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So What's The Best Airline?  
User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6325 times:

Okay dont all shout at once,

what do you guys feel is

a: best economy (legroom service)
b: Best safety
c: best business!!!

just a thought!!!!

chris

38 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

Best economy: Austrian Airlines
Best safety: A lot of safe airlines out there (I don't know about BA anymore with their recent 744 engine problems)
Best business: Virgin Atlantic upper class suites (I don't know if that covers business?  confused  )



Koi mi sra v gashtite?
User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

Here are my thoughts:

A.) One of the best international economy classes I have been on was US Airways A330

B.) ATA has a great safety record

C.) I would have to say the best business is CO when Gordon Bethune was called in for the rescue.

Take Care!


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6245 times:

A. United definitely has awesome pitch in economy plus, with great service
B. United has a good safety record
C. Singapore Raffles Class is definitely a good business class.


User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6225 times:

Here are my answers and I suggest to read the article I posted after answer "B)". Note: When there is more then answer after letter the first airline is not necessarily better.

A) United Airlines (Economy Plus)
Singapore Airlines
Air New Zealand (A320)

B) Qantas (perfect since 1980)

Source for answer "B)": http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/...05/02/18/askthepilot124/index.html

C)Japan Airlines - JAL (777-200ER)
Emirates (A340-500)

I decided to post the folowing photos so you can see how great these airline seats really are.

A shot of United's Economy Plus (not great seats, but look at that pitch):


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The brilliant Singapore Airlines economy class (note the foot rest in photo 2)







Air New Zealands leather seats:


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Photo © Colin Hunter
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JAL Bussines Class:


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Emirates Bussines Class:


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Photo © Mark Bondor
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Thanks,

SE210Caravelle  splat 


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6204 times:

SQ has consistently been the best for me so far. The 777ER in particular has an excellent pitch and width.

User currently offlineOzglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6152 times:

a: best economy (legroom service)
Service:
SQ, CX, BA

b: Best safety: QF (no fatalities in the entire jet era)

c: best business

BA!!, QF, SQ (long haul)



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

OMG, I can't believe I forgot Virgin Atlantic and their Upper Class Suites (if you consider that business):


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And ya Club World on British Airways is decent. Wink Don't forget South African Airlines as well.

Thanks,

SE210Caravelle splat

[Edited 2005-03-09 03:21:52]

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6139 times:

Best economy for me
* normal economy: NZ and CX
* economy plus: BA

Best business class: was CP for me

safety? Many airlines are without any fatal incident, which doesn't mean that many airlines with just very few incidents over many years (for various reasons) are less safe. I wouldn't dare naming one over another...

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Singapore Airlines - The Best Airline in the World!!!  trophy 

Olly


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

Best legroom: AA

Best Safety: WN (they have not had one plane written off the whole time they have existed)

Best business: UA



Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

well i got ;

A) Air New Zealand- 34inch not many airlines can do better

B) probley one of the many LCC's around

C) too me was United, but that will change when I try ANZ new service in October!! - bring it on,,



NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently offlineFunflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6018 times:

A - I used to think the best airline was DL, but now that there taking away the freakin pillows i'm not to sure. I'm going to go with Continental.

B - I would say JetBlue.

C - BA's



Who cares about status?
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7529 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Quoting Thrust (Reply 10):
Best Safety: WN (they have not had one plane written off the whole time they have existed)

How about Burbank  Wink



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6000 times:

SQ! Service is unforgettable! IFE just great! But leg room not in all of their aircraft - 777 is my choice!

LordHowe



Lord Howe Island - The Last Paradise
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

About A), I would add another criterion, and that would be seat width. Legroom is definitely key in long-haul comfort, but so is decent shoulder- and elbow-room.

2nd class in most French trains offers better seat width than your average Y in a 747, 340 or 777... But with a 56$ barrel, I guess today's not the day airlines will be looking to pack less people in their aircrafts...


User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

Best Safety: WN (they have not had one plane written off the whole time they have existed)

check ya facts, they have had one written off, but no lifes lost.



ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

Quoting BigB (Reply 16):
check ya facts, they have had one written off, but no lifes lost.

i take it your talking about QF, if so, the plane wasn't written off, it was repaired and flies with the QF fleet currently.



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5938 times:

Quoting Qantas077 (Reply 17):

i take it your talking about QF

No he was talking of WN. That's Southwest!

Thanks,

S E 2 1 0 C a r a v e l l e  splat 


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5935 times:

9W
JET AIRWAYS
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5913 times:

Cathay Pacific or South African Airways. I can't decide which. I really honestly love them both.

My rankings:

Best economy
1. Tie between CX and SA-29/30
2. SQ-28/30
3. BA-27/30
4. Tie between JL, KA, and MH-25/30
5. Tie between AA, CO and TK-24/30

Best safety:

1. Tie between CX, SA, BA and LY-30/30
2. SQ-29/30
3. Tie between JL, VS, KA and MH-28/30
4. CO-25/30
5. AF-23/30

Best business-I've only flown CX, JL and SQ biz, all were great, and I've seen, not been on, SA's luxurious C.



The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineMidwest717 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5904 times:

The seats are pretty wide and comfortable on YX on their signature service routes.

User currently offlineJetboyflyhi From France, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

MESA regional Airline of the year........


Chicken or Beef?
User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5812 times:

QF,SQ,CX for me are the best airlines overall!

SQ is horrible in Y on the B744 seems worse than the the other two even though seat pitch is the same.

QF is the safest airline!

QF and SQ for me in J! The QF skybed is better though!

Regards



Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

Quoting SE210Caravelle (Reply 4):
B) Qantas (perfect since 1980)

Try since about 1948, and no hull losses or fatalities in the jet era.



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
25 OzGlobal : I'll have two of what ever he's smoking. Even if you haven't flown a non-US airline in J, simply looking at the VS, BA and QF products here or on the
26 Atrude777 : Best legroom: AA and WN are tied both have 33 inches of legroom. Best Safety: That iv flown? (WN) Best business: That IV flown? I have never flown in
27 Post contains images BRAVO7E7 : Yeah, you gotta love Less Room Throughout Coach!
28 Airlinerfreak : 1)AA 2)AA 3)AA AA is the best Airline whether it be about service or leg room they are the best.
29 BRAVO7E7 : Could you back that up? They will only have standard legroom when MRTC is gone. Can you honestly say that AA is the safest without lying to yourself?
30 Garri767 : A:american has fairly nice legroom service. B: Southwest, I have heard of only one accident which was in california, and no one was hurt. p.s. anyone
31 ACDC8 : Best legroom: That's hard to say because I find it varies between a/c types even in the same airline. For example LH's 747's are cramped whereas their
32 ZKSUJ : a: best economy (legroom service) -Air NZ has awsome service and legroom b: Best safety: -They are all pretty safe (ICAO airlines only) c: best busine
33 9V-SVC : My best experience on the 3 airlines are the following : 1. Emirates Airlines - Best service 2. Japan Airlines 3. British Airways
34 TACAA320 : Since when? AA when they had the MRTC program. Now, that is gone, you feel much better in a sarcophagus. And even more, according to other thread, th
35 WunalaYann : True. And you could generalize that to "people". I do not see BA, nor any other ICAO carrier, putting lives, whether they be crew, passengers, ground
36 Post contains images MANTEC : I can only comment on airlines that I've flown with: 1: Air New Zealand 744.....I'm cheating a little here because on my flight from LHR to LAX I happ
37 Cathay744 : My answer is a)SQ b)SQ c)SQ
38 UAalltheway : A) UA Economy/Economy Plus B) VS C) UA
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