I argued for:
1. American vs. United: the two largest airlines in the world, sparring for decades.
2. Pan Am vs. TWA: the great international rivalry for nearly half a century.
3. British Airways vs. Virgin Atlantic: colorful Branson against the BA establishment.
4. Delta vs. Eastern: Different origins but similar networks.
5. easyJet vs. Ryanair: Stelios and O'Leary.
Now, I think I would take Delta-Eastern out and put in American-Southwest.
Bramble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
Quoting Simairlinenet (Reply 6): I argued for:
5. easyJet vs. Ryanair: Stelios and O'Leary
I would argue that this should read Ryanair versus everyone:
-2 hostile takeover bids of Aer lingus.
-Threats to bid for LH!...smart people knew it was for publicity.
-Regular legal cases against aviation regulators and/or airports.
-Lambasting of politicians no matter what country.
-All the logo jets- "no to BA fuel levy", "arivederci Alitalia","latehansa","goodbye LOT"(in polish),
-They generally undercut any airline who trys to operate from one of 'their' airports thus forcing that airline back out.
Elite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2796 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 11): Does anyone know of any flights that have to be seperated passenger wise at departure or arrival for fear that passengers may end up fighting etc?
No way. Most passengers don't even care what airline they are traveling on; all they care about is how much they have to pay for a ticket. It's ridiculous to think passengers would even care about airline rivalries.
Now, if we had a select group of A.net members, it might be a different story. . .
Everyone seems to make a mountain out of a molehill on this episode - BA poaching VS customers at check-in, BA offering VS Upper Class free upgrades to Concorde, BA spreading rumours that VS aircraft were unsafe, BA informing VS customers that their flights were overbooked, BA spreading rumours about aids-infected needles found in Branson's Haven nightclub etc were some of the accusations made by Branson against BA. However, Branson's only victory against BA was for comments that BA managers had made in an internal BA staff newspaper. Fueled by his victory in the UK courts, Branson took the case to the US and promply lost. This is something that Branson, and his admirers, will never mention.
Lord King and many BA directors constantly tolerated Branson's taunts and being the professionals they were, ignored them for a long time. Lord King was quoted as referring to VS as "an annoying fly that would not go away". However, matters came to a head and Lord King's tolerance snapped when VS was granted access to LHR when the "dirty tricks" were alleged to have taken place.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11639 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 11): Does anyone know of any flights that have to be separated passenger wise at departure or arrival for fear that passengers may end up fighting etc?
I can recall there being a few incidents where fans of rival sporting teams were traveling on the same flights, and there being some trouble. It's a faded memory, but when two of the English clubs had a game against each other in Europe rings a bell - nothing to do with rivalries between airlines mind you.
The only other instance I could think of is if a large group of religion A who disliked religion B were traveling on the same ElAl flight, then there may be some aggression directed towards the airline, but it's very very unlikely.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Vhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
QF vs CX
Even though they share an Alliance together they are fierce competitors on the SW Pac.-HK market the only co operation is QF's code on CX's HKG-FCO flight. QF even use AF as their partner to France (including co operation on a AF operated HKG-CDG flight!)
Another one that comes to mind is EK vs Everyone
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"