UTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
Whoa, whoa, whoa. LX are not out of the woods yet...
On the contrary, SNBA, formerly Sabena, are now profitable and expanding.
AF was almost dead in the 90's and now part the big 4 in Europe, but that used taxpayers' money, so it doesn't count.
Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
Gr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1618 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2739 times:
ValuJet: In 1996 grounded by the Feds, horrible reputation, ancient fleet and almost out of cash. Now AirTran is one of the most profitable airlines in the country (300% increase in stock price in 2003), a very high ratio of repeat customers, the youngest all-Boeing fleet in the world and planned 25% per year growth for the next few years.
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3325 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
I'm not convinced that Continental's "Worst to First" story isn't a round trip. I flew almost 80000 miles on them in 2001, dropped steadily to only 2 flights in all of 2003. I noticed a change in attitude after 9/11. If you are not a full Y fare flyer, Gordon's no longer interested in your business. But their initial turnaround was truly amazing...
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
I'd say Frontier, after all, they came back from the dead, and now look at them! Okay, okay, so its a completely different airline. . .how about Braniff? No, no, no. . .they're dead. . . again. . .let's see. . .I don't know. . .they all look so good. . .guess I'll take Continental.
But, if United can turn itself around, my answer might be different in a few years.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
I would choose Continental hands down.
Gordon Bethune took an airline that was the equivalent of a condemned house and turned in into a lovely, respectable, well run, well cared for home. The man does know how to run an airline and my hat is off to him.
Cadet93 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
I have to say CO also....But I have noticed the trend to not want to deal with the flyer who shops around and get a cheap fare.......They even added 5 new fare classes to make it more difficult to get elite miles.....If you buy online this year they all count, who knows what next year will bring. 3 of the fare classes are in the lowest category.....So there are a few more cheap fares to see...But if you book them thru a travel agent, they don't all count to elite miles, only half.....How is that for pushing out the agent even further. Already they don't pay them SQUAT... And now the tickets are not worth as much mileage wise...I think it SUCKS personally....But as airline I still hold my cards up to CO.......