THE question: What makes an airline famous. What are the points to compare them?
- TV comercials?
- brand name?
- Pax Service
There are much more points to look for. Another interesting issue is, that a lot of people are just going for their country's airlines. If so, I would have to say Swissair. Well, they really have a good product, but that's not the only thing.
I think, a famous airline is one, which has started out of a stony ground and reached a high-level of standard and performance today.
One of this airlines is Virgin. They started with one flight LHR-JFK. BA did always try to destroy them by unfair actions. And today? Virgin is offering a great product.
BA for example is an "official" airline, with the whole state in the background. That makes it much easier for them to survive and getting big and well-known. But famous? I don't know.
Another airline, which has my respect, is Atlas Air. It was Michael Choudry, which came up with a good idea. And it worked. In the crowded cargo-market, he has built up his own market-segment. And after just some years, some of Atlas' customer wouldn't know what to do without them. Atlas is another airline, which has my respect, as they have relly done something. Too bad that Michael died lately in a plane crash.
There are a lot more airlines, which came up as very small competitors to the big, state-powered airlines with a great product and service. That are the heros of today's aviation business.
To go back a little bit in history, a very famous airline is PanAm. In my eyes, they "invented" air travel for normal workers. They pushed the industry forward. Unfortunately, some things were going wrong and PanAm is no longer here.
So, that were my thougths about "famous airlines". What do you think about it?