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User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

In terms of service and coverage.



North America - United

South America - Varig

Europe - British Airways

Africa - South African

Middle East - Gulf Air

Asia - Cathay Pacific

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

North America- United
South America- Close between LAN and Varig
Europe - Air France and BA
Africa - South African hands down
Middle East - Emirates
Asia - SIA and CX


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

...and what about North Africa ? For Tunisia i'll choose Nouvelair with its small scheduled routes although it is not the flag carrier.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

North America - United / Continental

South America - Varig

Europe - British Airways / Virgin Atlantic

Africa - Kenya Airways

Middle East - MEA / Qatar Airways

Asia - Thai Airways

Rob!


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

From Europe to North America DL, NW, CO

from South America to North America AA, CO

from Asia to North America UA, NW (But Singapore/ANA and JAL have awesome serive too)

from Africa to North America BA, AF or Ethopian


User currently offlineIB787 From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

Europe BA and KL
North America CO and United
South America: LAN and TAM
Africa SAA
Asia EK SQ and CX
Pacific Qantas


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7254 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 3380 times:

North America - American

South America - Lan Chile

Europe - British Airways

Africa - South African

Middle East - EK

Asia - Singapore



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineVS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 3379 times:

North America - United

South America - Varig

Europe - Virgin Atlantic

Africa - South African

Middle East - Emirates

Asia - Cathay Pacific

VS747SPUR



Fly DL
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

North America- American/Delta
South America- Dunno why people say RG is good for Sutham their network sucks, i would say LA.
Europe - Air France and BA
Africa - South African or Kenia
Middle East - Emirarates
Asia - SIA and Cathay


User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 6):
North America - American

It terms of coverage, possibly. But in terms of service and coverage they fall below United. That's from good and bad experiences with both airlines.

Quoting VS747SPUR (Reply 7):
Europe - Virgin Atlantic

No way. There coverage is very limited and there service, I've heard, can be quite questionable.

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 8):
South America- Dunno why people say RG is good for Sutham their network sucks, i would say LA.

There netowk does not suck. Before making my decisions I viewed both airlines route network. They faired up pretty well and Varig has a larger fleet (I think) so I choose Varig.

Thanks.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

RG international:



LAN international:





How does RG's coverage suck compared to LANs? And don't forget RG's massive domestic network:

http://www.airlineroutemaps.com/Latin_America/Varig%20-%20Domestic.gif
Note: Domestic route map may be a bit outdated. Different colors represents RG's now incorporated subsidiaries

PPVRA

[Edited 2005-07-03 07:09:35]


"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
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As happy as I am to see SAA getting so many votes of confidence, I wonder about picking SAA as best carrier to Africa. From all destinations except the USA SAA have only 2 ports of entry in the African continent and they are both in South Africa; there is a lot more to Africa than this! By all accounts Kenya Airways and Egyptair are good African airlines too, and many other excellent airlines fly to this country, not to mention the rest of the continent. Every day you can drive past JNB and see BA, VS, EK, AF, LH, KL, QF, SQ..... SAA has lots of competition!


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User currently offlineFOMEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

North America - NW/AA

South America - RG

Europe - Air France/BA

Africa - South African

Middle East - MEA  Wink

Asia - JAL/SQ

Regards,
F-OMEA



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User currently offlineYULQC From Finland, joined May 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

For me...

N-America: AC
Latin America: only flew MX and TA.. out of the two.. TA
Europe: Close but now they are a joint company.. KL and AF
Pacific: Only flew QF once from YVR to HNL.. loved every bit of this flight! And TN close second but only flew LAX-PPT-LAX...



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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting SE210Caravelle (Reply 9):
There netowk does not suck. Before making my decisions I viewed both airlines route network. They faired up pretty well and Varig has a larger fleet (I think) so I choose Varig.



Quoting PPVRA (Reply 10):
RG international:

First, those maps are worng, they do not show LA service either to MAD or FRA:.

Im saying RG´s network sucks b/c no one flying from the Us or Europe to countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela or Ecuador would use GRU, while LAN has hubs in UIO, GYE and LIM which are more central and atleast cover 2 of the countries, plus SCL but that is a bad location too.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3159 times:
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North America: Continental
South America: Tam
Europe: Air France
Asia: ----
Pacific: ---

Felipe



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User currently offlineGhostRider From Pakistan, joined May 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

North America - Continental

South America - Varig

Europe - British Airways

Africa -

Middle East - Iran Air

Asia - Cathay Pacific


User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 777 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 14):
First, those maps are worng, they do not show LA service either to MAD or FRA:.

They don't?? Funny, I can see them  wink 

My opinion:
North America - Air Canada

South America - Varig

Europe - Air France

Africa - South African

Middle East - Qatar Airways / Emirates

Asia - Singapore / Cathay

Oceania - Qantas

Rgs
TR763



Transbrasil
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Quoting TR763 (Reply 17):
They don't?? Funny, I can see them

No, the image with the map that shows services to MAD, FRA, PPT, Easter Island, AKL and SYD does not appear.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8971 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 18):
Quoting TR763 (Reply 17):
They don't?? Funny, I can see them

No, the image with the map that shows services to MAD, FRA, PPT, Easter Island, AKL and SYD does not appear.

I posted two images, maybe you can't see one of them. But FRA/MAD/AKL/SYD service are there. Including the Islands.

The second image has two views of the globe. One is from a polar view that shows Antartica and NZ/Australia and the other one shows part of S. America/West Africa/Europe.

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 14):
Im saying RG�s network sucks b/c no one flying from the Us or Europe to countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela or Ecuador would use GRU, while LAN has hubs in UIO, GYE and LIM which are more central and atleast cover 2 of the countries, plus SCL but that is a bad location too.

Ok, but then nobody flying to the rest of the continent would really use LIM/UIO/GYE.

We have to look at this with relativity. Nobody really has a great route map in the region IMHO. LAN has a nice Andean network but lack on the international. RG flies to every country in SA except Suriname, the Guyanas and Ecuador (Bolivia has been temporarily suspended to local political situation) and has a pretty extensive international network.

However, one thing I do agree is that RG does not connect the rest of the continent to other Brazilian cities and that is really unfortunate IMO.

Cheers,
PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1568 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

North America: Continental/Delta
South America: Varig
Europe: British Airways
Africa: South African Airways
Middle East: Qatar Airways/Turkish Airlines
Asia: Cathay Pacific/JAL
Oceania: Qantas



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User currently offlineBSBIsland From Brazil, joined Jul 2005, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 14):
Im saying RG´s network sucks b/c no one flying from the Us or Europe to countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela or Ecuador would use GRU

Maybe because their market is not between countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela or Ecuador to the US or Europe because of obvious geographic location.

And By the way i wouldn´t put Varig as the best in LatAm ever.

LAN, TAM and maybe others are for sure better options, but anyway a great route network.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3050 times:

Europe: British, Virgin, Lufthansa.
North America: JetBlue, Continental [in such order].
South America: Lan, TAM [equals].
Pacific [Oceania]: Quantas, Air New Zealand.
Asia: Cathay, Singapore.
Africa: SAA.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3047 times:

By the way: for the Caribbean, Air Jamaica.

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6365 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3043 times:

N. America - Continental

S. America - American, LAN Chile

Europe - British Airways, Air France

Africa - South African, Kenya Air

Middle East - Emirates

Asia - Singapore, Cathay, JAL


25 AF773 : N America: CO Europe: AF-KL Asia: SQ Africa: SA
26 SE210Caravelle : I change my answer for North America from United to Air Canada. I've grown to really like AC.
27 TACAA320 : I'm confused. AA in S.A.? Is an U.S. carrier, NOT a Southamerican one. Maybe I misunderstand the "to" of the thread title as an "of".
28 Burnsie28 : That got me if its TO each region that to me means, whose the best carrier Asia-US, now if it was IN each region then to me it would be like what eve
29 OzGlobal : "Best Airline To Each Region" ... from where????? Have you any idea how parochial this sounds? Europe-Oz: BA, CX, QF Oz- Asia: QF, CX, SQ Europe - US:
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