StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
For me, it would be Australia's own QANTAS. I don't know why, but it's probably because of the legroom the aircraft offers. But then again, this is a long time ago. I have never flown them in the past 5 years, so can't really comment on that. But for now, I think it's Lion Air of Indonesia. It's aircrafts are terrible. Feels terrible, looks un-maintained, noisy, crappy interior.
I've never been on a Southwest before, but looking at Airbus3801 and AirxLiban, looks like they don't like it at all, so I wouldn't fly them too.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5493 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4071 times:
United. I've always experienced surly or borderline incompetent staff, IAD is quite possibly the worst domestic airport to be a hub thanks to the fact that terminal-to-terminal transportation is reliant upon the old mobile lounges. It's time to fly, alright...another airline.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
Jfrworld From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3948 times:
"I cant stand Southwest. They attack the majors in such a way that make them fire people but then SouthWest doesnt give those people a job."
Let me make sure I have this right. WN is responsible for the bancrupcies of UA, US, and TWA, the pending bancupcies of ATA and Delta, and CO and AA losing money. Is this correct?
1. WN doesn't even service DL's two largest hubs (ATA, CVG)
2. WN barely covers any of US routes and did not even serve any of their three hubs until a few months ago when WN began serving PHL.
I won't go on anymore....
I encourage those who blame WN for the demise of the legacy carriers to educate themselves on the state of the airline industry and why it is that way. And please, don't blame unions or fuel prices. Let's not make anymore scapgoats.
RCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4411 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3884 times:
Im not saying WN is responsible for the bankruptcies of these carriers, im rather saying its kinda responsible for hundreds of families who dont have a sustain....B6 has forced AA to cut flights and they dont add more flights to attend that market, or add more but dont take more people in, thats my point.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6452 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3872 times:
That's part of any business, be it aviation or anything else...companies are always trying to run other companies out of business and maximize profit. It's how the business world works. Southwest just does it better then most airlines. Don't be a hater
Cragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3848 times:
United or Gulf Air.
UA has untidy planes, old aggressive FA's, are culturally insensitive of everyone but the american public.
GF cause they have cheap fares for even cheaper passengers. Once arriving in Sydney, one lady got so drunk she stripped off and ran uo and down the aisles while a GF FA through a blanket over her. Families are split up and seperated when they have never travelled on a plane.
Oh and the women that get on wearing burka's, and just as they approach the seat, 5 children jump out from underneath her screaming.
Oh and the monochrome TV's on their 340's. The canned spaghetti that they try and pass off as pasta. And the 'I dream of Jeannie' uniforms of the attendants.
I can think of more but Im tired.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2097 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3812 times:
The worst airline I had the displeasure of flying was Rich International - service? It was nonexistent, except for a rude rebuke from one of the stewardesses for wanting to look out the window and not close my shade (no, there was no in-flight movie). Meals on a trans-Atlantic flight - a light snack while the aircraft was descending into JFK. Awful, awful, awful.
Black eyes to: Nordair, a Canadian charter outfit in the 1980s whose management compromised safety for profit, with the tragic result of one of their DC-8s crashing and killing all aboard. Also: Tower Air - an airline that I never flew but of which one hears nothing but bad and scary stories both on A.net and other fora on the Web.
I used to not like flying USAir in the 1980s and early 1990s (planes in poor condition, surly service), but my recent experience on the airline (now US Airways) was pretty good.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3798 times:
WN barely covers any of US routes and did not even serve any of their three hubs until a few months ago when WN began serving PHL.
Actually, this is the third time WN has attacked US, with each time being more critical to US. First, WN ran US out of the west coast where they flew the former PSA flights. The second time was at BWI, and the third being PHL. The attack at PHL was the last straw before I started REALLY REALLY hating WN. Me being affected by this attack also helps with my opinions with WN.