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Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:27 am

I like to try out a new airline, so I have several. I have received good service on most, if not all of these.
Vanguard Airlines PIT-MDW 737
Spirit Airlines DCA-FLL MD-80
PanAm (new) BWI-PIE 727
Frontier BWI-SAN 737
Midway DCA-TPA 737
ProAir ATL-MCO 737
USA 3000 PIT-PIE A320

My favorite would be the most recent, USA 3000 PIT-PIE. Excellent service, a full meal and movies on the flight. Very friendly and professional.


 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:29 am

Southwest
USA 3000
Jet Blue
Air Tran
ATA
America West
Midway
Vanguard
Virgin Blue
Frontier
Spirit - will never fly again
JetBlue - Bringing humanity back to air travel
 
SN-A330
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:31 am

Virgin Express 737-300 from Barcelona to Brussels

Regards, SN-A330
I would rather be flying...
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:31 am

I've flown Southwest on numerous occasions.... don't really care for them or their way of doing things.

AirTran: Business Class felt just about equal to coach on some other carriers (like AA). I would prefer not to fly them, even if it means flying Delta.

Frontier: I flew them several times pre-Airbus. I was impressed with the service and the employees. The airplanes weren't much to speak of, but the employees were excellent.
 
MainRunway
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:31 am

I wasn't counting some of the older/bigger ones. I too have flown:

Southwest
America West
AirTran
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:47 am

I had the pleasure of flying ProAir on multiple occasions. Well, a pleasure for the most part. They did have a tendency to be quite late with flights, however once we did get into the air the trips were all quite comfortable. I flew them:

DET-PHL
DET-LGA
Kalamazoozoozoozoozoozoozoo
 
UA744KSFO
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:48 am

I've only flown on three.

Southwest Airlines

2x from SMF to ONT and back
1x from SMF to BUR and back
2x from SMF to BWI (connecting in either PHX or LAS) and back.

Virgin Blue

SYD-CNS
CNS-BNE
BNE-SYD

Shuttle By United (if that counts)

Many times from SMF-LAX, SFO-LAX, SFO-PDX, SFO-ONT before United stopped offering these Shuttle markets.

I really don't like Southwest very much, especially for longer flights, but I really do like Virgin Blue and I liked Shuttle by United.
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:57 am

I've flown

Braniff III JFK-FLL
Carnival HPN-FLL, SWF-FLL, JFK-MIA
SkyBus (Public Charter using an MD-80 in Private Jet Colors) EWR-SFB-FLL
Western Pacific EWR-DEN (divirted), COS-EWR
CityBird EWR-BRU
Spirit LGA-FLL
AirTran LGA-ATL-JAX
Southwest LAS-PDX, PDX-OAK
jetBlue JFK-FLL, JFK-MCO, JFK-LAS
Southeast SWF-SFB



 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:13 am

Southwest
Braniff 2
Western Pacific
Jet America
Vangaurd
AirTran
Muse Air (Transtar)

 
lanalemania
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:19 am

Ryanair (Hahn to London-Stansted)
Germanwings (CGN-BCN, CGN-TXL)
"I love flying. I've been to almost as many places as my luggage." - Bob Hope
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:25 am

WN to just about everywhere they flew in the early-mid 90s.
WestPac, personal favorite, from DFW-COS, DFW-LAX, DFW-ONT, DFW-PHX.
F9 DFW-DEN
HP DFW-PHX, SAN-PHX-DFW
MuseAir DAL-MAF

bout all I can think of. Man do I wish WestPac were still around...

Texan
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:34 am

I flew with FR for the first time last August NCL-DUB-NCL. The seats on the 'Hertz' aircraft are a tight squeeze but the 'Vodafone' aircraft is ok.. Both aircraft were shabby and unclean for flights at 9am. FR tried to fob us off with waiting for another aircraft (as ours had gone tech) coming from the other side of DUB, then they used the aircraft that was sitting next to ours that we had been on for an hour. I would still fly with them again as it is the only way to DUB from the north-east.
Why drive when you can fly?
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:46 am

Alcregular..

Maybe you should use Air Wales' Service.. NCL-CWL-DUB.. very nice aircraft and service!

Regards..

Chris
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:28 am

America West

YYC-PHX-YYC (A319) Great airline, IFE ect

I am flying them again soon, how do the CRJ-700's/737-300's compare?
Canadian. RIP 1999
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:25 pm

I've flown a few myself:

Southwest
Vanguard
Air South
Valujet
Air Tran (Before and after Valujet acquisition)
Braniff II
Sunworld (Las Vegas-based)
National III (Las Vegas-based)
Kiwi International Airways (EWR-based)
Reno Air
Reno Air Express
Sierra Expressway
Big Sky Airlines (start-up?)
Spirit
Air Cal (does this count?)
America West Airlines
Allegiant Air
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Use

Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:37 pm

ATA: SEA-MDW-CLT -- great service

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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:53 pm

I would never go near AirTran, they should have never been allowed to fly after that O2 incident as Valuejet. Southwest believe it or not is not a bad choice, good planes and you get there on time everytime, no frills but that's their biz, Spirit I hear has improved, Allegiant flies here into Laughlin alot, some of their planes look quite old though. Wouldn't fly ATA or America West, I am going to try Sun Country though, they seem good. Would not fly Jet Blue or Carnival.
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Use

Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:29 pm

America West on LAX-PHX-JFK, JFK-LAS-LAX

Other than living only on peanuts for a 5 hour flight (my fault since I wasn't able to grab food from a fast food place in the terminal), I loved flying with them.
"Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour. You will get two approaches for the price of one."
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:09 pm

Would not fly Jet Blue or Carnival.

Well, you can't fly Carnival. They went under a while ago.

AAndrew
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:32 pm

Carnival/Pan Am2 - (PSE-BQN-JFK-BQN-PSE)
Spirt (MCO-SJU-MCO)
ATA (SJU-MCO-SJU) -2 TIMES
Song (MCO-SJU-MCO) - On April 30th.
cHEPOS
Fly the Flag!!!!
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:39 pm

Easyjet (LGW/LTN/LPL-NCE vv) - many, many times !
Ryanair (LTN-DUB vv) - just the once (never again !)
Go (STN-NCE)
Virgin Express (LIN-BRU)
AirTran (BOS-ATL, ATL-GSO)
Midway (RDU-BOS)
Delta Express (MCO-BOS)
Air Iceland (RKV-KUS vv)
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers
 
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RE: Start-up And/or Low Fare Airlines You Have Used...

Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:46 pm

Virgin Blue MEL-SYD and SYD-MEL 5 times.
Impulse Airlines MEL-SYD and SYD-MEL 2 times.

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