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What's The Best Airline In The World?

Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:30 am

Tell us what your favourite airline is, and why?

After a couple of days of answers we'll tally up the results and what airline is the best voted by a.net members.
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:48 am

Mark me down for KLM. I've flown on them more then any other airline and have enjoyed every flight with them. Staff have always been friendly and professional. Their product is simple, but it works. Their long-haul fleet is fantastic, B767, B777, A330, MD11 and B747. Not to mention their AMS hub.
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:16 pm

My vote goes to Singapore - legendary service, great food, etc.

If I were to include airlines with narrowbody, short-haul flights, then I'd say ANA. Also with very good service standards.

Then the other continents (these aren't votes, just opinions)
Europe: Virgin Atlantic
North America: Continental
South America: LAN
Africa: South African
Australia/Oceania: Air New Zealand
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:57 pm

I would say for friendly service Air NZ. The bests and most genuine acts I have seen where FA's go out of the way for PAX have been on NZ. However this does not seem to be with all the FA's. The majority are great but there are a few that let the airline down. In this respect, Air NZ do lack consistency.

As far as consistant good service goes, I would say CX and SQ.

The ideal case would be the top NZ FA's mixed with the very good consistency of SQ and CX, maybe even MH.
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:22 pm

Asia: SQ or CX (can't choose)
Europe: LH (not long haul though)
North America: UA or US (due to star alliance points)
Australia/Oceania: NZ
South America: no idea
Middle East: EY (heard great stories), but EK has better connections
Africa: No idea

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:17 am

Malaysia Airlines in my opinion, I'm sure 9MMAR will share the same view  Wink

Great service, great aircraft and a excellent hub. The only shame is the lack of a long haul network (frequencies) compared to nearby CX, SQ and TG. Profits is also a problem  Wink

As for the rest of the world:

Asia
1. Malaysia Airlines
2. Singapore Airlines

Africa
1. Kenya Airways
2. SAA

Australia/Pacific
1. Air New Zealand
2. Qantas

Europe
1. British Airways
2. KLM/Swiss

North America
1. Continental Airlines
2. Delta Air Lines/Air Canada

South America
1. TAM
2. LAN Airlines

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:37 am

Austrian is proabably one of the safest and best
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:16 am

British Airways: The Worlds Favourite Airline (to quote Aliastair: Still the worlds favourite airline)



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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:38 am

Europe IB
Asia/Oceania QF
America LA
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:53 am

The last 3 posts above are just Nationalistic drivel, we all know KLM is the best Big grin
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:53 am

I've always had a great love of United Airlines, and always enjoy flying with them when I cross the Atlantic. They have a proud history which includes many aviation firsts, I like their livery and they have one of the nicest workforces & uniforms in the American airline industry.

Controversially, I'm going to throw in Ryanair as one of my favourite airlines. They run an efficient operation, have brought the cost of flying right down, have sparked the economies of many regions with their flights and provide the most affordable service in town as you only pay for what you use.
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting BR076 (Reply 9):

Hypocrit :P, Mines nothing to do with nationality. Of all the airlines Ive flown on, none come close to BA, I also love Thomsonfly, service with a smile even if the stewards dont smile Big grin
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting BR076 (Reply 9):
we all know KLM is the best

 thumbsup   Big grin
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:47 am

Quoting BR076 (Reply 9):
we all know KLM is the best

To be honest, KLM longhaul is just awful. I cannot stand a trip over 6 hours with them in the 747. However, I cannot say anything about the 777.

-CXfirst
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:15 pm

Ok all i needed to know is your favourite (just one airline). So just tell us your one favourite airline.
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:03 pm

Malaysian Airlines

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:59 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 13):

To be honest, KLM longhaul is just awful. I cannot stand a trip over 6 hours with them in the 747. However, I cannot say anything about the 777.

I had an amazing trip on a KL MD11 AMS-BON-LIM...................... KL is just so amazing..

Excellent MD11trip AMS-BON-LIM(pics And Videos!) (by RootsAir Oct 28 2006 in Trip Reports)

Quoting Bullpitt (Reply 8):
Europe IB

IB is definitely the best airline..in Spain now that Air Madrid is no longer there
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:32 am

Quoting Lite (Reply 10):
Controversially, I'm going to throw in Ryanair as one of my favourite airlines

You won't face any opposition from me there.
I'm loyal, and I'll stick with them if needed, until they give me reason not to.
I've made 6 return journeys in the last 3 months that I couldn't have made if it wasn't for them. I like the livery too, if not the cabin.

Other than that, short haul I'll second BA for comfort, if not service.

Long Haul it's VS for me, with nothing coming close to it. AY are 'good' as are SAS. But not as good.

I'm to make my first trips on Aer Lingus, United and American in the next 6 weeks. Ask me again then.
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:53 pm

Lufthansa by far

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:38 pm

Singapore Airlines
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting Femme (Reply 18):
Lufthansa by far

Why Lufthansa no PTV's?
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:45 am

Singapore girls,  praise  the airline is OK too !
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:58 am

Continental all the way
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:36 am

I have to put in my vote for WN, I fly them everywhere I can. If I am going international, I guess BA.

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:22 pm

BA all the way, especially their World Travelers Area!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:36 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 20):
Why Lufthansa no PTV's?

Not to sound ignorant, but an airline can be a great airline even without PTV's, hard to believe, huh?
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:24 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 20):
Why Lufthansa no PTV's?

 rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 25):
Not to sound ignorant, but an airline can be a great airline even without PTV's, hard to believe, huh?

It was a private joke I think  Wink
Whatever
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:10 am

Still BA for me, no-one id rather fly with.


And yes KLs long haul is god-awful especially on MD-11s. I love MD-11s but much prefer the AY product
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:16 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 25):
Not to sound ignorant, but an airline can be a great airline even without PTV's, hard to believe, huh?

I know hard to believe.  Silly

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I'm going with UA and NW.

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:24 am

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May not have IFE in domestic, may not have PTV's yet on most international, may be bankrupt. BUT, No other airline has or had a widebody or narrowbody for that matter paid for by employees. No other airline I believe has the "Spirit" that DL has. I believe the little mail carrier that came out Monroe, Louisiana has everything in place to become the worlds premier airline.

Besides, they have done right by me. Gold lifetime and should be platinum lifetime in another couple of years. Gotta love the widget - put the widget back on the tail!!!
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:19 am

No question, it is SQ. Professionalism and punctuality... can't beat 'em.
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:41 am

I would say Iberia/Air Nostrum is the best in Southern Europe, SAS is the best in Northern Europe.

A lovely little airline is Icelandair. It's just a bit small. Still cute and pretty good.

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:18 am

US Airways. I have yet to have bad service when flying, and even got bumped up to first when we were on standby in PHL. And they're out on Concourse D at ATL which means a long train ride  bouncy 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting Bullpitt (Reply 8):
Europe IB

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:30 am

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:48 am

F9...if the city I want to go to isn't served by F9...then CO!!

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:19 pm

To enforce my point further,

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 Big grin
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:09 am

Singapore Airlines

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:38 am

Probably, British Airways. My second choice is Lufthansa.
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:13 am

Qantas should get some love since they have never had a fatal accident. In the US CO is clearly ahead of the pack in terms of service.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 13):
To be honest, KLM longhaul is just awful. I cannot stand a trip over 6 hours with them in the 747.

Just wondering, what is it about KLM longhaul that is so awful? Furthermore the 747's since I will be taking one from ORD to AMS in May.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 27):
And yes KLs long haul is god-awful especially on MD-11s. I love MD-11s but much prefer the AY product

Again, just curious, what is so bad about the KLM MD-11's? What makes the AY tri-jets better? I have never been on either so I'd like to know.
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:08 pm

Emirates have been fantastic when I have flown with them but this has only been on trans tasman flights. I have heard service drops alot on AU to DXB routes. Any one flown this route or heard about it?

Singapore would probably get my vote, I havent flown with them but do the handling for them at the airport and the crew do go right out of their way for passengers
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:08 am

My top 5 (in rank order):

1/ Malaysian Airlines
2/ All Nippon
3/ MEA
4/ Jet Airways
5/ Cathay Pacific
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:58 pm

I'm probably alone on this but my vote goes to OZ. I've flown them four times and every time they exceed my expectations. Their English is not the best and can't understand the F/A's or the pilots most of the time but they try. I got blown away when on 3 occasions they went around thanking everybody in business class for flying with them and even calls you by your last name.
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:29 pm

For me it is

Korean Air

Best European Airliner I would give my vote to KLM
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:45 pm

For me it's

1. Qantas
2. Emirates
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Alaska Airlines
5. Hawaiian Airlines

(only rating airlines I have flown)
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:49 pm

Quoting BR076 (Reply 9):
The last 3 posts above are just Nationalistic drivel, we all know KLM is the best

Make that 4.. now the real best airline in the world is of course SAS

Quoting Cjh2007 (Reply 36):
To enforce my point further,

Ok, then so will I  Wink :


[Edited 2007-02-15 10:52:55]
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:29 pm

Quoting SQB7E (Reply 40):
Emirates have been fantastic when I have flown with them but this has only been on trans tasman flights. I have heard service drops alot on AU to DXB routes. Any one flown this route or heard about it?

I keep on hearing criticism about EK service wise, and configuration wise. Yes, they do have their 777's in 3-4-3, but I have to say, this felt much more comfortable than on most 747 I have been on. I travelled on their A343 twice PER-DXB, DXB-PER, and their 77W twice, DXB-LHR, LHR-DXB all four trips have been excellent with one of the best IFE's I have ever experienced, in fact the best (hopefully the SQ one can beat it on their 77W when I travel with them this summer Big grin ). Service was also much better than any European carrier I have been on.

-CXfirst
 
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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:21 pm

BA BA BA BA
BA BA BA
BA BA
BA

They are the best longhaul airline

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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:39 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 20):
Why Lufthansa no PTV's?

LH = best airline to read a book Big grin



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RE: What's The Best Airline In The World?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:47 am

worldwide: Singapore Airlines
Europe: Air France
Australia: Virgin Blue
US: there is no such thing as a good US airline product...  duck 
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