I am curious to see what everyone's favorite airline is. Why is this airline your favorite airline? What do you like about it? What do you like about it? What would you like to see your airline do in the future (something feasible, not outrageous like seeing LAB purchasing 744s to start services to Africa)?
My favorite airline is Delta. It's not service that makes them my favorite, because it lacks in that department, but more just loyalty. Starting from when I was a year and a half old, I lived in Cincinnati until I was seven, when I moved to Atlanta, where I still live, meaning I've lived in a Delta hub for 15 of my almost 17 years. Never has much family lived close by, so I have flown a lot since before I can remember in order to visit family. I just have somewhat of a connection with Delta, despite the fact that I have flown on other airlines that are a whole lot better.
Beyond my loyalty to Delta, there isn't too much that I like about it. They are, however, an airline that offers a lot of flights to a lot of destinations, so that is convenient. Their planes are moderately comfortable and their food is usually decent. Some of the flight attendants can be very nice. Also, ATL
is a great airport for a hub in my opinion. It is big, easy to use, and relatively efficient.
Things that I do not like about Delta are primarily with their service. The service is so hit or miss. Like I said, some of the flight attendants can be really nice, but a lot of them are very uninterested. Even for the interested ones, there is not much to do anymore. Even on transcontinental flights, Delta just has passengers pick up a bag of food while walking on to the plane, leaving one less thing for flight attendants to do. It feels more like getting on to a nice bus than it does to fly on a Delta flight. Even on transatlantic flights, there is not much food given as compared to transatlantic flights I have flown in the past.
For Delta's future, the first thing I want to see is for the airline to get back on solid ground and start turning a profit. Upper management and pilot pay concessions are needed, whether or not bankruptcy is needed to accomplish this. Assuming that Delta does return to profitability though, I would really like to see it receive more 777s. Some new European destinations would be nice, but Asian expansion would be wonderful, especially since Delta has just one flight to Asia: ATL
with a 772. Latin America could use some expansion, even if it was just to include a few large cities Delta does not serve currently, like EZE
, or UIO.
Now let's hear what you all have to say.