Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
I think Premiar (scandinavian branch of Airtours) was good (haven't flown them since 1997, and i have heard that the new A330 are too cramped and uncomfy)
Their Dc10 were spacious and the food were far better than on britannia.
Gib From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
Sun Country is pretty much TERRIBLE for a US based charter. Let's just say that after a burner 72S trip on SY in WX/fog, I'll never do it again. Fortunately, I've never had the pleasure of experiencing the others that my airliners.net friends have previously posted.
I do seem to remember an article in Travel Agent or Business Travel Weekly a few years back about the Aer Lingus 330 that was XLD out of JFK. They brought in some flying death charter L10 and packed everyone aboard. Carry-on's were so heavy that they were actually stacked in front of the exit doors. The pics of the interior of the a/c were incredible.
JeDa From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
Well, what makes a charter airline bad or good. Friendly F/A´s, good food, but never keep their schedule and cramped seating ?
Britannia (of Sweden) seems to be running late quite often, that´s what I call a bad airline. At the moment BLX158 from Monastir to Stockholm (ARN) is running some 5 hours late. Scheduled to arrive ARN 0155, expected 0655...
Gyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
"I´ve been on Hapag-Lloyd, LTU, Condor and Condor Berlin. All more or less the same; but Hapag and Condor put 3-3-3 in the Airbus, LTU only 2-4-2. "
Would you care to elaborate on that... Only Airbus Condor has is the A320!!! And what Hapag Airbus are you refering to,the A310??? I personally liked Condor, hated Lauda and loved Spanair. Heard good things about LTU and horrible things about Martinair....
Ironminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
Onur Air out of Turkey. Once paid about $100 to get IST to LGW, but it was delayed about 6 hours, no assigned boarding routine, what seemed like 29 inch pitch. One of the most uncomfortable travel days of my life.
SafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2180 times:
I'll have to say that the best charter is Canada 3000! I took a flight this March and the service, food were outsanding! (See my trip report) C3 has a great seat pitch (31 or 32 in...like any scheduled airline, great!) and I was pleased to see all the legroom offered (I'f I compare with Air Transat, they have nearly double the legroom)! Their A320's are configured in a 174 single- class layout that removes a row from the max seat. of 180... Also, I know that their A332 have a 2-4-2. That is pretty good though(Like LTU). Friendly FA and clean planes... always on time (or at least from Montreal or Ottawa cause they have some delays from Toronto but never as bad as Air Transat)...
Worst Air Transat... you know why, and I'm sure that Europeans also know what I'm talking about... Never Going to fly them again after my Canada 3000 flights