airbus3801
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Least Favorite Airline

Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:21 pm

What is your least favorite airline and why?

Mine would have to be Southwest, I don't like the aircraft, paint scheme, boarding procedure, and unprofessional flight attendents.
 
airxliban
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:33 pm

A3801 i agree with you, i can't stand southwest either. while i admire their business model and their ability to succeed in the economic conditions of the market right now, I HATE FLYING ON THEM!!!!

I hate BUR too, its a glorified bus stop.

Apart from that I would never fly KOREAN AIR (a.k.a. hanguk air), China Airlines or Singapore Airlines.
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airbus3801
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:38 pm

Welcome to my respected users list AirLixban. Besides hating Southwest, I have noticed you always post well.
 
studentflyer
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:44 pm

For me, it would be Australia's own QANTAS. I don't know why, but it's probably because of the legroom the aircraft offers. But then again, this is a long time ago. I have never flown them in the past 5 years, so can't really comment on that. But for now, I think it's Lion Air of Indonesia. It's aircrafts are terrible. Feels terrible, looks un-maintained, noisy, crappy interior.

I've never been on a Southwest before, but looking at Airbus3801 and AirxLiban, looks like they don't like it at all, so I wouldn't fly them too.

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RCS763AV
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:52 pm

AeroRepublica, Consistent bad service and always delayed. Im talking about 2 flights i´ve had with them and experiences my friends and family have told me.

I cant stand Southwest. They attack the majors in such a way that make them fire people but then SouthWest doesnt give those people a job.
 
OB1504
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:22 am

I cant stand Southwest. They attack the majors in such a way that make them fire people but then SouthWest doesnt give those people a job.

Why do they have to give the people a job? Was it their fault that the airline was using an old, outdated, and inefficient business model incapable of competing with WN?

Anyway, my least favorite airline is America Worst.

Too many horror stories to type...
 
September11
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:58 am

ValuJet ?

FAA and DOT's least favorite airline.


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OB1504
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:22 am

ValuJet ?

FAA and DOT's least favorite airline.


a.k.a. AirTran

But they've gotten better.

http://www.flight592.com/
 
garnetpalmetto
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:47 am

United. I've always experienced surly or borderline incompetent staff, IAD is quite possibly the worst domestic airport to be a hub thanks to the fact that terminal-to-terminal transportation is reliant upon the old mobile lounges. It's time to fly, alright...another airline.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
 
OB1504
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:43 am

September11, oddly enough, the 'plane in the picture is rotting at OPF right now. I got to see her on her final flight, as she came in to Runway 9L.
 
Checo77
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:28 am

I hate "ATA" and AA from USA. From Europe I hate Iberia, Alitalia (God I hate this airlines!!!!!) and Aeroflot, Africa don´t know, Asia JAL Japan and China Southern.
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sw733
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:04 am

Of the airlines I have flown, my least favorite has been Virgin Atlantic. No other airline I have flown has come close to taking that title away from them either
 
jfrworld
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:14 pm

"I cant stand Southwest. They attack the majors in such a way that make them fire people but then SouthWest doesnt give those people a job."

Let me make sure I have this right. WN is responsible for the bancrupcies of UA, US, and TWA, the pending bancupcies of ATA and Delta, and CO and AA losing money. Is this correct?

1. WN doesn't even service DL's two largest hubs (ATA, CVG)
2. WN barely covers any of US routes and did not even serve any of their three hubs until a few months ago when WN began serving PHL.

I won't go on anymore....

I encourage those who blame WN for the demise of the legacy carriers to educate themselves on the state of the airline industry and why it is that way. And please, don't blame unions or fuel prices. Let's not make anymore scapgoats.
 
monkeyboi
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:55 am

for me it would have to be United. I had to edure their 'hospitality' on 3 legs recently (SYD-LAX-JFK-LHR). Every flight was like being on a bus and I couldn't wait to get off. (ESPECIALLY LAX-JFK!!)
 
RCS763AV
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:04 am

Im not saying WN is responsible for the bankruptcies of these carriers, im rather saying its kinda responsible for hundreds of families who dont have a sustain....B6 has forced AA to cut flights and they dont add more flights to attend that market, or add more but dont take more people in, thats my point.
 
sw733
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:33 am

That's part of any business, be it aviation or anything else...companies are always trying to run other companies out of business and maximize profit. It's how the business world works. Southwest just does it better then most airlines. Don't be a hater  Wink/being sarcastic
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:05 am

LH and SA, mostly for matters of fleet
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nzblue
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:37 am

IAD is quite possibly the worst domestic airport to be a hub thanks to the fact that terminal-to-terminal transportation is reliant upon the old mobile lounges.

While I agree with you that inter-terminal connecting at IAD is quite bad, surely this is not United's fault?
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
 
OYRJA
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:53 pm

Well..

It starts with an R and ends with yanair  Big grin
 
cragley
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:25 pm


United or Gulf Air.

UA has untidy planes, old aggressive FA's, are culturally insensitive of everyone but the american public.

GF cause they have cheap fares for even cheaper passengers. Once arriving in Sydney, one lady got so drunk she stripped off and ran uo and down the aisles while a GF FA through a blanket over her. Families are split up and seperated when they have never travelled on a plane.
Oh and the women that get on wearing burka's, and just as they approach the seat, 5 children jump out from underneath her screaming.
Oh and the monochrome TV's on their 340's. The canned spaghetti that they try and pass off as pasta. And the 'I dream of Jeannie' uniforms of the attendants.
I can think of more but Im tired.

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fanofjets
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:38 am

The worst airline I had the displeasure of flying was Rich International - service? It was nonexistent, except for a rude rebuke from one of the stewardesses for wanting to look out the window and not close my shade (no, there was no in-flight movie). Meals on a trans-Atlantic flight - a light snack while the aircraft was descending into JFK. Awful, awful, awful.

Black eyes to: Nordair, a Canadian charter outfit in the 1980s whose management compromised safety for profit, with the tragic result of one of their DC-8s crashing and killing all aboard. Also: Tower Air - an airline that I never flew but of which one hears nothing but bad and scary stories both on A.net and other fora on the Web.

I used to not like flying USAir in the 1980s and early 1990s (planes in poor condition, surly service), but my recent experience on the airline (now US Airways) was pretty good.
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ordflyer
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:45 am

I agree with the first two posts, I don't care for Southwest. Mainly becasuse of their seating procedures and inflight "entertainment" by the flight attendants.
 
SonOfACaptain
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:13 am

WN barely covers any of US routes and did not even serve any of their three hubs until a few months ago when WN began serving PHL.

Actually, this is the third time WN has attacked US, with each time being more critical to US. First, WN ran US out of the west coast where they flew the former PSA flights. The second time was at BWI, and the third being PHL. The attack at PHL was the last straw before I started REALLY REALLY hating WN. Me being affected by this attack also helps with my opinions with WN.

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AEROFAN
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:19 am

I've had to think long and hard about this- but I would have to give AA the nod. Followed closely by US Air
 
BH346
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:07 am

I'd say Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Delta Connection). Lousy hub at ATL Concourse C, delays, dirty planes, rude staff.
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:36 am

SonOfACaptain

Why don't you add US Airways to your list of airlines you dont' like? Their misdirected management is just as much to blame for your situation as Southwest is.

As for me... I don't care for Northwest or United. When I've taken them the service has been indifferent and at times rude.
You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:57 am

SonOfACaptain

Why don't you add US Airways to your list of airlines you dont' like? Their misdirected management is just as much to blame for your situation as Southwest is.


I agree with everything you said and I do hate the management of US, especially of how they have treated their employees. (Although I do like the changes they are making) I, however, have grown up loving US and it is really hard to change that. The employees are very professional are I respect them greatly. Besides, I still get to fly for free on them.  Big thumbs up

Non Illegitimi Carborundum
 
ATLhomeCMH
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:56 am

Southwest. Worst airline EVER.
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efohdee
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:25 am

My least favorites in no particular order:

America West, Southwest, United

Favorites, currently:

Delta(great professional service), American(the extra legroom makes all the difference)

 
cptGirmayTesfa
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:32 am

American Airlines
I only fly with them when there is no other option...
Why paying a lot for a product that is like low-cost? Miami to Port of Spain is 3,5 hours and no food, now that's like low-cost to me, but the ticket is 750 USD.
But at the Port of Spain Hilton I meet the AA crew, so that's where our money went haha. Too bad too that I don't like their MIA hub.
 
jfrworld
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:01 am

"Actually, this is the third time WN has attacked US, with each time being more critical to US. First, WN ran US out of the west coast where they flew the former PSA flights. The second time was at BWI, and the third being PHL."

Here is another way to look at it.

USAir squandered their purchase of PSA and ended up pulling out of all intra-CA segments after at one point being the largest carrier in CA. The flying public chose a different product within CA (WN) and US didn't adapt.

BWI - US dominated BWI, but squandered their investment by essentially relegating BWI to a focus city. The flying public chose a different product from BWI (WN) and US didn't adapt.

The key thing is that US management never adapted to an ever changing market.
 
boeingfever777
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:15 pm

I don't hate any carrier, I've only flown 3 carriers . haha...

The one I did not care for would be NW mainly due to the 5hr delay. The best would be CO, I love there 757's.

BoeingFever777,
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AMS
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:23 pm

must be Georgian Airzena airlines!

 
COAB767
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:02 pm

Airlines I detest:

Southwest: Ugly scheme, lousy flight attendants, horrible boarding process, their just junk.

United: Always late never on time.

USAirways: I just hate them don't feel safe on that airline for some reason

American: rude flight attendants, rude customer service, I just don't trust them.

Airlines I love:
Continental: Great aircraft, great seats, great crew, great employees just a great airline.

Northwest: I just like them.

KLM: I love KLM they are a great airline.
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AirWales
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:59 am

Ryanair without doubt.
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:14 pm

Without any doubt...Emirates.

With all their publicity and expansion plans announced almost on a daily basis, you would think that they were something out of this world. In fact they are very average. The only thing they have in abundance is $$$$

MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:49 am

Hi,

I hate this airline with a passion!


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Everything about them and Thomson Holidays that they represent is awful, cheap and tacky!

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AADC10
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:55 am

They are long gone, but Eastern, even back in the golden age of regulation always seemed to have the most unpleasant people and dirtiest planes. By today's standards they were probably not that bad, but in the 70s and 80s almost anything else seemed significantly better.

Eastern's problems may have been the legacy of Eddie Rickenbacker's "Bums on Seats" attitude. They were so bad, Eastern was one of the first airlines to have an organized "hate" group, W.H.E.A.L. (We Hate Eastern AirLines).
 
Convair990
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:27 pm

WN for me........for pretty much all the previous reasons mentioned.
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vatveng
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:49 pm

Mesa. And anyone else who flies so many Dash-8's.
 
leviticus
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:00 pm

Iberia

Good God this airline makes me want to puke my guts out !

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SJUboeingGirl
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RE: Least Favorite Airline

Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:01 am

My least favorite airline is Spirit: i don't like the md-80's and i think it's a very unprofessional airline (but i have to say that the pilots are really cool)  Smokin cool
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