bunumuring From Australia, joined Jan 2014, 1501 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
I choose by loyalty (to Qantas), price (increasingly Virgin Australia domestically here in Australia) and availability...
Overriding all are two elements: aircraft type (I will always chose a travel option that incorporates a new type of plane or sub-type) and frequent flyer points (eg. Which program has 'deals' ATM or I want to build points up in?)
Legacy v new carriers? Doesn't enter into it for me.
KGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 828 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 870 times:
I prefer legacy carriers, primarly because of their rich history, diverse fleets, and wide networks. LCCs don't usually reach smaller airports (except for Allegiant) and don't have long-haul international service. I also happen to work for two legacies, DL and UA, through my employer, DGS.
Both airlines are responsible for a lot of innovation in the airline industry and I'm proud to have contributed in a small way to that. Delta just celebrated their 85th anniversary in June.
The only non-legacy carriers I ever flew were HP and YX, both of which had excellent service. I would love to try B6 and WN some day, but haven't had an oppertunity to do so yet. I don't see myself flying ULCCs, like Spirit or Allegiant, but would love to try Ryanair some day, just to say I did.
Next upcoming trip: MKE-PHX-MKE on American Airlines' A320
A333MSPtoAMS From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 204 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 795 times:
I prefer to fly SkyTeam members, only to accrue points. I'm not opposed to flying other airlines, especially if I have never flown them before or if the price is right. Being DL hub captive, it tends to make more sense for me.