Aeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
I just partially believe the comments made by peoples, say 30%.
I will still want to have a trial of an airline even enthusiasis comments are made.
But sorry that I will not report any enthusiasts to airlines.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4315 times:
The hardest thing to do on this sight is to determine what is legit information, what is someones opinion based on their own experiences and knowledge, and what is just complete crap. Far too many users have grand illusions that they know more than everyone else, including the aviation experts, airline execs, industry watchdogs etc. Its this attitude that leads to flame wars, confrontations and other things of that nature. As a moderator information has been taken and used against (twisted) against other users as well. Pulled in a manner for one user to get another in trouble for whatever reasons. Too many times I've had to remove posts at a users requests because their comments were taken out of context and problems ensued.
This site is a wealth of information. You just have to have the patience and ability to sit back and find it.
Outlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4175 times:
If I take comments regarding AS as an example: There are many who complain about Alaska's service, many who praise it. I've been flying on Alaska my whole life (40+ years) and I can honestly say I've seen both sides - but the good far outweighs the bad. So I don't doubt a horror story, but I don't like the generalizations that get slung around.
Perhaps I'm not a very demanding flyer, but I seldom have a "bad" flight, service wise. What I see are usually hard working FAs trying to do their best. When things get rough its usually because a passenger has unreasonable demands, a poor attitude, poor flight etiquette skills, want to violate the rules, etc etc, just plain rude individuals.
And sometimes those bad personality traits and behaviors come through loud and clear in their posts.
I wouldn't take one bad comment here about an airline I've never been on and use it to plan a trip. If there is some sort of general consensus from many, well I'll consider that. At the least if I were to make a trip on the discredited carrier, my expectations would be low and I'd have no reason to complain if they were met.
Report somebody to an airline, their company? Based on what I read here? Would have to be some sort of life threatening comments or something, but even then its probably just b.s.
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4164 times:
I always believe what I read on here, don't you? Kidding of course. I do however value the opinions expressed most, knowledge provided by a true subject matter expert, they are pretty easy to spot, and enjoy the bantering with fellow aviation lovers.
Thanks to all that make this a fun spot to hang out and enjoy watching the TRW+ moving into Houston today and can't wait to see just how that will impact my flight this evening from IAH.
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7747 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4142 times:
I love to fly, I love airplanes and I love the airline industry. I try to fly on as many different airlines and aircraft I can just because I am an aviation enthusiast. Even though I myself "dislike" certain airlines, I don`t take other peoples word for a certain airline offering a bad product or good product, I like to make my own opinion of it. So, most of the opinions given on this site are quite irrelevant to me. But thats just me.
Nkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4106 times:
Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Thread starter): Do you believe all you see about them?
Would you not fly an airline because of the comments enthusiasts make?
Would you report enthusiasts to their companies about if some information was wrong?
No. I don't believe everything on here....
I believe you should try an airline first before passing judgement... there will always be people who like or dislike airlines for different reasons.
No. I might tell the enthusiast he/she is mistaken, but would never turn somebody in.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 4103 times:
Isn't it a matter of personal expectation? I was heavily criticised for my comments regarding Maxjet, and while some may find their service fantastic, I stand by my comments because they didn't live up to what I expected in various areas. That doesn't necessarily mean that you wouldn't enjoy flying with them. So in that respect, it's better in my view to make up your own mind by trying the carrier in question.
Having said that, I try and read trip reports here before flying a carrier I haven't previously flown, especially those with pictures. This is especially useful if there are different reports from different people for the same carrier; it sometimes gives a better cross-sectional view of the service. I haven't rejected an airline based on that, and I hop that I remain open-minded enough that I never will, but it does provide something of a reference point for when I actually do fly.
Gib From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4090 times:
Heaven's above...NO way in Hades I believe everything I see on a.net. I do, however, prefer posting on this forum and trip report vs. the Civil forum. You could be Chuck Yeager posting facts over on Civil and some wise ass arm-chair aviation 'expert' is going to pick apart every single keystroke of his post. Regardless of content.
FlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4078 times:
I am new to Airliners.net but 30 years in the corporate aviation and a Premium Level Freq Flyer.
Quoting Gib (Reply 10): I do, however, prefer posting on this forum and trip report vs. the Civil forum
Me too, I participate in various manufacturer and civil user sites and they can be extremely detailed as the topic may necessitate. This forum offers a good blend of professional & user & non-industry participants. I feel qualified enough to determine which comments are valid. I enjoy reading the points made but would not base my decision on whether to fly or not from what I see here.
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward" Leonardo Da Vinci
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
Quoting KROC (Reply 3): The hardest thing to do on this sight is to determine what is legit information, what is someones opinion based on their own experiences and knowledge, and what is just complete crap
Quoting Gib (Reply 10): Heaven's above...NO way in Hades I believe everything I see on a.net. I do, however, prefer posting on this forum and trip report vs. the Civil forum. You could be Chuck Yeager posting facts over on Civil and some wise ass arm-chair aviation 'expert' is going to pick apart every single keystroke of his post. Regardless of content.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7163 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3975 times:
What people say about an airline is their opinion. All airlines have bad and good crew, and if you happen to get a bad crew on a particular flight then that will dent your image of that airline (same goes for good crew vice versa)
E.G. SQ may be a 5 star airline but I know of people who have had crew that are not as friendly or polite as they could be. That doesnt mean to say that they are bad.
And also, there are many not so good stories about carriers like AA or AZ, but I'm sure if you have a great crew on the day, you would think wonders of them.
At the end of the day, its luck of the draw material, some airlines are more consistant than others, but they all have their good and bad.
Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3913 times:
Ill believe it if its backed up or said by a reliable person maybe working for that company or has a good track record on saying correct stuff E.G. Hawk21M i never doubt what he says same with Philsquares whatever he says with 747's i believe if its sounds correct.
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!