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What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?  
User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3727 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Any airline serving Courchevel, France!

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

Jernej


User currently offlineAA61hvy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

I want to fly on Extascy Air

User currently offlineSAS-A321 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3675 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
Thai
Cathay Pacific
EVA Air
Quantas
South African Airways
Varig
Royal Jordanian
Korean

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


User currently offline727_Gal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3664 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
Emirates
Air Tahiti Nui
Qantas
South African Airways
Varig
EVA Air
Singapore

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 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

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

User currently offlineSR 103 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3639 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
Kenyan
Malaysian (Not exotic to me, but to some it is)
VARIG
Lan Chile
Air Pacific
AeroMexico
Asiana
Eva Air

SR 103


User currently offlineIkarus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Emirates
Aeroflot
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
JetBlue
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!)
Icelandair
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!)
Scotair


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

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineDonder10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Air Mauritanie
Air Tahiti Nui
Emirates
Air Canada
Westjet


User currently offlineAussie_ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3610 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
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Air Jamaica - Stunning livery
LANChile - Beautiful livery aswell
Air Tahiti Nui - The name is very exotic.
Varig
Emirates



User currently offlineAcidradio From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3595 times:
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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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3560 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


User currently offlineCV990A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3556 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...)


User currently offlineTrickijedi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3557 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:

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


User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3541 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

User currently offlineYvr764 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3507 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3458 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
BWIA
Qantas
Cathay Pacific
Malaysia Airlines
South African
Emirates
Icelandair
Turkish Airlines (THY)
Air Mauritius
JAL
Varig


User currently offlinePROSA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3447 times:

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


User currently offlineManni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3442 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3424 times:

I wouldn't necessarily consider these exotic, but here is my list (in no particular order):
Austrian
Eva
Qantas
BA-Concorde
AF-Concorde
South African
Aeroflot

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


User currently offlineSeat2A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3419 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Wideroe
Pan Am III
Air Botnia
Air Malta
Malev
CSA
Singapore Airlines
Tyrolean

Historical (Unusual Airlines I wish I had flown)

Laker
Chalk's
Reeve Aleutian
Highland Express
Suckling Airways
Branniff
Piedmont (transatlantic)
CAAC
British Caledonian
Interflug

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



User currently offlineUSAFHummer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3403 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

Greg


User currently offlineCP744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Ikarus:

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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