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What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:32 pm

What do you look for in an airline?
Type of aircraft,flight attendents,safety records,colour of seats. anything at all. I like Westjet:Low fares, leg room, leather seats and T.V.

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:22 am

Short-haul:
Price is essential especially if I'm flying on an LCC.
Service. If the airline is Ryanair or Easyjet I will not fly them if the flight is over £50 because I know the price of the flight is too much for the level of service I will get but if the flight is on BA I dont mind the cost as much.
Time. The flight has to be at reasonable time! Not too early but not too late.

Long-haul:
Service like IFE, seating, catering and staff are all looked into when I fly an airline. I fly Aer Lingus long-haul quite a bit and their service isn't best in terms of IFE and catering but Aer Lingus staff are some of the best in the world (most of the time) and the seating is fine.
Price. On long-haul obviously the price can get quite high and I will book the flight if I know the service I will get is good enough for a longer flight.
Sometime but very rarely I look at the aircraft. I dont like flying 757 that much, even on short-haul so if I have to fly one on long-haul I will look at otehr airlines.
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:35 am

Flight attendants' attitudes. I don't care if there's no food, no entertainment, etc, but if flight attendants are friendly, I'd go with that airline.
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:14 am

Price, service, aircraft type, route I'm going on...
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:48 pm

Convenience, service and it may sound stupid, but the food.


I still thinik that food on a journey is essential and would rather it was included in the price.


Legroom is also a big thing for me, I ain't tall, but stretching legs is nice!!!
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:39 pm

Aircraft type first, then price, then airline. I am a student, and therefore tight, so basically I'll only book flights waaay in advance when all options are dirt cheap. However, finding an interesting aircraft that I have not been on within Western Europe is nye on impossible these days!

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:02 pm

Me: a/c type, seat pitch and duration to final destination, food and the very last is the price.

Wife: safety safety safety....  Smile

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:44 pm

Seat Pitch
IFE
AC Type
Configuration (I have never been in a 767 but i would really like to one day for the 2-3-2 offered)
Airline

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:26 am

After many flights due to my job I decided to choose an airline for two reasons:

1. Direct flights (if there are...)
2. Comfortability

No mather what type of aircraft I will fly.
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:51 pm

Seat pitch
Quiet cabin (´specilly long-haul)
Friendly FA

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:08 am

At first I make sure that I don't end up on a Lufthansa flight, then I am looking for the fare and for things like seat pitch, IFE, aircraft type, nonstop or connecting flight, etc.

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:39 am

Suprised no one mentioned reputation of airline, i like to look into the airline im flying, check out the history, ie accidents etc, bad maintainence, then its the type of aircraft, then the price

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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:37 pm

Safety is of paramount importance to me, followed by the airline's resources (i.e. would they have sufficient spare aircraft if one goes tech, would they have sufficient staff both at home and destination to handle problems etc). Next would be the airline's reputation and the consistency of standards (I would expect the same seats/cabin type whether I flew from LHR to SYD or LHR to LAX, not different types on different routes like on VS or EK), then perhaps type of aircraft (744s for long-haul, Airbus for short-haul).

Least and last would be airlines offering gadgets and gimmicks, and service that is loud, obtrusive and 'in your face' just like VS rather than professional, unobtrusive and courteous like BA.
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:09 am

-Good service (On and off the aircraft)
-Aircraft type (bigger the better)
-PTV/IFE
-Food quality/quantity
-The airline itself

Oh, and the small matter of PRICE  Wink
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:17 am

It has to have a business class or an economy cabin that has either premium economy seat or decent seat pitch in economy minimum 32-34". I also like choosing flights due to aircraft type. I also try to avoid LCCs, The seat pitch is usually too tight and I hate the way it becomes a brawl onboard for seats.

IFE is not as important as i once thought, and in fact I always get more sleep on airlines without IFE on longhaul.
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:49 am

Price is all I look at.
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:08 am

Since I fly from Tucson usually to California I look for frequent service, price and the type of aircraft. I usually purchase my tickets for WN flights. Since I have their credit card I usually have a couple of RR a year.
I usually avoid AW/US because of the Mesa connecting flight to PHX. It is usually late, and I dislike the RJs and the long run to make the mainline flight in PHX.
For major trips east I usually select AA because of frequent service and the S-80s they fly to Dallas and Chicago.
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:18 am

For me, service and comfort are very important. I could care less about IFE's and such, but if the crew disappears for half the flight and finds it too bothersome to do their job (which includes serving and attending to the passengers needs), then I avoid that airline the best I can.

Convenience is another big thing for me, since most of my flights are between Canada and Europe, interlining and codesharing/alliances are also important. It is much more enjoyable and relaxing to be checked through to your final destination instead of having to collect your bags and check-in again at a second airport.

Price is also very important, but around here, there is not too much of a price difference between airlines thus not making it a factor.
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:45 am

1) Price
2) Airline's quality (is it the best?)
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:54 pm

1. Schedule
2. Price
3. On Time
4. Employee Attitude
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:05 am

To get to my destination on time(if weather allowing) safely in a reasonably clean aircraft with my bags and good customer service. If I can get those things, I don't mind paying a small premium.
 
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:22 am

Safety track record,Price,On time performance.
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RE: What Do You Look For In An Airline?

Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:22 am

This is an interesting question and depends a great deal on the individuals reason.
As a hobbyist I look at the fleet mix, past performance, future orders and even the colourscheme.
As a traveller I look at who takes me from where I am to where I am going. If I have a choice, I'll look at a carrier I have not flown with before or a new aircraft type that I've never been on. In some cases I might go so far as to fly via another airport and change carriers just to sample something different. For example I had to fly Seattle to Las Vegas and opted to fly to SFO and take National airlines from there. Was it worth the bother? Seeing as National no longer exists I would say yes!
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