ILOVEA340
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Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 2:05 pm

What is your favorite European airline?
My vote has to go both to Swissair (2 years ago) and Balair before it joined with CTA. (dirst cheap flights to the USA at that time 1994)
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 2:05 pm

Think Lufthansa.
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 3:51 pm

British Midland- The airline for Europe

Now British Midland BMI
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:03 pm

Either Britsh Midland or Swissair. BA ,VS,LH and AF are all good also.
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:18 pm

British Airways
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:54 pm

Lufthansa
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 4:57 pm

SR
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 5:17 pm

Aeroflot.


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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 6:30 pm

Virgin Atlantic!Or LH bit defenitely not SR. Those times are far behind us!
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 7:50 pm

Definatly BMI British Midland- excellent service IMO.
Closely followed by Virgin Atlantic who are also exceptionally good.

ps. Brenjoro- BMI have recently changed their slogan from "The Airline For Europe" to "Civil Aviation", which I think's pretty clever!
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Thu Mar 22, 2001 7:57 pm

well ill give you 3 guesses. British Airways number one. JOKE no no no.

BMI British Midland all the way

regards BDRules
 
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RE: Denim Air (Eindhoven-NL) Is Good

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:00 pm

I never speak about 'the best' because I have to prove that and I connot. A good one is Denim Air in Eindhoven (NL) because of its excellent flexible attitude. I do not like the Denim Air colourscheme at all...alas.
 
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RE: Denim Air (Eindhoven-NL) Is Good

Thu Mar 22, 2001 8:43 pm

sounds to me that bmi is getting a lot of votes! So I'll definately try them when I go to Europe!!

How's NG and SK compared to BD??

In my mind (I've not flown on either one of them but...), I think BD first then NG then SK (then VS then SR then AF then LH then ... ...)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 1:18 am

Lufthansa
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altoun
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 1:20 am

Air France!!!!!!
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:09 am

If there are better European airlines than BA and LH then I'll eat my hat.
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F+ Rouge
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:11 am

What are your criteria ? Just food and service on board together with patriotism?

Regards,

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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:18 am

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Airline of the Year 2001 by OAG
Great innovator with great IFE and service
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swake
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RE: Ryanb741

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:27 am

Aer Lingus
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 2:57 am

I'd say SAS because it's the biggest airline here in Sweden but I also like BA.

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Ikarus
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 3:17 am

Virgin Atlantic, of course.

Closely followed by BA...

But unfortunately, I never had the chance to test all European airlines, so of course this vote is influenced by the limited experience.... (VS,BA,AF,KL transatlantic; LH, BD, KL, AF, BA, OG inner-European)

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 3:20 am

In my opinion first it's Air France then Aer Lingus but definitely not BA...
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 3:24 am

Sevenair's favourite airline. is the worlds favourite airline. (BA ofcourse)
Otherwise I love REyanair because they are so cheap. Least favourite is EasyJet.
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 3:31 am

Anyone except British Airways!!!!!
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 4:16 am

KLM

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RE: Johnnybgoode, Often I Hear Lufthansa

Fri Mar 23, 2001 4:25 am

Johnnybgoode only wrote "Lufthansa". I hear many times that Lufthansa is indeed good. The brother of my brother in law flies the Lufthansa CRJ from Düsseldorf. I think I definitely have to fly Lufthansa to convince myself...
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 4:56 am

Hey,

1) Swissair
2) Sabena
3) Crossair

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SR 103
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 5:49 am

Definately:

1. Swissair
2. Crossair
3. British Midland
4. Aer Lingus

Definately NOT:

Lufthansa
Virgin Atlantic

Just my opinion!

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SAA-SAL
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:25 am

SABENA all the way.....
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:38 am

hey! why have people got it against BA?

if you have flown with them and you don't like them then thats fine, but please lay off them.Ive been in economy(dont ask, it wasnt bad actually), club and first and they have all been ok.out of the ones i have been with, the following are good or ok.

Virgin are good, but they are more trans-altantic than european. AF, are you nuts they were in the bottom three of the which survery along with scabitilia and iberia.

KLM are ok, so lufthansa and aer lingus.

Swissair are good for what they charge.

but hey each to their own, if you think that sabenas the best, then thats your opinion!!!!

krgds#

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ps for heavens sake never never ever fly with easyjet or european, if you do then good luck to you, the european plane i was on was actually shakking so much that they had to staple bits together and i went with easyjet and they managed to hit seagulls as they landed!!!!!!
 
neder99
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:51 am

Icelandair and Finnair.
 
triley1057
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 8:24 am

Austrian Airlines
Lauda Airlines
KLM
Lufthansa
Tyrolean
 
guerosinfe
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 9:16 am

Air France!!
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 9:23 am

In my opinion, the BEST European airline is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines! Their fleet of Boeing 747's is magnificent and fantastic to watch. I also love their MD-11's, Boeing 767's and their service.
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 9:24 am

Air France, absolutely...
 
DIA
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 10:20 am

Virgin. Comfort, respect, and great food.

Swissair is a close second. Love their A332s.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
 
DIA
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 10:33 am

Virgin. For comfort, respect and food.

Swissair comes in at a close second. Love their A332s.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
 
CVG777
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 11:30 am

Air France all the way!  Big thumbs up
 
ILOVEA340
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 12:29 pm

I would have crossair be second before balair and after swissair had I actualy ever been on time arriving. They just can't seem to fly on time.
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 12:36 pm

Air France for its fleet and TAP best european airline flying to Brazil!  Big thumbs up

rgds,
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ILOVEA340
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 12:39 pm

OK so everybody has their favorites but why  Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused
 
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 1:54 pm

there is no contest here...LUFTHANSA, LUFTHANSA, and LUFTHANSA
 
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Luxair
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 5:29 pm

KLM, Sabena, Lufthansa, BA ect., I like them all  Wink/being sarcastic
 
BelugaBoy
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RE: Best European Airline

Fri Mar 23, 2001 10:57 pm

Best : Lufthansa, Swissair , British Midland

If you like adventure, SABENA

don't know when they leave/arrive

don't know what carrier ( can even be Oekraïn Airlines !!! )

arrogant and bad personel ( cabin crew is the worst I ever experienced on a western carrier !! )

very poor service ( don't eat there sandwiches except if you really want to get sick )

even more arrogant pilots
are only good in going on strike, what they very often do ( hey if you are good at something ... )

 
l'espace180
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RE: Best European Airline

Sat Mar 24, 2001 1:31 am

Air France !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Provides you true services !
 
310_engineer
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RE: Best European Airline

Sat Mar 24, 2001 1:43 am

Mr Beluga Boy
If you would change your attitude maybe other people might be less arrogant to you.
How many pilots you know of SN?How many times did you fly them?Well at least once because you know that they serve sandwiches in eco. Be lucky that you get the sandwich in eco on SN;If you fly LH that's all you get in C and in Y you get peanuts.
Still carrying over 10mil. pax a year with all the bad publicity (thank's to people like you) is a very good prestation and about their punctuality do you know how many times SN has been in the top ten?
BTW you really think Sn is the only carrier who makes delays? Delays can be caused by a lot of reasons. Late passengers is one of them for exemple and weather you think a company can arrange it? Or maintenance, do you prefer to fly a plane which is not well maintained or has problems during flt?
So you better come with some good arguments before killing an airliner just like that.
For me Sabena is still at the top and I'm proud to work for it.
Mike
 
ibe1238
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RE: Best European Airline

Sat Mar 24, 2001 8:54 am

I don't have a favourite airline because I have not flown with all european carrier so I cannot compare.
But I would prefer to know the reason why a given airline is your favourite one, not just to write its name.
 
VirginLover
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RE: Best European Airline

Sat Mar 24, 2001 9:30 am

Out of the 3 I took....
VIRGIN ATLANTIC!!!! (Always and Forever! Big grin)
 
Early Air
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RE: Best European Airline

Sat Mar 24, 2001 10:58 am

1. Virgin 2. Lufthansa

Rgds,
Early Air
 
ILOVEA340
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RE: Best European Airline

Sat Mar 24, 2001 11:35 am

I flew on air engiadia today (yesterday) from Brn-AMS-Bern
That service was great.

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