Copenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 601 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 6158 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.
Awschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 6141 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!!!
L1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6025 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!
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5551 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5739 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
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
Inflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5575 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...
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5457 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...
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2429 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5420 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.
KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5387 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.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 5252 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.
Inflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 5197 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
: The new Copa Airlines In-flight magazine is excellent, its called Panorama de Las Americas, very interesting articles and great quality photos. Even b
: 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