futureualpilot
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Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 1:52 pm

If you were going to be an airline pilot, and met the requirements for any airline world wide, and they were all hiring for First Officer positions, which airline would you fly for?

Here are my top 5:

1. Continental Airlines
2. Delta Air Lines
3. United Airlines
4. American Airlines
5. Northwest Airlines

p.s.- I tried searching for past questions like this but I couldn't find any....sorry if its another redundant post!
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syncmaster
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:12 pm

1. United
2. Continental
3. Delta
4. Southwest
5. JetBlue
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:14 pm

1. Continental
2. Southwest
3. US Airways
4. Hooters
5. Delta
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MD11LuxuryLinr
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:16 pm

I have a tie for first..

1. United
1. American
3. Delta
4. US Airways
5. Airtran
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UAL777222
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:33 pm

Here are the top 10 airlines that I would like to fly for and what a/c


United-777-222/ER
Continental-767-424/ER
Delta-767-432/ER
BA-777-236/ER
Singapore-777-212/ER
AA-777-223/ER
JAL-777-246/ER
KLM-777-200
AirFrance-777-228/ER
Emirates-777-21H/ER

Are any of the 9 777-200's to come for KLM going to be ER's? And what airline's c/s do you guys think looks best for the 777's and 747's?
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:34 pm

Any of these I would love, and really they are all #1's for me, but if I had to rank them I guess I would like this, and there is just something about flying for flag carrier.

1. American
2. Delta
2. Continental
4. Airtran
4. Southwest

Tom
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:38 pm

1- Singapore Airlines 777-200
2- Thai Airways MD11
3- Qantas A330-200
4- American Airlines 757-200
5- Qantaslink 717-200
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Bobs89irocz
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 2:42 pm

1. UPS
2. FedEx
3. American
4. Delta
5. Continental


I want to fly cargo and the reason i chose UPS first is because there fleet of airplanes is awsome. I want to fly the 757/767 but i MIGHT settle for the A300 if i get a chance to fly the MD-11...dont ask why im like that because i dont know. Im not an airbus fan and the only ones i would fly if i had to is the A300/A310.

Ameican? I grew up around AA, i know A LOT of people at that company and plus i love there hub locations and there fleet. Just wish they still had a few DC-10's/MD-11's/747sp just for ME.

Delta....again hub locations and fleet type....plus the pay..

Continental....the fleet is great.

I love all the airlines paint schemes as well.
 
KAL744
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 3:17 pm

1. Korean Air (B747-400 or A330-200)
2. KLM (B747-400 or A330-200)
3. Qantas (B747-400)
4. Alitalia (MD11)

More would be difficult to decide.
fly Korean Air ....
 
LImamura
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:47 pm

1) ANA - 744/772/773
2) JAL - 744/773
3) UA - 744/772
4) CX - 744/773
5) SQ - 744
 
pilot kaz
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:16 pm


1) easyjet-737-700
2) britannia-757-200/767-300
3) BA- 767/747/777/ 146
4) Monarch- A320/A330
5) My travle- A320/A330/ 753

reasons for easyjet-
i luv the 737 and easyjet are based at luton airport (about 15 miles from me) so its easy to get to plus i get to fly the 737 and the flight are not to long

Britannia-
overall my favorite airline, they do fly from luton, i also like the 757 and medium haul flights are great, plus nice and hot desternations

BA- like to have a taste of the big aircraft, a bit more challenging with heathrow to but wouldent mind a taste of of the 146 either

Monarch- they also fly from luton so still convienent and a go with the airbus and again nice and hot desternations

My travel- bassed at gatwick, i little way to travle but still a nice airline with a nice variety of aircraft to fly

kaz
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:20 pm

1.Virgin- always somewhere nice (A340-300,600, B747)
2.BA (B777, B747)
3.BMI (A330)
4.Thomas Cook (A330)
5.SAA (A346)
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:23 pm

1. Alaska
2. United
3. UPS
4. FedEx
5. Delta
 
gordonsmall
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:08 pm

Any airline that gives me some or all of the following:

1. Flying mix of narrowbody and widebody equipment.
2. Average Industry pay.
3. Time to Command ~ 10 years or less.
4. Varied route network (i.e. not the same schedule every week).
5. Flying 700-900 hours/year.

Regards,
Gordon.
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:12 pm

(1) Japan Airlines
(2) British Airways
(3) Alitalia
(4) Qantas
(5) American Airlines
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sushka
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:23 pm

Regionals:

Comair
ASA
ACA
Skywest
Mesaba



Majors:

Delta
United
Northwest
American
JetBlue
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:33 pm



1. BMIbaby - (B737/500 or B737/300)

Reason why - My local airline & I love the paint scheme but especially on this LOGO jet.


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2. BA - (A320 or B767/300)

Reason why - I want to fly in Europe and I love the two aircraft. They are both very capable aircraft.


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3. Air Wales - (ATR-42)

Reason why - Another of my local airlines. The airline is going from stength to strength and I love one of Air Wales' routes: CWL-LCY!


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4. Virgin Atlantic - (A340/600 and A380 in future)

Reason why - I love the routes, the planes but not really the owner but hey who cares...


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5. BMI - (A330/200)

Reason why - A beautiful paint-scheme, an amazing aircraft and I love the routes.


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Jkw777
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 pm

Given the choice:

1. Virgin Atlantic- Adore the colours and aircraft used.


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2. British Airways- Same as above, and mainly for the 777's.


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3. Emirates- Love the logo, also use of 777's.


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4. EasyJet- 737's galore, also the A319  Big grin


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5. American Airlines- Love that chrome effect.


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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:49 am

1- Delta
2- American
3- USAirways
4- Northwest
5- United
 
dc-10 levo
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:58 am

1. British Airways
2. Virgin Atlantic
3. British Midland
4. Delta
5. Britannia

DC-10
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:01 am

1. United Airlines
2. US Airways
3. Hawaiian Airlines
4. Continental

Kris
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rockyracoon
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:04 am

1.Aloha
2.Cathay Pacific
3.British Airways
4.Luftansa
5.Delta

Tim
 
fritzi
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:11 am

Anyone that would give me a Job!!!

I think this is what most unemployed line pilots are saying aswell...
 
lanalemania
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:09 am

1. LanChile A340-300
2. SAA B747-400 / Airbus A340-600
3. Emirates A340-500
4. British Airways B777-200
5. Air Greenland A330-200
"I love flying. I've been to almost as many places as my luggage." - Bob Hope
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:14 am



1. American
2. Jet Blue
3. Alaskan
4. Fed Ex.
5. Us Airways.
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:33 am

1. Delta Air Lines
2. Emirates
3. Virgin Atlantic Airways




EmiratesA345  Smile
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OrbitJFK
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:17 am

1. Virgin Atlantic- i love the colors, fleet, home city, and none of their destinations are bad places
2. American- flag carrier of the US, awesome hub cities ( NYC, Miami, LA, Dallas, Chicago, San Juan), all the Caribbean destinations, and the fleet
3. Qantas- greet fleet and home country
4. Jet Blue- cool work atmosphere and JFK
5. TWA- but of course thats only a dream now

OrbitJFK
 
fly727
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:13 am

Fritzi wrote: Anyone that would give me a Job!!! I think this is what most unemployed line pilots are saying aswell...
You got it right !! Big grin

My choices:

AeroMexico.
Mexicana.
Continental.
American.
FedEx

RM  Smile
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:54 am

If I ever do become a pilot, I would like to fly with a cargo airline, between interesting destinations(like DXB-HKG, FRA-DKR etc). Here are some planes and carriers that come to mind:

FedEx A380!!!
EK SkyCargo B744
Cargolux B744
WOW(LH) MD11
UPS MD11 or 763

If I flew PAX service an international route with a world-class carrier would be nice. EK or SQ A345 would be pretty awesome!
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:35 pm

How many of you took into account the following.

1. Payscale
2. Moving up the seniority list
3. Stability of the airline

I believe these are the factors most potential pilots would look at before choosing a carrier.
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:15 am

Malaysia Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
SwissAIR
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Delta737
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:48 am

The one that has the best chance of remaining solvent until I turn age-60.

I'm a simple guy!

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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:50 am

1. Cathay Pacific
2. UPS
3. Atlas Air
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RE: As Time Goes By: Many 767s Bound For Scrapping

Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:49 am

Give me a small, competitive airline any day. Having flown for both the biggest and a relatively small airline, I'll take the friendly confines of the "family" type airline.

I like the David v. Goliath aspect of the smaller carriers, too.

Scheduling flexibility, good layovers and less than 10 years to Capt. are my priorities.

I have my apps in to ATA, AirTran, JetBlue and Virgin (I wish I had a chance to fly for Ryannair or EasyJet) and will gladly resign my seniority number at AA if I'm hired by any of those.TC
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:26 pm

AA717driver,
I must say that it takes a highly respectable person to do something like that... unless, of course, you resent AA... I wish you the best of luck!
 
airxliban
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:47 pm

British Airways 757/767

Middle East Airlines A321's

PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
 
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:50 pm

If I have the choice I would fly for:
1. Qantas Airways B747-400ER/747-400
2. Singapore Airlines B777-300
3. Cathay Pacific Airways B747-400
4. United Airlines B747-400
5. Delta Air Lines B767-400ER
 
klm
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:10 pm

This is my list:
1.KLM
2.NWA
3.United A
4.Continental
5.American A
Klm all the way!
 
AA717driver
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RE: As Time Goes By: Many 767s Bound For Scrapping

Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:32 pm

IndustrialPate--Not a shred of resentment. AA is this massive, plodding machine that employs numbers, not people. That's fine, but it's not for me.

I know it's a cliche' but my forced exit from AA is an opportunity not a setback.

When I started toward an airline career, I firmly believed I would be a failure if I didn't spend the last 10 years of my career in the left seat of a 747 flying across the ocean. Now, I would much rather end my career holding a good schedule flying 4 legs a day in a 737/717/320, rifling through the happy hour buffet at a layover hotel of questionable quality Big grin and knowing where to get the cheapest beer at every stop in the system. Big grin

You never know how good you had it until it's gone...TC
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Which Airline Would You Fly For?

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:29 am

Canadian North/Air NorTerra Inc. (B737-200Adv/Combi or F28-1000)

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