USAirBWI From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 97 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 2452 times:
Hey, this has probably been discussed before but, who cares? What is your favorite non-major airline, not Delta, United, American, Air France, British Airways ect...... and why? (pictures would be nice! )
ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 2241 times:
Midwest Express would be my pick for best non major airline. They have great service and good food on every flight, however their destinations are limited. Southwest Airlines is also a great non major carrier. Their prices are competitive and they use mostly newer 737-3,4,5,6,7,8.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
My vote would be for Hawaiian Airlines.
12th largest airline in the US, 13 717s, soon to be 16 767s (with delays due to the economy) One of the few large airlines still flying the DC-10. Unique, far reaching destinations (LAS in the East to Tahiti in the South to Alaska in the North).
Excellent food, great service, one of the lowest FFP award (5000 miles for a one way trip) of any airline, ontime, low fares (5000 miles or $73.00...hmmmm).
May not be 2 abreast seating in coach..but we can't be everything to everyone.
Hagi From Finland, joined Jun 1999, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
What do you mean by non-major?
Evidently, worldwide, all airlines with say 100+ fleet are major, right? Even 50+?
Can we then conclude that non-major means something like not the flag carrier / dominator in the market?
So, what about really small flag carriers? Like Estonian Air or LAB? Are those non-major even though they are major in their specific (national) market areas?
My experience is more limited than I'd like, but based on that, I'll pick British Midland. This from a four-year old experience (I doubt they've deteriorated during these years - being accepted to Star and all ). They're a prime example of how to fight the lazy big guy. In Europe, I'd also love to try Air Botnia, Crossair and Lauda Air.