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Which Airline Do You Trust The Most  
User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2345 posts, RR: 10
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3424 times:

As a kind of sequel to my previus question, I now ask of you to name some of the airlines in which you trust and some of those in which you do not.

"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
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User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2935 times:

I trust JAT because they have one of the toughest pilot schools in the world. Also, the accidents that JAT was involved in were almost never due to pilot error.

I also trust Eeastern European, especially now that they are almost all using all-western fleets. The pilots of these airlines used to fly Russian planes which (I think) is a lot tougher than Western planes.

Basically, I am happy with airlines that have good safety records.

I wouldn't fly Korean and on very old Russian planes (i.e. YAK-40) belonging to some back-water airline nobody has ever heard of.

User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2909 times:

Southwest, of course

i dont trust Korean or China Airlines or any airline in Colombia

User currently offlineTr1492 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2889 times:

Of airlines I've flown,

Most trusted - Delta, United, Continental

Least Trusted - AirTran, Northwest (please see my post on the recent thread "best/worst aircraft you have flown on" for an explanation)

Of airlines I have not flown, but hope to soon:

Most Trusted - BA, Lufthansa, El Al, Virgin

Least - Korean, Tower (R.I.P., I hope), any African airline (too bad, as I will be traveling extensively in Africa shortly!)


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

TR try South African Airlines I heard that they are very good in terms of service and safety. They also have newer aircraft.

The airlines I trust the most are;
Virgin Atlantic
Air Canada
Jet Airways of India
Sindapore Airlines
Japan Airlines
Air New Zealand
US Airways

Least trusted;
British Airways (I've had problems (mainly employee rudness and some racists employees that got ugly with me during a recent JFK-LHR flight)with them which why I'm now going to Virgin for tran atlantic trips.
Air India Too many delays mechanical problems and security problems.
Air Tran
NorthWest ( Highest complaints according to D.O.T reports including the planes that got stuck in the snowstorm with full loaded passengers for 8 hours at Detriot Metro)

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5492 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

it all depends on the safety record and type and age, i would not fly with KAL or China airlines and i would not fly a 25 year old 747 overseas and anyday, i would not fly a russian aircraft, i would fly boeing or airbus any day

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Trusted-Singapore Airlines

Air Koryo

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5321 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2846 times:


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

British Airways. Always good service, and upgrading fleets is only going to get better, just so long as they start posting a profit.

For safety, QANTAS, never had a fatal disaster, and despite the Bangkok accident, these things happen.


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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

The airlines I can put my faith in the most:

For safety: QANTAS
For service: Ansett and Singapore Airlines
For animals in the cabin and shocking condition of
aircraft: Myanma Airways (not MAI)
For attempted landing on a highway: Garuda (people in Perth will know what I am talking about)
For serving you food to make you want to throw up: Aeroflot (the old Soviet airline, not ARIA)
For giving you upgrades: Just about any airline I have flown with

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

My 2 most trusted airline, Continental for their on-time performance, and Hawaiian for their excellent service.

My least trusted, Northwest for horrible service and horrible on-time performance, and Aloha for snooty flight attendants and dirty planes.

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

I Trusts Them Airlines:

British Airways
Royal Jordanian Air
Delta Air

I Do Not Trusts Them Airlines:

American Air
Valujet Air
Middle East Air

Don't blame me at all .... I know the problems with them airlines !!!


User currently offlineWiL SW737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

I can always trust Southwest, Reno Air (but it's dead now), and Cathay Pacific.

I Cannot trust CUBANA airlines. I have heard they are the worst with duct taped planes! I don't think anyone can trust a plane with Duct tape all over it. And I don't trust aging aircrafts.

-WiL SW737

User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

It is a shame you don't trust ageing aircraft, as you are missing out on an experience if you don't have a flight aboard a DC-3, DC-4 or any of the other older aircraft.

User currently offlineMIKE2000 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

From my point of view Lufthansa is one of the safest airlines in the whole world. Actually I can't remember what time a bad incident happened to a LH-aircraft.

I trust LH most of all airlines.

User currently offlineAnton P. From Sweden, joined Nov 1999, 90 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

hey everyone....
how come noone has mentionend
Scandinavian Airlines

They are a great airline, nice F/As, very good frequent flyer program and they are very safe aswell...

I know the had one crash in 92 or something due to ice on the wings..

noone was killed eventhough the plane landed on a field
was broken in three parts...

The pilot slowed down the speed of the plane by landing on the treetops and then skidded/crashed on the field...

that just shows me how good the pilot was!!!

I will always trust SAS, I reckon more people oughta do that aswell

SAS- It's Scandinavian

by the way...Yes I am Swedish

any thoughts???
Anton Pettersson

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10973 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Though they could improve service on the ground (got better in the last year, thank god) I always feel very safe onboard Lufthansa planes. I had a hundred or so flights with them - when it comes to a safe allround feeling they are my clear favourites.
Don´t have enough experience with Qantas, though...

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1838 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Gulf Air, British Airways and Cathay Pacific.

Why? All their pilots are trained at the most comprehensive pilot training facility in the world, the British Aerospace Flight Academy at Prestwick in Scotland.

Have you ever noticed, BTW, that BA pilots always have same confidence-inspiring accent. If I was ever to be in trouble on an aircraft, please let it be BA!!

User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2345 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2743 times:

EL AL is in my trust, i know I'am in good hands both in maintennence, safety and pilot skill.
SAS has very good maintennence.
Others include:
UA, Singa, Qantas, Cathay, Hawaiian and many more

"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (15 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

I trust Lufthansa the most. They have very modern aircraft, excellent maintenance, skilled pilots, nice flight attendants and so on. Also Finnair is a very safe airline.

I don't trust Korean, or any African airline expect SAA.


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User currently offlineDustweek From Japan, joined Aug 1999, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (15 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Flying in fog, cold, wind, rain or near a cloud of volcanic ash, there's no one I'd rather fly with.

User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (15 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Delta all the way, by far the best of the domestics.

worst? Alaska Airlines, let me tell you, as a former employee that company cares about NOTHING but money- everything including safety takes a back seat. Ask any pilot, flight attendant, Customer Service AGent or Ramper. They will all tell you the same thing whether they are current or former employees. Those still employed by the company would happily mutiny, I'm surprised it hasnt happened yet.

User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (15 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

These are the airlines I trust:
British Airways

These are some I don't trust:

This airline is in between:

User currently offlineAirline2000 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (15 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Trusted Airlines:

1. Cathay Pacific -- The best safety and maintenance, Rolls Royce powered.
2. Qantas Airways -- Great maintenance program and also RR powered.
3. British Airways -- Well maintained aeroplanes and product innovators.
4. Air New Zealand -- Good maintenance and high aircraft utilisation.

A message for GUNDU -- extreme assh***:

Your choice is very biased and I doubt SQ is the most trusted given its incident with Silkair which crashed off Indonesia 2 years ago.....how can I believe you on this....is this a joke or what....very misleading!!!

Gundu, you must be so sad that SQ didn't get to buy Ansett and Air New Zealand. I hope SQ doesn't get what they want. Also the Virgin deal with SQ is a laughing stock. No one takes Virgin seriously....they are a joke and a laughing stock and SQ has bought 49% of a laughing stock......bad choice.

User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (15 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Qantas is also P&W and GE powered. Does that make a difference?

25 Jubilee777 : Excuse me, but you seem to be very biased against Gundu. Firstly, besides Gundu, there are other people who also list Singapore Airlines as their trus
26 Turbulence : About what's heard: Singapore, Cathay are safe. But for sure there are some other companies, and not only american ones, and largest ones. For sure I
27 PlaneTalk7.com : Qantas Cathay Virgin BA -------------------------------------------- www.PlaneTalk7.com
28 Killjoy : Finnair. No matter what would happen I'd rather be sitting in a Finnair aircraft than in another airline's one. That way I'd know I'd get down safe.
29 Naimas : I trust DELTA with my dog more than any other airline but not with my own seat cause they overbook flights and I WONT fly them ever if the stopover is
30 Ab.400 : When I book a flight I take Lufthansa. I wouldn`t take ........ hmmmmm, actually there are too many to count.
31 Axe : Hi Windshear! Trust: Quantas, EVA, Air New Zealand, JAL and NOT: Kenya airways, AVIANCA, Cubana and most other south-american and african airlines. St
32 AerLingus : I trust: American. Why: Good service, cleanliness, friendly flight crew, and safety. I loovve the new enteriors. I have never felt so at ease on any
33 Lauda 777 : British Airways....No doubt! Lauda 777, Stockholm
34 VirginA340 : Dear Mr Brown; Virgin is not a laughing stock nor is Singapore. I've flown with them mre than 7 times on each airline and I flew BA 8 times (mostly JF
35 Post contains images Zippy2 : Hi. Definitely Finnair! Finnair has the best Tehcnical department of all airlines in the world. That has been proven. Pilot's are amazingly great! The
36 Captainkirk : Domestic...I've spent hundreds of hours on Alaska and Southwest and love them both. Alaska hires a lot of ex-military pilots with plenty of experience
37 Post contains links GUNDU : Thank you very much A340.You said what I wanted to say.Airline2000 somehow doesnt like me,maybe from the SIA sues BA post.A340 care to talk with me?My
38 TP1685 : I trust: Tap-Air Portugal Lufthansa I don't trust: Iberia Russian Airlines China Airlines Swissair
39 El Al 001 : only at El Al i feel the best, all El Al's pilots are ex-pilots of the Israeli Air Force, they now how to fly an aircraft at any situation! El Al is a
40 Heffer : Most Trusted: Ansett Australia, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, All other decent airlines. Least
41 Kuba74 : Airlines I trust: LUFTHANSA- only accident I can remember took place in Warsaw in 1992. A320 (FRA-WAW) crashed during landing in storm.One person died
42 787 : I trust American Airlines the most, because they have friendly captains and they have a delightful crew. Also because they put more room in their 777'
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