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What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:05 am

My future dream flights are with:

Air Tahiti Nui
Varig
Emarites
Iceland Air
Thai
South African Airways
Air New Zealand
Finnair

What airline(s) do you want to fly on just because you find it exotic?
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:10 am

I'd like to fly an Air Tahiti Nui 340 sometime, although I don't know how exotic they are. I think they are among the best lookin' planes at LAX (right after UAL  Smile )
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:14 am

Air Rarotonga.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:23 am

I actually flew Icelandair BWI-KEF-CDG and back agian a coupla years ago; it was fine, but you're not missing much. It was pretty crowded (I think it was a 757 as I recall to KEF, then a 737 to CDG) as they had offered a super-cheap rate on the flight, the food was fine (tho I gorged on smoked salmon samples in the KEF airport changing planes), but you actually had to pay for your booze, which was pretty annoying. On the way back there was a tremendous snowstorm in Iceland, and we barely landed, and had to run and make our connection which involved getting on a bus to the plane in a howling storm, running up some air-stairs, and pounding on the door to get them to let us in.

Still if you're hot on taking them, they always have super cheap deals. I'd like to run up to Rekjavik one long weekend just to check it out - I hear it's a fun town.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 8:01 am

Kras Air. Failing that, I'll stick with "Jet Bleu."
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 9:27 am

I don't see why do you consider airlines like VARIG, SAA, Emirates, Thai... 'exotic' airlines.

The topic should be: what non-american/non-east-european airline do you want to fly on?

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:21 am

-Saudi Araibian Airlines
-Iran Air
-Royal Brunei
-Qatar Airways
-Royal Jordanian
-Kuwait Airways
-Uzbekistan Airways
-Air Afrique
-Ethiopian
-Air Namibia
-Tunisair
-Silk Air
-Vieque Airlink
-Flamenco Airways
-Garuda Indonesia
-The list goes on and on but I will never finish if I continue.
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:28 am

Air New Zealand Exoctic???? ROLFMAO!!!

 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:59 am

Air Tahiti Nui, Got the best looking A340 in the world in my opinon.
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Thu Apr 19, 2001 12:20 pm

Hey Climbout!

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 12:22 pm

-Icelandair
-Air Rarotonga
-Ryukyu Air Commuter
-Air Tahiti Nui

BH346
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 5:58 pm

For me:

Air Transport International (ATI). Those DC 8-62 Combis are what I call exotic!!!

JA
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:11 pm

Air New Zealand Exotic? Huh, the other expression was already taken. That would be like calling Alaska Airlines exotic.
IcelandAir would be good, but I would have too stop and have a look around.




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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:12 pm

Hazelton Airlines!! anyone ever flown on this Australian regional airline???

http://www.hazelton.com.au/route_map.act
 
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Definition Of 'exotic'

Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:16 pm

In my Webster's II New Riverside Desk Dictionary.....


Exotic adj. 1. Of or from another part of the world: foreign. 2. Intriguingly different.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:25 pm

I want to fly on Jet Blue,Delta,American Airlines,Iberia, Olympic, Sri Lankan, Biman Bangladesh, PIA, Air Great Wall and of course Air New Zealand.
Flown to 120 Airports in 44 Countries on 73 Operators. Visited 55 Countries and counting. Wanderlust is like Syphilis, once you have the itch it's too late for treatment.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:46 pm

I'd like to fly a few African carriers like
Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Sudan and Air Madagascar.
Also Air Mauritius, Aeroflot (Hardly Exotic) and Finnair.
None of these carriers fly to my location so to Me they are exotic however to some others these choices are perhaps as common as muck.
Of climbouts original choices I share Finnair, but I have already flown Thai and Emirates.
I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:50 pm

A nice Privatair 737-800 with seating for about 50. Pure luxury.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 8:08 pm

I want to travel by Druk Air the Bhutan airline to Paro Smile
.....up there with the best!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 10:35 pm

Well, i still dont get exactly what is meant by exotic here...
but I have flown on some of the airlines some of you considered exotic :
Air NZ .... good experience, nice seats and friendly service...nothing exotic about it tho...very european.
Garuda Indonesia...i flew on their 747 400 in the upper deck...that was exotic for me personnally just because I usually sit in the back of the airplane...otherwise very good service.
Is Tarom exotic ? I flew their BAC111 from Bucarest to Zurich in a huge snowstorm...the steward sitting next to me started praying when the plane was just about to take off which did not give me any confidence. Then he was the first one in the whole plane to light up a cig as soon as the sign was turned off !!!! I dont find the staff too friendly then. Maybe its better now.
Airlines i would consider exotic personnally :
Saudia, Kuwait, Tahiti Nui, Air Nauru, RAM, Air Afrique, Air Algerie, Pakistan international, Air Guyane, Air madagascar....hm...
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:32 pm

GMG on Bangladesh local domestic flights.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Thu Apr 19, 2001 11:37 pm

Biman Bangladesh for me was not an 'Exotic' experience, but rather a terrifying (and highly delayed) ordeal! Avoid if you value your life!
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 12:31 am

Aloha and Air Tahiti Nui I also wouldn't mind Varig.

BY757
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 12:40 am

Hi guys,

Guerosinfe, JaseWGTN, BNE, and Parisien:
I picked the airlines that "I" personally find exotic. YES, to me (remember, you have to consider the source. I am a black female living in Southern California USA) flying Air New Zealand, Thai, Varig, Finnair ect..would be exotic, considering the cool places that they fly to, and they fly to places that I wanna go to, REAL BAD. An airline that I find exotic may not be exotic to some one else. I'm sure a person living in Turkmenistan would think flying Delta or United is exotic, or at least find them unique. It all depends on where you are coming from and where you are going. You see what I maen?

Superfly:
I'm proud of you for two reason: 1. You are brave enough to travel on Cubana (and yes, God will bring you back safe), 2. You are adventurous and going to Cuba. I heard the people there are friendly. I can't wait to read about it because I'm sure you will be posting a trip report about your flight.

Many of you have listed some very interesting airlines, that I have never heard of!!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 2:05 am

I'd like to fly with:

Singapore Airlines A380
Air Jamiaca
British Airways Concorde

and it could be nice to try som airline with russian jets.

GOT
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 2:56 am

I can't believe I forgot to add Royal Air Maroc.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 5:07 am

How exactly do you define "Exotic" here ?? It seems everything non-US or European is Exotic.....!!!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 5:10 am

I would like to fly on Air Tahiti Nui....great looking plane to a very exotic destination  Smile
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 6:14 am

I would like to fly on a Sri Lankan A340 or the Gambian New Millennium Air IL-62 that flew into IAD on 4/15.

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 6:17 am

KH1747

It's all matter of PERSONAL choice. The airlines I listed are airlines that I PERSONALLY consider exotic because of the destinations that they'll take me to. Iceland, Thailand, New Zealand (YES, I think New Zealand is exotic because of the divers scenery), Morocco,Tahiti, Brazil, South Africa are all places that I think are unique or different, and I want to fly their local carrier. Naturally, since I live in the US, I don't consider US airlines exotic.

I hope this is clear. My attentions were not to confuse anyone.  Smile

By the way, I did mention a European Airline. Isn't Iceland Air a European Airline?
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 6:25 am

I apologize for my errors:

should read: "KHl747"

should read: "diverse"

That's what I get for typing too fast!!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 6:49 am

Should read: Intentions, not attentions!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 10:51 am

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned my choice;

CON AIR

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Fri Apr 20, 2001 10:58 am

I would love to have the opportunity to fly Thai Airways International, Varig, Lan Chile, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines.

ContinentalEWR
 
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Sat Apr 21, 2001 1:52 pm

-Royal Air Nepal.
-Druk Air (Bhutan).
-MIAT (Mongolia).
-Aero Asia.
-PIA (Northern Routes).
-Silk Air.
-Air Jamaica.
-KLM.
-Singapore Air.
-Libyan Arab.
-Tunis Air.
-South African Airlines.
-Swiss Air.
-Buddha Air.
-Air Yeti.
-Gorkha Air.
-Other Nepali Airlines.
-Qantas. (Wunala Dreaming).
-NorthWest.
-Canada 3000.
-Roots Air.
-Royal Jordanian.
-Iraqi Airways. (Cool livery).
-Ariana Airlines.(Want to check out their crew)
-Air Bangkok.
-Montana Air.
-MEA.
-Yemenia.
-Ethiopian Airlines.
-Air Djibouti.
-Somali Airlines.
-Air Maldives.
-Air Tahiti.
-Vietnam Airlines (lotus livery).
-BA (Concorde).

 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Sat Apr 21, 2001 8:03 pm

Within a year or two I want to fly on Aeroflot IL-62, IL-86, IL-96, TU-154 and TU-134.

I am planing a trip to Russia/Siberia for about two months. I want to ride the Trans Siberian Railroad and also visit Novosirbirsk, Vladivostok, Lake Bakal, Omsk as well as Moscow and St. Petersberg.

By then I'll have all Russian/Soviet jets out of the way and then I'll travel to eastern Africa, South America and other places I haven't been.


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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Sat Apr 21, 2001 8:06 pm

Superfly go with Siberia Airlines they good!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Sat Apr 21, 2001 11:03 pm

The only one of the airlines labelled "exotic" which I have actually flown on is Air Jamaica. They are excellent for their inflight service and, of course, the free champagne. I flew with them from POS to KIN last year and that trip report is in the relevant forum. Alas, all was not so well on the return trip. They also do have a chronic problem of running late.

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:06 am

For some unknown reason I have the erge to fly on one of Palistinian Airlines' ERJ-145s, but I think I'll wait till the problems in the Middle East are smaller.
Other than that-
-Ghana Airways
-Royal Air Maroc
-Syrianair
-Aeroflot!!
-Lauda!!!!!!
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:48 am

I would have to choose Singapore Airlines' baby Silk Air.
Also Kiss Air, the new proposed start-up in England.
Open your heart and push the limits
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 12:53 am

Superfly, I wish I could go with you! I'm excited FOR you! Talk about an awesome trip.

I also wouldn't mind flying Aeroflot. I'd do it just to brag on the fact that I got to fly on Aeroflot. I'm sure that would be unique experience.

Thanks for the great replies. I need to make a list of all the ones I've never heard of so that I can try to find pictures of them.

Happy flying, gang!
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:21 am

Exotic adj. 1. Of or from another part of the world: foreign. 2. Intriguingly different.

an exotic flight?...

a good in-flight attention in an American Airlines must be an exotic thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...

Air Tahiti Nui can be my choice... but also Gabon Express' Caravelles... it must be really exotic!!!!

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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:43 am

Any airline with a good first or business class! (I got spoiled flying in Delta's Business Elite cabin.) I don't care where it was going, just as long as I am sitting up in first class or business class. Would really like to fly on Virgin Atlantic, bmi British Midland, BA (first class please!), and would have to second the Privatair BBJ. I've seen the ATI DC8 combi, it was doing a flight for BAX Global a few months back.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:49 am

Airfrance or British Airways Concorde
and any russian airliner

David.
 
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RE: What Exotic Airline Do You Want To Fly On?

Mon Apr 30, 2001 8:53 pm

Notdownnlocked.....GMG is NOT that bad at all....they are actually quite good compard to their competition (Biman)..hehe. Infact, one is climbing out over my house right now!!!

Ryanb741...I totally agree with you! No one in their right mind would WANT to fly on Biman....hehe!

TB