BillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 847 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3690 times:
There are many airline experts on these threads but to judge the industry well you need to see how the other side lives and operates.
So I am looking for the worlds airline expert.....
Who has flown the most airlines?
List 'em all, BUT do not include affiliate companies, only the FLAG CARRIER.
I track them in a spread sheet. After I see what you can bring to the table I will give my global total unless someone beats me.
For instance in Europe alone I have only flown
KL, BA, BCAL, AirUK, AF, AZ, SN, LH, Easy Jet, Ryanair, KLM, MP, IB, FI, Transavia, and more.
This has taught me about Euro Service levels.
What have you learned about our global industry from the airlines?
Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3681 times:
This belongs in Polls & Preferences.
I have flown on eight:
1. Champion Air
2. Northwest Airlines (plus NWA Airlink by Mesaba)
3. Sun Country Airlines
4. America West Airlines (plus America West Express by Mesa)
5. Continental Airlines
6. Delta Air Lines (plus Delta Connection by ASA)
7. Frontier Airlines
8. US Airways
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3233 posts, RR: 14 Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
Swiss International Airlines
Trans World Airways
15 Total, all in economy class, and most in business as well (SR, LX, DL, OA, LOT, OS, AA, TWA, UA)
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Hawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
I have flown on:
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3628 times:
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Trans World Airlines
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18880 posts, RR: 64 Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
2) Pan Am
5) Continental West
8) American Eagle
10) Northwest/Northwest Orient
16) America West
19) US Airways
20) British Airways
23) New York Air
26) World Airways
27) Reno Air
31) SFO Helicopter
Jet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 850 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3588 times:
Well I can distinctly remember 43, but I may have forgotten some. Some U.S. regionals may not be included.
Some Russian airline
Some commuter in Alaska
Mostly in the past. I have not been on an airplane for seven months.
Hawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
Quoting Hawaijahaz (Reply 5): I have flown on:
I guess that's 18. Wish there were more.
Forgot to add:
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8435 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
Air New Zealand
Ansett New Zealand
Mt Cook Airlines ( before they were an NZ link airline so I will count them )
in the next couple of months I will add Iran Air and Ryanair to that list
Air New Zealand
sadly nothing else coming up at the moment
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MKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1008 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
Starting with airlines that no longer exist...
Existing airlines (Regional affiliates are included with the mainline carrier)
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
Shanderawx From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
AA PA TW Braniff CO DL AW Horizon Aloha TTA/TI EA DL NW UA USAirways Piedmont Allegheny Reno GoldenGate PSA AirCal COExpress
Alaskan Reeve Frontier(old and new) AirFlorida
Mexicana Aeromexico TACA Seaborne Express AerolineasArg PLUNA Varig
Air Canada CPAir/Canadian AustralAir MayanAir BelizeAir
KLM BA Lufthansa Domodedovo AirFrance Alitalia Sabena SwissAir
Iberia TAP SAS Finnair Turkish Austrian Malev
Cathay JAL ANA CAAC ChinaAirlines Qantas Ansett Singapore
Egyptair RoyalAirMaroc SouthAfrican
That is 64 and I am missing one that used to fly from New Orleans to Houston to SAT.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 13 Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3544 times:
I have been a few types.. but airlines very few.. I need to work on that.
1. BWIA West Indies Airways (including BWee Express)
2. Air Jamaica
3 Caribbean Star Airlines
5. Air Caribbean (out of business)
6. Helen Air (out of business I think)
7. American Airlines (Including American Eagle and Executive Air)
8. US Airways (various US Airways Express carriers)
9. American Trans Air
NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1713 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3525 times:
CAAC (Now Air China)
National (the original one)
Royal Air Maroc
so, i think that makes 31
I could have elite status if I wanted it, but flying the same airline all the time is boring.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 72 Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3518 times:
Air France (Régional)
Cathay Pacific Airways
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
China Southwest Chongqing Airlines
Royal Brunei Airlines
Sefofane Air Charters
South African Airways
Sun Air (South Africa)
Swiss International Air Lines
TAP Air Portugal
Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 687 posts, RR: 10 Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
Sabena and SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Air Alfa (Turkey)
Air Via (Bulgaria)
American Airlines (USA)
Air France (France)
British Airways (UK)
Austrian Airlines (Austria)
Tyrolean Airlines (Austria)
BonairExcel/BonairExpress/DutchAntilleanExpress (Neth. Antilles)
Dutch Caribbean Airlines (Neth. Antilles)
Avia Air (Aruba)
American Eagle (USA)
Winair (Neth. Antilles)
Surinam Airways (Suriname)
Air New Zealand (New Zealand)
Air Pacific (Fiji)
Air Niugini (Papua New Guinea)
Air Fiji (Fiji)
obviously in no particular order!
Edit: that makes 27...