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Which Airline Do You Feel Most Sorry For?  
User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Hi people, ive always wondered what airlines get sympthay votes from people because of miss-management, takeovers, being stuck in an alliance or being unluckly with plane crashes?

mine are TWA for being mis-managed and then being bought by AA.

Pan-am for being unlucky with plane crashes

Delta for being stuck with air france, scabitilia and koren.

Canadian for never realy have a chance to beat Air Canada and ending up being bought by them.


Go Canada!

It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
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User currently offlineEK-A380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

It has to be Pakistan International Airlines!

User currently offlineBluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Singapore...gee, it must be cold and lonely being so high above the rest... Big grin

User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

What about Iraqi Airways and SriLankan?

User currently offlinePcancelli From Italy, joined May 2000, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Right now Sri Lankan...
I don't want to get into politics now, just sad because of the aircrafts

User currently offlineXxzz123 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

Sri Lankan of course, all those years of effort building up a modern, efficient and highly acclaimed airline. They'll be back of course...

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Alaska Air because it is under constant threat of being taken over by Delta or one of the other majors.

Southwest because people are always making fun of them eventhough they do a great job and try hard.

Aer Lingus because they too may be bought out.

User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Mine would be:

Pan Am, Eastern, National & TWA for mismanagement, or at least not forseeing their future well enough to survive into the 21st century.. almost hard to believe they no longer exist since they were among the founders of the North American airline industry.

Sri Lankan and MEA for having faced terrorism in their respective parts of the world head on.

Aeroflot - for having spent decades trying to coexist alongside western airlines with better management options and aircraft.

Sabena, Philippine Airlines, Aerolineas Argentineas & Air Afrique for all it's financial troubles and mismanagement.

KLM for being such a great airline but not being able to find itself in a satisfactory multi-airline alliance.

Canadian Airlines for mismanagement and having to try and fend of an agressive Air Canada.

American, Iberia, Alitalia, Air France & Olympic for not realizing they can change their liveries and still be as good if not better than they are today.

All airlines who have suffered air crashes, terrorism and hijackings.. something no one wants of should have to deal with.

That pretty much covers it.

User currently offlineTravaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

America West for not living up to the great potential thay have with thier PHX hub and route structure. Com'on lets be Franke about it!

Happy Flying

User currently offlineAI744LR From Thailand, joined May 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

Air-India - once the best, now amongst the worst  Sad

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Pan Am for going from perhaps the epitome of air flight to bankruptcy,
and then "returning" as a shadow of its former glory.

also TWA, another survivor of days past, that seems like it will absorbed into American Airlines.  Crying
Those good ol' globes were nice.

Here is what I'd like to have seen: Pan Am A330/340s, TWA MD-11

User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1405 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

You've got to be kidding me.

I don't feel sorry for any airline. You feel sorry for TWA for mismanagement?

There are winners and losers in life. TWA, Pan Am, Eastern, BCal, etc. are losers. Being lucky has NOTHING to do with running an airline.

User currently offlineDfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Valujet- they had one crash and nobody knows how great they were. I flew with them many times and they had the friendliest personnel.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

Cubana- They do their best with the meager resources they have.

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User currently offlineWiLdmanVzla From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

Well... I fell sorry for all the employees of the bankrupt airlines that has been going out of business because of bad management... !!!!


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

United... so much great potential, all being shot to hell by internal numskulling.

The media and public like to whip UAL for its past injustices (Summer from Hell 2000) over and over again.

They underappreciate the airline's role in the worldwide transportation system and fail to acknowledge the tragedy of so much potential being put to waste.


User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

I'm just wondering... how is Delta stuck with AF and Korean? If it's just a buisiness partnership, can't they pull out at any time? Besides, both Delta and Air France have a lot of flights to Paris from many major cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinatti, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and San Fransisco, and then Air France flies from Paris to anywhere else in Europe. Because of this, I would think that a partnership between DL and AF is worthwhile for both companies since it gives DL a skymiles partner for its travelers to Europe. Any thoughts on this?

-Jeffrey Stricker

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6812 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Sri Lankan comes to mind in light of the recent events.

Dragonair is one I also feel sorry for because they have a very boring colour scheme.  Smile

User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

I feel sorry for Delta because soon jetBlue will show them who is boss.  Acting devilish

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

Right now... SriLankan

Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

Piedmont. It was a well-run and profitable airline who earned a reputation for above-average service at reasonable fares. One of the few airlines who brought us the benefits of what deregulation was supposed to be about disappeared into the USAir morass, apparently as a result of its own success. Employees who had been part of building one of the best airlines to work for saw their situation take a sharp turn for the worse.

User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

I feel bad for US Airways. For bad management, and UGLY paint livery and Britsh Airways treating them like crap, years ago.

D E L T A 7 7 7

User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 433 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

ProAir! Never really had a chance to get off the ground... they might be back though, you never know... (i'd mostly just like to see service at Detroit City!)

User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

I feel sorry for USAirways, because they have Stephen Wolf at the top trying to drive them into the ground, and make himself rich doing so. He has no business in the airline industry. Just a modern day Lorenzo or Icahn in my opinion.

I feel sorry for UAL, because well, while Goodwin may not be the same doublecrossing weasel that Wolf is, he is just incompetent as the head of a major carrier. Send him on his way, and maybe UAL will still be around in 5 years.

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

I would say Sri Lankan because of what just happened, and to me, it looked like they were getting bigger and better too.

TWA for it's bad management, historically. I give credit to William Compton as he did what he could with a financially troubled airline. I used to feel sorry for the employees, but realizing the fact they know their getting a paycheck, I don't feel that bad for them  Smile.

Sabena and Aer Lingus because of the financial state their in.

Aeroflot- they were once great only to have the economy go down and they went with it. Hopefully, they are getting bigger now.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
25 DeltaRNOmd-80 : jetBlue- I feel sorry for David Neeleman, his employees spread the word that they are invincible and can eliminate any airline on any route. When thin
26 Americawest123 : America West - because of the constant ridicule they put up with even though they are trying as hard as they can.
27 SQ325 : PanAm a great Airline with a great hystorie, they were in a bad shape before Lockerbie and afterwards they were finished. Ticket prices, so that every
28 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : I feel sorry for Delta because they are now using that butt-ugly Deltaflot scheme, they should never deviated from the old-new scheme. I feel sorry fo
29 Post contains links and images CYKA : Canjet and Canadi>n. Click for large versionPhoto © Henry Jr Godding Click for large versionPhoto © Felix Sieder
30 Post contains images CAETravlr : Aloha, Its ok to have an opinion on any airline's color scheme. However, you should not feel sorry for them because of it, you know, they chose it. Ho
31 Post contains images Airlinelover : America West.. Always losing things.. Chris
32 N960AS : TWA for sure. One of my two favorites will soon no longer be. Plus Karabu expires in Sep '03 if I'm correct, they were so close to making it, it makes
33 Airbus Lover : Malaysia Airlines!!! mismanagement led to financial trouble. fleet renewal plan too early and borrowed those money to buy new planes and finally end u
34 Yqfca : CPAir/Canadian/Wardair/PacificWestern/Nordair etc. who fought all their lives against a government owned competitor (Air Canada) that had their routes
35 B737-700 : Sabena
36 BA FOREVER : Right now I feel sorry of Sri Lankan - but am confident they will be back! I am also sorry for Ansett - they try hard, and I hope that they grow into
37 Air Taiwan : Ansett Australia... they're a fantastic airline! In fact I think they're very similar to bmi british midland, a real good airline but because there's
38 Skystar : At this point in time, definately Sri Lankan. Like BA FOREVER, I do sympathise for Ansett, who has been described as being 'raped' by its former owner
39 Go Canada! : I feel sorry for ansett and air new zealand a match mad in hell that was forced on them since anz didnt really have any choice but buy it and ansett h
41 Post contains images BHopsde : True, DL always makes moves after everyone else, sometimes it works to their advantage and mostly it causes rubbish like the StyTeam I know some peopl
42 GDB : How about Ariana Afganistan? 20+ years of Communist takeovers, Soviet invasions, civil war and now the Taliban headcases going back to the middle ages
43 Post contains links and images NWAirlines : America West Airlines - Even though things aren't really going their way right now, I believe that they are trying very hard to improve and become a b
44 Hugo : Pan Am and TWA for obvious reasons. Philippine Airlines for being a political pawn for most of its history and for its current inept and uninspired "m
45 Lewis : I really feel sorry for Olympic Airways. Things are really bad.
46 OO-VEG : Sabena, for getting in a bad situation Sri Lankan Airlines, for losing those aircraft Aeroflot, for having such a bad image just because their are Rus
47 767ALLTHEWAY : I feel bad for Legend. American Airlines played the role of bully and forced them out of business.
48 Post contains links and images Notar520AC : Click for large versionPhoto © Saul Loeb America West is just falling to peices.
49 Post contains links and images Ilyushin96M : Aeroflot, because they have to deal with the ghosts of the past and mismanagement in the present. Not to mention all the myths people still believe co
50 DC10Tony : ATA I'm sure they're a good airline, but their L-1011s keep breaking down, leaving passengers stranded at the airport, and then being shuttled away to
51 Mx5_boy : Ansett Australian, for all the trouble the caring and wonderful staff have gone through with mismanagement and a parent with no money. mb ***Absolutel
52 Go Canada! : aeroflot have launched their problems on them selves. i dont feel sorry for sabena either-its had its chance and one day will finally go bankrupt.
53 Teva : 1- PanAm, for having made so many "world premieres" 2- SWISSAIR, for having a so good service, and a so bad management (look at the problems with Sabe
54 Standby87 : Laker - paved the way for Branson and Virgin, but didn't go high-yield. I'd better not comment about BA's tactics at that time. ACES Colombia - best s
55 Mx727 : Lauda Air, cause Nikki Lauda had to sell it to Austrian government
56 Srbmod : Any airline that was a maverick in the industry only to be crushed by competition. WestPac (Miss the Simpsons logojet), Impulse (poor poor cockatoo),
57 Post contains images High_flyr69 : i feel sorry for Impulse airlines they provided a great service so suit the average Australian along the east coast and due to QF and AN not being abl
58 Post contains images Trintocan : Definitely Sir Lankan - after all that went into their new fleet and routes, only to see it all blown apart by a rampaging civil war. Very sad indeed.
59 Af007 : A lot of people mentioned Air France. Why?
60 Jgardner : America West...what a bunch of hosers! 2 lost children in one month! My friend flew them a month and a half ago...he is diabetic so he called the airl
61 Advancedkid : TAP and Libyan Airlines
62 UnitedIAD : Definitely Legend Airlines. It was a great airline with a great product. Too bad AA was such a big bully. Guess they'll do anything to protect their D
63 Post contains links and images Aio86 : Ehtiopian Air. They have to deal with civil war within the country and region, hijakings and all without help from the government, yet they continue t
64 Aussie_ : Ansett - a run of bad luck and appalling owners in Air NZ. Great service though - keep it up!
65 Travel : Ansett Australia..for ages they have been announcing new fleet plans, new international destinations, etc.. They are loosing the plot, however I am co
66 Aviasian : SriLankan Airlines, with a shadow of doubt! Since taking on Emirates as an equity partner, the airline's management has done everything humanely possi
67 Post contains links and images Milemaster : Definitely Legend Airlines. Thank you AA for your ethical practices... Click for large versionPhoto © Jay Davis
68 Advancedkid : I hope LTU will make it out of the SAir group and stand back on their own, otherwise it looks like many of us will feel very sorry for them sometime s
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