Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18 Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2884 times:
Forget BA, UA, AA, SQ, EK, DL, LH etc.
But are there any airlines that you would consider "dodgy", which a safety record thats ever been under scrutiny and would rather avoid? Personally there are some asian airlines that i would hesitate to fly on.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
I dont like the look of Korean. For some reason i have always percieved them as a "dodgy" airline.
I would hesitate to fly on some other airlines, particularly Chinese ones, or some of the smaller countries in Africa, and just about any airline in Mexico, they dont appear to me to be "safe".
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6483 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
There are several that I would not fly on for anything. They must, however remain nameless. I have to respect confidentality requests by my host company. None have been mentioned here but one is a fairly new carrier in the US that seems to be highly regarded by several members present. Please don't ask, I can't tell for professional reasons. If anyone has a doubt about safety, look to the FAA for the answers.
I always thought I would work until I died. I find that I am ready to not work anymore.
Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
They dont get much more racist then some of you guys.
"Personally there are some asian airlines that i would hesitate to fly on"
"I would hesitate to fly on some other airlines, particularly Chinese ones"
What the hell is wrong with Chinese Airlines ??. I've just flown China Eastern and I would do again without a secong thought. What about China Southern ?, Air China ?, Shanghai Airlines ?, China Xinjiang ?.
I keep away from carriers that have stupid pilots and bad service.
Bad pilots: CI, KE, SQ, SU etc
Bad Service: NW, UA, DL etc
AWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2675 times:
I personally have no problem flying any carrier. For those who decide to label an airline unsafe, dodgy or what ever else because of some incidents such as engine failure, fuel leaks etc. These things happen and unless its happening all the time on a large number of flights I would not label the airline dodgy. I have flown on every major US airline and a few smaller ones. I have had an engine fail on 3 different airlines and have been delayed because of fuel leaks on 5 different airlines. I would not call any of those airlines dodgy just because of a few incidents that I experienced on them.
AirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
Working for AF at JFK, we did regular handling for Air Afrique's weekly flights to Dakar and Abidjan, and yet every week, I was still amazed at the ability of their Airbus 300-600 to take off with all those bags on board. RK's flights were notorious for their excess bags. Sometimes at the jetways, we would take in excess of 2 or 3 container loads of bags. In all honesty, I would rather take a boat to Africa, than Air Afrique.
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
My cousin was on a flight in Ethiopia, I hesitate to say Air Ethiopia because I am not sure, and the pilot AND co-pilot locked themselves out of the cockpit and had to break the door down with a hatchet. Thats dodgy.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3290 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
Let's get some things straight. Chinese airlines have very good safety records due to stringent monitoring by the Chinese government. The same cannot be said about China Airlines, which is Taiwanese and has one of the world's worst safety records. Korean has also been very spotty. Generally, though, airlines from other Asian countries such as Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and so on have good records.
9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
HKGSpotter1, you've got quite a bad taste. Dozens of people said that even SU has bad service, it has great pilots who are ex military. Airlines I would not fly:
Most of the African Carriers
Newer, start up airlines.
Ariana (Not for the moment)
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2739 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
I fly SU and KE a lot and find them better all round than virtually all North American airlines with the exception of Delta and South West.
At the end of the day I don't really know what makes a plane (or a car, motorbike, rollercoaster ... ) safe or unsafe. Any of these activities involves risk and unknown variables so doing them is a leap of faith in other people doing their jobs properly which by and large they do.
Labelling Asian or African airlines as being inherently unsafe because they are Asian or African suggests a technical and legal superioirity in other countries which is more fiction than fact.
Mehtabrahman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
I have only one question to ask you....have you ever flown with Biman ever in your life? I think you should think prior to commenting on an airline before looking down on it! I think the only reason you have commented negatively about Biman is that you are a racist Bas###d. Out of the thousands of people who fly with Biman every year, it is not many but only a handful of passengers who have something negative to say about Biman, and the rest are more often than not pleased with the service provided, keeping in mind the cheap fares Biman offers to its passengers.
I have flown Biman on several sectors, and have almost always been very happy with their service. I am sure there are more passengers out there who will agree with me about Biman and its service.
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
i would fly anyone once except Garuda Indonisia and Aeroflot. not too sure about them. i have flown with China Airlines once and they were fine. never a problem. i have even flew Air Vanuatu and Air New Guinei