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Skytrax Best Airline Of The Year 2005: CX  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 6545 times:

Go to: http://www.airlinequality.com/2005/airline-05-press.htm

It has just been announced that Cathay Pacific is the winner of Skytrax Best Airline of the Year 2005.

1) Cathay Pacific
2) Qantas
3) Emirates
4) Singapore Airlines
5) British Airways
6) Malaysia Airlines
7)Thai Airways

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User currently offlineOzglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2719 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6483 times:

No surprises with 1st place, but how about QF moving to 2nd!!!

I think that, with recent service improvements, it is now justified. What do you think?



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6458 times:

I flew Qantas back in September 2004. The service was very good. Also very friendly. Hot food and alcohol are back for domestic flights. So I think they have improved a lot.

CX is no doubt, excellent.

Malaysia Airlines did very well too. And they have been awarded 5 star.


User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

Congratulations QF! They are a great airline find them much better than EK... bit disapointed with the SQ results.


Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6359 times:

Interesting results I guess...

Firstly, no surprises with CX at all. A very good airline and always will be one of the worlds best.

QF coming in second is a bit of a surprise considering it is in my view no where near the class of service offered by SQ, EK or CX. However a good result for QF and they will hope to build on that reputation now.

EK in third just proves that they are becoming a very good airline regardless of their expansion plans etc. Really the quality of their service is very good.

Thai making it to 7th? Well, personally I don't think they are that good but I guess its the rating system!

Cheers!



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6336 times:

Hmmmm , that's not a surprising result , CX deserved first place , TG and MH deserved top notch ! SQ dropped I am not surprised because of the inconsistent reviews about them from my friends I heard. Emirates are still the top airline for me , better then CX after flying with them last year but no comment about Qantas which I hope to fly with them one day.


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6317 times:

Please refer to my other thread. Malaysia Airlines is now 5 star.

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 4):
EK in third just proves that they are becoming a very good airline regardless of their expansion plans etc. Really the quality of their service is very good.

EK was number 1 back in 2002 and no 2 last year. They dropped to no 3 this year.

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 4):
Thai making it to 7th? Well, personally I don't think they are that good but I guess its the rating system!

Thai is always rated high. Guess they were no 5 last year.

Quoting Qantasflyer (Reply 3):
Congratulations QF! They are a great airline find them much better than EK... bit disapointed with the SQ results

I agree.

[Edited 2005-06-02 06:24:36]

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 4):

EK in third just proves that they are becoming a very good airline regardless of their expansion plans etc. Really the quality of their service is very good.

I've flown on EK one too many times, from the 1990's to last year (on 1/2 dozen or so routes)..and I've found their service to be going down each year......aside from the prayer room (for Muslims) @ DXB, I'm not too keen on the airport either....

This year, I plan on flying to Pakistan on CX (SFO-HKG-KHI)...it will be my first time on CX and I'm quite excited!!

Lastly, for price/performance, I have to tip my hat to PK (yes, its true...)..while their business class isn't as good as some of the other "top notch" majours such as SQ and CX (but still excellent for even the most demanding business pax), for $2,300 US dollars (including taxes) roundtrip from ORD-KHI...its absolutely amazing! They have brand new 777's and the pilots are very, very good (many of them used to be fighter pilots with the Pakistan Airforce..so they are very skilled).

In fact, I will try to be on the inaugural 777-200LR flight, which will be PK's IAH-LHE/KHI flight... bigthumbsup 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6312 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7):
Lastly, for price/performance, I have to tip my hat to PK (yes, its true...)..while their business class isn't as good as some of the other "top notch" majours such as SQ and CX (but still excellent for even the most demanding business pax), for $2,300 US dollars (including taxes) roundtrip from ORD-KHI...its absolutely amazing! They have brand new 777's and the pilots are very, very good (many of them used to be fighter pilots with the Pakistan Airforce..so they are very skilled).

I am sure their business class is not as good as CX's and SQ's. But how is it like? Do they have PTVs in their B 747-300 economy???? Also B 777?

I am sure PK is ok.


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

What happend to QR! I'm shocked not to see them in the top 7!

Good for TGBig grin

Rob!


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

FINNAIR 3rd best airline in Europe? Are they crazy?

User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6108 times:

Congrats . . .im suprised Emirates isnt high on the list . .

Its nice to see the CO has the best BEST ONBOARD CATERING in BIZ


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 10):
FINNAIR 3rd best airline in Europe? Are they crazy

Where did you find this info? I can't seem to find the info other than the top 7 in the world?  Confused

Rob!


User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3013 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6000 times:
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Remaining.. (According to the "press" page)

8. Qatar Airways
9. Asiana Airlines
10. All Nippon Airways



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

Guys,

Please refer to Cathay Pacific's press release which was released sometime ago: http://www.cathaypacific.com/intl/ab.../press/0,3845,31342-125882,00.html

We still have the BEST IFE subaward to be announced.

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 13):
Remaining.. (According to the "press" page)

8. Qatar Airways
9. Asiana Airlines
10. All Nippon Airways

ANA is not bad. Haven't been on Qatar and Asiana so I can't comment. But from what I heard the service is average.

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
Where did you find this info? I can't seem to find the info other than the top 7 in the world?

Same here. I can't find the info too.

Quoting Squirrel83 (Reply 11):
Its nice to see the CO has the best BEST ONBOARD CATERING in BIZ

The food on CO is always good. They should be on the top ten list in fact.

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 5):
SQ dropped I am not surprised because of the inconsistent reviews about them from my friends I heard.

I am surprised. I took SQ a few times last year. The service was excellent. What happened to them? What was the issue?

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 5):
TG and MH deserved top notch

And good to see that MH is now 5 star along with CX, QR and SQ.


User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5882 times:

I can't compare CX with the other listed airlines, but I was very impressed with the service and overall product. Still haven't flown SQ but surprised to see it drop to 4. I always thought SQ, EK and CX were the top 3.

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
Where did you find this info? I can't seem to find the info other than the top 7 in the world?

Click on 'Results' on the home page. That will get you the regional rankings.


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5758 times:

Well done CX and Qantas, but I think SQ should be in the top 3 as well as BA. One thing we and all the thousands of voters in the survey have agreed on is that NONE of the US majors deserve to be anywhere close to the top of any of these lists. This is reflected in the results and, in my opnion, fully justified.


Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5703 times:

SQ and BA are very top too. No question.

What about Continental? Continental is pretty good I think. They won a few awards this year including a best airline award.


User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
1) Cathay Pacific
2) Qantas
3) Emirates
4) Singapore Airlines
5) British Airways
6) Malaysia Airlines
7)Thai Airways

Its interesting to see that star alliance has 3 airlines in that top 7, Oneworld 2, and skyteam with sadly none. Isnt MH supposedly to go to either skyteam or oneworld soon? Its also a testament to the quality of the Star alliance, if you take these surveys w/o a grain of salt, that the best airline in North America (Air Canada) is in the alliance, and the best airline in Africa (SAA) will be shortly.

Is anyone a little confused with the Europe airline rankings? 1) British Airways 2) PGA Portugalia Airlines 3) Finnair ... does it rlly make sense to compare such smaller airlines with the big boys that offer a vast network. I think the network of the airlines should be included in some way in these surveys.

Either way... AC #1, 2008  Wink


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5668 times:

Quoting AC787 (Reply 19):
Its interesting to see that star alliance has 3 airlines in that top 7, Oneworld 2, and skyteam with sadly none. Isnt MH supposedly to go to either skyteam or oneworld soon?

I don't think Emirates is in any alliance.

MH will probably join Skyteam I think. Or have they announced that they will join Skyteam? I WISH they Star or One World.


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5652 times:

Quoting AC787 (Reply 19):
Its interesting to see that star alliance has 3 airlines in that top 7, Oneworld 2, and skyteam with sadly none

Isn't it the other way round? ie: Oneworld 3 (Qantas, BA and CX) and Star 2 (SQ and TG).



Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5680 times:

Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, SAA, Virgin Atlantic etc are all good airlines. A pity that they are not on the list....

Air New Zealand was on the list last year if I remember correctly...... Hope they will be back again once they have started taking deliveries of new aircraft and when they have finished upgrading their long haul product

Quoting Qantasclub (Reply 21):
Isn't it the other way round? ie: Oneworld 3 (Qantas, BA and CX) and Star 2 (SQ and TG).

Exactly.

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 10):
FINNAIR 3rd best airline in Europe? Are they crazy?

My parents took Finnair once from Hong Kong to Helsinki via Bangkok. The service was good. Also the food. A pity the luggages were delayed.

From what I heard they have already started Hong Kong-Helsinki nonstop right?

[Edited 2005-06-03 06:23:43]

User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5637 times:

Humm, I expected EK before QF for some reason. I guess that was just my gut feeling. Congrats to CX!

User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5639 times:

Quoting Qantasclub (Reply 21):
Isn't it the other way round? ie: Oneworld 3 (Qantas, BA and CX) and Star 2 (SQ and TG).

Your right, my bad...


25 Abrelosojos : Great ranks. CX truly deserved the spot. An absolute domination by Asia-Pacific region - 9 of top 10! I can see why SQ has slipped given my mixed expe
26 United Airline : I doubt it. Are they really that good????? Never been on it. Has anyone been on it? How is the service????? Have they made up their mind on their nex
27 Abrelosojos : = I dont know and hence a question. I have been on them several times and have been blown away by their service. Lots of little touches that reminds
28 Beno : Excellent result for QF when you think about it. They are the only airline in the top 4 who has a domestic operation, only top 4 airline to operate fr
29 United Airline : QF is good too though I prefer SQ and CX. And good to see that MH is now 5 star. However I wonder why they are not among the top 3. And they lost the
30 Post contains links and images OD720 : BEY has been voted 3rd best airport in the Middle East after Dubai and Ben Gurion. View Large View MediumPhoto © Vatche Mitilian I think that's a
31 EmiratesA345 : Ummm I'm sure they're no better than any other airline's pilots. Flying fighter aircraft doesn't mean you're more skilled than someone who flew passe
32 Post contains images United Airline : I think CX should upgrade its inflight entertainment system especially in economy class. Wonder WHEN/WHETHER OR NOT they will install AVOD in economy
33 ZK-NBT : Congratulations to CX! They are probably the second biggest Asian carrier to AKL and many people use them to fly from AKL to Europe, and they seem to
34 United Airline : Really? Then who is the largest? SQ? EK? QF? I suppose QF by far right? Yes you should?[Edited 2005-06-04 08:16:13]
35 ZK-NBT : Really? Then who is the largest? SQ? EK? QF? I suppose QF by far right? QF then EK but I wasn't including either as Asian. I was thinking of SQ who ar
36 United Airline : Fair enough. And obviously NZ is the largest operator flying in and out of New Zealand. Hope NZ will be ranked among the top 10 or even top 3 next ye
37 Jobalas : and what about LH and AF...nothing ...this survey is ....strange!!!
38 United Airline : I don't remember seeing them anywhere in Skytrax rankings. Maybe they are still behind these carriers? LH is not bad. Also AF. Hope LH and AF will in
39 FlyboyOz : Well...I don't agree that CX deserves to be the best airline. I have flown on many times and have seen little improvment. 1) CX never changed new seat
40 Post contains images United Airline : I mean on its B 747-400s. In my opinion, CX has the best onboard food. Also the largest portion and the greatest varieties of choices. You get 3 choi
41 Goodday : What about JAL no chance?
42 Jet-lagged : I think that is a cultural thing. They don't smile as much first, but if you engage them right, then they will smile a lot and are very warm. Very su
43 United Airline : JAL deserves something too. It is a good airline. Exactly. I am surprised too. Last year they were no 1. I been on SQ a few times in 2004 and the ser
44 Post contains images Meerkat : Flew QF (for schedule reasons) to BNE for a wedding last summer. Got changed as I always do after the belt lights went off. Asked the F/A if it would
45 United Airline : Meerkat, Not very nice of them. What class were you in? If you are in first I think they have a place for you to hang your clothes. Not sure about bus
46 Post contains images Meerkat : Was in (ugh) Y. Never had a problem with CX doing it, regardless of cabin. But as I said, it was the attitude rather than anything else that surprised
47 United Airline : I hate it when FAs are rude. Never had problems with CX flight attendents. That's good. STs are pretty expensive so you better take good care of it.
48 Post contains images Meerkat : Well these ones came free with my seat in F! Four sets and counting...
49 EKGOLD : top 3 three years in a row aint bad... third still got a medal at the olympics last time i checked!!
50 United Airline : Cool. You should have checked them in or placed them in the overheads. EK was number 1 in 2002 and I guess no 2 in 2003 and 2004. And now number 3. N
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