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What Airlines Are You Scared Of Flying With?  
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8127 times:

title says my question. i am not really scared of flying with an airline...well maybe AA F100's (when they had them) the interior was horrible.

anyway, which airlines are you SCARED of flying with?

Aaron  fluffy 


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8124 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
which airlines are you SCARED of flying with?

Most likely the ones that don't really have the best maintenance for their aircraft.



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4636 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8115 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
well maybe AA F100's (when they had them) the interior was horrible.

How can an interior make you feel scared? Was there dried blood on the seats or something?



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8090 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 2):
Was there dried blood on the seats or something?

how ya guess??? well, you were near, my dad was the one who flew on them and said they looked like it had never being cleaned!! he also said it smelled of sick!

i personally would be scared (made my mind up now) of any african airline (inc virgin nigeria) except south african  Wink bad maintenece!!

Aaron  fluffy 



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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8084 times:

I guess I'm not really scared of flying any airline... I don't really get the chance to fly any airline outside of australia - I refuse to fly JetStar (JQ) but It's not an issue of fear... I've flown Garuda Indonesia a few times and always enjoyed the experience, I've even flown Air Paradise International twice (AD) which went under a few months back now and even that was a pleasant experience

I guess I'm just in that state of mind of "It won't happen to me"



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User currently offlineOzvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8075 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 3):
i personally would be scared (made my mind up now) of any african airline (inc virgin nigeria)

Why include VK ??? They use ex VS aircraft on Long-Haul Routes (also mainatined by VS) and they have some new A320 on Intra-Africa routes. Also use alot of British Crew, so not sure of your reasoning....

I personally would avoid MU after some horror stories about their general lack of attention to everything from safety to food preparation.

Also, a friend of mine who is cabin crew fro VS flew RG from LHR-GIG and they didn't even do a safety demo.... that is scary. Count me out.....

Oz


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8073 times:

If I remember correctly (Don't hold me to this) They played a safety video and none of the crew stood up and did the safety instructions or pointed to the exits... My memory is scratchy though


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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4636 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8070 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 3):
i personally would be scared (made my mind up now) of any african airline (inc virgin nigeria) except south african bad maintenece!!

I think you're generalising again... Ethiopian has one of the best safety records in Africa. Hell, they have 787s on order, so I'd hardly say all African airlines have bad maintenance.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8064 times:

Trent! *fondles*

Ethiopian is one of the better african airlines

The only airline(s) I'd be really worried about flying would be the old soviet airlines, Like the ones based out of Kyrgistan (sp?) - Although the chances of me flying such an airline are extreamly slim (to none)



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7992 times:

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 5):
I personally would avoid MU after some horror stories about their general lack of attention to everything from safety to food preparation.

What are these?

Not sure if it was this airline, but I did once hear a story about an overbooked Chinese flight... apparently they sat some passengers on plastic deckchairs in the aisle!


User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7992 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 7):
I think you're generalising again... Ethiopian has one of the best safety records in Africa

sorry, i forgot about ethipoian, i would probably fly on them...

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 5):
Why include VK ???

just my own opinion, if people disagree with me then ok, but i am just stating what i think

AAron  fluffy 



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7969 times:

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 5):
RG from LHR-GIG and they didn't even do a safety demo.... that is scary. Count me out.....

Ce n'est pas possible....i flew many times RG and they have on screen safety demo in several languages
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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7961 times:
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You wouldn't catch me dead on a UM plane!  cry 


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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1383 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7948 times:
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Any airline on this list I will say no to... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...dfs/2006_03_22_flywell_list_en.pdf


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7928 times:

At the moment I'd say JAL merely because I read a thread here that they don't have enough money to do proper maintenance.

I wouldn't like to sit on a plane over Siberia and think "I hope they had the money to maintain this one".  worried 

Also, anything from Africa, except SA and ET are on my list.


User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

Any african airline, apart from the world class ones such as SA and possibly aerofloat

Regards



Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7836 times:

Quoting Lordanmol (Reply 15):
aerofloat

aeroflot you mean  Wink although i like the sound of ... "the Aerofloat!!"

Aaron  Smile



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11439 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7796 times:
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Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 11):
Ce n'est pas possible....i flew many times RG and they have on screen safety demo in several languages
Greetings from RIO

Agree with you.

But i'm afraid with BRA!

Wish you a nice stay in Rio !

Felipe



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7772 times:

Any airline from Africa (except SAA), South America, former member states of the Soviet Union, China, Korea, and Greek or Turkish charter airlines.

Closer to home, I am scared of flying with VS. The cabin crew's blatant disregard for safety issues (they tried to make fun at the safety briefings) and unprofessional standards, makes me very worried about putting my safety in their hands.



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User currently offlineMrCraigDav From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7755 times:

Hmmm - I have flown RG domestically a few times and is the only airline I have been on where the safety briefing started being shown as the aircraft was climbing. Only mentioned it because someone else has a similar experience. At least it was actually shown, I suppose.

Also I was once flying America West from SFO to LAS and the 737 (I think) on landing had some sort of mechanism where casing of the engine flipped up on landing, presumably to act as some sort of flap or braking system to help the plane slow down. Of course, this has not put me off the airline at all, but it scared the s*** out of me and I have often wondered what the hell it was! Sorry to go off point.


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7753 times:

Quoting MrCraigDav (Reply 19):
Also I was once flying America West from SFO to LAS and the 737 (I think) on landing had some sort of mechanism where casing of the engine flipped up on landing, presumably to act as some sort of flap or braking system to help the plane slow down

That sounds like the reverse thrusters on the A320... I can't remember which engine does this on the A320, but the Rolls Royce Trent 700 on the A330 and the CFM Engines on the A340-200/300 does this as well, It's nothing unusual... Ofcourse It looks very strange, It's just acts as spoilers catching the air which passes around the engine


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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7749 times:

I was flying with a lot of airlines and planes with a highly doubtful reputation. like Merpati take off with only one engine running...

However, it was always nice and an experience doing flights like these. It would be a difference though if you would have to travel on a regular basis on such airlines. But for now and then the risk is well worth the action  Smile



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User currently offlineMrCraigDav From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7744 times:

Thanks for that explanation. It must have been an A320. Very strange contraption. I was in my late teens and travelling alone at the time and the plane was almost deserted for some reason, apart from some very overly-made up FAs. It was very strange to see. Never seen it in Europe? Thanks again.

User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7686 times:

Any WN flight. There blatant disregard for basic safety rules scares me to death. (Remember MDW crash around Xmas?) I will not even non-rev on them or allow any of my family on them. I am scared to death they are going to have a major crash with loss of life. I wish they would slow down and use some common safety practices that have been proven over time.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 7683 times:

Trans America Airlines.

Their 707's sound like propeller planes.

Last flight I was on, half the passengers and ALL the flight crew had the fish and got violently ill!! Flight attendants ended up dragging them through the cabin to the back...of course, we were all distracted when flying over the Grand Canyon.

At least until the lead flight attendant innocently asked, "by the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"

That was one heck of a landing, too!! One flight attendant kept telling us to "Have a nice day!! Thank you for flying Trans America!!" as we evacuated down the emergency chutes.

By the way, I STILL have a headache from the damn guitar whacked against my head.

 rotfl 



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25 Kiwiandrew : I always remember a friend of mine in the industry who would sing to himself "It's Merpati and I'll die if I want to " to the tune of "it's my party
26 Post contains images SDLSimme : Hahaha! I flew to the moon with a similar company once. 2 of the cockpit crew got sucked out into outer space, and the captain got killed by a gas at
27 SK601 : Although I have never been in Africa or have flown an African carrier, I think it's too bad that almost everything from Africa is considered bad, unr
28 Timology : couldn't agree more on this, same chance with any African Airline
29 Msllsmith : I have to agree with Qxq400 on this one. Although I've flown for years on WN I've had serious reservations about the cabin crew training (pregnant wo
30 Boeing nut : Trans States out of STL. I have seen to much and heard to much about thier maintenance. I'll go Greyhound instead thank you very much. Good one!
31 Kiwiandrew : no , I freely admit that I haven't ....it's just that statistically they seem a lot better than most carriers in terms of accidents/fatalities ( and
32 JetBlueAUS : Well, any third world airline, or African airline.
33 Post contains images Azza40 : are you being serious??? tell me more if it is true! Aaron
34 Post contains images Asturias : Thinking about it there aren't many airlines I'd be scared of flying with. Let's just say I'm apprehensive when flying with Air Atlanta cheers Asturia
35 Sabena332 : Lufthansa. Patrick
36 BCAL : Care to share your knowledge with us?
37 AirxLiban : Of the major airlines in this world, I would not fly on: KE CI Any mainland Chinese airline except for CZ (unless there was no other option and I had
38 Post contains images Azza40 : dont blame ya!! Aaron
39 TR763 : I don't know why are you scared of flying S. American airlines. Ok, opinion is opinion and I respect yours, but I believe that we have some great air
40 LH455 : I'd avoid BG. They have a nasty reputation on Skytrax surveys and others have said the lavs are never serviced and that the cabin crew tend to be crue
41 IFEMaster : Anything flown by Korean Air. And, despite it's excellent safety record, I don't much like the Saab 340. It doesn't 'feel' safe to me.
42 Dc863 : Well there not around anymore but the Italian carrier Itavia. I flew them once in 1979.
43 Post contains images Azza40 : i flew them once in 1996 on one of their tristars, and because of that, i really want to start an anti-atlanta website, describing my experience, and
44 Atrude777 : Riiight, lets not fly the airline who is one of the WORLDS safest Airline and 8th largest in the world if I remember right. Lets not fly WN because i
45 Texan : At this point in the conversation, I would like to quote my favorite author, Hunter S. Thompson (also known as Dr. Gonzo): While I have never had a gr
46 Post contains images Baguy : Bulgaria Air (formely Balkan) Although this dosen't stop me from flying with them I have had a few bad expeiriences with Delta.... 1.Once a door fell
47 Post contains links and images Goldenshield : Did it look similar to this? View Large View MediumPhoto © Eric Coeckelberghs If so, then it was a 737-200. America West had quite a few of them
48 Post contains images Azza40 : what a really nice set of flights you had there... Aaron
49 Carmenlu15 : And just why would you be scared of flying the likes of LA, JJ, AV, AR, TA, CM... ? Just curious.
50 Planemanofnz : I'd never fly Air Chathams of NZ. The thoughts of spending nearly 2 hours in a convair 580 over VERY rough seas and in terrible weather really freaks
51 Sllevin : I think there's always an edge case. I was once on a CO 764 flying LAX-IAH and the FA's were sorta wandering around doing things, seemingly oblivious
52 AirCop : Air Rum..no way on earth.
53 Post contains images Azza40 : yeah, i would totally agree, especially after reading a few articles about them, and going on there website. anyone want to taje a guess at how long
54 Post contains images Boeingguy1 : What? So I guess Air Jamaica is unsafe? AeroMexico or Mexicana? Avianca? LIAT? C'mon, youre a little smarther than that...
55 Post contains images Azza40 : lol, smarther! and you were talking about been smart! Aaron
56 BA747YYZ : Aeroflot, and with the exception of SAA, anything out of africa, oh and maybe some Chinease domestic route!
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