abrelosojos
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1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:33 pm

Ok, so there has been a lot of heated debates in various forums on which airline has the worst service - so this poll is meant to put it to rest. I finally decided to do this based on the ongoing debates about service on Lufthansa and Iberia.

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
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Round 1 - Random Drawing. (Other mentionable airlines were VS and MA)

1/ KLM vs. Austrian Airlines

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3/ TAP vs. Alitalia

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4/ Aeroflot vs. TAROM

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5/ Air France vs. Swiss

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6/ CSA vs. Finnair

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7/ LOT vs. SAS

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Competition ends on December 14, 2005 @ midnight EST.

Good luck. Let the worst airline win!

-A.

[Edited 2005-12-09 06:34:19]

[Edited 2005-12-09 06:35:47]
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:39 pm

My worst list:

1/ OS
2/ LH
3/ AZ
4/ SU
5/ AF
6/ OK
7/ SK
8/ IB

-A.
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Chiguire
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:34 pm

Here is my ones:

1) OS (not very fair, because they are really good)
2) OA (what else, they are horrible !)
3) AZ
4) SU
5) LX
6) AY
7) LO
8) IB
 
TimRees
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:52 pm

I will only vote for airlines I've flown on both in the pairing:

2: OA
3: AZ
6: IB
 
Paul
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:23 pm

Iberia are the worst. Hands down!
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EI747SYDNEY
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:24 pm

Hey Guys my votes are as follows.

1) KLM
2) Lufthansa
3) TAP
4) TAROM
5) Air France
6) CSA
7) Lot
8) Iberia

Looking forward to the results.

Rob  wave 
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:47 pm

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 2):
1) OS (not very fair, because they are really good)

= Ya, sorry ... the random drawing.

-A.
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BAtriple7
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:00 am

1) KL
2) OA (how can you even compare the two?)
3) TAP
4) TAROM
5) AF (by a long long way)
6) CSA
7) LO
8) IB
 
Sabena332
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:41 am

LH is the worst of all, hands down!

Patrick
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deltaguy767
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:13 am

Here are mine, but as I haven't flown on a couple, I can't judge them:
1) KL
2) LH (NO IFE in Y!!!)
3) AZ (Flights were very late)
4) Aeroflot (Mom studied in USSR and hated it then)
5) Both Good
6) Haven't flown either of them
7) " "
8) Iberia, can't beat Club World

Regards from BDL,  wave 
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MarshalN
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:31 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 8):
LH is the worst of all, hands down!

Patrick

Why am I not surprised?

Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 9):

2) LH (NO IFE in Y!!!)

I echo that sentiment, although I haven't tried OA, so I can't vote.
 
abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 10):
.

= Do we have a vote from you?

-A.
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764
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:13 am

Hmm, there are three airlines competing for my first "worst" place, but I think it would look like this:

1) KL (worst ever seat, worst ever crew, worst ever experience, 900 number customer "service")

2) IB (also 900 number customer "service", worst aircraft cleanliness)

3) LH (worst IFE, bad seats in Y, sudden schedule changes on short notice without allowing passengers to rebook - had to endure 6 and 7 hour stays in FRA because of them)
 
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:00 am

I'm only voting the worst among those I've flown:

2) Olympic
3) Alitalia
5) Air France
6) CSA
7) LOT
8) Iberia

-Manuel
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B742
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:18 am

My Votes

1 - KLM
2 - Olympic
3 - Alitalia
4 - Aeroflot
5 - Air France
6 - CSA
7 - LOT
8 - Iberia

Personaly I think the best are Swiss and BA!

Rob!  wave 
 
aswissinmad
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:48 pm

My worst airlines votes go to :

1 : OS
2 : OA
3 : AZ
4 : SU
5 : AF
6 : OK
7 : SK
8 : IB (the worst of all 8)
 
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:21 am

1. OS
2. OA
3. TP
4. SU
5. AF
6. OK
7. LO
8. IB

Of the european carriers i have only flown LH and IB, so the other votes are based on comments posted here in the forum and form friends.
 
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:27 am

KL
OA
AZ
TAROM
AF
LO
IB

And by the way my best ever flight was in 1993 onboard SU IL-62 M jet from Moscow to Santiago de Chile via Luxemburg-Shannon-Miami (we could order free vodka whenever we wont)

[Edited 2005-12-10 23:48:20]
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:30 pm

Deadline extended to - December 16, 2005 @ midnight EST to coincide with other regional first rounds -
A.
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:47 pm

Round Recap with 2 days left:

1/ KL leads OS (6-4)
2/ OA leads LH (8-5)
3/ AZ leads TP (8-3)
4/ SU leads RO (6-3)
5/ AF leads LX (8-1)
6/ OK leads AY (7-1)
7/ LO leads SK (7-2)
8/ IB leads BA (13-0)

:: IB is the "favorite" with an amazing lead over BA for worst!
:: AF and OK seem to be also clearly worse than competition!
:: Close competition in KL vs. OS and OA vs. LH!

:: VOTE NOW!
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:42 am

1/ KL
2/ OA
3/ AZ
4/ SU
5/ AF
6/ OK
7/ SK
8/ IB
Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
 
camair
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:03 am

1: OS
2: LH (oh yes, the worst of them all!)

these are the only sets I can give my vote
 
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:28 am

8: IB

The only pairing I can have an opinion on.

regards
Erico
 
L410Turbolet
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:30 am

This is bullshit thread to begin with. I seriously doubt that those voting for all 8 pairs have actually flown all 16 airlines and are not voting based on their superficial perception, airline's "image", frequency of bashing threads here on a.net, etc.
 
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:46 am

1.KLM
2.OA
3.TAP
4.Tarom
5.AF
6.Finnair
7.LOT
8.IB
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:31 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 23):
This is bullshit thread to begin with. I seriously doubt that those voting for all 8 pairs have actually flown all 16 airlines and are not voting based on their superficial perception, airline's "image", frequency of bashing threads here on a.net, etc.

= Thanks for sharing your opinion. While I am sure true, people are encouraged to vote based on other factors beyond if they have flown all 16 in question. Opinions of non-A.Net members (say friends, family) serve as a good gauge of airline performance and I personally dont see any reason for them not to be included. Finally, this is an internet fun forum - nothing should be taken too seriously  Smile -

Ciao,
A.
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:42 am

I am putting in my vote for the following but the order was hard to do. So It is really in no real order.

1) IB
2) Alitalia
3) AF
4) CSA
5) Aeroflot

Just from what I have heard from many people. My mother refuses to fly Alitalia even though she is Italian. (Scared of the pilots getting into a debate and taking their hands off the controls)

Aeroflot just is a little scary to me. They are a big improvement from the Soviet years but still...not the best image.

CSA has really done some major work to create an image but...they still have work to do.

AF...CLEAN THE PLANES AND PARK THE ATTITUDE.

I cannot comment on the other ones as I have absolutly no opinon about them.

[Edited 2005-12-13 02:50:17]
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:19 am

1/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here
2/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here
3/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here
4/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here
5/ Air France
6/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here
7/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here
8/ have only flown on one of them, so I can't give an opinion here

Well... maybe next round I'll be able to give more votes...  Wink

Regards,
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:31 am

With little over 12 hours to go, here is how it looks:

1/ KL leads OS, 8-5
2/ OA leads LK, 10-6
3/ AZ leads TP, 10-4
4/ SU leads RO, 8-4
5/ AF leads LX, 12-1
6/ OK leads AY, 9-2
7/ LO leads SK, 8-3
8/ IB leads BA, 17-0

VOTING CLOSES @ midnight EST, Dec 16 - so VOTE!
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abrelosojos
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:15 am

Round 1, Final Results:

1. KL beats OS, 8-5
2. OA beats LH, 10-6
3. AZ beats TP, 10-4
4. SU beats RO, 8-4
5. AF beats LX, 12-1
6. OK beats AY, 9-2
7. LO beats SK, 8-3
8. IB beats BA, 17-0 !!!

* Worst performer = IB (17/17 max) = 100%
* Iberia, also most "worst" votes in the whole world!
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:40 pm

1. KLM
2. KLM
3. KLM
4. KLM
5. KLM
6. KLM
7. KLM
8. KLM

Sorry, I know I'm not following the rules, but if you've ever flown coach on KLM then you know that KLM is the worst airline in the entire world and no other airline can even compare to how bad KLM is.
 
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RE: 1st Annual Worst Major Airline Service Award

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:00 am

Quoting Abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Round 1 - Random Drawing.

LMAO...random draws my a$$.
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