Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1647 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3739 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.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3605 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?
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3581 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.
CAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3540 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
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5496 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3548 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 .
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...
: 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
: America West - because of the constant ridicule they put up with even though they are trying as hard as they can.
: 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
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: 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