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Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?  
User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

The worst airline I've ever been in I would say it was Garuda Indonesia. It might be a good airline for some of you but it was very dirty inside. And I usually fly good airlines. How about you?

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User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Northwest. They have lost my baggage, treated me rudely, and would not even answer an e-mail when I nailed them for the terrible service that they give. They talk about wanting to give customer service and all that, but I think they are full of baloney because they cannot even answer a simple e-mail note. I have always been answered by Midwest Express, Continental, and Delta when I have e-mailed these airlines, so that is why I utilize these airlines.

User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

The worst airline I've ever flown has got to be Air India. The flight was from SIN to BOM, with a stopover in Chennai. The plane was dirty inside and the service stank. The fact that I was seated next to what was probably the grungiest guy on the plane in one of the middle seats didn't help much either. He was rude, and though I'm not quick to pass judgement, in desperate need of some extra strong deoderant.

User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

It seems that NW treated you really bad. I didn't expect that out of NW. Still they are not a very good airline.

User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Yeah, I don't think Air India is a good airline either. Although I never flew it I can imagine how it would be!

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Carnival/Pan Am 2- long delays , the crew was sort of rude and man did they have some absurd boarding policies, and imagine if they were lousy that they ran out of food during the flight.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Continental definately .... rude ground staff and service on domestic flights is almost non-existant. Close second is AA.Absolutely horrible service and what ever little food they serve is bad. IN general all US carriers on domestic flights specially are awful......and as its very well known even international service is also nothing like European and Asian airlines.

User currently offlineBucks918 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Delta: The Worst

User currently offlineDl727-200adv From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

UsAirways!

DL727-200adv


User currently offlineWiLdmanVzla From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

American Airlines... all the way the worst!!!!

******


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Sorry, the worst in service in all respects is American Airlines. BWIA, Air Jamaica and United are much better. AA always comes across as very impersonal. Do not even start to talk about the (very little) food they serve...

Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Northwest and America West.

I know times have changed, but about 3 years ago I boarded a brand new 757 from DTW to SFO. They showed no movie, food sucked and there was no gate for us at SFO because they forgot to tow the other 757 out. Now, the staff was very friendly. But all of the problems I cited were not because of a bad day but the end result of management decisions made a long time ago.

Same with HP. A 737 across the country to PHX at dinner time w/ nothing but a paper bag with turkey sandwhich. At a $500 fare does HP think I'll ever go back when I could pay $250 on UAL, get a 744 or 777 have Channel 9, airshow and a hot chicken dinner!


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

CXA330-342 - If you can drop me an email with your Air India flight information along with specific examples of service deficiencies, I will have the matter forwarded to the Sr.Manager - Inflight Service (aka dad) and he will look into it.

Lukino99 - I don't think you can imagine jack squat if you haven't flown the airline, so keep yer trap shut. Thanks.

Finally, if y'all think those airlines are bad, you obviously never had the misfortune to fly Tower Air. I dance on the grave of Morris Nachtomi's monstrous creation.


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Northwest and Laos Aviation. The first was because of horrifically bad service and old a/c, the second was because it was totally unsafe (had a crash landing at Wattay International Airport in Laos).


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

BRITANNIA!!!

Regards
Alexander


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

If you are going on cleanliness then Qantas NewZealand (No longer) if you are going on service then SQ.

Cheers
mikey


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

You can't really blame Laos Aviation.....

(call it louse aviation Big grin, you get what i mean?)

As with Northwest...I like Old planes! I suppose you really have to be old to appreciate them. Garuda were shit when i flew with them, ah well you can't please everybody all of the time.

Regards, EGGD


User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

I don't fly very often, but the worst airline I flew with was EBA, now Virgin Express. I can remember there was very little space in it...

User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

I haven't really had that bad a service recently although American Airlines last year was a bit unfriendly. I flew two sectors with them and a code share with a third and would you belive my luggage either never left the departure point or was sent to the wrong city each and every flight! While the flights were fine I would have hesitations if I had checked bags to fly them again.
Going back some twenty years I had a trip on THY Turk Hava Yollari I think it was, now known as Turkish Airlines. The flight was on A DC-10 an aircraft that I really love to fly on normally but on this occaision it was the filthiest beast I ever saw. It stank! The flight Stank! The service Stank! However that is history as I have been told the "New" Turkish Airlines is quite good.



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Yes in my worst list AA must come a close second , the inexistent food and the rude f/a's help AA achieve this standing in my list.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineAking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Although I don't think it's necessarily fair to generalize one bad experience to an entire airline, I can pretty comfortably address this post--TWExpress. To me, it's no wonder their parent company went bankrupt. The service was outright rude from some gate agents who were dealing very, very poorly with weather delays in St. Louis. I slept at the airport with nothing from them in any way. Not even a 5 minute phone card. If I might also add, the worst airport I've ever been in without a doubt was CGK (Jakarta, Indonesia). Being somewhat of an international city, I thought it would be in-line with other significant Asian destinations. Wrong. Dirty, old, unkept, and a visual eye-sore are adjectives that come to mind. It's unfortunate, that country has been through so much turmoil throughout its history and its airport reflects it. Also, we had to "pay-off" (they wanted money) customs officials in order to bring in some Korean kimchi (pickled cabbage). I would have have felt better if they would have not allowed it in but in a foreign country you're unfamiliar with, you do what they want. Sorry to digress from the topic so much.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

I have had terrible service on Delta but the worst airline that i've been on is Samara Airlines. They just cant help it because they are a small strugling airline


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Iberia... rude service, awful food, terrible all around.

User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

AA, IB & DL...

AA, rude & bad food. I remeber on one flight from San Juan to New York, I got up and went to the aft galley and asked for a glass of water and the FA said " We're not here to serve you, we're here in case of an emergency!!!"

DL, rude & bad food. On one flight from San Juan to Miami i had a first class ticket, someone was in my seat so I in a very polite way notified the FA of this and she said "You sit where ever there is space if you want to go!!!" I sat in Economy for the flight and made sure that this FA was reprimanded when we got to Miami!!!

IB, rude, bad food, cancelled flights & huge delays.

I've flown these airlines several of times and got disapointed every time, these are not one time experienced opinions.



User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

I would have to say US Airways. Lost luggage RUDE flight attendants. Flights that are never on time. I hope United buys them, they could use some good training.

B727

Delta Airlines is the best airline in the US


25 Alpha 1 : The worst airline is the last one all of you flew who did not meet all of your over-inflated expectations, and who did not bow low to you ,and who did
26 Post contains images Nwa747-400 : I would have to say I have had the worst experiences on UA. I would also argue that NW email responses to complaints and suggestions is VERY fast. SAM
27 OO-AOG : On the 76 different airlines I have flown, Northwest is by far definately the worst. Never again.
28 Post contains images Matt D : There is no airline on the planet more abominable than them. One can only imagine how much effort they put into to make sure that your trip is a disa
29 SJCguy : I agree with Alpha1- the only things airlines should have to boast about is the miracle fact that they can get you to your destination safely in a fra
30 Airplanelover : Air Tran They have cheap prices, but also cheap service. I have flown 4 times. United, Delta, USAirways were all fine - nice staff and on time but Air
31 FedExIndy : America West. Flight left 2 hours late and the return trip home was delayed for about 4 hours before being cancelled after the 4-hour delay. Spent 2 h
32 Frequence plus : Tower! No Doubt! I once had a 6 hour day on a cloudless night in NY (going JFK-CDG). I learned my vast vocabulary of french curse words that evening!
33 Airnondo : America West. In my experience, HP truly takes the cake for "America's Worst Airline". All four legs of a recent itinerary were delayed or cancelled f
34 MEA-707 : First; there were some comments on Garuda and CGK Jakarta airport. I flew them last year, 8 sectors AMS-Darwin and return, and I was deeply impressed;
35 TWA717_200 : I'm just glad that no one mentioned TWA. God rest her soul.
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