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Is Your Favorite Airline The One You Fly Most?  
User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 8
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6276 times:

I fly UA religiously. But if I weren't beholden by Mileage Plus, and if I were to pay for F/C rather than using miles, I would most likely fly Virgin America and Jet Blue domestic, and Lufthansa and El Al international.

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User currently offlinetommy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

I fly UA the most as of this year but I think DL is my true preference.

User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

No. I'd rather fly OS, but frequently the price difference between OS and LH is too big, so LH is the better choice.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

I flew CO without fail, now my answer is UA.....at least until I get rid of my FF miles then we shall see.

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User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 662 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

I fly HA religiously and have logged almost 225 flights on their Boeing 717's. My other favorite was UA and I flew them religiously too and it was a deep favorite too....until a couple of years ago when I was "forced" to take AA on a business trip and, well changed my "religion" LOL.

User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6233 times:

No. The airline I fly most is Ryanair, and it is far from my favourite airline. But it is not so bad I won't fly it - my personal blacklist consists of the EU Banned Airlines list only  


User currently offlinefixfox From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6227 times:

I use KLM Cityhopper and AF Regional a lot, only for the reason that I have no other options on 2 segments I shuttle on, AMS-STR and AMS-SXB, there is no warm feeling for Skyteam although I accumulated half a million miles and have Platinum status from the old KLM Royalwing on....
As an European carrier, I prefer LH over AF/KL and in the Middle-East Emirates and Qatar Airways.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6918 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

Yes, I fly DL more often than any other carrier.

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User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 989 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6205 times:

Of my total 230 flights, 130 are on FI. So yes.  

Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757
User currently offlineCPHFF From Sweden, joined Aug 2011, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6198 times:

501 flights with SK. Hate them, but it's been the best choice when living in GOT, and now CPH.

Love KLM, especially long-haul business class. Not the best seats, but food and service!

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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

AB is my favourite/preferred carrier and I fly them most of the time (short haul).
Longhaul is a different matter and there are usually "better" choices around ...

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29066 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

My favourite airlines are Swiss/Turkish/Olympic and Aegean and I fly them all regularly.

User currently offlineBluebird191 From Australia, joined Apr 2011, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

My fave airline is by far Virgin Australia - initially started with their previous incarnations of Virgin Blue and Pacific Blue, but they have top service, my favourite aircraft type (737), and I'm not particularly trusting of QF. When it comes to international flights, it depends where I'm going - if I fly to New Zealand its typically on NZ on the BNE-AKL sector, then DJ back to BNE out of any other port. But almost anywhere other than New Zealand it would have to be SQ by far - flew them to LHR last year and with their top quality service, newer aircraft, cheaper airfares, preferred arrival times to where I'm interesred in flying, and I can earn my flyer points in my DJ flyer account is a bonus.

User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 6448 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

My favourite airline is EK hands down

However, given that about 85% of my flying is Australian domestic I rarely fly them even when heading to Europe

I guess my "preferred" carrier is QF (and by default any other OW carrier) - I have never had a problem with any of them. QF long-haul is (on a good day) as good as EK, CX are also very good, and there is nothing particularly wrong with BA or AA. But I just don't get the same 'warm and fuzzy glow' on QF or CX that I do on EK

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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6108 times:

Individual Flights, No.

Flight Hours, yes.

I've had most flights on SK, but most flight hours on SQ.


From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinepocho From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6075 times:

Yes, United. Even before I got my flight benefits with them I would always try to book with UA, even if the fare was slightly higher. They're on-time, professional and the audio IFE suits my needs.  

User currently onlinebyronicle6 From Australia, joined Oct 2011, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6073 times:

Living in NZ and most trips being Trans-Tasman or domestic, Air NZ is my most flown airline but is far from my favorite

My favorite airline is definitely SQ, but with SIN being so far away I don't get the privelege too often, and even though I'm somewhere in Asia pretty much every year, SQ prices are often too prohibitive compared to the other carriers

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User currently offlineTruemanqld From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6041 times:

My favourite airline is probably AC, and living in Australia, makes it difficult :-P Second would be QF, and unfortunately, as a student, can't often justify flying QF when JQ/DJ/CZ are cheaper.

User currently offlineSIA747Megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

Singapore Airlines is my favorite and I have flown them on 16 out of 22 flights so far in 2012 with 6 booked for the next 2 months.

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User currently offlineblueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4652 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5946 times:
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About 40% of my flight segments are on UA, but my preferred carriers are AC and QR, regrettably only 15% of my total segments.

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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2783 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5929 times:

CX are my favourite airline and I have flown them 12 times - one fewer than I've flown on QF. My favourite airline is therefore second on my list of most flown airlines.

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User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 818 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

My favorite airline I've ever flown on is SQ, but they don't fly US Domestic! Which is 90% of my trips, i fly probably 90% of those on WN, i like them but given a choice i would choose B6 as my favorite US airline. (VX i am trying you guys in a couple of months so that might change my mind   )

User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2317 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5886 times:

Not really.

I fly DL most, and they're my favorite US legacy.

That said, I'd rather fly any European airline transatlantically ahead of DL... KL is my favorite airline, I suppose, and they're 3rd or 4th on my most-flown list.

User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

When I fly I try for a JetBlue flight...as they are my preferred carrier. Though if Southwest has a good fare then I'm ok with them as well. Bags fly free and a decent frequent flyer program goes a long way. Sadly, there is an airline or two I will avoid like the plague!

User currently offlineDocGATTACA From Singapore, joined May 2011, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5807 times:

Most of my miles are on UA but I much prefer to fly on SQ.

My favourite airline is Berjaya (J8). If I am on one of their DHC Dash 7s it means I am on the short hop up to Tioman to relax for a couple of days.

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