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Best Airline In Asia And World!

Sun Nov 28, 1999 10:48 am

I would like to get some view points about the best airline in Asia and the world.

I think "Cathay Pacific" is the best Asian airline and in the world because of its high level of inflight service standards, innovative ideas (eg. The Wings Lounge in HKG, First Class checkin at HKG, new first class seat and other service innovations).

Other runner-up airlines include: British Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Ansett Australia, Japan Airlines and Qantas.
 
Ansett767
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Sun Nov 28, 1999 10:54 am

I dont even know how you could class BA and Qantas with the others....

But the rest I totally agree with:

I would rate SQ just as highly or even better than CX perhaps.

What do you guys think?
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Sun Nov 28, 1999 7:27 pm

I think Thai is the best airlinee in Asia, because ofits good service and skilled crew. They also have a lot of nice airlcrafts and offers very good food, snack, and drinks.
Their hub: BKK is a very nice airport where its good places to look at the aircrafts.

Choose Thai when u are flying in Asia is my oppinion
(I'm from europe.)

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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Sun Nov 28, 1999 9:50 pm

I disagree with Tg 747-300. Thai is proabably fourth best after CX, SQ and JL.

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are the BEST airlines in Asia and the world. They have excellent "Service Leadership" and product innovation, just look at their new First Class....a splendid example of quality inflight service development and delivery.

I am not saying this because I am bias but have flown on these airlines and they have really impressed me. The only problem with Singapore Airlines is that the girls are arrogant and rude at times. Besides that, they are good. No problems with Cathay Pacific....great airline with great service.
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Sun Nov 28, 1999 11:25 pm

Actually I will think even MAS ,ANA are also btter than THAI... Just my experience!!
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Mon Nov 29, 1999 2:53 pm

Well,Airline2000,the SQ stewardesses are majority Singaporeans,so naturally they are arrogant.But,most of the time,they are okay.I would say SQ IS THE BEST!!
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Mon Nov 29, 1999 7:06 pm

Cathay250.. u are probably relying on your 1 time experience with Thai which set u so much against the airlines... if you would like me to just select 1 experience with an airline and judge it.. I can say Cathay is the worst airline... as of 1 of my experience... but overall.. i think CX is a good airline.. that's because I've been on it quite often and I do not take my worst experience as the whole thing!!! if u wanna hear about the detail of my bad CX flight.. I can tell you about it..
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Mon Nov 29, 1999 8:08 pm

Oh... it is very welcome to express any expericence in this forum i think ,if you got any BAD CX expericence just go ahead..... well .. I travelled Thai 4 time since 1995 total of 10 flights and the latest flight for me in THAI was just this summer ,they are 2 HKG BKK , 2 BKK HKG , 2 HKT BKK , 2 HKG SEL and the aircrafts are 772,Md-11,744,A330,A300. THAT is 10 times expericence. What i would commant about Thai airways is they are just "OK" because they offer an extrememly attractive prices,so i can't demand too much from them but if you are talking about what is a good airline , that should be included many aspects ,say Services , Safty records ........etc , So from my expericences , two times on MAS from HKG to KUL ,three times on SIA from HKG to KUL and also a couple of CX HKG to East Aisa flights both of them are always a 3 hours flight but they provided a total different service to every passagers from Thai . so i think i am not just talking about 1 time experience but talking about the whole things ,....or maybe i am too unlucky to experience so many exception BAD Thai flights !!
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Mon Nov 29, 1999 9:03 pm

I totally agree with Cathay250. I have also flown on Thai many times but when I get on Cathay Pacific, it is pure LUXURY and I must admit Cathay Pacific is the best of all Asian airlines, along with Singapore Airlines which rates second on my list because of the arrogrant, two faced and unhelpful cabin crew made several my my trip disasterious.

To me, Cathay Pacific has always provided a consistent service, calling passengers by their name, even if in Economy (this is because I belong to Marco Polo Club) and have attentive friendly crew.

Cathay Pacific, you are a superb airline and keep the great service.
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Tue Nov 30, 1999 8:04 am

I believe what makes THAI stand as an airline is its flight attendents. THAI may not match up to Singapore or Cathay in other areas but I think THAI has the friendliest FA's in the sky. They just make you feel very comfortable. A THAI FA would never be rude or arrogant. Singapore could give me very nice meals, entertainment, and service but I would not feel comfortable on their plane if their FA's were rude to me.
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Tue Nov 30, 1999 7:34 pm

I would agree with the point that CX or SQ is better than TG.. ( wouldn't argue with that   ) With only 1 bad experience I would just forget about it , perhaps it was someone else to blame for the trouble like the ground crews of CX , or that set of flight attendants. however if u'd like to hear about my bad experience with CX.. here goes

April last year , I travelled with CX ( CX 713 to Singapore and CX 712 back ) it was a normal 747-400 , CX did not fit any PTV on then.. the flight to Singapore delayed for 2 hours, with only 2 announcement that " Our flight will be available for boarding shortly" and stuff like that.. no food was offered.. and a couple who needed to connect their flights in Singapore to Europe was completely ignored... the staff simply said "We'll be right with you.. I'm not in charge of this stuff" in the end they just got so fed up and sat down accepting their faith ( I'm not sure if they were actually offered another ticket ) I asked them and they said that their MAS flight to Amsterdam would be leaving in 30 minutes from Singapore and the flight to Singapore itself hasn't took off. Several other passengers asked what's the matter.. the crew simply had no idea.. they just said " Ohh.. I have to check I have to check" ( This is at the gate already ) finally we boarded, there was something wrong with the main screen ( no PTV yet ) TV and there was NO safety Video shown ( not even crew demonstration ) , it was only a 2 hour flight , so I 'm not sure if this is suppose to be like this.. they only served a sandwich ( like those given on long-haul flights for snack ) and a glass of orange juice ( no choice of other drinks ) , they acted somehow busy and answered passengers question with "attitude" , some other passengers asked about choice of drinks , approximation of the time the flight will land. Etc. I also asked an FA ( Singaporean ) for some immigration form.. and the reply was " U were suppose to get it yourself at the gate.. I can't get it for you now , you will have to wait , or you can walk to the galley and ask the people there for some" That was when my mother got very angry and wrote a complaint letter to CX's head office and through their homepage , we did not recieve any reply 'till now

I wouldn't blame you if you think I'm lying because this seems very unbelievable for an airline which is known as "The Best", however it did happen. I still fly CX a lot and I am still enjoying their services everytime I fly with CX. I do not want to start any war between us for that I can never fight with you about who's better. Everyone knows that , I just wanted to say that Thai is a good airline with high standards.
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Tue Nov 30, 1999 8:04 pm

Thai747, the story that you just wrote is a whole LIE and is not true. why I say this is that since when did MAS fly from Singapore to Amsterdam. By the way you write can tell that you have not flown with CX but would like to make your comments up. Please do not do that in this forum as this is not professional to do so.

Know you have made your point about Thai Airways and our view point will not change, so I would wrap it up and get on with other things.
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Tue Nov 30, 1999 8:58 pm

Can someone please "enlighten" Airline2000 that not everyone fly "direct flights".. and some humans flies on "connection flights" ?? Oh and yet I have not flown with CX? Give me a break! I still have the boarding pass for some of my CX flight if uu want i can even scan and send it to you. Do me a favour... do not try and try to pick out other people's mistake if you don't know the "facts?" lets see.. I can even scan the immigration stamp i have in my passport for you if u are that desperate
 
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RE: Best Airline In Asia And World!

Wed Dec 01, 1999 2:12 am

I don't think THAI747 is telling lie , it is not necessary to make a false story to support anything . The story may probably happened ,only one thing i am not quite sure is about the safety Video show and the crew demonstration, they are breaking law if they didn't do it. So i think it is quite impossible !!
ONe more thing, Thai is not a bad airline at all, just because the topic is talking about which is the best !

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