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What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?  
User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

Encarta dictionary defines exotic as:

"Strikingly unusual and often very colorful and exciting or suggesting distant countries and unfamiliar culture".

Now being that I am a black female living in Southern California, I find the following airlines exotic and want to fly them because from my perspective, they are from cool and unique places!

1. Air Tahiti Nui
2. Icelandair
3. Royal Air Maroc
4. SAS
5. Royal Jordanian
6. Varig
7. Thai
8. Air New Zealand
9. Asiana
10. South African
11. LOT
12. Kuwait Air
13. Cathay Pacific
14. Austrian Air (I think that's what it's called)
15. TAP
16. Greenlandair (although I'm not too crazy about the livery, heck, it goes to Greenland! What more could I ask for?)
17. Korean
18. Singapore
19. Malaysia
20. Finnair

I'd probably really stick out like a sore thumb on those airlines. Big grin What airlines do you want to fly because you find them exotic?

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User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 810 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Any airline serving Courchevel, France!

But I doubt there are any.. Tyrolean used a Dash-7 there.. incredible.


I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

I want to fly on Extascy Air

Go big or go home
User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

I would like to fly, as a pilot, for!(not in a specific order):

Some American airline
Emirates Airlines
Qatar Airlines
Gulf Air
Singapore Airlines
Cathay Pacific
South African Airways
Royal Jordanian

No european carriers, due to JAR and I cannot get a Class 1 due to my eyes  Crying

It's Scandinavian
User currently offline727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

I've only flown US carriers, so I have a list ten miles long! But if I had to narrow it down, I'd pick:
Cathay Pacific
Air Tahiti Nui
South African Airways

There are others, but they're not really that exotic - just carriers I haven't flown on and would love to!

User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Thanks, guys, for reminding me to add Emirates and Gulf Air to my list.

User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

I have a huge list, but if I had to narrow it down, in no paticular order:

Air Tahiti Nui
Aerolineas Argentinias
Qatar Airways
South African
Malaysian (Not exotic to me, but to some it is)
Lan Chile
Air Pacific
Eva Air

SR 103

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Uzbekistan Airways (love their 767 livery, and the queues at their check-in counters look.... interesting)
Turkmenistan Airways (another airline with interesting looking people in their queues at Heathrow)
Manxx Air (the Isle of Man airline - did I spell it right?)
South African Airways
Air Namibia
Virgin Blue
Frontier Airlines
Wardair (the little airline in Alaska - I just want to meet the people and ask them whether they're related to Max Ward... oh, and fly in a floatplane Beaver, of course!)
Singapore Airlines
The helicopter shuttle from Monaco to the airport (read some trip reports!)
Cougar Airlines (the only 727s left in England, I believe! plus a great livery!)

.... but unfortunately, it's unlikely that I should fly with any of them in the foreseeable future...



User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Air Mauritanie
Air Tahiti Nui
Air Canada

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

To think that I was booked on Air Tahiti Nui but that the plane went u/s and I got stuck on a boring Air NZ 767-300 instead  Sad

I want to try Alliance Airlines (F100), and some middle-eastern airlines (Gulf Air, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, Yemenia, Emirates, Iran Air, Saudi Arabian)

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3098 times:
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Air Jamaica - Stunning livery
LANChile - Beautiful livery aswell
Air Tahiti Nui - The name is very exotic.

In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Great Lakes Airlines!
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Or I'd like to try Ariana Afghan (I wonder if they do non-rev travel...)
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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5232 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

1) CO Island-hopper HNL-GUM (not an exotic airline, but definately and exotic routing!)
2) Aeroflot from Moscow to Khabarovsk
3) AS from Seattle to Juneau, the flight that stops in Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg then on from Juneau to Yakutat, Cordova and finally Anchorage

The best IFE: A window seat and a good book.
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

For some odd reason, Southeast Asian airlines are calling to me- my list includes:

Phuket Air
Bangkok Air/ Siam Reap Air (gotta love those liveries on the 717s)
PB Air (not so much now that the F.28s are gone)
Air Andaman
Biman Bangladesh (I know they have a bad reputation, but what's life without adventure?)
Vietnam Airlines
and finally Air Vallee (I know they're not SE Asian, but this airline intrigues me somehow...)

Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

I fly Philippine Airlines a lot and have seen a variety of people (including black females  Big thumbs up) on many of my flights so you'd actually be surprised at how diverse international flights can become nowadays. I myself am always happy to see diversity everywhere I go. As for my list, it would have to be:

2) Royal Jordanian
3) Icelandair
4) KLM
5) Aeroflot
6) Varig
7) Lufthansa

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

I dont know if u think that virgin is a exotic carrier, but i think they are very exotic, and would like to fly them. also i would like to fly singnapore, they appear to have a great inflight service

Come fly with US
User currently offlineYvr764 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

1) Air Tahiti Nui
2) Emirates
3) Royal Jordanian
4) Singapore Airlines
5) Thai Airways
6) Qantas
7) Air New Zealand

User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Surinam Airways (been on their Dash-8 couple of years ago on a CAY-PBM-CAY flight, hope I can experience their DC-9 if they don't have plans to dump the aircraft in the next 2 years)
Air Jamaica
Cathay Pacific
Malaysia Airlines
South African
Turkish Airlines (THY)
Air Mauritius

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2941 times:

To limit myself to just a few:
1) Uzbekistan
2) MIAAT (the Mongolian airline)
3) Air Tahiti Nui
4) Ethiopian
5) Air Madagascar

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2936 times:

Air Koryo and MIAT. Perhaps between Pyong Yang and Ulanbaator. Does any of those 2 airlines fly between this city pair?

User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 day ago) and read 2918 times:

I wouldn't necessarily consider these exotic, but here is my list (in no particular order):
South African

I would also have liked to fly Pan Am & TWA during their glory days, but unfortunately that never happened.

SkyTeam: The alliance for third rate airlines finally getting their act together!
User currently offlineSeat2A From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 day ago) and read 2913 times:

I would like a First Class seat aboard a dinner flight on:

Air Seychelles
Air Madagascar
Air Mauritius
Air Caledonie
Air Niugini
TACV Cabo Verde Airlines

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (12 years 23 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Pan Am III
Air Botnia
Air Malta
Singapore Airlines

Historical (Unusual Airlines I wish I had flown)

Reeve Aleutian
Highland Express
Suckling Airways
Piedmont (transatlantic)
British Caledonian

Exotic (to me) airlines with which I've actually flown:
PeoplExpress (transatlantic)
Shuttle America

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (12 years 23 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

I'd like to try, in no particular order:

Singapore Airlines
Cathay Pacific Airlines
Greenland Air
Royal Nepal Airlines Twin Otter Service to LUA
Druk Air
First Air
South African
Air Seychelles


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User currently offlineCP744 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 22 hours ago) and read 2891 times:


Sorry.... Don't know if your comment about Wardair is an "inside" joke or what.... and I don't mean this to be taken the wrong way!!!....Just providing some info....

Wardair was a Canadian airline based in Edmonton. They originally started in Yellowknife, NT. as Polaris Charters??? I think.... but certainly not Alaska.....

As a matter of fact, I had the privilege of boarding Mr. Ward on to our flight to Yellowknife last month.... He still seems to be going strong and looked well....

25 Shankly : I had a dream once and fullfilled it: TROPIC AIR - they've got palm trees on their tails and land on (ok near) beaches...fantastic quite frankly every
26 Ikarus : CP744: visit www.wardair.com and you'll find a little airline currently operating in Alaska with floatplane Beavers.... According to the site it was s
27 CP744 : Ikarus.... Wow.... Sorry didn't know about that Wardair.... I feel like a fool.... Max had a son Kim... or Kym..... I don't remember a son Ken.... I'l
28 Post contains images Ikarus : Well, Wardair was the first airline I remember flying on... I was 4 years old, it was my first ride on a jumbo jet (apparently I flew on Tarom a year
29 Post contains images Climbout : I agree with Trickijedi, I love diversity too! It's what makes this world so darn beautiful By the way, I do indeed find Virgin and KLM exotic! They s
30 NWA320 : Copa, KLM, and Mexicana.
31 Je89_w : Emirates Gulf Air Korean Air Air Mauritius Air Seychelles Air Madagascar MIAT Mongolian Airlines Air Niugini Air Tahiti Nui Cathay Pacific Airlines So
32 Maiznblu_757 : I would like to fly Jetblue of course.
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