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What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:04 am

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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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:09 am

Any airline serving Courchevel, France!

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

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:16 am

I want to fly on Extascy Air
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:20 am

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
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:26 am

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!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 8:47 am

Thanks, guys, for reminding me to add Emirates and Gulf Air to my list.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 8:49 am

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

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:09 am

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
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:21 am

Air Mauritanie
Air Tahiti Nui
Emirates
Air Canada
Westjet
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:26 am

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)
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:37 am

Air Jamaica - Stunning livery
LANChile - Beautiful livery aswell
Air Tahiti Nui - The name is very exotic.
Varig
Emirates

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 10:01 am

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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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 2:14 pm

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
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 2:59 pm

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...)
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:06 pm

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
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:47 pm

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
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:01 pm

1) Air Tahiti Nui
2) Emirates
3) Royal Jordanian
4) Singapore Airlines
5) Thai Airways
6) Qantas
7) Air New Zealand
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 12:38 am

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
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 1:01 am

To limit myself to just a few:
1) Uzbekistan
2) MIAAT (the Mongolian airline)
3) Air Tahiti Nui
4) Ethiopian
5) Air Madagascar
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 1:04 am

Air Koryo and MIAT. Perhaps between Pyong Yang and Ulanbaator. Does any of those 2 airlines fly between this city pair?
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 2:07 am

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.
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 2:20 am

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
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:29 am

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

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:40 am

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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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:12 am

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....
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:13 am

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 everything else is boring
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:17 am

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 started in 1974 by someone called Ken Ward, and it's still operating today, out of Juneau, Alaska.

I'm well aware of the history of Wardair Canada (read Max Ward Story 3 times).

Is Ken Max Ward's son? (I vaguely remember he had a son and 2 daughters, but I thought the son was called Kim...) Or any other relation? My memory for names is terrible, and while I read the autobiography repeatedly, I forgot all of the names... Or is this just a coincidence?

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:27 am

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'll ask my wife when she gets home.... She used to work for Wardair "Canada"...... Kim Ward was involved in Wardair until the take over by Canadian and worked at Canadian for some time before leaving.....

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:44 am

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 before that, but I have no memory of anything that happened before my 4th birthday for some reason...). So that's why I always had a keen interest in Wardair and why I miss them so much... nostalgia

So, I'm a bit obsessive and I even look for info on them in the www (which is how I found out about the Alaskan Wardair)... A bit sad and geeky, but hey, I'm a nerd and there's no cure for that...  Big grin

I doubt many people know about it, so nothing foolish in your posts at all...
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 7:30 am

I agree with Trickijedi, I love diversity too! It's what makes this world so darn beautiful  Big thumbs up

By the way, I do indeed find Virgin and KLM exotic! They should have been on my list as well. But like CV990A said, Asian airlines seem to come to mind first. When I travel to Spain next year, I'm going to insist that my travel agent put me on a European airline, rather than an American carrier.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 9:59 am

Copa, KLM, and Mexicana.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 12:00 pm

Emirates
Gulf Air
Korean Air
Air Mauritius
Air Seychelles
Air Madagascar
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Air Niugini
Air Tahiti Nui
Cathay Pacific Airlines
South African
China Eastern, Southern, Southwest, Northern, Northwest, Yunnan, Xinjiang
Shenzhen Airlines
Hainan Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
Air China
Vietnam Airlines
Air Jamaica
Virgin Blue
Air Pacific

Plus way more . . .

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly?

Wed Dec 25, 2002 2:27 pm

I would like to fly Jetblue of course.

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