Arsenal@LHR
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Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:40 am

Which airline would you say is the most famous? I would go forBritish airways or American airlines. They are literally household names and known around the world.

What do you think?

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:45 am

Pan American World Airways is still one of the number one brands recognized around the world. Right after Coke and McDonald's
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:52 am

Well lately Delta has been the most popular airline in the U.S. at least, I dont know about the world. AA might be the most popular in the U.S. now that they have bought TWA. Excluding United States Airlines, British is probably to most popular. Pan Am used to be quite popular, but it seemed like everything bad used to happen to them (bombings, hijackings, fires, collisions, etc..). I know that Delta, United, and American are all pretty popular worldwide since they are so big and so is British.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 11:09 am

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 11:13 am

Pan Am
KLM
American
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 11:54 am

In my country,Chile, obviously LanChile, but also American Airlines,Air Frnace and Lufthansa. None of British Airways down here.


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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 1:11 pm

My guess of current airlines would be United or Singapore. Of past airlines, my guess for the most famous airlines in their own era would definitely be Pan Am in number 1 spot, probably followed by TWA and BOAC.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 1:15 pm

I think that KLM is the most famous airline since it is the airline that has served under it's original name the longest period of time.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 1:30 pm

Pan Am, TWA (from the glory days of aviation, and for that reason, still well-known). Especially PanAm! Nowadays, people know of most major carriers. BA, LH, AF, etc.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 9:58 pm

I think Korean aIR AND aEROFLOT would come close...Look at all the publicity they have got!!

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 10:06 pm

Current: BA
Past: Pan American & TWA..no contest. global leaders in the late 30's the 40's (during and after the war), and the 50's & 60's. PAn Am. First 707's, first 747's,first round the world flights, etc.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sat Jul 14, 2001 10:08 pm

I agree with you Arsenal@LHR, BA and AA are two of the most recognizable airline name.

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:57 am

BA & AA are the two most well known airlines at Heathrow. And from what i've heard there reputation (some good, and some...well not so good)
Is all over the world.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 9:59 am

Nobody can forget Pan American World Airways.


Nobody can forget a name like "American" Airlines either.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 10:03 am

I would say Delta.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 10:47 am

Yes, for recognition.
Coke
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Pan Am

I imagine at some point, PA was number #1

Delta? Are you nuts?
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 10:58 am

Pan Amerian World Airways.

There was a time when you wouldn't dare call them Pan Am.

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways may have commercials, but imagine how many people saw PAA's Orion starship in "2001: A Space Odyssey."


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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:00 am

I would also have to vote for Pan Am. Follow that with TWA and Qantas.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:33 am

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I would have to go with Pan Am, however not so much anymore because of its breakup than I would have to go with United.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:36 am

A subjective question, but *globally*, perhaps it is indeed BA at the moment.

Adverts aren't the only reason, it's global presence is.

Definitely Pan Am in the past, I fully agree. Recognised globally.

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:53 am

Haven't read all the answers. I don't think I really need to though. I imagine the PanAm name is the most recognized name in the world, even after 9 1/2 years. I know, the name survives. I just imagine that if you were to ask people who do not know airlines to name a famous international airline, the PanAm name would be at or near the top of the list.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:05 pm

PanAm
Southwest Airlines
Eastern Airlines
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:11 pm

In the 70's Braniff was pretty well known...
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:28 pm

I would say it really depends on where in the world you live. I mean most of the Americans say that Pan Am, American Airlines, Delta etc. are the most famous in the world, but a lot of ordinary non aviation loving people down under would really know much about them. In Australia it would be Qantas and Ansett (everybody knows these two).

On a world wide scale (remember this is still from an australian perspective) I would have to say British Airways, United, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qantas and JAL.

Pan Am would have been widely recognised down in Australia years ago since they were the first to fly a 747 to Sydney etc. But there is a new generation of people, hence why I chose the list up above.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:36 pm



1. PanAm
2. TWA

 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 2:16 pm

PAN AM
TWA
BA
AA
UA...
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 10:35 pm

From all the people who i have spoken to the know Pan-Am and KLM

No mention of all the majors in the US.

Also BA is mentioned but probably because its our national airline so it doesn't really count

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 10:40 pm

Let’s not forget Emirates

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:15 pm

BA and singapore airlines.Pan am get mentioned because of their tragderies.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 12:26 am

PAN AM....#1 forever! what a legend
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 1:10 am

BA and Pan Am. To a lesser extent Air France. No way would American Airlines or United be in this category. Pan Am will forever be a legend, BA is 'the World's favourite airline'.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 3:11 am

PAN AM
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 3:36 am

BA, Pan Am and KLM I think.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:07 am

BA, PanAm, Lufthansa
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:09 am

Probably:

KLM
PanAm
BA
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:17 am

In Germany :
Lufthansa
Pan Am
TWA
Air France
British Airways
Thai Airways International
Delta Air Lines
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:33 am

I would say that the most famous Latin American carriers at the moment would be
-LanChile
-Varig
-Mexicana
-Aeromexico
-Grupo Taca
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 5:20 am

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?

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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 5:25 am

I think these are the things that make an airline famous:

-TV/Movie appearances
-Name
-Paint Job (livery)
-Size

Like I said earlier the most famous airlines around are (from my point of view):

KLM
Pan Am
American

A lot of people say BA but that is probably a European thing because not many people are familiar with them here (normal people, not enthusiasts).
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 7:58 am

Lots of airlines have been seen in movies, but (to my knowledge), PAA's the only one to make it so spaceflight.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 8:27 am

PanAm
TWA
QANTAS
AA
UNITED
Lufthansa
KLM

BA (BA is 'the World's favourite airline'.) Only because BA says so.

I would say that Virgin is more "famous" than BA.
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Tue Jul 17, 2001 3:14 am

Pan Am forever, BA at present. As for Virgin, I doubt many non airliner enthusiasts even know it is British...
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Tue Jul 17, 2001 6:13 am

Most people I know have never heard of BA, they all know AA, PA, KLM, and Air Canada though. They are probably the most famous in Canada.
 
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RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Tue Jul 17, 2001 7:08 am


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