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And The Winner Is....? (T & L's 10 Best Airlines)  
User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

Travel and Leisure Magazine just released the world's 10 best international airlines as well as the 10 best U.S. domestic airlines for 2005. Take a look...

http://www.travelandleisure.com/worl...ults.cfm?cat=othercairlinesforeign

[Edited 2005-07-11 21:39:46]


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User currently offlineIADBGO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

Have to admit I'm surprised to see DH in the 3 spot. Maybe that will help quiet down some of the DH bashers. (Probably not though.)

IADBGO


User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5218 times:
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Quoting IADBGO (Reply 1):
Have to admit I'm surprised to see DH in the 3 spot.

Me too, but good for them!



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User currently offlineHenny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

Wher'the heck are BA?

Ah well, nice to see VS up there with the big boys.



3, 2, 1... Now!
User currently offlineLucianflyboy From St. Lucia, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

I have to agree with the Top 3 International ones. I've flown Cathay and they do provide great service. I've also heard great things about SQ's and EK's service.

Sadly, I've only flown on SouthWest so I can't make much comment on that. Glad the lil guy, Midwest, got top marks!


User currently offlineD950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

Interesting to see Midwest as number 1 domestic, great service, great planes.


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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

Good work YX!! I wish they would start MKE-SJC service so I could fly on them with a connection from BOS. Heard their service is awsome. Congrads to DH and B6 as well.

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

Anybody else find it interesting that of the Top 10 Domestic, none of them are legacy carriers?  stirthepot 


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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

WOW! SIA must be really good to re-gain their proper title!


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User currently offlineLucianflyboy From St. Lucia, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5004 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 7):
Anybody else find it interesting that of the Top 10 Domestic, none of them are legacy carriers?

No surprise here! Bigger is not always better.  duck 


User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4973 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4983 times:
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Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 7):
Anybody else find it interesting that of the Top 10 Domestic, none of them are legacy carriers?

Of course, when you carry between 60-110 million passengers a year, you are bound to piss more people off...notice that almost all of the top 10 domestic carriers (except for WN and AS) are small niche carriers...when you are smaller and more focused, you tend to do things much better than when you're trying to be everything to everyone; you are bound to tick some people off.

And btw, don't understand why EK is rated so highly...yes, they're pretty good, but better than CX? EK squeezes 7 abreast into their A332 J cabins and up to 10 abreast on their 777 Y cabins and except for their A345s, pitch in J is pretty substandard as well..


User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

Quoting Lucianflyboy (Reply 4):
Wher'the heck are BA?

I was wondering the same thing. I have to say, for airline the size and scope of BA, they do an excellent job.



United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
User currently offlineN160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 7):
Anybody else find it interesting that of the Top 10 Domestic, none of them are legacy carriers?

Song = Delta???? maybe.... maybe not, however i think that it is worth noting that Mother Delta's low cost carrier is doing well!

Good to see that Song is in the top 5 domestic carriers!
N160LH



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User currently offlineJfrworld From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

I'm not sure I understand Song being rated? Don't they fly as "DL"? I'm my opinion, Song should be considered as Delta for rating purposes.

To me it would be like United PS service being rated separately than UA,


User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

Doesn't it seem odd that DH would score so high on the list? I just wonder how scientific/representative this award program is? DH is very small. They have not been remarkable in on-time, or amenities, or baggage handling. They do have very low fares.

Did someone stuff the ballot box?


User currently offlineAvion346 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Preformance related issues like ATC delays (especially on the east coast), will always happen, We try day in and day out to avoid them, but they do happen. Our way of handling these issues is what maks us what we are. We are honest. If there has been a schedule makes, like NW did 7 times to my friend, we will call all customers affected. I just did that today myself in operations before I left DTW. Amenities...HA. Hope those 1$ peanuts taste great over at NW. We truly appreciate our customers and their time, and that's why we are #3 Big grin.

User currently offlineN917ME From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 730 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

GO MIDWEST!!!!!!

To: All Midwest and Skyway Airlines Employees
Date: July 11, 2005
From: T.E. Hoeksema
Subject: Great News for Midwest Airlines!

We've just received great news! Travel+Leisure magazine has named Midwest
Airlines "World's Best Domestic Airline" in its 2005 World's Best Awards
competition.

The award -- based on a survey of subscribers in the first quarter of 2005
-- recognizes cabin comfort, food, inflight service, customer service and
value. The respondents rated airlines, cities, cruise lines, hotels,
islands, car rental agencies and tour operators/safari outfitters. Midwest
and the other winners will be featured in the magazine's August issue.

Rankings for the top 10 domestic airlines include:
Midwest Airlines 75.22
JetBlue Airways 74.73
Independence Air 68.71
Song 68.66
Alaska Airlines 63.21
Hawaiian Airlines 62.30
Frontier Airlines 62.29
Southwest Airlines 61.81
Aloha Airlines 60.73
Horizon Air 60.39

This is the seventh time we've won this coveted title in the 10 years it's
been awarded, certainly an enviable record in our very competitive
industry. Even more remarkable is that an airline our size receives enough
votes to make a showing in the survey -- especially considering that most
of the magazine's readers live on the coasts, while most of our travelers
originate in the Midwest. Consistently winning this award means that the
service our employees provide is so good that it makes a lasting impression
on our customers, one that is strong enough to overcome the formidable
obstacles of size and location.

Knowing that our customers recognize and appreciate us is extremely
gratifying. And the publicity that winning an award like this generates is
an added bonus -- one we hope will result in travelers choosing to fly on
us based on the award and then becoming loyal customers due to the
excellent service they receive from our employees.

This announcement comes on the heels of other very positive achievements at
Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect -- wide-ranging schedule and service
enhancements, record load factors, strong market share figures in Milwaukee
and Kansas City, yesterday's launch of new service to Houston Hobby, and
recognition by Corporate Report Wisconsin as "Best Airline for Business
Travel." Truly, your hard work and commitment to our valued customers made
these achievements possible.


User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2016 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4203 times:
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Surveys like this are not worth the paper they're printed on. Magazine surveys, much like A.Net opinions, are far more often based on perception than actual experience.


It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8649 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Quoting N917ME (Reply 16):
We've just received great news! Travel+Leisure magazine has named Midwest
Airlines "World's Best Domestic Airline" in its 2005 World's Best Awards
competition.

World's top, is a bit of an exageration don't you think? US's top is more like it.


User currently onlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3104 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

While I haven't flown DH myself, my partner has several times on business from GSP. He's been very impressed with inflight service, especially. Even on our flight to IAD, there's full beverage service, a snack basked with an actual choice of things to choose, and warn towelettes, plus a mint handed out at the end of the flight. I think their "amenities" beat the pants off legacy carriers!


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Shouldn't Alaska and Horizon be under the same heading?
#5 and #10

Seems to me like they're one in the same.



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 7):
Anybody else find it interesting that of the Top 10 Domestic, none of them are legacy carriers?

Not unless you count Delta's illegitimate stepchild  duck 

JUST KIDDING GUYS!!  Wink

I know someone else said it above, but I just couldn't resist...

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineSideflare75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 18):
World's top, is a bit of an exageration don't you think? US's top is more like it.

Read the article. That was what title of the award was. It's not like Tim made it up or something.


User currently offlineMeerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Quoting Sideflare75 (Reply 22):
Quoting Airbazar (Reply 18):
World's top, is a bit of an exageration don't you think? US's top is more like it.

Read the article. That was what title of the award was. It's not like Tim made it up or something.

I think his point was that it was only US carriers that made it into the "World's" Top Ten Domestic category. Did they survey domestic airlines in any other country I wonder?


User currently offlineUAL777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1564 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Ahhh, DH, I wish they were #1 because there is nothing I like more than contorting my body into a hellishly small CRJ. crowded  I personally think that these rankings are biased.

Customer service on the majors is still extremely good. I just flew on UA yesterday. Missed my connect in DEN due to a weather delay in IAD and then flew to and slept in ORD. When I mentioned this to the FAs on the DEN-ORD segment, they gave me 2 blankets and 2 pillows, 6 packs of trail mix, and 3 diet pepsis as "camping supplies". I was absolutely stunned.

Best over-night in O'hare I have ever had.

P.S. NOTHING beats economy plus.

Anyway, congrats to the winners.



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