FullThrottle
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Domestic Carriers

Mon May 10, 2004 3:04 am

This is how I feel about flying domestic carriers.
Since the airline industry is having problems (but rebounding example HA and AS) why wouldn't a US citizen choose to fly US carriers and pay a little more. I know that a lot of the international carriers have non-stop to specific places (SEA-London Heathrow on BA) but why not use UA, DL, US or NW?
This could just be the way I feel but keeping my money with in the country and it airlines should help them. This isn't a put down to international carriers I believe some are great.
what are your thoughts and lets keep this possitive?
 
InnocuousFox
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Mon May 10, 2004 3:19 am

I'm assuming you are talking about using US carriers for international flights?
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thadocta
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Tue May 11, 2004 4:35 am

Typical yank confusion here. On the one hand you (not you personally, but you as a country, and your airline industry as a whole) promote yourself to the rest of the world, trying to get us to use you when visitting the Untied States. You ask us to eschew our national carriers in order to get that "first sample" of what America has to offer when we first step on board the plane.

You then seek to keep your own citizens on board your own planes and seek to deter them from the same experience which you promote to nationals of other countries? Namely, experiencing the culture of the country you ar about to visit, once you step on board?

Yanks have always been an EXTREMELY introspective lot, but this is getting bizarre.

Dave
 
oneworldman
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Tue May 11, 2004 4:47 am

Pardon Me "Thadocta" but could you please not be so general in your statement about us "Yanks". Not All of us are as "EXTREMELY Intrspective" as you put it.

I for one fly many different carriers. For instance going to Korea, I flew Asiana. Going to Turkey, I flew Turkish Air. Going to London, i always fly BA. So please please drop the generalities. Thanks.
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thadocta
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Tue May 11, 2004 4:57 am

As I said in my post (the bit where I said "not you personally, but you as a country, and your airline industry as a whole") it was not personal, but was directed at your country as a whole.

I stand by my comments, the Untied States thinks it is COTU when it isn't. Trying to promote US travellers to travel on US airlines FOR NO OTHER REASON than US carriers need propping up shows what a dire predicament those carriers are in. If they could compete on quality grounds - which they can't - or on other service level accounts - which they can't - then there would be no need for such posts.

Instead, to have posters saying (and I am paraphrasing here) "US airlines are in need of support, you should ignore things like quality of service, reliability and so on, go on, give your money to a US carrier" says a HUGE amount about why you should NOT fly on a US carrier. If patriotism is the ONLY thing drawing you to a carrier - rather than comfort, catering, quality of service and so on - then that says a LOT (in a negative sense) for the state of the US airline industry.

Dave
 
oneworldman
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Tue May 11, 2004 5:06 am

HMMMM you sound a little angry Thadocta. All I asked was for you not to be so general in your statements. I honestly could not care less what your feelings are about the USA or its airline industry practices. I am done know, you can however continus with your vitriolic rhetoric towards us "Yanks" all you want. It is ok, I still like you Aussies!!!!!!!
Querer es poder.
 
airways6max
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Tue May 11, 2004 5:18 am

The fact is that international carriers provide better service. If I had to fly from LHR to SEA, British Airways had a non-stop service but AA or UA didn't, I would fly BA. If domestic airlines want more passengers, they need to provide better service.
 
RogerThat
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RE: Domestic Carriers

Tue May 11, 2004 5:18 am

This Yank picks any Asian carrier across the Pacific before AA, UA or NW. The onboard service on CX puts AA to shame.

Full Throttle - Why stop with the airlines? Let's also erect protectionist barriers against foreign autos, electronics and apparel. We tried that in the 1930s and it made the Depression even worse.

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