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Airline With The "Best" Inflight Magazine.  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3360 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

Which airline out there has the best magazine in the seatback, the one you want and do take home with you?
Not talking about a gastly shopping/dutyfree book but one with interesting articles in, well written with god pics.
The BA offering used to be good a few years back but now tetters on dull to okay.


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User currently offlinepnd100 From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

My votes are as follows

1. enRoute by AC
2. JetScreen by 9W
3. Air France Magazine

Key things I look for in inflight magazines are interesting articles, airline & airport information, fleet information, route network, contact information


User currently offlinewhiskeyhotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

Canadian North's was pretty interesting. Articles printed in both English and Inuit. Made for interesting reading on my 737-200M from YEG to YZF.

User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3258 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

I think AS's in-flight magazine is pretty good. The articles are usually very interesting and it's well laid out. It's much better than AA's magazine.

User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

I actually enjoyed Kaleidoscope (LOT) and the Holland Herald (KLM) very much, so I have brought home copies of both magazines at one point or another.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27312 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4648 times:

I like the following :

Turkish Airlines - SkyLife

Olympic Air - On Air

Aer Lingus - Cara

LOT - Kaleidoscope

Swiss - Swiss Magazine


User currently offlinemauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4619 times:
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I always enjoy reading "CL - Celebrated Living" AA and AA Eagle's premium cabin magazine.

User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

In Europe, my number one is KLM´s Holland Herald- lots of fun facts, great articles, not-so-much advertisements, plus very nicely done fleet section.

In the USA, my favorite is Delta´s Sky Magazine.

In Latin America, my vote goes to Avianca´s magazine.



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User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4561 times:

In the US, DELTA's is really high quality in terms of journalism. The others pale in compassion.


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
The BA offering used to be good a few years back

Yes I remember HighLife back in the late 1990s/early 2000s and it was a great magazine. I flew BA for the first time in 8 years in January and was disappointed to see how far downhill it had gone (unfortunately it was somewhat representative of the entire airline )

PMUS Attache was a great read as well.


More vote goes to Qantas Australian Way. It always has interesting and well written stories in it, which canvas just about everything from places to visit in Australia and overseas to "lifestyle interest" (or whatever they call them!)

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 7):
In the USA, my favorite is Delta´s Sky Magazine.

   It's definitely the best I know in the USA.


At the other end of the heap, I can't stand Virgin Blue Voyeur. A lot of the articles read as though they were written by an American media group and then sold to various magazines. I don't mean anything against Americans by that comment, it's just that you can tell by a story's perspective that it wasn't written for an Australian audience.

[Edited 2012-05-04 01:16:53]


Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 7):
In the USA, my favorite is Delta´s Sky Magazine.

I agree! DL's Sky Magazine is definitely the best one here in the US, I've started a collection actually  

Also, on a related note...they also have the best Safety Cards (and I also have a collection haha)

jetBlue777



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

This seems very, very appropriate: CNN just released this today! http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/li...irline-magazines-523957?page=0%2C0

User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 11):

What a great article! I really enjoyed reading it.

From the three magazines I'm familiar with (QF, DL, NZ) I have to say that I thought the descriptions (while slight tongue-in-cheek) were pretty accurate.

As an example, this is Australian Way perfectly condensed into a few lines... I read it cover-to-cover every month, and I'm shocked at how accurate it is:


Basics: Big, glossy, bold, brassy

Perfect reader: Every polite yet rambunctious Australian you’ve ever met.

Words: The focus is almost exclusively on luxe travel, which the magazine delivers with hearty self-confidence, imparting both its smartest tips (how to find the hidden glories the Mexican state of Chihuahua) and dumbest jokes (that same story’s sub-head: “Small dog, big destination”).

Look: The overall design could use renovation, but sprawling photos of amazing Down Under landscapes are an unbeatable trump card.

Gold star: The voluminous travel content is packed with actionable info.

Black mark: Cheese. They can’t resist a headline pun (golf feature: “Fairways to Heaven;” coastal destination profile: “Life’s a Beach”).

Final verdict: Like a chatty, informed seatmate who’s had a cocktail or two.



My only question mark is EK coming in at #2. I've flown EK many many times, and have virtually no recollection of their magazine. That's not to say it's not good, just unmemorable.



Worked Hard, Flew Right
User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5157 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Duplication in error.

Cheers.

[Edited 2012-05-19 13:42:03]


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