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LH To Be Officially The World's Favourite Airline  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Finally, Lufthansa is gaining the respect to officially be "The World's Favourite Airline".

The German national airline is to transport 32 000 000 passengers internationally compared to British Airways' 31 000 000 passengers. While AMR, DAL, UAL and ANA fly up to 100 000 000 passengers a year, most are domestic.

British Airways was allowed to call itself "The World's Favourite Airline" because it flew the most passengers internationally, despite Lufthansa disproving the way BA uses it's figures to justify it's slogan in 1999 - 2000.

Marie Oldham, a managing partner at Media Planning, said BA's 'fall from grace' reflects the UK's diminishing influence in both €urope and the Global stage. (I don't think so).

"BA bottled out of expansion and of the low-cost airline battle until it was too late and Britain as a nation has bottled out on the single currency," she said. "When the world thinks of Europe now it thinks of Germany and France as the leaders, not Britain, and that is mirrored by our national airline."

"It is the final confirmation that we are no longer a great power in the world - another nail in the coffin of Cool Britannia."

More information at the Observer website


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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

BA will always be the Worlds Favorite Airline

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Maybe Babaero, but I think their figures will officially be proved wrong. They will no doubt be a favourite airline with some people though.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Sour grapes from Lufthansa. They shouldn't have contested in the first place. BA will always be the world's favourite airline in the public's mind.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

But not for others................................

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

That's an interesting post, Singapore_Air, because it says that Lufthansa is gaining the "respect " to be the world's favourite airline - yet the claim (by them, I gather) sems to be based, reasonably enough, purely on numbers.
I wonder whether the slogan is copyright? I guess it is - and will continue to be.. and I assume you can still call yourself "The World's Favourite Airline" even if you're not "The World's Most Travelled Airline", as "favourite" seems to imply some sort of qualitative, rather than necessarily quantative opinion??
And, I agree with you, the media saying "..we are no longer a great power in the world.." and that it is a reflection of Britain's diminishing influence, largely because another European carrier happens to carry a slightly larger number of passengers is stretching things more than a tad, and simply reinforces my jaundiced view of media credibility.
Not that it matters, of course, other than to airline spin doctors desperately seeking a few extra inches in a media all too eager to print anything that can fill the journalist's quota for the day. Ho hum.
Realistically, it probably has nothing at all to do with passenger perception of service standards or reliability, and probably just as little to do with national influence. Both airlines are regularly seen as among the world's top half-dozen or so carriers.
ONLY 31 million passengers? Oh my gosh!
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

The article didn't say respect, but I put it there because it seems that before, when LH announced that they used BA's accounting (it's not but it's the only word I can think of at the moment) practices to justify them being "The World's Favourite Airline" for them (LH) to then claim that title from BA. Previously, it was just yeah yeah liar.

As for the word "favourite", I think that should go to the airline in the world that has won the most awards.



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User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

What a load of.......!! Yeah, whatever Lufthansa! As for the comments about the UK....where the hell do they get that from!! So for once LH carries 1 million more passengers internationally than BA and suddenly it is the nail in the coffin of the entire UK? hahahahahahahahahaha...gotta love marketing logic (or is that a contradiction in terms). In typical Euro fashion, they think numbers, hard facts and paper figures....to the rest of us, "Favourite" means more emotionally. So yes LH you carried more passengers (woo-hoo) but you dont have the same emotional support and never will  Smile

British Airways. The World's Favourite Airline.  Smile


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

Britair: Your comment and logic are admirable, however, LH are basing their justification the same way BA have/did - using figures, "in typical Euro fashion".

 Confused



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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2589 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

So, how many pax does BA and LH carry in total [including domestic]?

PW100



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
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Lufthansa is a great airline, but when i think of the words 'World's favourite airline', i immediately think British airways. Those words only suit BA.

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Lufthansa in my opinion is better than BA. When I think of BA, I think of a bunch of snobs for some reason, don't get mad at me, that's what I think. I never really likeed BA or Virgin, I think LH should be the World's Favorite Airline. Just because BA has that damn slogan, doesn't mean they are. What if America West's slogan was "America's Best Airline" WOULD THAT BE TRUE!?

Continental


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

I don't understand this discussion!
BA or LH? No doubt LH is better. LH is in Star FRA as continetal hub is better than LHR. The service really improved the last years and I don't think that PTV or not is nothing to value an Airline.
Fleet managment, frequentflyer programs and Alliance partners are valuable!


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

This is discussion is about LH being petty (and unoriginal) enough to be concerned with BA's well-established advertising tactics. I don't know if LH realises this, but BA is always going to be the World's Favourite Airline in the eyes of the public.

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

This discussion will lead in trouble!
Most of the guys from the UK support BA as most of the germans here support LH!

But didn't call BA themselves "world's favourite Airline"?

Lufthansa
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User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Some people here should take easier about the issue.

You know that everyone has a different opinion about the world's favourite airline in their mind.

Sure, some people may think British Airways is much better than Lufthansa, but there are also many people reckon Lufthansa is greater than British Airways.

So, let's forget it and be friendly to each other.


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

>>What if America West's slogan was "America's Best Airline" WOULD THAT BE TRUE!?<<

I'd agree with it if you changed that to "America's Best Major Airline". They offer frills, such as meals on long flights, elite program(good one too), clubs, advanced seat assignments, first class, damn good IFE selection, but don't charge last-minute travelers through the nose.

BTW: I thought CO was good until they took away the 20,000 off-peak mileage award, cancelled their agreements with their 2 airlines that could fly a person to many places within the Western US(Alaska can really only reach the Pacific NW), Bethune's arrogant statements, no more free drinks internationally(I don't care but it is a stupid idea), raising P-club prices after losing several AmWest had, installing kiosks that will replace the gate agent eventually, and giving international elites the HoKeY fares.


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Who actually "allows" an airline to call itself "world's favourite"? I assumed that BA owned that slogan, as they have used it for decades.

Pete


User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Ha Ha Ha. Germany loose to Brazil. Ha Ha Ha Ha.

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Lufthansa is not as service-oriented as BA, everyone knows that. BA has a much better public image than LH. LH is a reliable, but robotic airline. BA is the world's favorite airline!


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User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Is it just me, or are most of the people saying "this is a load of...." and all that other stuff British? I have many British friends that would hate to admit that something German (i.e Cars, Airlines, Economy) is better than something British. So, now, who is the one being biased? I would fly LH over BA anyday, If BA originally based thier title on pax numbers, than LH deserves it.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Ha Ha Ha. Germany loose to Brazil. Ha Ha Ha Ha.

I am German but I can also laugh because I put a lot of money on a victory for Brazil.

Ha Ha Ha!

Patrick


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

I'm not British nor am I german and BA is much better. That's how the majority of the people feel. BA offers a premium product, even in economy, whereas LH offers a reliable and very standard service. There's a big difference.


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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

World's favourite is stupid anyway. Get a better slogan, BA.

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

It's stupid in YOUR opinion racko but a lot of my people think it's a great slogan.


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25 Sabena332 : The slogan is great, I like it. Patrick
26 Jaysit : Isn't that slogan copyrighted? As such its just advertising then. There is no jurisdictional board adjudicating as to which airline has the right to t
27 Singapore_Air : I don't mean to be downbeat, but I do not see how emotions or service-orientation or product and amenities come into this subject. BA calculated and j
28 Racko : I think the slogan is stupid because there will always be arguments if an airline is the world's favourite... I can't advertise a car as "the world's
29 Arsenal@LHR : I think it's all down to individual preferance, some might like BA over Lufthansa, lufthansa over BA etc. Everyone has their own chioces, i have flown
30 Crosswind : I think everyone here has missed an important point; British Airways no longer use The World's Favourite Airline as their marketing slogan. It was dro
31 Continental : Racko's right, I bet there's millions out there and probably a lot of Brits that think that BA isn't the World's Best Airline. I know it's a slogan, b
32 TonyBurr : I am not convinceed that just because LH carried so many passengers that it is the "world's Favorite Airline". That does not speak of people's attitud
33 United777 : British Airways will always be the World's Favourite Airline.
34 B744 : I remember a few years back when Virgin were winning lots of awards for excellence in service and Richard Branson said BA was falsely advertising itse
35 Brons2 : The German national airline is to transport 32 000 000 passengers internationally compared to British Airways' 31 000 000 passengers. While AMR, DAL,
36 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : In the U.S., if you were to ask a bunch of common, non-travelled average Joes on the street what "Lufthansa" is, I betcha the majority would be like,
37 Vh-daq : singapore_air: "The article" so it was an article? HOOroo DAQ
38 Singapore_Air : VH-daq: Try the link my dear.
39 Post contains images Britair : OK, so British Airways isnt the World's Favourite Airline huh? Well...in that case....... Is EasyJet proven to be the Web's Favourite Airline, no, wel
40 Aerorobnz : Just about the only airline slogan that is the truth is Qantas - The Australian Airline....
41 Ts-ior : Any way,it is my favourite airline !!! Lufthansa= serious,perfection,elegance...!!!
42 Ts-ior : Any way,it is my favourite airline !!! Lufthansa = serious,perfection,elegance...!!!
43 Delta-flyer : Lufthansa = serious,perfection,elegance...!!! You hit the nail on the head! I would also add pompous and stuffy, like an old bank. Anyone remember the
44 Vh-daq : im sorry sinapore_air, i hate to dissapoint you but im not that way inclined. HOOroo DAQ
45 Travelin man : The German national airline is to transport 32 000 000 passengers internationally compared to British Airways' 31 000 000 passengers. While AMR, DAL,
46 Post contains images Singapore_Air : When justifying the slogan, I don't think BA used €uropean passengers numbers. Vh-DAQ: Always have you spoil posts with immaturity don't you.
47 Vh-daq : yes of course i do singapore_air, that's what makes this site so worthwhile! HOOroo DAQ
48 Braniff727 : I too think this is silly. It's a slogan. It's not an attack on your country. If you want to be technical, neither BA nor LH are the world's favorite
49 B747-4U3 : LISTEN. STOP ARGUING. Everyone here knows that British Airways is not the World's Favorite Airline. Neither is Lufthansa. The World's Favourite Airlin
50 Post contains images Hkg82 : I loved BA's 'World's Favorite Airline' ad when I was young. I would always get excited whenever it came on TV, as there was something about it that I
51 Post contains links Continental : Read this, do you really think SQ is superior in comparison to LH and BA?? http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/22086/ Continen
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