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Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:12 am

The worst airline I've ever been in I would say it was Garuda Indonesia. It might be a good airline for some of you but it was very dirty inside. And I usually fly good airlines. How about you?
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:21 am

Northwest. They have lost my baggage, treated me rudely, and would not even answer an e-mail when I nailed them for the terrible service that they give. They talk about wanting to give customer service and all that, but I think they are full of baloney because they cannot even answer a simple e-mail note. I have always been answered by Midwest Express, Continental, and Delta when I have e-mailed these airlines, so that is why I utilize these airlines.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:37 am

The worst airline I've ever flown has got to be Air India. The flight was from SIN to BOM, with a stopover in Chennai. The plane was dirty inside and the service stank. The fact that I was seated next to what was probably the grungiest guy on the plane in one of the middle seats didn't help much either. He was rude, and though I'm not quick to pass judgement, in desperate need of some extra strong deoderant.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:37 am

It seems that NW treated you really bad. I didn't expect that out of NW. Still they are not a very good airline.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:43 am

Yeah, I don't think Air India is a good airline either. Although I never flew it I can imagine how it would be!
 
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Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:42 am

Carnival/Pan Am 2- long delays , the crew was sort of rude and man did they have some absurd boarding policies, and imagine if they were lousy that they ran out of food during the flight.
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:05 pm

Continental definately .... rude ground staff and service on domestic flights is almost non-existant. Close second is AA.Absolutely horrible service and what ever little food they serve is bad. IN general all US carriers on domestic flights specially are awful......and as its very well known even international service is also nothing like European and Asian airlines.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:19 pm

Delta: The Worst
 
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Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:29 pm

UsAirways!

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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:18 pm

American Airlines... all the way the worst!!!!

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Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:38 pm

Sorry, the worst in service in all respects is American Airlines. BWIA, Air Jamaica and United are much better. AA always comes across as very impersonal. Do not even start to talk about the (very little) food they serve...

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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:50 pm

Northwest and America West.

I know times have changed, but about 3 years ago I boarded a brand new 757 from DTW to SFO. They showed no movie, food sucked and there was no gate for us at SFO because they forgot to tow the other 757 out. Now, the staff was very friendly. But all of the problems I cited were not because of a bad day but the end result of management decisions made a long time ago.

Same with HP. A 737 across the country to PHX at dinner time w/ nothing but a paper bag with turkey sandwhich. At a $500 fare does HP think I'll ever go back when I could pay $250 on UAL, get a 744 or 777 have Channel 9, airshow and a hot chicken dinner!
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 5:47 pm

CXA330-342 - If you can drop me an email with your Air India flight information along with specific examples of service deficiencies, I will have the matter forwarded to the Sr.Manager - Inflight Service (aka dad) and he will look into it.

Lukino99 - I don't think you can imagine jack squat if you haven't flown the airline, so keep yer trap shut. Thanks.

Finally, if y'all think those airlines are bad, you obviously never had the misfortune to fly Tower Air. I dance on the grave of Morris Nachtomi's monstrous creation.
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Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:21 pm

Northwest and Laos Aviation. The first was because of horrifically bad service and old a/c, the second was because it was totally unsafe (had a crash landing at Wattay International Airport in Laos).
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Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:33 pm

BRITANNIA!!!

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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:46 pm

If you are going on cleanliness then Qantas NewZealand (No longer) if you are going on service then SQ.

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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:48 pm

You can't really blame Laos Aviation.....

(call it louse aviation Big grin, you get what i mean?)

As with Northwest...I like Old planes! I suppose you really have to be old to appreciate them. Garuda were shit when i flew with them, ah well you can't please everybody all of the time.

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Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:02 pm

I don't fly very often, but the worst airline I flew with was EBA, now Virgin Express. I can remember there was very little space in it...
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:17 pm

I haven't really had that bad a service recently although American Airlines last year was a bit unfriendly. I flew two sectors with them and a code share with a third and would you belive my luggage either never left the departure point or was sent to the wrong city each and every flight! While the flights were fine I would have hesitations if I had checked bags to fly them again.
Going back some twenty years I had a trip on THY Turk Hava Yollari I think it was, now known as Turkish Airlines. The flight was on A DC-10 an aircraft that I really love to fly on normally but on this occaision it was the filthiest beast I ever saw. It stank! The flight Stank! The service Stank! However that is history as I have been told the "New" Turkish Airlines is quite good.
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:25 pm

Yes in my worst list AA must come a close second , the inexistent food and the rude f/a's help AA achieve this standing in my list.
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:26 pm

Although I don't think it's necessarily fair to generalize one bad experience to an entire airline, I can pretty comfortably address this post--TWExpress. To me, it's no wonder their parent company went bankrupt. The service was outright rude from some gate agents who were dealing very, very poorly with weather delays in St. Louis. I slept at the airport with nothing from them in any way. Not even a 5 minute phone card. If I might also add, the worst airport I've ever been in without a doubt was CGK (Jakarta, Indonesia). Being somewhat of an international city, I thought it would be in-line with other significant Asian destinations. Wrong. Dirty, old, unkept, and a visual eye-sore are adjectives that come to mind. It's unfortunate, that country has been through so much turmoil throughout its history and its airport reflects it. Also, we had to "pay-off" (they wanted money) customs officials in order to bring in some Korean kimchi (pickled cabbage). I would have have felt better if they would have not allowed it in but in a foreign country you're unfamiliar with, you do what they want. Sorry to digress from the topic so much.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:32 pm

I have had terrible service on Delta but the worst airline that i've been on is Samara Airlines. They just cant help it because they are a small strugling airline
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:37 pm

Iberia... rude service, awful food, terrible all around.
 
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Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:41 pm

AA, IB & DL...

AA, rude & bad food. I remeber on one flight from San Juan to New York, I got up and went to the aft galley and asked for a glass of water and the FA said " We're not here to serve you, we're here in case of an emergency!!!"

DL, rude & bad food. On one flight from San Juan to Miami i had a first class ticket, someone was in my seat so I in a very polite way notified the FA of this and she said "You sit where ever there is space if you want to go!!!" I sat in Economy for the flight and made sure that this FA was reprimanded when we got to Miami!!!

IB, rude, bad food, cancelled flights & huge delays.

I've flown these airlines several of times and got disapointed every time, these are not one time experienced opinions.

 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:02 am

I would have to say US Airways. Lost luggage RUDE flight attendants. Flights that are never on time. I hope United buys them, they could use some good training.

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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 12:14 am

The worst airline is the last one all of you flew who did not meet all of your over-inflated expectations, and who did not bow low to you ,and who did not serve you a gourmet meal onboard.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 2:25 am

I would have to say I have had the worst experiences on UA.

I would also argue that NW email responses to complaints and suggestions is VERY fast. SAME DAY for me on more than one occassion. While I do agree that no movies on longer haul domestic flights is kinda boring, they do show short videos and those are okay and then you just sleep the rest of the way. IFE on the A319/A320 would be nice though  Smile

I think most major US airlines have been mentioned and that is because they all have the potential on any given day to mess up and leave you or your luggage stranded. Seriously, lower you expectations to air travel from point A to B (maybe thru point C) when you fly a major US Airline and leave your high expectations for when you fly Midwest Express and the like.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 3:06 am

On the 76 different airlines I have flown, Northwest is by far definately the worst. Never again.
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Sun Apr 29, 2001 3:13 am




There is no airline on the planet more abominable than them. One can only imagine how much effort they put into to make sure that your trip is a disaster.

No airline as abysmal and mediocre as United can attain that status unless they willfully and deliberately try as hard as they can to make you miserable.

If there is one thing that United does good (here's an oxymoron for you), it's to make sure that your trip is as atrocious as possible.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 3:47 am

I agree with Alpha1- the only things airlines should have to boast about is the miracle fact that they can get you to your destination safely in a fraction of the time it takes to drive. If you want gormet food, go to a 5 star resteraunt, and bring a doggy bag on board, it's an airplane for crying out loud.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 4:07 am

Air Tran

They have cheap prices, but also cheap service. I have flown 4 times. United, Delta, USAirways were all fine - nice staff and on time but Air Tran has lots of delays and rude service.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 4:30 am

America West. Flight left 2 hours late and the return trip home was delayed for about 4 hours before being cancelled after the 4-hour delay. Spent 2 hours in line to get re-booked.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 6:36 am

Tower! No Doubt!
I once had a 6 hour day on a cloudless night in NY (going JFK-CDG). I learned my vast vocabulary of french curse words that evening! I almost missed my gig in Paris that night. I was delayed with them every time I ever flew them except once (JFK-LAX). With Tower, you always got what you paid for, that's for sure.

Worst airline I never flew=BA.
Air France was on strike at the onset of World Cup and I had a reservation with AF. BA was honoring AF's tickets, so you can imagine, the BA terminal was absolute chaos. I arrived 1:50 mins before the flight and the cue was snaked around several times before it even reached the Check-in area. They had people herding customers into this line that was NOT moving. As time passed, I asked several of their people about my flight and my growing concern. They assured me that it would be fine and that I would get on my flight no problem. Next thing I know, they are announcing that the flight is closed. Well...I got real Neeegro in that terminal and made a scene. I wound up in the ticketing office with the head supervisor (a woman of Caribbean descent who could relate) and she suggested that I go over to the empty Air France terminal and ask them to switch me to Air Canada or SwissAir(or any other airline that was going to Paris for that matter). So...I lug all my bags and record boxes (I'm a DJ) out the terminal and catch a cab to the other side of JFK to the AF terminal. The terminal was a ghost town (totally empty) except for one ticket agent. I told her my story and she asked what my final destination was, I said Paris, she then said, "...well monsieur, we have one flight only to Paris each day during the strike and it is leaving in 15 minutes, would you like to take this flight?" Well sh*t, of course I did! And to boot, it turned out to be my first flight on a 777. I got a great seat, and thoroughly enjoyed my first ride on this dream machine, on my original airline of choice, direct to my destination (the BA flight would have had a 2 hour hold over at Gatwick).
End of story is that BA would not guarantee me a seat on the next flight after they had screwed me out of the flight I was supposed to be on. I would have missed my gig and missed out on a good sum of money (that I really needed at the time!). So I know BA is this great airline and all, but I'll take AF over them anyday and poo poo on BA (except I really like the World Tails).
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 8:01 am

America West.

In my experience, HP truly takes the cake for "America's Worst Airline". All four legs of a recent itinerary were delayed or cancelled for various reasons. To top it off, on the return flight the gate agent threatned an angry crowd over the pa that the pilot could change the final destination while in flight and drop us off on the oposite side of the Cascade Mountains leaving each passager to find his/her own transportation to their final destination. Sounds unreal? It was.
America West is the type of airline that really shows you why a passengers' bill of rights may be needed.
 
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 8:28 am

First; there were some comments on Garuda and CGK Jakarta airport. I flew them last year, 8 sectors AMS-Darwin and return, and I was deeply impressed; wide seats, abundant meals even on the short CGK-DPS sector, on time, and also Jakarta was quite a charming airport I think, with its round wooden structures, so I wonder when your lesser experiences occured.
Maybe I'm less critical. I have flown some 50 airlines ... maybe the Turkish charter company Air Alfa, which was disorganized, the 727 had broken seats, the A-300 broken (inside) wallpanels, all in all a bit worrysome. But no problem, they brought me safely where I wanted to go. But I like all airlines, always another experience... but some, even the better ones, disappoint me as their service is not as high as I'd expect, which happened with Crossair, Sabena or TWA.
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RE: Which Is The Worst Airline You Ever Flown?

Sun Apr 29, 2001 3:55 pm

I'm just glad that no one mentioned TWA. God rest her soul.

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