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Most Overrated U.S. Airline  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

This poll is not to bash any airlines.

What do you think is the most overrated airline?

IMO I would say that most LCCs are overrated (exceptions: Song and Ted), but the most overrated I would say are Southwest and JetBlue. Southwest is overhyped for their reputation for low fares, and JetBlue is overrated for their amenities.


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User currently offline9KBOS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

I agree.....B6 is most overrated.  Smile

User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Southwest is overhyped for their reputation for low fares, and JetBlue is overrated for their amenities.

I've never flown JetBlue so I cannot comment on them, but agree with the above about Southwest.


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

When I flew WN, all I really liked were the flight attendant's personalities. I fail to see why customer satisfaction is so high, seeing as it is one line after another. Never flown B6, but plan to.
Happy Flying!



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User currently offlinePhuebner From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 244 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I just don't like the idea of being packed into a plane like cattle, ala WN.


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User currently offlineAircop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

American Airlines; they put the act on that they are the class of the United States, when they still continue to reduce the cabin service to the level of a sub LCC. On their overseas service on the 763 (In coach) its not much different than what one would expect from the DFW-SAT service.

User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4659 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Quoting Aircop (Reply 5):
American Airlines; they put the act on that they are the class of the United States, when they still continue to reduce the cabin service to the level of a sub LCC. On their overseas service on the 763 (In coach) its not much different than what one would expect from the DFW-SAT service.

Yeah but their domestic First and Business service is actually very good.



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User currently offlineWorldjet777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Quoting Aircop (Reply 5):
American Airlines; they put the act on that they are the class of the United States, when they still continue to reduce the cabin service to the level of a sub LCC. On their overseas service on the 763 (In coach) its not much different than what one would expect from the DFW-SAT service.

Well said...I got off a LGW/DFW sector yesterday on a newly configured 763 and the service has made me seriously reconsider where I stand with AA...They are just overstepping their bounds when it comes to cost saving methods...Their domestic first product if fine, but they seem to fail in identifying the "special" customers who pay a lot for their tickets...something I think an airline like CO does particularly well.
just my  twocents 
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worldjet777



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User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

B6 is definitely overrated. Other than the PTVs (which are now becoming more common on other airlines anyway), they really don't offer anything special. Wow...blue potato chips.


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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting Phuebner (Reply 4):
I just don't like the idea of being packed into a plane like cattle, ala WN.

Not saying I disagree with you but every airline pretty much hopes to pack people into a plane like cattle. Whether they do it by assigning a seat or not is irrelevant.

~Brandon



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User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

I guess i would have to say jetBlue. I finally flew then yesterday. I am not saying they were bad, but I was left wondering what the hype was all about. The PTVs were nice (no CBS though, so I couldn't watch the NCAAs) , but i actually had a taste of that on a united flight last month. So it's not really a unique experience.

The blue potato chips were a disappointment.  Smile.



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Quoting Jm017 (Reply 10):
The blue potato chips were a disappointment.

Should have had the biscotti, they're good.  Silly

Seriously, even though I'm a B6 fan and - full disclosure here - own a whopping 175 shares of JBLU, I can understand where the "overrated" reactions come from, and even agree to an extent. They do get hyped a lot, and expectations get overblown - it's not like you're flying first class on Emirates or one of the Asian carriers or something.

The attraction is the value-added touches you don't get on network carriers: slightly better seat pitch, DirecTV, the snack basket, FAs that don't glare at you when you ask for two biscotti (the TV even invites you to) and who are friendly without the annoying "folksiness" you get all too often on WN, etc.


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