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Best In-flight Magazine  
User currently offlineCedric From United States of America, joined May 2001, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Which airline offers the best in-flight magazine ? Type of article, quality of the writers, advertising...

I regularly read AF Magazine, I find it pretty good with beautiful photos and good articles.

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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5361 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

I've always been a fan of Attaché, US's inflight magazine.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

Can tell you that it would not be BA's or VS's.

User currently offlineDmerinop From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 160 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5372 times:

VS Girl,

Hi, I would like to know the name of Virgin´s inflight magazine... do you not think is good at all?

Dani


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5368 times:


I have always been a fan of Avianca's on-flight magazine "Mundo al Vuelo". They changed the name last year to "Euforia" and became even larger and more interesting than what it already was.

Great photography and very substancial articles.

Regards,


SOUTHAMERICA


User currently offlineCopenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5329 times:

I know, I am from SASland, but their magazine Scanorama is really great, sometimes there are so much reading stuff, so I take it from the plane on my destination. I like it is all in English, so they don't cut 10 articles into 5 like on LH and AF, because of translation.

User currently offlineAwschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Air Canada's ENROUTE magazine is the best I have ever seen, by far! The overall layout, advertising content and quality, the articles, and the messages are TOP NOTCH!! I guess this is why the magazine wins numerous awards year after year. Hey, it's even sold in Canadian bookstore across the country because of its very high quality. Plus it circulates in both official languages (in the same issue), English and French.

If you get a chance, pick one up. I highly recommend it! GO ENROUTE!!!

AWSCHUCKS!


User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5254 times:

AMERICAN WAY!! lol....

User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 5196 times:

Ok, what I´m interested in when reading an In-Flight Magazine is the airline specific information like routemaps, beverage selection, movies and entertainment etc. ...

From that point of view, I really like DL´s Sky, UA´s Hemispheres, US´s Attache and also TW´s Ambassador was really good!
What I really like is the fleet information page provided in AA´s American Way!
CO´s and NW´s magazines are not bad either and also AS´s magazine is a pretty good source for all information needed for a flight and the airline!

Among the worst I think is defintley LH´s Lufthansa Magazin!
It´s just too boring to read!

You see, another thing where I like US carriers better than Europeans!

Best regards,

L1011Lover


User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

Hmmm.. best inflight magazine? If someone left a Time, Newsweek or The Economist in the seat pocket that certainly beats whatever rag the airline keeps shoved in there.

User currently onlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1068 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5113 times:

I like Air Cananda's En Route!!
Love those beautiful airports' map and route map!!



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5054 times:

My vote goes to the old Lufthansa Bordbuch! It was full of info on other airports and had maddeningly detailed maps of FRA.

My favorite existing is AA's American Way. Somehow I always find info about my destination when I'm flying there on AA and reading American Way.

Of course...who can resist SkyMall  Wink/being sarcastic



You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineVirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4995 times:

Cathay Pacific has a really good magazine.

User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4962 times:

I agree with Copenhagenboy, my Mom gave me the Scanorama magazine from a trip she went on and I found it to be very interseting. Haven't flown in a while so I don't remember any other ones.

PJ


User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Not to change the subject, but I'm not that impressed with AS's magazine. I find UA good, as well as SK (that's three for SK!).
I like in-flight magazines that give lots of data on the airline.



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5361 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4910 times:

I like in-flight magazines that give lots of data on the airline.

Call it a point of personal preference, but that's what I don't like in inflight magazines. I like a balance of information about the airline alongside good, interesting articles. I remember, for instance, an article in Attaché that was analyzing the US 4th Judicial Circuit, going into why it was one of the most conservative circuits and how that could have national implications if a judge on the 4th Circuit is chosen to the Supreme Court. To balance that they had an article about key lime pie and what not. All very interesting reading to a political science junkie who loves to cook in his spare time  Wink/being sarcastic



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineInflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

UAs HEMISPHERES gets my vote...alongside with PRs MABUHAY ...

Great articles and quality of photography is superb...overall design on both is outstanding...PR MABUHAY is probably one (if not) a unique inflight magazine..they always change the layouts..

VS does not even have an inflight magazine..as far as a I know...they have an INFO mag (inflight entertainment and airline info) and a CARLOS mag (but don't know what the CARLOS mag looks like).anyone who can confirm this???

If you guys got any inflight mags laying around collecting dust, I might buy it from you..let me know...

Cheers!

inflight mags


User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

I agree with Awschucksflyer , AC 's ENROUTE megazine is quite good... Im pretty sure it won a few awards for it.

Cheers,

Scf158


User currently offlineRiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4628 times:

Seems to me in terms of printing and graphic quality, the European carriers do a much better job than the US airlines, at least with respect to BA High Life, the AF magazine, SWISS, etc. I think part of the reason is that US carriers view the magazine as an advertising-driven business proposition (thank you Chester Karras!), whereas the Europeans see it as a way to entertain the passenger and enhance their airline's prestige and image. Also, the primary audience for the US carrier's magazines is a domestic traveler, so you are more likely to see articles about what's doing in Cleveland and some ads for steakhouses in Dallas, whereas the European carriers have a more international, multinational audience so the stories tend to be global in nature and the advertising as well. I tend to keep most of the European airline magazines I pick up, if only because of the beautiful graphics, but will discard those from AA, UA, etc after a quick look through...

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

This is a great topic for journalism majors like me!

I agree that many of the European inflight magazines are glossier and more intelligently laid out. I've seen TAP's Atlantis, Alitalia's Arrivederci, Iberia's Ronda (weighing in at almost 300 pages, it was a real clunker), BA's High Life, bmi's Voyager and LOT's Kaleidoscope. All had very smart layouts, tons of fleet/destination/airport info (Iberia had picture diagrams of MAD and BCN, very impressive) and impressive, well-written articles.

The sole exception was Lufthansa's Magazin - a flimsy 80-pager with a confusing English-German "gutter" layout, crummy route maps, and poor-quality paper. It seemed like the entire issue was thrown together at the eleventh hour.

US carriers' magazines aren't too shabby, however. My top choice would be Delta's Sky, which is just as nice as any European carriers', followed by Attache and American Way. I've always thought United's Hemispheres was a little on the thin side.

Low-fare carriers are a mixed bag... Southwest's Spirit is phenomenal - it matches Southwest's 'personalilty' perfectly - but AirTran's Arrivals is really lousy. ATA doesn't print one - do JetBlue and Frontier have magazines?

I've not seen any Asian inflight magazines, but if they're anything like the timetables those airlines print, they must be incredible. I'd love to see Qantas, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates' publications.


User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

BA's High Life is excellent.  Big thumbs up

Ryanair737


User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

I like AA's American Way magazine, because they are changed out every two weeks. They also spotlight a celebrity in each issue, and on every cover. AA's Celebrated Living magazine (a publication found in AA's First Class and Business Class cabins) is also enjoyable.



We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 879 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

BA's High Life, AF Magazine, Lan Chile's Mundo Sur and Royal Air Maroc's Magazine.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6203 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

Nexos by American is prety enjoyable (Spanish publication found onboard AA)
They usually feature celebrities from Latin America , the route map is very lousy though .
Copa's Cordialidad is a quiality publication, highlighting destinations served by Copa, good route map, detailed terminal info of Tocumen and nice pics.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineInflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

CX - DISCOVERY
UA - HEMISHERES
DL - SKY
AC - EN ROUTE
AA - AMERICAN WAY
BA - HIGH LIFE
VS - does not have any inflight magazines. HOT AIR was their inflight magazine
ROYAL BRUNIE - MUHIBAH
SWISS - SWISS

Not in particular order, inflight magazines above have won either the top award or runner up of the AVION AWARDS..there are probably more airlines that I can think of who won ..

CHECK EM OUT AT www.waea.org


25 Copa737 : The new Copa Airlines In-flight magazine is excellent, its called Panorama de Las Americas, very interesting articles and great quality photos. Even b
26 SPLOBKrakow : LOT's "Kalejdoskop" is one of the best I have seen. It us fairly thin, but i find the layout very nice. There is quite a bit of information about the
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