Here is the format for the competition:
1/ 6 continental worst airlines awards based on play-off matches.
2/ Final global championships based on the highest first round points from each continental championship. Again, 16 airlines.
Here is how the airlines are chosen and competition rules:
1/ 8-16 major airlines in the continent are chosen. Strictly LCCs are excluded and so are pure regionals. If you want, you can PM me your choice.
2/ Voting is based on play-offs. Each member gets one point and based on final points, the worse airline moves on.
3/ You're chosing the overall product of the airline - since most of us travel economy, a weighted average would automatically work out. Again, you're choosing the WORST overall airline to you based on (lack of) service.
Ok, here is the random drawing for the first regional competition:
Award A: Worst Airline in Europe
Round 1 - Random Drawing. (Other mentionable airlines were VS and MA)
1/ KLM vs. Austrian Airlines
Photo © Bjoern Schmitt - world-of-aviation
Photo © Peter Unmuth - VAP
2/ Lufthansa vs. Olympic
Photo © Jeffrey S. DeVore
Photo © Gert Rosmann
3/ TAP vs. Alitalia
Photo © Robert Matthews - FliteZoneImages
Photo © Justin Idle
4/ Aeroflot vs. TAROM
Photo © Zdenek Ondracek
Photo © Piotr Marek (EPGD Spotters)
5/ Air France vs. Swiss
Photo © Helmut Bierbaum
Photo © Jay Piboontum
6/ CSA vs. Finnair
Photo © John Farrington - FlightLineImages
Photo © Andreas Müller - Spotterteam Graz
7/ LOT vs. SAS
Photo © Tomasz Matysiak
Photo © Sven Hagström
8/ Iberia vs. British Airways
Photo © Tommy Desmet
Photo © David Lea
Competition ends on December 14, 2005 @ midnight EST.
Good luck. Let the worst airline win!
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