CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1397 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
Mine is AirTran, overall good service, and having the cheap upgrades is a real bonus in my opinion. That said however, I am trying Southwest for the first time on Friday, so who knows if they will win me over...
FLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
Ryanair - because their fares are extremely cheap, I always find them way cheaper than Easyjet, bmibaby, or anyone else. The onboard service isn't great, some of the flight attendants can't speak great English (even when they ARE English! ) and half of my flights have been on the 732s, which sound like they're about to fall apart when we take off.
However, when you consider that return fares I've paid to Frankfurt, Dublin, Reus and Dinard, among others, are cheaper than the train ticket from Chesterfield to Stansted, I'm certainly not complaining!
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1402 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
Me, I have a tie between Frontier Airlines and Jet Blue Airways. The reason they are tied is because Frontier is locally based here in Denver, and Jet Blue operates from my native New York City. Oh and my favorite Frontier commericial:
Navairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
Southwest by far. Their service could be better but route structure is amazing. I've never really dealt with a bad crew flying with them either. I also really like Frontier, however I now live in Florida and don't travel transcon much its been awhile since I've flown with them. As for AirTran I haven't flown with them but may fly once to try out biz class. JetBlue isn't in my market and I have no desire to fly with them right now.
KA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
Hapag Lloyd express! Nice cabin, comfortable leather seats, low fare and superb service.
Ryan air dirty planes, even brand new B737-800 in a right mess stains on seats and chewing gum on floor, service terrible cold coffee at Â£1.50 a slab, have flown with them several times and not impressed & OK if you live near Stansted or Prestwick but what about the rest of us.
Easyjet not far behind always seem to have a problem with them 2 hour delays or me in Liverpool bags in Luton.
Done Southwest in the USA and that is a fantastic experience.
Manage to get good fares on full service carriers BMI and BA are very competitive on most routes providing you book early.
I believe Monarch are excellent but not had reason to try them yet.
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9017 posts, RR: 28 Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
Definitely Frontier, though they stopped flights to Boston recently, so I can't fly them anymore. But they were a good airline in my opinion. Also, I'm not sure what America West is considered (mainline or LCC), but I always get cheap fares and good service flying them from LA to Boston and vice versa.
"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
Well, I have flown in the past couple of LoCo-Airlines, and the overall winner is:
AIR BERLIN cityShuttle!! Starting for litttle as 19EURO INCL. (around 25$) from Germany to European hot-spots inclusive:
-great entertainment system for little surcharge
-Miles on their Bonus-Program
Well, on my last trip, my flight was cancelled and re-booked. Instead flying from Hamburg to London for 19EURO(!!!!), the new route was Hannover to London. Air Berlin paid me for compensation:
1.Free Train-ride from Hamburg to Hannover
2.One B&B-accomadation in London (of my choice)
3.Flight voucher for the next Trip, worth 25EURO
TOTAL: ca. 110EURO COMPENSATION >>>>> THATS ALL FOR 19EURO!!!!!!!!
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
My favourite is jetBlue. Reasons:
- friendly people, no matter if cabin crews, counter personnel or ground staff: all their staff seem to be proud of working for the company!
- clean cabins
- comfortable leather seats with good pitch
- they do have frills such as free drinks and snacks
- LiveTV in every seat PLUS moving map!
- professional and high quality appearance, never getting a 'cheap' impression
- the 'fun factor', such as different tails colors and funny names on planes, makes even large fleets individual
The ones to follow are germanwings, Southwest, HLX and DBA. Ryanair is last on my list...reasons: the exact opposite of the aspects above!
Mikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 14 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1659 times:
If I can use a LCC that isn't in my country then B6 (jetBlue) by a long shot. As I just typed in another thread, I used them 4 times on my trip to the US last year. I really liked their model of giving more as a LCC. I know that WN was the pioneer etc, but I still think that B6 is a good model and I was extremely happy after flying them.
Leather seats with 34" pitch (which is more than I got with VS on the transatlantic journey to the US), PTV for every passenger with DirecTV, free drinks and snacks and headsets. Modern fleet of A320s, friendly staff, clean aircraft and on-time service. They even let me swap to an earlier flight totally free of charge at the last minute when we'd built too much fat into our flying timings for the day when we'd booked. If I'd made that change in advance there would have been a charge!
If I had to choose a UK based LCC, then it would probably be a tie between U2 and FR with U2 just taking it because they fly to more major airports. I don't find their fares vastly different if booked in advance, although FR do lots more offers. I haven't flown with any of the others yet, but will be road testing BMIbaby in a couple of months
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
now as you wrote it I also remember a B6 experience where I was offered taking an earlier flight. I had been booked on the second Long Beach-Oakland flight and arrived at the airport early. At check-in the ground staff kindly offered me to take the first flight though it would already depart within the next 35 minutes. I got my boarding card and arrived at the gate just in time for boarding. Wow, I won more than 90 minutes more which I could spend in San Francisco.
That's what I call customer service!
And in terms of cabin crew: they have always been interested in talking a bit about the airline and one offered me to take a picture of me in front of the aircraft after arrival in Long Beach.
Hey, try to ask for an earlier flight at Ryanair or ask for an FA taking a picture of you and expect to get an asskick in both cases...
jetBlue is something special...you gotta love them!
Mikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Wow Udo - that's exactly the same thing that happened to me!! We arrived in on the 2pm flight from LAS into LGB, but hadn't booked the 2:30pm (something like that) departure out to OAK because we thought it would be too tight and had decided to spend some more time in LGB. However when we arrived, we soon realised that lots of people were just staying onboard. We got our bags and asked at customer service if we could change to an earlier flight and they let us reboard the aircraft we'd just got off with minutes to spare, at no extra cost. We got hours extra up in San Francisco as a result of their help!
Aviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 43 Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
Not one particular. It would be the current LCC which have the lowest fares out of the nearest airport. That would be Easyjet out of AMS at the moment.
Going 25 Feb AMS-LTN-AMS, just for the thrill of flying, for only 35 Euro.
I calculated that it is possible to fly a triangle AMS-GVA-LTN-AMS or was it the opposite direction can't remember that, for just about 100 Euro.
This is also an opportunity for me to finally fly an A320 family a/c for the first time of my life. Yes EZY is currently my favorite!
I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
25 Fax: Has to be Jet 2. Very good service and cabin, excellent on time record and good prices...plus they fly from Leeds Bradford! Easyjet are also good, but
26 SA006: Kulula in South Africa since its the only LCC I've ever flown Rgds SA006
27 CoTXDFW777AA: Thanks everyone who posted, this was my first post and you made it really cool. Gotta love Airliners.net!
28 Delta767300ER: I prefer Airtran for my low cost airfare due to their great service, fares, new 717's, and easy upgrades. -Delta767300ER
29 NWAFA: For me I can not stand WN. I go with Frontier. They are great! Flown them about 15 times great crews each time. Love the A319. Clean. IFE was fun.
30 Bmi330: Globespan and air scotland they ar local lcc's and your better to support yur own and there offering services not avalible before
31 EGFFbmi: Has to be BMIbaby and Jet2! BMIbaby Jet2 If only Jet2 operated from my Local! Regards, Milo
32 Shankly: BA actually. Most European destinations for less than £100 return; full service; proper airports and back-up when it all goes T.U.
33 Alcregular: Even though I've only flown of FR to DUB last August at a very cheap rate (£35.00 return on the Robbie Williams concert weekend, bargain), I do like
34 Cactus739: I'm not sure if it counts as an LCC or not, but Alaska is definately my favorite. Also have to say America West and Southwest.
35 Ushermittwoch: I have only been on ATA and Ryanair. And one can debate if ATA really qualifies but I really, really liked them. And they will always have a spot in m
36 Canoecarrier: Funny you asked that, I was on an AS flight the other day and overheard the capt. and one of the flight attendants argueing that very same point. I do
37 Carfield: My favorites are Jetblue due to its really nice fleet of Airbus A320s, leather seats, happy F/As (not to mention their stylish uniforms -- I really li