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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 13222 times:
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Which airline would you say is the most famous? I would go forBritish airways or American airlines. They are literally household names and known around the world.

What do you think?

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Arsenal@LHR


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User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 13084 times:

Pan American World Airways is still one of the number one brands recognized around the world. Right after Coke and McDonald's

User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 13064 times:

Well lately Delta has been the most popular airline in the U.S. at least, I dont know about the world. AA might be the most popular in the U.S. now that they have bought TWA. Excluding United States Airlines, British is probably to most popular. Pan Am used to be quite popular, but it seemed like everything bad used to happen to them (bombings, hijackings, fires, collisions, etc..). I know that Delta, United, and American are all pretty popular worldwide since they are so big and so is British.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6219 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13008 times:

Pan Am

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British Airways
Lufthansa
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 12998 times:

Pan Am
KLM
American


User currently offlineHadpa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12979 times:

In my country,Chile, obviously LanChile, but also American Airlines,Air Frnace and Lufthansa. None of British Airways down here.


hadpa
chile


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12964 times:

My guess of current airlines would be United or Singapore. Of past airlines, my guess for the most famous airlines in their own era would definitely be Pan Am in number 1 spot, probably followed by TWA and BOAC.



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User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12964 times:

I think that KLM is the most famous airline since it is the airline that has served under it's original name the longest period of time.

User currently offlineBHopsde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12947 times:

Pan Am, TWA (from the glory days of aviation, and for that reason, still well-known). Especially PanAm! Nowadays, people know of most major carriers. BA, LH, AF, etc.

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12920 times:

I think Korean aIR AND aEROFLOT would come close...Look at all the publicity they have got!!

Cheers
mikey

PS Seriously...Everyone knows SQ and BA!


User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12913 times:

Current: BA
Past: Pan American & TWA..no contest. global leaders in the late 30's the 40's (during and after the war), and the 50's & 60's. PAn Am. First 707's, first 747's,first round the world flights, etc.


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 12911 times:

I agree with you Arsenal@LHR, BA and AA are two of the most recognizable airline name.




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User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12896 times:

BA & AA are the two most well known airlines at Heathrow. And from what i've heard there reputation (some good, and some...well not so good)
Is all over the world.



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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12894 times:

Nobody can forget Pan American World Airways.


Nobody can forget a name like "American" Airlines either.



Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlinePATM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12889 times:

I would say Delta.

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12884 times:

Yes, for recognition.
Coke
McD
IBM
then
Pan Am

I imagine at some point, PA was number #1

Delta? Are you nuts?


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12893 times:

Pan Amerian World Airways.

There was a time when you wouldn't dare call them Pan Am.

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways may have commercials, but imagine how many people saw PAA's Orion starship in "2001: A Space Odyssey."


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12875 times:

I would also have to vote for Pan Am. Follow that with TWA and Qantas.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3395 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12865 times:

JetBlue  Laugh out loud Just Kidding

I would have to go with Pan Am, however not so much anymore because of its breakup than I would have to go with United.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12867 times:

A subjective question, but *globally*, perhaps it is indeed BA at the moment.

Adverts aren't the only reason, it's global presence is.

Definitely Pan Am in the past, I fully agree. Recognised globally.

CP


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12855 times:

Haven't read all the answers. I don't think I really need to though. I imagine the PanAm name is the most recognized name in the world, even after 9 1/2 years. I know, the name survives. I just imagine that if you were to ask people who do not know airlines to name a famous international airline, the PanAm name would be at or near the top of the list.


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User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12849 times:

PanAm
Southwest Airlines
Eastern Airlines


User currently offlineAlphie747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12849 times:

In the 70's Braniff was pretty well known...

User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12847 times:

I would say it really depends on where in the world you live. I mean most of the Americans say that Pan Am, American Airlines, Delta etc. are the most famous in the world, but a lot of ordinary non aviation loving people down under would really know much about them. In Australia it would be Qantas and Ansett (everybody knows these two).

On a world wide scale (remember this is still from an australian perspective) I would have to say British Airways, United, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qantas and JAL.

Pan Am would have been widely recognised down in Australia years ago since they were the first to fly a 747 to Sydney etc. But there is a new generation of people, hence why I chose the list up above.


User currently offlineDELL_dude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12838 times:



1. PanAm
2. TWA


25 ILOVEA340 : PAN AM TWA BA AA UA...
26 EGGD : From all the people who i have spoken to the know Pan-Am and KLM No mention of all the majors in the US. Also BA is mentioned but probably because its
27 EK-A380 : Let’s not forget Emirates Fly the best – fly Emirates! Be good to yourself – fly Emirates!
28 Go Canada! : BA and singapore airlines.Pan am get mentioned because of their tragderies.
29 Airtransam : PAN AM....#1 forever! what a legend
30 Ryanb741 : BA and Pan Am. To a lesser extent Air France. No way would American Airlines or United be in this category. Pan Am will forever be a legend, BA is 'th
31 Astrojet : PAN AM
32 GKirk : BA, Pan Am and KLM I think.
33 Ptica2000 : BA, PanAm, Lufthansa
34 Tripple7 : Probably: KLM PanAm BA
35 Siriwatthana : In Germany : Lufthansa Pan Am TWA Air France British Airways Thai Airways International Delta Air Lines
36 Chepos : I would say that the most famous Latin American carriers at the moment would be -LanChile -Varig -Mexicana -Aeromexico -Grupo Taca Chepos Puerto Rico
37 Post contains links Airways : THE question: What makes an airline famous. What are the points to compare them? - TV comercials? - brand name? - Pax Service - ... There are much mor
38 Whistler : I think these are the things that make an airline famous: -TV/Movie appearances -Name -Paint Job (livery) -Size Like I said earlier the most famous ai
39 MD-90 : Lots of airlines have been seen in movies, but (to my knowledge), PAA's the only one to make it so spaceflight.
40 Rlwynn : PanAm TWA QANTAS AA UNITED Lufthansa KLM BA (BA is 'the World's favourite airline'.) Only because BA says so. I would say that Virgin is more "famous"
41 RIX : Pan Am forever, BA at present. As for Virgin, I doubt many non airliner enthusiasts even know it is British...
42 Whistler : Most people I know have never heard of BA, they all know AA, PA, KLM, and Air Canada though. They are probably the most famous in Canada.
43 Mac : PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS SYSTEM INC.....STILL. Mac
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