02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4984 times:
Either Frontier or Southwest for me - both offer fantastic service at affordable prices...
The big boys on the other hand offer the opposite, big prices, but more importantly, horrendous service... Always surprises me that for a country that offers fantastic people skills across all leisure industries, they cannot get the airline business right. I've never had a good crew on AA, US, DL or CO/UA...
I used Frontier in June this year and they were exceptional from start to finish, and I will definitely use them again.
azstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4962 times:
I agree with Frontier. I don't use them as much as I used to due to their shrinking schedules, but I've never had a bad experience. Their top tier fares which give you extra legroom, free TV on Airbus aircraft, free bags, etc are generally a fraction of the other airlines discounted fares, including Southwest.
jetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4844 times:
Pretty much, I have no problems with US carriers. Never had any horrible flights with all of the carriers I have flown.
Best IFE / Most Modern : Definitely Virgin America (VX) Love their leather seats, PTVs, mood lighting, all their fancy technologies, etc. From my experience , service was a let down.
Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 5): Never have had a negative experience. Great crews all around.
I agree, I had the best set of crews on my US flight from CLT to LGA. I've also had great crews on UA on the ORD-DEN-ORD segments.
Best Network/Flight Availability/Prices: Delta, I live in New York and DL seems to always have the most favorable fairs and departure times and they have Live TV on some of their A/C, you get a little something to eat (peanuts, pretzels and biscoff cookies) and some crews are great but I find them very inconsistent.
So in summary:
Best IFE: Virgin America
Best Crews/Service: US and United
Best Network/Price/Flight, etc: Delta
spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
JetBlue. Legroom, *more* legroom at a reasonable "upgrade" price, and good IFE.
I have been trying to build up some miles with Delta recently but it has been torturous by comparison.
Edit: I should qualify both statements by saying the "best" airline really depends on how you fly. JetBlue is great for people who don't fly a lot, like myself, and don't have any status on any other airline. But their frequent flier program is kind of a joke; you really don't get much as a frequent flier on JetBlue. Delta, by comparison, treats you like garbage if you don't have status, but if you do have status, you get all sorts of cool stuff (including automatic upgrades). That's why I've been trying to build up Delta miles, but it's a long, hard slog to get there.
[Edited 2011-10-11 23:12:36]
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