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Your Favourite Airlines?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

Hello A.netters!  

What are your favourite Airlines?

In no particular order:

US Airways
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Thomas Cook
Flybe
Monarch
First Choice (now Thomson)


3 words... I Love Aviation!!!
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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4293 times:
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I haven't flown on too many different airlines yet, but of the ones that I have flown, these are my favourites, in order:

1. CX
2. SQ
3. NZ
4. QF
5. AN
6. XR

Then there are airlines that I'd love to try some day, in no particular order:
VA, BA, VS, AC, HX, JL, NH, EK, EY, LH and LX

[Edited 2011-03-31 21:23:28]


Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1055 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

It's hard for me to compare but I'd name SQ, TG and EK in no particular order as I tried them in Y, J and F respectively.


One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

In no particular order:

British Airways
Lufthansa
SAS
SN Brussels
Japan Air Lines


User currently offlineRW170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Of the ones I have flown so far (in no particular order):

Air Canada
Delta
TWA



319/320/321/712/733/734/735/73G/738/752/753/763/CR2/CR9/DH8/135/145/170/175/190/D9S/D94/D95/M82/M83/M88
User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

How does one measure favourite? There are pluses and minuses for each airline. Some are not all that efficient but very friendly. Some are very efficient but a bit distant. Some have good schedules and connectivity and others are a bit more demanding. But, here is my list:

In fifth place: BA
4th: LH,
3rd: QF
2nd: EK
and the winner is ...SQ


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4232 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
In no particular order:

British Airways
Lufthansa
SAS
SN Brussels
Japan Air Lines

Not the big Air France, Mr SSC?  



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

The OP didn't specify this had to be airlines you actually flew on. So I'm using more than one metric in my list  

This list would be;

1. SQ - Every flight (only 6 I'm afraid) has been a Business Class experience in a Economy Class seat
2. KLM - Well, I'm Dutch, what can I say  
3 EK - I love their aggressive attitude towards expanding, love their fleet and livery, hate the interior though.
4. Virgin - Never flew them, but I like their branding very very much.
5. LH - Organised, diverse, German, profitable. Let's call it a love-hate relationship  

95353897321874. Alitalia - My worst flights ever going into and out of CCS. Both legs they lost our luggage, extremely rude FA's and their 767 looked like my room during college



Live From Amsterdam!
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

Olympic Air
Swiss
Aer Lingus
BA
MEA
Royal Jordanian
Turkish Airlines
Iran Air


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
Not the big Air France, Mr SSC?

No ! ... As I am working for AF, that would be too obvious ...  

I think AF is a good airline, certainly not the best, but generally better than many people think or say, especially here on A. Net
I must confess I am a big fan of B.A ...
And I don't like Asian, nor Middle Eastern carriers.

[Edited 2011-04-01 09:55:46]

User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1297 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

In order for me:

1) DL
2) US
3) CO (well... when it was CO; I haven't flown them since 2008 but they were nice back then)
4) AA (I guess)
5) Umm...

I don't know... I definitely liked CO. I forgot to mention I flew Continental Connection operated by Colgan back in 2009 (three days before CO left Skyteam) and I was impressed with them then too.

Other than that, I've only been on other airlines only a couple of times. I've only been on AA for four flights; back in 2002 I flew LHR-JFK on them and it was great, then in 2008 LGA-ATL and it was decent... they're only on the list because they're my oneworld airline. But otherwise I usually only take Delta or US. HA was nice on the inter-island flights, for what it's worth.

-J.



Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Here's my top-five all-time list.

1. Northwest
2. America West
3. Delta
4. U.S. Airways
5. Midwest Express



Δ D E L T A: Keep Climbing
User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4152 times:

Since I do a lot of US Domestic travel, most of my favorite carriers are US Carriers.


1. Asiana (OZ) Best Crew in the air, service both ground and in-flight is beyond excellent, great in-flight meals, etc.
2. Delta Air Lines (DL) A very recent favorite of mine, if you compare DL to other US Carriers, they're among the top.
3. Virgin America (VX) Cool, hip, modern and flashy.
4. JetBlue (B6) Legroom is excellent, seats comfortable, great crew, IFE, JFK-Based
5. Philippine Airlines (PR) Grew up with this airline so I have a lot of memories with them

I'm also a fan of EY.



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4144 times:

My faves are as follows:

1 - B6
2 - KL
3 - AS
4 - UA
5 - SN

Happy Flighting   

MCO 2 BRS


User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4140 times:

1. TAP Portugal - I'm Portuguese and it IS a great airline.
2. TAAG - I'm Angolan and well, let us just say it is a 'fun' airline.
3. British Airways - The equilibrium state to which airlines tend 
4. South African Airways - Great crews and great aircraft flying the great African skies.
5. Lufthansa - Clean, simple, and structured airline. I believe LH have the BEST cabin crew members around.

Although I have never flown with Etihad and Qantas, I have a 'thing' for those airlines.

Speedbird741



Boa noite Faro, Air Portugal 257 climbing flight level 340
User currently offlineVZLA787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Best Airlines I've flown (no specifics whether or not they are still flying)

VA - Viasa
VE - Avensa (International Service CCS-MIA and CCS-JFK before the VC era was spectacular)
CX - Even though the seats don't recline, the service and the IFE is excellent
AA - J class (international and domestic)
SQ


User currently offlineagrflyer From Switzerland, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4034 times:
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on flights to Asia: SQ, TG and OZ

within Europe: OS, LH, SK, AY

to the USA: US, LH, LX

there is no particular oder within the groups



MXP-MUC-ORD/DFW-FRA-MXP in September LH in C, ZRH-TLV-ZRH in October LX in Y, ZRH-LCY-ZRH LX in Y in Nov
User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4166 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

European:

Swiss
Air France
Aer Lingus
British Airways
SAS

North America:

Delta
Jetblue

Asia / ME:

Singapore Airlines
Malyasian Airlines
Etihad

Africa:

South African

Australia:

None. I've only flown with QF and I found their staff to be distant and arrogant. I probably should try DJ and VA

South America:

LAN



Flown EI,FR,RE,EIR,VE,SI,TLA,BA,BE,BD,VX,MON,AF,YS,WX,KL,SK,LH,OK,OS,LX,IB,LTU,HLX,4U,SU,CO,DL,UA,AC,PR,MH,SQ,QF, EY, EK
User currently offlineFRAIAD From Germany, joined Feb 2011, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

UA! I don't really know why I love them that much. Maybe because they have flown me home so many times.

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3875 times:
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Qatar
Singapore
Continental
Air Canada
Lufthansa



I've got $h*t to do
User currently offlinetennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
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Top five and number of times flown -

Delta - 456
China Southern - 126
Vietnam Airlines - 66
Korean Air - 55
Air France - 36


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

What are your favourite Airlines?

American Airlines



Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11639 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Favorites:

Air Southwest
Air Nostrum
British Airways
Ryanair
Swiss

And a love/hate relationship:

AeroSvit


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineunited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3783 times:
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1) UA
2) VX
3) CO
4) DL
5) US



It's Time To Fly
User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Among still-operating airlines, my top is WN followed by FL and DL. However my all time favorite is TZ

25 carbon787 : 1/ Etihad 2/ Singapore 3/ Malaysian 4/ Lauda
26 CXfirst : 1. SQ 2. DJ 3. CX 4. EK 5. TG But there are plenty of airlines I would rather fly with then the above 5, as I would rather try something new Top list
27 Post contains images Aloha717200 : All the airlines I've flown on, ranked from best experiences to worst experiences: 1. Qantas - In-Flight service far surpassed anything I've ever expe
28 ipodguy7 : The ones I've flown so far: Southwest (countless times as I live in Nashville and Dallas) JetBlue (once on the short lived BNA-JFK-BNA route) Delta (c
29 BD338 : My top ten... 1) B6 2) WN 3) AS 4) KL 5) AY 6) SK 7) QF 8) BA 9) LH 10) DL . . . and way at the very very bottom....US. Would really like to try VX, V
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