chrisrad
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Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:29 pm

With the Skytrax Airline of the Year 2004 due on April 13th, what are your predictions for this award???
2003 winners were:
1 Cathay Pacific Airways
2 Emirates
3 Singapore Airlines
4 Malaysia Airlines
5 Qantas Airways

Name the top 5 for this year...........

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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:35 pm

I wish to see MH to be on 3rd or 2nd place. But CX, EK & SQ are extremely hard contenders.
 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:40 pm

KEno, so do I, I hope they come 2nd at least. Once they upgrade their first and business class this year, then it will be a level playing field.
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:40 pm


Emirates  Wink/being sarcastic
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chrisrad
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:16 pm

Emirates and Singapore Airlines will always be fighting for the top stop
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:19 am

Emirates,Singapore, Virgin, British,Air Canada.
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:21 am

ANA should always be in the top 3.
 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:42 am

Southwest! Southwest!

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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:03 am

Emirates or Singapore Airlines (maybe LANChile)
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TBCITDG
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:13 am

For some reason I don't think that SQ will be fighting for top honours.
Maybe a fight between EK and CX???
Who knows.Although the top 5 posted by Chrisrad comes clos.
PS:
Does anyone know when the announcement is made??
 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:31 am

From what I have heard, SQ, EK, and CX are the top contenders.
 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:01 am

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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:29 am

TBCITDG
The results will be due on April 13th, according to their website.
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:51 am

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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:32 pm

In order my guess is

1. Emirates
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Qantas
5. Virgin Atlantic

I cannot see Qantas gaining the No 1 award from Skytrax despite the fact they were just awarded the 2004 ATW award for Airline of the year as the skytrax award seems to be loosely based on service aspects and personal opinion unlike the ATW award which is based on numerous factors mainly technical and financial excellence.

 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:38 pm

I think it will be Emirates this year. On a side note I expect JetBlue to be no1 within a few years.
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:20 pm

I cannot see Qantas gaining the No 1 award from Skytrax despite the fact they were just awarded the 2004 ATW award for Airline of the year as the skytrax award seems to be loosely based on service aspects and personal opinion unlike the ATW award which is based on numerous factors mainly technical and financial excellence. Yes, but what has technical and financial excellence got to do with the average passenger? Of course they are going to vote for the best service!
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:53 pm

Although I think EK should be number 1, I read on a website that it was a 4 star airline and SQ was a 5 star airline. In that case, how could EK compare to SQ in terms of quality even though it is a 4 star airline?
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:01 pm

With SQ's new service from LAX to SIN, with soon to be EWR-SIN, I think this makes them the top contender. Agreed, EK will be a close second.
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:27 pm

SIA within the top 5
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:39 pm

EK a 4-star carrier? SQ a 5-star carrier? Who on earth is qualifying airlines into hotel standards?

Anyway, #1 will be Vietnam Airlines.
 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:18 pm

Chrisrad,

My point exactly thats why I made the point.
It is funny though how different awards seem to be based on different parameters though don't you think?
 
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RE: Predictions 2004 Airline Of The Year?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:23 pm

With all the more or less serious awards flying around, I've come to care about just one - the Air Transport World Ariline of the Year Award, whic this year was awarded to Qantas. Read ATW for their criteria. Well researched and serious. Previous winners include Southwest, Continental, SAS (a loooong time ago) and KLM/Northwest.

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