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Top 5 Worst Airlines Of All Time  
User currently offlineGalvanair777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 17220 times:

We have a Top 5 Best, how about the worst?

Now Stick to these guidlines when choosing:
Saftey,Service,On-Time Performance,Fleet

Please do not say: SOUTHWEST!!! 5 times over also  Smile


IMHO heres my List:

1. EgyptAir
2. Cubana
3. Valujet
4. US Air
5. Avianca

Post your thoughts here


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User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 17144 times:

MarkAir should go in that list, along with Tower Air.


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User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 17118 times:

China Airlines
Korean Air
Ryanair
Alitalia
Tower Air


User currently offlineGalvanair777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 17116 times:

Well post your list Mlsrar lol  Smile

[Edited 2003-12-10 22:05:17]


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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16962 times:

Koren Air,
Air China
Saudi Arabian A/L
USA Jet
Aeroflot


Just my opinions

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineLetit From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16833 times:

From my experience (and so just an opinion!):

Dutch Carribean Airlines
L'viv Airlines
Air France
Kyrgyzstan Airlines
United


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2951 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16747 times:
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Tower Air
Myrtle Beach Jet Express
MarkAir
Greyhound Air
then probably Valujet



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User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16561 times:

Braniff
ValuJet
PBA
Aeroflot
Air China


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16524 times:

Do you all have reasons? Otherwise, this thread is absolutely rediculous.

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16434 times:

5. US Airways (shoddy management, uncontrollable costs, poor hub structure)
4. Air Canada (hard to believe they can't turn a profit)
3. ValuJet (AirTran is probably one of the greatest turnarounds in history)
2. Tower Air (probably the worst-maintained 747s I've ever seen)
1. Aeroflot (what was its crash record again?)



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User currently offlineGalvanair777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16404 times:

Well heres my reasons:

1. EgyptAir has a terrible saftey record, as with Cubana
2. Valujet as with EgyptAir and Cubana terrible safety records, plus there service was sub par when i flew with them to ATL in 96.
3. US Air has a series of deadly crashes in the mid 90s one major one every year. Plus they lost my luggage and basically told me to go "f" myself
4. Avianca has gotten bad press in the past and is ranked as one of the worlds most unsafest airlines, that with Cubana.



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User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16112 times:

ThirtyEcho:

Why Braniff? Or rather Part 1 Part 2 or Part 3 ?

I only agree with Part 3 ...If that is your final answer  Smile



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16086 times:

American Eagle - they have a problem with being on time.


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16075 times:

From IMO, and personal experience

1. Tower Air: Flight was delayed 12 hours. Never got to fly them, glad I never did. There are so many complaints as well.
2. Continental (1980s-Until Gordon)
3. USAir (up until USAIRWAYS)
4. Spirit
5. Northwest (on international flights, with elderly DC-10/747 and domestic with DC-9.)



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User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16045 times:

Tommy767:

I don't get your NWA comment.

Fact #1. From 1987 up until last month. NWA has been ontime more than another Top 6 legacy carrier in the US since the DOT began keeping track.

Fact #2. The MSP hub and DTW (World Gateway Terminal) hub, are both in the Top 5 J.D. Power and associates Customer Prerferance list.

Fact #3. The DC9 is the most reliable plane in the fleet.

Fact #4. I think NWA's safety record speaks for itself.

Fact #5. Ok Ok. The DC10's are going quickly. And the A330 is an awesome aircraft.

Just my opinion. Safe Flying !  Smile




Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16062 times:

1) China Airlines
2) China Airlines
3) China Airlines
4) China Airlines
5) China Airlines

why, you ask?


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User currently offlineCarlos1979 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16012 times:


My five worst airlines of all time:

- Air Canada
- Egypt Air
- Indian Airlines
- Garuda
- SABENA (the name says it all!!!)

C


User currently offlinePolnebmit From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15987 times:

TACA International - Lost my luggage for 5 days
Continental - Delays, poor service, small planes
United - Cheap cheap service
USAir - Delays, dirty old planes
MarkAir - Very dirty planes, old equipment, delays


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15924 times:

Polnebmit:

When was the last time you flew CO? My experiences with them have always been excellent!

My list? Can't say SOUTHWEST?

Okay...

1) WN
2) WN
3) WN
4) WN
5) WN

I didn't say Southwest... I said "WN".

Seriously, though:

1) NW (never been treated well on them)
2) UA (not from personal experience, but everyone tells me to stay away - except employees)
3) WN (sorry, but I like to know whether I have a window before I get on the plane, other reasons)
4) NJ (only prior to Rocky Spane's retirement - after that, the best!)
5) HP (only 'cause I can't think of any other really awful airlines, and I HATE cashews!)



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User currently offlineEi a330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15909 times:

My Worst Top Five are:

1. SunJet International- Long Delays, old aircraft, poor (nonexistant) service, and the damn smell of frest baked cookeis that you didn't get until the end (and then you got one bite sized one!!!)

2. ValueJet - Safety record says it all

3. Tower Air - dirty planes, poor reliability, just plain crummy!

4. Northwest - Their domestic service is the pits. No food, no IFE, and old planes!!

5. Aeroflot - While I'm sure they've changed, they still have the worst safety record of any carrier ever in existance!

Brian
Aer Lingus Rocks!



Long live Aer Lingus, the Flying Shamrock!
User currently offlineGalvanair777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 15823 times:

"4. Northwest - Their domestic service is the pits. No food, no IFE, and old planes!!"


No IFE boo hoo... go cry



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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 15765 times:

"4. Northwest - Their domestic service is the pits. No food, no IFE, and old planes!!"


No IFE boo hoo... go cry


Hmmmmm, sounds like a flamebait. Practice what you preach, bub. I know not to take you seriously in these forums.



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User currently offlineEi a330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 15773 times:

When I say no IFE, I mean no music, no video, not even a safety video on a 757 and A320, both of which were capable 'cuz the 757 had the TVs in the aisles, LAX-MSP-LAX. Excuse me if I think that thats not cool. I don't normally bag airlines because the don't offer IFE, but that was a really long flight with a virtually non-existant Cabin Crew.

Brian
Aer Lingus Rocks!



Long live Aer Lingus, the Flying Shamrock!
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 15720 times:

Elwood64151 0 I could say a lot of good things about UAL. Maybe they are not the best airline in the world but certainly not the worst too.

My votes:

1) Air China - crash after crash
2) Malev (I've hear a lot changed since I took 4 terrible flights with them in 2000.)
3) US Airways - really sucks - bad service and unpleasant treatment on 90% of their flights.
4) Atlantic Coast - the most ridiculous delays and lost baggage almost every time I fly with them.


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 15705 times:

Cpt. Gomes;
I'm sure it's not only US Air...

a.w.


25 Brons2 : 5. USAir - Worst managed US major, pre Siegel. 4. Emirates - We print our own money! Economic reality doesn't matter here! 3. China Airlines - Bad mai
26 WGW2707 : In my opinion, these airlines are the worst: 1. Tower Air - by all accounts, the worst airline in US aviation history 2. AOM Air Liberte - cramped sea
27 Post contains images Tommy767 : flyguyclt, I respect your opinion. NW is improving, but the DC-10s (in coach) are shabby looking, and the DC-9s......could be replaced by 717s. I shou
28 Post contains images Flyguyclt : Tommy767: And I respect your opinion. But ...They did make the most money of any legacy airline last quarter. And today, keeping it safe and a positiv
29 Aviaction : I'll limit my list to airlines I actually flew (no "hearsay" or gossip here) Tarom ("oh, seat belt broken ... go to other seat. Oh, broken too. No pro
30 KYIPpilot : Martinairyyz, why is USA Jet on your list? They don't fly people (except for a charter jet now). 4. Northwest - their domestic service is the pits. No
31 Chrisdigo : Carlos1979: SABENA (the name says it all!!!) What do you mean by that? Chris
32 Jcs17 : 1) Valujet 2) TowerAir 3) Cubana 4) Aeroflot 5) China Airlines
33 Kevin : For those of you who say that Aeroflot has the worst safety record think again. Go to the website www.airdisaster.com and see yourself. During the who
34 QANTASBOY : 1) Indian Airlines ~ Non existant crew, A300's with broken seats. 2) EgyptAir~ Weren't they called UAA. (Use another airline!) 3) AeroFlot (and all th
35 VonRichtofen : Regarding Aeroflot's saftey record: I believe Kevin is correct. During the communist time I think every commercial aircraft in the soviet union was re
36 RamerinianAir : Valuejet- come on .. it served it's purpose as a LCC. One crash shouldn't put it up at #1,2,3,or 4 WN should appear more-their new boarding sucks! UAL
37 Post contains images Aloha717200 : 3) WN (sorry, but I like to know whether I have a window before I get on the plane, other reasons) Ridiculous. You give this as a reason to put Southw
38 Behramjee : 1. BIMAN 2. PIA 3. IRAN AIR 4. EGYPT AIR 5. INDIAN AIRLINES
39 Emmett99 : These are based solely on flights I've had with them and also (except for WN) the fact they fly a certain Euro based aircraft manufacturer. The good n
40 IndustrialPate : The comments I read about US flag carriers on this board never cease to amaze me: "I want to fly across the country on a widebody with PTVs at every s
41 Flykal : My top 5 worst... 1. Singapore Airlines 2. American 3. British Airways 4. Qantas 5. Cathay Pacific Of course, this list is only my opinion and what do
42 KAL744 : Well, these are only airlines I have experiences with: 1. Thai Airways (very rude crew, very dangerous if it comes to safety, very late, very dirty pl
43 Mike77 : I have been on hundreds of flights, both domestic and international, and can honestly say that there is no airline that I have hated. In fact, there a
44 Post contains images Positive rate : JAT Never experienced so many "couldn't possibly care less" kind of people in one place. Horrible. So much arrogance and ignorance. The only airline e
45 An-225 : I wonder how many people actually flew those airlines and are speaking from experience. Oh, and what's with Aeroflot/United bashing? Until you provide
46 Kevin : FLYkal Wooooooowww! Eventhough I respect your opinion , but damn man! Taking into consideration the well established and internationally recognised re
47 Flybynight : Galvanair777 - I wouldn't rank NW in the Worst 5 (a few years ago, I probably would have), but Ei a330-200 has a point. The general public do not like
48 Post contains images Flykal : Kevin, Of course, I was being entirely sarcastic about my list, but it was just to show that personal opinions usually do not carry a lot of credibili
49 Azafata : Value jet....come on they had nothing to do with the crash, its been 8 years, get over it !! America West...They have improved a lot Tower Air...They
50 Hoons90 : What's wrong with Korean Air, an improving airline since the 1999 crash ? Safety ? Well, if safety is the reason.. you might as well not drive a car,
51 Lhr001 : 1/ NORTHWEST AIRLINES 2/ JET BLUE 3/ US AIRWAYS 4/ SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 5/ CONTINENTAL AIRLINES Special Mention- ATA American Airlines EasyJet Omni Air
52 Skip7966 : 1 AA 2 AA 3 AA 4 AA 5 AA You said I couldn't say Southwest!! In fact SW is in my TOP 5!! I hate any airline that buys out other airlines and within we
53 Qantasclub : The worst airlines for me and heres why: Pakistan Airlines: FILTHY toilets consistently and nonexistent service with crap food. Just awful. Air India:
54 Letit : OK, the reasons for my earlier list: Dutch Caribbean Airlines (reconfirmed flights, turned up at the airport in plenty of time to find that the flight
55 Gamarocchi : I think that this thread is quite ridicolous for many reasons. People are listing airlines THEY HEARD are not good or safe. Anyway as for an airline l
56 Post contains links KAL744 : If interested, check out this thread, which I started severla month ago: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1179174
57 CainanUK : 5) Valujet...The definition of playing loose with safety 4) PIA...Filthy, old and shoddy aircraft with nonexistent customer service 3) Tower Air...A l
58 L1011Lover : 1) Aeroflot 2) Spantax 3) Lansa 4) Air Berlin 5) Ryanair
59 RA-85154 : I am not going to put up a list because I haven't got enough info to judge the different airlines. What I DO know is that it is absolutely ridicolous
60 Kingsford : Ryanair Egyptair Garuda Delta AL Tarom This is my Top Five of worse airlines I have flown with.
61 L1011Lover : For my part, I putted Aeroflot on the list, not only because they´ve lost a lot of aircraft, but mostly because from what several people including my
62 L1011Lover : Oh and because of their ugly livery and that horrible Russian planes! Sorry to all of you IL and TU lovers! I just don´t like them!!!
63 Post contains images RA-85154 : L1011Lover: if they experienced that so be it, than its a good argument for you to put Aeroflot on the list.. I was only discussing the 'bad-safetyrec
64 L1011Lover : And the explanation was really good, what you´ve said is absolutely right! I totally agree with you!
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