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Best Airline In The World  
User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12082 times:

I've just been having an arguement with my old man as to what the best airline in the world is, he says Singapore airlines I say Cathay Pacific, what do you guys in A.Net thing ?


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12064 times:

American Airlines -- not only the world's largest, but the world's best.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1979 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12031 times:
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NORTHSEATIGER,
What do you mean by "best airline in the world"? What criteria are you considering? Please define, otherwise a.net users will just list the usual unqualified favorite's list.




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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2448 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11978 times:

Best airline in terms of comfort: BA
Best airline in terms of IFE: Emerites(pardon the spelling)
Best airline geared towards business persons: CO, AA
Best in Pax services: NW

XJR

[Edited 2004-02-26 20:05:57]


Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineRampmike From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11946 times:

Hooters Air - Need I say more?

User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11895 times:

1. British Airways
2. Emirates
3. Qantas
4. SAA
5. American Airlines

Regards,

Milo


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1736 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11820 times:

1. Cathay Pacific
2. Swissair & pre 1996 Singapore Airlines
3. KLM
4. British Airways
5. Emirates


SR 103


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6661 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11730 times:

BWAHAHAAA! Rampmike- a little levity in what is sure to be a contentious thread, hehe...

I second Hooters. Big grin


User currently offlineQANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11613 times:

Didn't ATWOnline recently vote Qantas as world's best? or am I mistaken, I saw it on the QF website in a media release.

Quite frankly I would agree that QF is the best, l thought I haven't tried them all!.

QANTAS747


User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11526 times:

5 of my favorite airlines are as follows:
1. Lufthansa
2. Southwest Airlines
3. American Airlines
4. America West Airlines
5. United Airlines.
I like all of these because of their great service in all areas and for their IFe on all airlines except Southwest and America west ( i flew short flights and no entertainment was shown.)



"Keep Climbing"
User currently offlineCvgpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11500 times:

In the USofA---------#1-CO, #2-USairways, #3-AA,


Globally Yours
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11481 times:

Hard question, but I guess BA, KLM, Singapore airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates


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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11477 times:



Many dislike them but my absolute favorite is LH, Lufthansa has the best service, they are friendly, and in-flight service is great and I usually get great deals on fares together with many FF miles so Lufthansa gets my vote. I do not even care about their lack of PTVs  Laugh out loud




User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11470 times:

USAirways? If you like paying high fares! Gordon Bethune has made CO a major player in the US. My favorite. As for the world that is a tough one, I would rank AA, Cathy Pacific and Singapore as the best.

User currently offlineAerosvit From Ukraine, joined Feb 2004, 112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11457 times:

No doubt...British Airways...the worlds favorite (and best) airline.


Clava Ykraini
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11438 times:

Best airline if you're a shareholder - WN!


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11392 times:

The Name says it all: British Airways "The Worlds Favorite Airline"


Being Bilingual, I Speak English And Aviation
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11379 times:

SAS ranks up there as well.

XJRamp - I guess NW has really improved if you'd rank them highest in passenger satisifaction. A few years ago I'd be happier flying as cargo on FedEx over going with NW. Of course that was a few years ago, so congrats for improving.



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineYxskip From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11362 times:

Domestic- MIDWEST AIRLINES
International- LUFTHANSA
Caribbean- AIR JAMAICA


User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11357 times:

IMHO:

1. Vietnam Airlines
2. BA
3. Air Macau
4. Swiss International
5. Finnair


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11308 times:

My vote goes to Air Koryo...



User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11274 times:

Yes, that is a fantastic sight indeed. I flew OK-CSA's IL-62M from Prague to Bombay, superb.

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11236 times:

A lot of people have said bad stuff about them, but my vote goes to AF. Very very comfortable A340's, great food, great IFE...good stuff all around

User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11148 times:

Okay, now I know my member name is American757, but I have to say United. Within the past year I have flown United, Continental, and Northwest, and United has been the best as far as their service, people, and professionalism. Continental I would have to say tied with them. Since me n my cousin were by ourselves the flight attendant would talk to us since were were delayed 4 hrs and made sure we had plenty of food (pretzels and mc donalds), she was there to make sure we met our parents at the gate and they even had a little conversation before she was to board the flight back to houston. Northwest had friendly and really grouchy people mixed around. Some were really nice, then there were two mean flight attendants on the MEM-IAH leg of the flight. The gate lady was really really snobby to me, but thats another semi long story for another time. I dont know if I will ever fly Northwest again. I am trying to stay loyal to my home airline when I can. But were goin on Delta in March  Sad

User currently offlineVHTAE From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11106 times:

Qantas, I have never had a problem with them.

25 Chrisrad : 1.Malaysia Airlines 2.Singapore Airlines 3.Emirates 4.Cathay Pacific 5.Air New Zealand Waiting for the SKYTRAX airline of the year announcment sometim
26 TBCITDG : 1. Cathay Pacific 2. Malaysia Airlines 3. Emirates 4. Qantas 5. British Airways
27 Post contains links Saintsman : I seem to remember a poll in the UK voting a small airline in Bournemouth, England called Palmair the best in Britain. http://wuk1.ciao.com/Palmair_Eu
28 VonRichtofen : Who actually gets the OAG airline of the year award? Isn't it usually SQ? I could be mistaken but I do know that SQ blows away anything we have in Nor
29 JGPH1A : Re: My vote goes to Air Koryo... Yes, but do they have PTV's in Economy ? I think we should start a thread about it and whinge excessively - maybe the
30 Post contains links and images AznCsa4QF744ER : Qantas Airways of Australia is the best. Best Ground Service. Best In-Flight Service. Best-overall Airlines. View Large View MediumPhoto © James
31 Post contains images Stefandotde : @Sliders : American is best airline in the world? We say: They may be a big one - but not a great one Sorry for that but I think you made a joke.
32 Kalakaua : There is no such thing as "Best Airline In The World," but if I had to choose, it would have to be... sorry, I can't decide. In my opinion, there are
33 AMM744 : "American Airlines -- not only the world's largest, but the world's best" Ssides - you've got to be kidding, as much as I like AA they are just averag
34 AirGabon : My vote goes to Air France.... Good food, champagne (even in Economy Class), PTVs are OK and very cute and elegant FAs....
35 KEno : It would be biased for listing down just a handful of airlines that you've flown with, so of course airlines like AF, BA, CX, SQ etc will crop out tim
36 AMM744 : I bet they have some truly stunning FA's too, polynesian looks and manners, wow what a combination. Anyone flown on Air Tahiti Nui ?
37 BMAbound : SAS is quite a classy airline, but BA or NW wins in my book. regards, johan
38 Anxebla : In Europe:BA,AF,IB In Africa:SA In Asia/Pacific:MH,SQ,CX,KE,JL and QF In America:LA By:a good and new (average) fleet.Good network.Good maintenance.Go
39 Bluethunder : I dont think you can just name best airline. You can name your favorite. However, you here are a few airlines that constantly get good reviews and als
40 ThaiAggie : 1. Singapore airlines 2. Air NEw Zealand 3. Cathay Pacific 4. THAI (great food) 5. Finnair
41 Spike : As a rough count here: BA are in the lead, followed by AF and close behind AA. I still say you are all wrong though, VN rules.
42 SJU767 : My vote is: 1. CO 2. QF 3. SQ 4. UX 5. VS
43 Spike : Air Europa of Spain #4? u r joking?
44 Post contains images Anxebla : ....sure Spike,hahaha.SJU767 must be joking
45 Skyguy : Thats a tough question, each one of the often mentioned airlines compete fiercely for the top slot but being a frequent flyer for 30 years I have fou
46 SoAmSky : Anxebla "In Europe:BA,AF,IB" Sorry, but Iberia does not qualify here.
47 Aussie747 : Is this awarded by personal opinion or by awards. If it is based on awards we at least know these are official. That way there can be no arguements (e
48 Anxebla : SoAmSky.... That's your opinion.I've the own mine.
49 PA110 : Sorry Anxebla, I have to agree as well. It's great to support your national carrier, but you shouldn't let nationalism get in the way of rational judg
50 Post contains images Copenhagenboy : From 1 to 5, 5 is the best 1. Cubana 2. Interflug (do you remember them?) 3. V Bird 4. Iraq Airlines and the winner is (in this Oscar days) 5. Iran Ai
51 Kiwiair727tpa : Kiwi International (defunct) delta/song American TWA Northwest Valuejet/AirTran AirTransat British Airways Continental United US Airways
52 Post contains images Boo25 : BA hands down... 21st century travel - they invest alot in their product and their customers Prices are good now too! Good equipment (tho i miss their
53 Eddieho : SAA SAA SAA!!! :P
54 ToBEYwithMEA : I think the world most underrated airline is the best..MEA! Then the best in Europe is--BA, AF The Best in Asia-MEA (Well, if you mean southeast Aisa
55 Post contains links and images Ahsanf28 : Your old man is wise enough to know. Singapore Airlines is THE BEST carrier in the world.....closely followed by Cathay, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and
56 Douglas DC-9 : Midwest Airlines Midwest Connect before the name change they were still the best as: Skyway (The Midwest Express Connection) Midwest Express DC-9-32
57 TriJetFan1 : I would have to go with safety and say Virgin Atlantic and Qantas.
58 Post contains links and images Bigpappa : Defenitaley the best airline in the world.. true class i say... BRITISH AIRWAYS - The worlds favourite airline View Large View MediumPhoto © Stu
59 SIMPLICITY : BIGPAPPA, I've got to disagree with you... Have you try out any airlines in Asia? If not, you've got to catch the chance!! I must admit that BA is goo
60 LanAlemania : My vote goes to LanChile (best seats and IFE system I experienced yet) and British Airways (most friendly staff).
61 Bmi330 : Carslberg havent you seen the adverts on the tv! There also the best bank and spanish holiday hotel opportaer lol.
62 NORTHSEATIGER : If were including defunct airlines now then surely british caledonian wins hands down
63 Post contains images Copenhagenboy : Carlsberg havent you seen the adverts on the tv! -------------- Yes but they don't say the best beer, but maybe....properly the best beer
64 TRENT500 : 1) Ryanair 2)Easyjet 3)Buzz 4)Hooters Air 5)BA
65 Post contains images Bmacleod : SQ - Singapore Airlines hands down...... One of the few airlines that only fly internationally.
66 Hugojimenez : DEFINITELY SINGAPORE AIRLINES, FOLLOWS BY LUFTHANSA, BRITISH AIRWAYS... AND DON´T FORGET LAN CHILE (MOST BEAUTIFUL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS I EVER SAW, EVEN
67 Post contains links and images Oerk : I agree, NW airlines is the finest. View Large View MediumPhoto © Bruce Leibowitz
68 KLM11 : KLM Singapore Airlines Air Canada British Airways Iceland Air
69 Post contains images Copenhagenboy : SQ - Singapore Airlines hands down...... One of the few airlines that only fly internationally. Good point, but I have one question, how could they fl
70 Jafa : I would have to say RyanAir and maybe Southwest. Because they are affordable (most of the time) to the masses. I heard you can fly for 10 pounds on R
71 Aloha73g : For me, Aloha and Hawaiian.....they fly where I need to fly and have great customer service. I prefer Aloha though. For big airlines I like Delta, Sou
72 Post contains links and images CanadianNorth : Canadian North. Your North, Your Airline View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard Barsby CanadianNorth
73 IberiaN : My vote is for Iberia Regional Air Nostrum. BAW the favourite airline in the world? Not in my opinion. Flown with them in european flights? Not a good
74 Dutchflyer : KLM
75 Post contains images Copenhagenboy : hmm, this is going to be quite boring and going away from a discussion about eg. quality and route network. Now it is only statements like I am from t
76 SK901 : I think that SAS is far the best airline in the world. They've got great service, nice and friendly F/A's. Good I/E on the longhauls. Comfy seats in t
77 ZASpringboks : I've never seen so much bias in my entire life. Everyone picks their nations flag carrying carrier. Understandable. However, I am American and everyon
78 SkyTeamNo1 : 1. Air France (making the sky the best space on earth indeed) 2. Lan Chile (modern fleet, nice ptvs) 3. KLM (great network) 4. Continental (business o
79 Ryanair!!! : An interesting note, for those of you with access to Discovery Channel. There is a documentary tracing Marco Polo's journey to Asia and it is sponsore
80 KEno : Being a malaysian, it's probably a bit shocking to some that I have yet to fly with SQ. People from all 4 corners of the globe seem to have flown with
81 Delta767300ER : U.S: Delta Air Lines Int'l: British Airways -Delta767300ER
82 Post contains links Fuffla : Qantas and Thai Airways, both have great service, great staff and great food. ________________________________________________________________________
83 Qantasclub : The best airlines in the world in MY books for service, style and safety in no particular order are: Cathay Singapore airlines (less safe than the oth
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