EI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
I'm pretty sure that the flagship designation is given by the individual airline. EK probably chose the A345 because of the extravagance of the plane. Take a look at the first class of the A345 compared to the 773. For the longest time AA used the 763 for their flagship service. Pretty much, its up to the individual airline!
GREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 506 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
B767-200 Ansett's flagship. The reason being that when it was introduced in Australia, it was delivered to Ansett. The Aircraft was better than what the competition used A300. Ansett was its first Australian user.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4940 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 1834 times:
I think AA would consider the 777 as the flagship of the fleet. On the other hand, Flagship Service refers to it highest level of inflight service. Generally, this was on widebody aircraft that had First, Business, and Coach cabins, usually on international and transcon routes.
The 777s, 767s, and some DC-10s were flown with Flagship Service.
Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 1818 times:
LanChile (LAN)'s flagship is the A340, maybe because it is the largest aircraft in the fleet and also the one that goes to the most distant destinations (AKL/SYD and MAD/FRA). It is also the only aircraft that appears in their new TV spots.