AirIndia Elite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 679 times:
Even though I am now living in United States I love to fly my country India's airline Air India. I am flying Air India very often and am receiving many good services. Two times I have flown them from Delhi to Chicago and one time from London to Chicago.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13747 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 658 times:
I am proud of our national carrier, Virgin Atlantic, and bmi british midland. The former offers great and superior service and is customer orientated. It has also shown at the OAG Awards, that 31" pitch does not detract from good IFE and service.
bmi: For perserverence in getting LHR slots and open skies, and for a modern fleet with good food and business class.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8313 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 650 times:
Singapore_Air has proved the point I came here to make: "I am proud of our national carrier, Virgin Atlantic, and bmi british midland". People HATE their flag-carriers (in this case of course it's BA). When I was a travel agent I used to try to sell Olympic to Greeks, PIA to Pakistanis, Alitalia to Italians and BA to the locals. And was always met by a barrage of compaints. Now, I've flown OA to Australia twice, and found them to be excellent both times. They are at least as good as A. N. Other Airline. I must put myself in this group as well, I'm Australian and I don't rate Qantas very highly - the one airline in the world that should have PTV (given the average stage length) and I think Air Rwanda got there before them, plus overfamiliar cabin crew (plopping down next to you, "Geez mate, where ya goin? Oh strewth, there's a great restaurant there, and the sheilas...") and not enough good destinations (whither AMS, ZRH, ATH, BEY, BAH?). But non-Australians seem to think they're great.
It doesn't make sense, the only nationality that should objectively be ashamed of their own national airline/s are Americans. The only nationality I can think of that ARE proud of their national airline are the Lebanese, but MEA were more than just an airline during the war, they were the country's only link to the outside world and that link was maintained at considerable sacrifice (for months employees and crews stayed at the terminal, which was christened the Cedarjet Hotel; pilots used to fly the planes empty to Cyprus to get fuel and bring it back to fill up the other aircraft; etc etc.) Luckily BA have never had to do that and til they do I don't think they'll occupy much space in the UK's affections.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz