Most "obscure" Airline You've Been On?
Ozzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0 Posted Sun Apr 9 2006 23:31:13 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9012 times:
Obviously, this question is open to debate in terms of how "obscure" something is, but for fun, name the strangest, least common, most foreign airline you've been on--to you, for example if you live in Helsinki than GOL might be your most obscure, but not if you live in Sao Paulo.
For example, since I live in Phoenix, my most obscure airline is Air Malta.
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UAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 01:49:08 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8992 times:
For me it was TACA last summer,
MIA- SJO-MGA and MGA- MIA.
DavidJ From Germany, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 01:59:43 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8988 times:
Either Pluna Uruguay or Air Austral.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 08:43:06 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8963 times:
Definitely Champion Air here,
MSP- PVR r/t in March 2001. Everything else is a scheduled US-based carrier so they aren't that obscure, although a majority of people haven't heard of Sun Country either, my second most obscure airline.
MerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 11:39:55 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8949 times:
For me it was Vietnam Airlines a few weeks ago,
SGN- BKK. Great airline with great service !
Timology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 12:54:00 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8943 times:
Has to be Bouraq Surabaya - Den Pasar for me.
Worst airline experience ever too. They let us wait for over 8 hours for another plane to come, since our scheduled plane had a broken window in SIN (no idea how a window (passanger window that is) can be broken though)
"Arm in arm we are the harmless sociopaths"
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3194 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 13:49:12 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8938 times:
Has to be Horizon Airlines in Australia; I flew this airline from Cooma to Sydney back in 2003.
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DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 14:17:44 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8934 times:
In 1973 I flew betwee
ALB and Los Alamos, NM. I cannot remember the name of the airline. It was a small twin engine prop. Tikal Jets in the mid 90s in Guatemala from Guatemala City to Flores.
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 14:51:39 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8925 times:
Back in 1977...had to be Mackie Intrnational.....
FLL to Freeport. Prop job at FL150 all the way. I don't think the airline even exists anymore.
'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4745 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 14:55:09 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8925 times:
Tropic Air of Belize, flew Belize City to San Pedro and back in a Cessna Caravan
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
NateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 15:10:33 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8917 times:
I suppose for me, China Northwest.
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LawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 15:23:40 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8913 times:
I flew with Aviogenex (A Yugoslavian carrier) in the early 90's. Unfortunately Aviogenex aren't around anymore
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Vasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4030 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 21:17:56 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8888 times:
I know it might not fit into the real definition of "obscure", but for me it was EUJet... simply because it was from the fairly dead
FlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 21:42:41 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8880 times:
PanAm III BLV-GYY over Christmas in 2000 or 2001. It was obscure because the airline only offered a couple of flights out of the St. Louis area. I wanted to experience the extra legroom and the hot bread and cookies for the in-flight service.
I wasn't disappointed on the first part as there was more room...OOPS...that's another airline altogether! Alas the only thing served was soft drinks, so I was disappointed on the service.
Weird deplaning by stairway in the bitter cold!
TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 783 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 21:54:35 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8876 times:
Incredibly, it's US Airways!!
It's the only airline that I've flown, that has never operated in Brazil!
Panamandy From Austria, joined Mar 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted
Mon Apr 10 2006 22:37:21 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8866 times:
for me it was
air culebra san juan-culebra / cessna
sahsa gua-sal-tgu-sap-la ceiba-roatan
sap-la ceiba-roatan was on dc 3 that was cool
in a hs748
indian airlines goi-bom in a ab3
air kariba victoria falls-kariba-harare dh something cant recall anymore
zimbabwe express airlines
jnb-victoria falls-hwange in a dc9 the leg to hwange was in a bus
harere-victoria falls in a b737-200
ewr-buf in a metroliner was a charter
sao-asu-scl in a b727-100
antofagasta-scl-puerto montt in a b737-200
puerto-montt-scl-sao-rio in a b737-200
scl-easter island in a b707
mel-burnie in a saab 340
bne-adl-mel-syd in a320
Dc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 00:31:01 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8851 times:
Somali Airlines 707 from Mogadishu to Rome in 1985.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 01:31:33 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8839 times:
Transavia, back in the day they codeshared with Continental at
LGW for the short hop to AMS. Great little airline, but my traveling partner at the time kept insisting on calling it Transylvania Airlines.
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RIHNOSAUR From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 03:02:33 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8826 times:
that is interesting.......being from Costa Rica that is so every day to me, but still that is what's so cool about this thread...
for me it has definitely been last Christmas
EUROGUINEANA DE AVIACION
local airline inside Equatorial Guinea, flight was MALABO to BATA round trip,
try to find this on the map of the world and you get cheers from me!!!
particles and waves are the same thing, but who knows what that thing is...
Sfomb67 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 05:55:24 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8812 times:
Air America, Sept, '66, Udorn - N. Laos & return.
Not as easy as originally perceived
CXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 06:08:02 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8808 times:
SHA- TSN. Rather fun flight, on a 738.
The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
Marambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1171 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 06:11:36 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8808 times:
Precision Air Tanzania
Kilimanjaro - Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam -Kilimanjaro
Aerolíneas Argentinas - La Argentina que levanta vuelo
TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1846 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 06:51:37 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8802 times:
TUNINTER (Tunisair subsidiary)
TUN-DJE on a ATR-72
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
Cedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 10:52:39 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8792 times:
My choice would be :
From Antigua to Point-a-Pitre
Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !Jeg har en lidenskap for luftfart!j'ai
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4520 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted
Tue Apr 11 2006 11:05:31 UTC (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8790 times:
Hmm...I haven't been on too many obscure airlines, I guess the most obscure would be Olympic Aviation, flights around the Greek islands in the late 80s with the flying box car.
PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.