <---- Big NW Supporter!!!

Northwest Airlines. Now your flying smart!
User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5568 times:

I'm from Red Tail Country, and although I fly NW the most I have no loyalism towards them, even though I have a crapload of FF miles. I prefer flying anything else (except Mesa) out of MSP.

Put it this way...

Local airline favorite
All-time favorite

Live to Fly.
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

I was a huge AS supporter/frequent flyer. But now that AS has not been doing well in the customer service department, I have switched most of my flying on F9 as much as possible. I only fly on AS if I really have to, even though I have miles on them.

Now, Im starting to become a WN frequent flyer. So its WN and F9 the most.

A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1859 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5506 times:

I have loyalty (if I can) to QF and JQ. This being they are over 50% Australian owned. Its a patriotic thing

User currently offlineCATSFAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5503 times:

I fly DL 99% of the time. The only exception is if there is a non stop offered to my destination on another carrier from LEX.

I gotta have more cowbell!
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8530 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5501 times:

Delta because I live in the Southeast. It's the most convenient airline for pretty much anywhere in the US from here.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5485 times:

For our annual flight to Norway from Australia, we fly Singapore Airlines. However, we do go Emirates a couple times, if the price is right. Other than that, there isn't too much choice, TG has very bad prices on the net here, CX is too much of a detour, we do not like the service on QF long-haul, MH is not a member of any alliance and we like FF points (especially Star). In Australia, we would like to travel DJ the most, but we do fly JQ and QF just as much.

If airlines such as QR and EY came to PER, there would be a lot more competition for our money.

From Norway, live in Australia
25 RAFVC10 : I'm a Club Fiesta Iberia Frequent Flyer member. Until last year, my Iberia flights were up to 68%. Since the miss of Iberia flights substituted by Cli
26 WILCO737 : My top 20... But ATCA and LH Flight Training isnt really an airline... But still: 1 Lufthansa 1376 76,1 % 2 Hapag-Lloyd 160 8,9 % 3 ATCA 107 5,9 % 4 L
27 Egmcman : U2 as they serve the most direct route STN - AGP for me to visit my parents.
28 UltimateDelta : Mine is Midwest and these are the reasons: Over 40,000 in the Midwest Miles program They go nonstop to DCA from OMA, which is the single place I fly m
29 DeltAirlines : Delta for me. Plenty of flights from GSO to ATL, and from ATL I can pretty much get anywhere in the country in one stop. And CVG has a good number of
30 StarAlliance38 : Really? Every time I fly US, I start out normally with ORF-PHL (sometimes ORF-CLT); if I fly out of PHF, its only to PHL. All of those trips are like
31 DeltAirlines : Yup - the Valentine's Day Massacre of 2008. On Feb. 14, US announced this latest "enhancement" where on May 1, if you fly routes under 500 miles you
32 SAAB900 : Believe it or not a LCC, Easyjet! Never had a cancelled or very badly delayed flight with them yet!....thats blown it now! Flying with them LTN-BCN-LT
33 MSYtristar : Here's my top 10... # Airline Amount % 1 Delta Air Lines 70 17.2 % 2 Continental Airlines 44 10.8 % 3 United Airlines 38 9.3 % 4 Frontier Airlines 37
34 LDIkaros : I used to be loyal to UA/LH. However, after a couple of bad domestic UA experiences I decided it's no longer worth it. Now I fly either VX for the ser
35 UAalltheway : The majority of my flying is with United + Star Alliance (primarily US or LH if I have to). The second most is with CO.
36 DeltaRules : We use Delta & US Airways almost interchangably, although we've flown DL more historically. Northwest is also one of our main airlines, although in a
37 StarAlliance38 : Man, you're just like me. The only legacies I've flown, most used to least used, are US, NW, and DL. I would like to fly Contie when I get my award t
38 OA260 : My loyalty is with Star Alliance except US Airways. Swiss is one of my favourites in Star and now recently Turkish Airlines. Outside of Star my loyalt
39 StarAlliance38 : That not very nice lol. 21/38 of my flights have been with US and I Love US! Never had a problem with them. BTW, they did not do anything to me when
40 OA260 : I just had a very bad experience with them in Envoy from PHL-LGW. It really put me off them for ever!!! I have enough Star Miles to go for a weekend
41 Av8boy : As of last week I'm switching to Virgin America for domestic. Most of my travel is LAX-IAD, LAX-SFO, and LAX-SEA, so it works well for me. Had my firs
42 GivenRandy : Primarily Delta. Used to be Southwest, until they changed their business model and effectively halved the value of their awards.
43 IAirAllie : Delta- I have elite status. I live at a hub so most convinenent schedule. I like the new uniforms, image, and IFE systems where installed. Jetblue- gr
44 Meta : For domestic routes I always fly CO. For International routes I always fly KLM. I have both a OnePass account and a Flying Blue account.
45 Ag92 : Singapore Airlines - 100% of my flights for family because of the apparently "amazing" schedule they have from SIN-DEL-SIN When on school trips there
46 Vhqpa : And DJ isn't? I always go between QF and DJ depending on which airline is more convenient for me, my favourite of the two is DJ but I'd take QF in a
47 Babybus : 80% of my flights these days are with British Airways. Another 10% with easyJet. The rest is a bundle of airlines, anyone offering a cheap fare with g
48 Bok269 : 1. Continental 2. Jetblue 3. Airtan 4. Northwest/Delta (since I can get onepass miles).
49 Burnsie28 : Just about all of my flying is on NW 1. Northwest 2. Delta 3. United Those are my top 3, I have 59,474 miles on NW right now. Halfway to silver elite
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