airbus3801
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Most Underrated Airline

Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:52 am

What do you think the most underrated airline. I believe it is U.S. Airways. I don't think many people give them the credit they deserve for serving all of the east coast and serving many small cities with a large regional network as well as coast to coast service, good fleet, and good service.
 
PHX757
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:08 am

America West - People still think that they are what they were 4-8 years ago, but they have changed! Give them a chance!

-PHX757
 
CougarAviator
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:55 am

Agreed on both US Airways, and American West.

Both have struggled to rebuild a battered image.

How about Air Tran. Quietly going about it's business.

Failure is not an option.....
 
futureuapilot
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:57 am

Hey,
I have to say UA. Everyone just talks about how their going down, but i don't think they will. Although, i may be bias...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-future
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cragley
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:48 pm


I would say NZ and HP are under rated.

America West is great for the states.

Air New Zealand have the best crew
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:14 pm

"Air New Zealand have the best crew"
Here Here, I agree. Call me biased on this one  Big grin
NZ is underrated yes, and in my opinion so is QF. What about the airlines that are overrated? IN my opinion, SQ is way overated and I hear EK is the same.
 
JBLUA320
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:24 pm

USAirways, Continental and America West.

Over the past years, these three airlines have undergone massive changes, for the better.

And the best part is, all three are wonderful airlines.

JBLU
 
VSXA380X800
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:46 am

JBLU, I agree with your choice of underrated airlines.... US Airways, American West, but not Continental.

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RCS763AV
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:48 am

Song, everyone is like, oh song, stupid invention.
Avianca, people still think they are as crappy as 5 years ago.
 
Delta767300ER
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:33 pm

Song and Airtran. Everyone likes to diss song and not to many people talk about Airtran.

-Delta767300ER
 
vatveng
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:42 pm

not to many people talk about Airtran.

Delta767300ER... have you been to the Civil Aviation forum? All anyone can talk about is AirTran's wonderful/horrible new livery.
 
HPA320
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:50 pm

I also think America West is great!!!!

By the way, WHY DOES PEOPLE SAY AMERICANNNNN WHEN THERE'S CLEARLY NOT AN "N" THERE????????????  Pissed

If you find an "N" here, just let me know.  Laugh out loud

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Capital146
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:43 am

From a UK/Eire view:

In terms of service: bmi. OK, nobody can fathom out their business strategy but their product is excellent and I've heard nothing but rave reviews regarding their transatlantic services.

In terms of punctuality and value for money: Ryanair. We hear so much here on A.Net about what cheapskates they are, but they are superb at what they aim to do: enable millions of people to travel around Europe cheaply (if booked in advance), reliably and safely.
Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
 
Qantasflyer
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:26 pm

NZ is underrated yes, and in my opinion so is QF. What about the airlines that are overrated? IN my opinion, SQ is way overated and I hear EK is the same.

I could not agree more!
Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
 
matt777
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:27 pm

Underrated:
Alitalia
 
Usairwys757
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:52 am

US Airways, and thats my unbiased opinion. This last quarter they were the airline with the best on-time performance. I think we are recovering nicely.  Smile
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AMS
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:36 pm

I think Malaysian Airways is also quite underrated!, Very good service and polite F/A.


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AMS
 
tbanger
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RE: Most Underrated Airline

Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:51 pm

Regional Express (REX). Bought two airlines that were operating under administration and molded them into one and managed to break even in 2 years.

O.k. I am biased too, as I have played my part to make this happen, but we have done well to get where we are today.  Big thumbs up

Some of what we have had to deal with are:

  • Chapter 11

  • Post September 11

  • SARS

  • WAR

  • High oil Prices

  • Draught

  • Qantaslink


  • GO REX


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    Hirnie
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    RE: Most Underrated Airline

    Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:28 am

    "Underrated:
    Alitalia" NEVER!!!

    I agree with United and USAirways.
    Sorry it`s too late to state all the reasons, need to get up early tomorrow in the morning....

     
    Fly2HMO
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    RE: Most Underrated Airline

    Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:37 am

    Strange... Nobody has mentioned Aeroflot.

    I have never flown on them, but it upsets me to hear that people don't want to fly them just 'cuz they're Russian, and that everything russian was bad....

    Well, at least they're better than before 1990  Big grin
     
    SaveDelta
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    RE: Most Underrated Airline

    Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:24 pm

    AirTran. I have been flying them since the pre-ValuJet days. They have done a great job...just wish Biz Class was a bit more...but for the price...can't expect all that! I racked up a bit over 100 credits in the last year, seems Concourse C was my friend.

    The sad thing is, I love DAL, but they just won't match prices on last minute trips. If they would, might help their survival.
     
    whitehatter
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    RE: Most Underrated Airline

    Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:35 am

    Finnair.

    They are quietly building up their operation into something special.
    Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...

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