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Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:36 am

OK, my loyalty is kinda hard to solve. Here are my cases:

US Airways:

-55.3% of my flights
-Did edits for US Airways Magazine (Pace Communications)
-Visited US Airways HQ in Tempe
-Contributed Model and Safety Card set (B757) to my project
-Star Alliance is my favorite alliance

Northwest Airlines:

-Have the most FF Miles in WorldPerks (22,485 mi) than all of my FFs
-28.9% of my flights
-Contributed cards to my project

AirTran Airways:

-5.3% of my flights
-Favortie Aircraft: 717
-Visited AirTran HQ in Orlando
-Got postcards, safety card (717), and employee newsletter

I like NW, US, and FL's IFS all equally.

So, where's your loyalty? and help me find mine please lol
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:43 am

100% NW (98% on Airlink)

Account Status: 01Mar2008-28Feb2009 Platinum Elite

2008 Elite Qualifying Miles 15,250
2008 Elite Qualifying Segments 21
Total Banked Miles 171,816
Current Locked Miles 0
Current Available Miles 171,816
Total Mileage Since Enrollment 1,981,816
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:58 am

Die-hard SkyTeam fan, more specifically NW and DL.

Can't wait to get on a 787-851  crossfingers 
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:10 am

I'd fly almost any carrier, but I have my favorites:

USA: CO, DL
INTL: LX, SK
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:06 am

I don't have percentages, but I'm sure I can come up with a pretty good guess. I've one 96 flights in my life, and 28 of them were between New York and Switzerland. All of these were either with TWA or Swissair/Swiss. Then I have 19 flights between Switzerland and Athens, all of which are with Crossair/Swiss, except for the occasional Olympic flight. I also have 13 flights between New York and Athens, a third of which were with TWA (until they ended service to ATH) and the remaining are mostly Delta, with some OA flights in there, too.

So I'd say, overall, my most commonly used airlines are SR/LX, TWA, and DL. For the remaining 36 flights, somewhere around 10 are with CO, which is by far my most common within the USA.

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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:18 am

I am BA all the way!

My reasons:-

- Executive Club Member
- Direct Flights EZE LHR (OK little fuel stop in GRU!)
- Love the Service
- Best Business Class in my opinion
- More often than not pretty good prices
- They just have that "British Thing"

Just my 2 cents worth

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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:38 am

I have been loyal all my life to UA. I've accumulated many miles over the years with them. Lastly, I love their terminals at ORD.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:52 am

I fly all of my Tucson to California flights on WN.
My second airline is AA and partners (Mexicana) for some domestic and international.
I have about 26, 00 on CO from some trips on CO and AW. I often make purchases to gain CO miles to work towards in Central America award.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:07 pm

My loyalty is to the £ - whichever is cheapest, or the most value for money.
I'll take everything into consideration (getting to airport, buying food etc) and allow a premium for convenience.
Therefore, whilst I'll prefer KLM out of Norwich, and do fly them occasionally, often Ryanair wins out.

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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:09 pm

Where I can, I choose CX. In the US, I go for CO.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:31 pm

Since 2001, i've only flown CO. Even if i have to pay more, i'd rather fly them.

The few times that i had to fly in/out of cities not served by CO, i chose another SkyTeam member. (AMM) is one of the places that comes to mind.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:39 pm

Air Southwest; 19.3% - I'm probably the most loyal to this carrier, not versus another airline, but against the option of taking a train or coach, or driving to wherever I need to go. They serve a niche market, but to be honest, if there was another airline offering cheaper flights on their routes, then I would probably switch as there fares go up nearly monthly.

Iberia; 11.7% - used to be 100% loyal to this airline when flying UK-MAH, via BCN or MAD. Then their service deteriorated to that of a not so good LCC, and the final straw was when they pulled out of the BCN-MAH route, leaving me no reason to continue flying with them. Last IB flight was well over a year ago now, none booked either as the likes of Air Europa and the other LCC's are just so much cheaper.

KLM; 10.1% - formally the only carrier offering worldwide connections from BRS, thus saving a 5/6 hour coach journey to LHR. Now though there is AF, LH, and SAS, plus I rarely fly from BRS these days, so only if I fancy a few hours in AMS will I fly them now, normally from BHX. Still am Sky Gold with them, but rarely fly them these days.

The rest of the time that I fly, I'd rather chose other airlines which I have yet to fly, it makes the trips more interesting I find.


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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:59 pm



Quoting Treeny (Reply 5):
I am BA all the way!

Totally agree with you!
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:33 pm

I am Qantas and BA as much as possible.

Oneworld Sapphire, but living in Ireland now instead of Australia. It's easier for me to keep my QF status than it is to earn the equivalent on BA, otherwise I would have changed it.

Otherwise, I fly EI, FR, and the other oneworld airlines exclusively.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:24 pm

bmi family all the way. try to get bmi regional but very loyal to using BD. However, only out of EDI. I refuse now to use GLA. so BD from EDI!
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:36 pm

Not loyal to any airline: it'd be highly boring for me to continually fly the same carrier. Don't care about frequent-flyer crap. I find it far more fun and worthwhile to, where possible, fly as many new airlines as possible, particularly when combined with getting on a new aircraft or visiting a new airport or both.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:16 pm

Used to fly AB a lot from AMS, when they still operated to TXL (with Scandinavian connections from there)...
Since they only operate to PMI now, I barely fly them anymore; still a lot of TopBonus miles in my account for redemption  Smile

Long-haul I have flown quite a lot with QR: one more long-haul return flight with them, and I'm a Silver Member with their Privilege scheme...

My Star-Alliance miles are mostly earned on Bmi, and fly them regularly to/from LHR...also, their Diamond Club has occasionally very good offers (mileage or discount)...

So, short-haul - Star Alliance (Bmi)
Long-haul - Privilege (Qatar)
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:23 am

Mine per Flightmemory.com -

# Airline Amount Distance Percent

1 Delta Air Lines 339 414.173 km 62.2 %
2 China Southern 110 424.605 km 20.2 %
3 Korean Air 35 148.785 km 6.4 %
4 Air France 14 49.190 km 2.6 %
5 Vietnam Airlines 9 5.262 km 1.7 %
6 Qatar Airways 9 3.402 km 1.7 %
7 Air China 9 9.290 km 1.7 %
8 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 4 18.516 km 0.7 %
9 Alitalia 3 8.735 km 0.6 %
10 Northwest Airlines 2 12.528 km 0.4 %
11 MEA Middle East Airlines 2 1.140 km 0.4 %
12 Olympic Airways 2 1.862 km 0.4 %
13 Cyprus Airways 2 1.136 km 0.4 %
14 United Airlines 2 3.856 km 0.4 %
15 Shenzhen Airlines 1 1.404 km 0.2 %
16 China Eastern 1 1.404 km 0.2 %
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:18 am

In my case, Northwest has nearly 60% of my flying, with American also having a rather good size chunk of my flying. Usually those are the two I use the most, especially Northwest. If I can't get Northwest, then I go for American. One of the two usually always have the good schedules, and for that matter good service to me, never had porblems with either carrier.


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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:58 am

I'm from Red Tail Country, and although I fly NW the most I have no loyalism towards them, even though I have a crapload of FF miles. I prefer flying anything else (except Mesa) out of MSP.

Put it this way...

Local airline favorite
SY>NW
All-time favorite
G4>SY
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:15 pm

I was a huge AS supporter/frequent flyer. But now that AS has not been doing well in the customer service department, I have switched most of my flying on F9 as much as possible. I only fly on AS if I really have to, even though I have miles on them.

Now, Im starting to become a WN frequent flyer. So its WN and F9 the most.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:35 am

I have loyalty (if I can) to QF and JQ. This being they are over 50% Australian owned. Its a patriotic thing
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:47 am

I fly DL 99% of the time. The only exception is if there is a non stop offered to my destination on another carrier from LEX.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:09 am

Delta because I live in the Southeast. It's the most convenient airline for pretty much anywhere in the US from here.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:59 am

For our annual flight to Norway from Australia, we fly Singapore Airlines. However, we do go Emirates a couple times, if the price is right. Other than that, there isn't too much choice, TG has very bad prices on the net here, CX is too much of a detour, we do not like the service on QF long-haul, MH is not a member of any alliance and we like FF points (especially Star). In Australia, we would like to travel DJ the most, but we do fly JQ and QF just as much.

If airlines such as QR and EY came to PER, there would be a lot more competition for our money.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:33 am

I'm a Club Fiesta Iberia Frequent Flyer member.

Until last year, my Iberia flights were up to 68%. Since the miss of Iberia flights substituted by Clickair, this last one has became my preferred at the time to fly to any other city.

Vueling, Lufthansa and Air France are others airlines with great numbers for me.

Regards,

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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:45 am

My top 20... But ATCA and LH Flight Training isnt really an airline... But still:

1 Lufthansa 1376 76,1 %
2 Hapag-Lloyd 160 8,9 %
3 ATCA 107 5,9 %
4 Lufthansa Cargo 102 5,6 %
5 Lufthansa Flight Training 17 0,9 %
6 SWISS 6 0,3 %
7 Eurowings 6 0,3 %
8 Tunis Air 4 0,2 %
9 Condor 3 0,2 %
10 British Airways 3 0,2 %
11 Air Dolomiti 3 0,2 %
12 Iberia 2 0,1 %
13 Iran Aseman Airlines 2 0,1 %
14 SAS Scandinavian Airlines 2 0,1 %
15 Helvetic Airways 2 0,1 %
16 bmi British Midland International 2 0,1 %
17 Tyrolean Airways 2 0,1 %
18 Germania 2 0,1 %
19 Condor Berlin 2 0,1 %
20 Skywest (op by UA) 1 0,1 %

And in may I hope to add 5 flights of Air Canada to that list!

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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:22 pm

U2 as they serve the most direct route STN - AGP for me to visit my parents.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:39 pm

Mine is Midwest and these are the reasons:
Over 40,000 in the Midwest Miles program
They go nonstop to DCA from OMA, which is the single place I fly most
The service is amazing
The cookies
The leather seats
The general convenience
All these reasons keep me flying Midwest 3-4 times a year. These are also why I flew MidEx so often, too.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:11 pm

Delta for me. Plenty of flights from GSO to ATL, and from ATL I can pretty much get anywhere in the country in one stop. And CVG has a good number of options as well if I don't want to go through ATL.

If I can't fly DL, I'll take NW or CO to earn DL miles. I took one trip on NW last month and have a trip on CO next month. Still, I've taken 15 DL flights so far this year and have another 8 lined up over the next month.

If SkyTeam isn't available, I'll take AA. Only one AA flight this year though, and that was when I got bumped off my DL LAS-LAX flight and they put me on an AA MD-80.

Last option is Star. Nothing against UA, it's just that for what I fly, a SkyTeam carrier gets the job done just as well. As for US Airways, I've found the service to be deteriorating on them; dingy seats, not the greatest ground staff at PHL, PHL in general, can't stand the no 500-mile minimum FF accrual (if I move out to LAS this year, I'll credit my miles to UA where I'll probably make 2P on mostly US metal unless I want to Ted it up to LAX/SFO/DEN for every trip). I will fly them though when I have to - I have to go to ATL on business in 3 weeks for a day, and DL wanted $900 for a day-trip; US wanted $150. While I'm fortunate enough to have a relatively liberal travel policy, I knew I couldn't justify paying a $750 premium for a flight between GSO and ATL; they would have told me to drive it in that case. Thus, US via CLT it was (didn't want to drive 5 hours each way in one day).
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:08 pm



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 29):
no 500-mile minimum FF accrual

Really? Every time I fly US, I start out normally with ORF-PHL (sometimes ORF-CLT); if I fly out of PHF, its only to PHL. All of those trips are like 200-300 miles and I get credited 500 miles! 500 miles is the minimum amount for any segment. Of course, las time I flew them was last August.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:04 pm



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 30):
Really? Every time I fly US, I start out normally with ORF-PHL (sometimes ORF-CLT); if I fly out of PHF, its only to PHL. All of those trips are like 200-300 miles and I get credited 500 miles! 500 miles is the minimum amount for any segment. Of course, las time I flew them was last August.

Yup - the Valentine's Day Massacre of 2008. On Feb. 14, US announced this latest "enhancement" where on May 1, if you fly routes under 500 miles you get the actual miles flown (unless you booked before March 1, which is grandfathered in).

When I'm on US, one of my frequent legs would be GSO-CLT which is 83 miles. US flies between the two cities about 10 times a day and in the air, it's no more than 15-20 minutes take-off to touchdown and CLT is a pretty easy airport to connect in. However, a loss of 800+ miles each time I did this would hurt; especially at the rate I travel (I'm on pace to make DL Platinum this year with 75,000 miles; I'd easily make US Platinum on segments if I were with them) and that it does also affect elite bonuses (for a Silver, on GSO-CLT you go from 125 bonus miles to about 20, so in reality you lose about 500 miles for each one-way segment between the two).

This doesn't even mention the devaluation at the Gold status; all five other majors give their mid-tier elites 100% bonus miles. US gives theirs 50% bonus miles (which is how much some programs give their lowest tier elites). I can live with 25% as a Silver, but only 50% for Golds hurts.

And of course the reduction in F seats. Started with the East 757s going from 24F to 8F, now the East A320s go from 16F to 12F and the A321s drop from 26F to 16F. Meanwhile, CO ups their 753s from 12F to 24F and adds a bunch of 738s with 20F, DL makes the ex-Song 757s go up to 26F, AA goes from 14F to 16F on MD-80s and NW has a minimum of 16F on every mainline plane.

Also, Express-wise, US is bucking the trend of adding F to RJs. UA has F and Economy Plus in most of their CRJ-700s and all their E-170s. DL has been adding a ton of CRJ-900s with F and their E-170s also have it (all while getting rid of a bunch of 37-50 seaters). NW has been adding CRJ-900s and E-175s with F as well. CO doesn't have any 70+ seat RJs (they have the Q400s but those are props and are all on short routes, not PHL-IAH) and AA only has a handful of CRJ-700s. US meanwhile operates a slew of E-170/175 and CRJ-700/900 for their Express affiliates and none have F which is a downside to me as a FFer.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:53 pm

Believe it or not a LCC, Easyjet! Never had a cancelled or very badly delayed flight with them yet!....thats blown it now! Flying with them LTN-BCN-LTN next month you watch we'll have a bad delay now I've put that!  Wink

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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:08 am

Here's my top 10...

# Airline Amount %
1 Delta Air Lines 70 17.2 %
2 Continental Airlines 44 10.8 %
3 United Airlines 38 9.3 %
4 Frontier Airlines 37 9.1 %
5 Southwest Airlines 37 9.1 %
6 American Airlines 35 8.6 %
7 Air Tran Airways 25 6.1 %
8 Northwest Airlines 21 5.2 %
9 US Airways 21 5.2 %
10 Vanguard Airlines 17 4.2 %

I have been sticking with DL and UA mostly as of late since I have 20K+ miles on both...might as well keep on building them up.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:32 am

I used to be loyal to UA/LH. However, after a couple of bad domestic UA experiences I decided it's no longer worth it. Now I fly either VX for the service and ambience or AA, the latter to collect enough miles for my next trip down to EZE.

Internationally I often fly to SE Asia. My preferred airline is BR in Deluxe Economy. However, once in a while I fly other carriers just to check them out. I am currently in BKK on an all-CX itinerary SFO-HKG-BKK-SIN-HKG-SFO. The decisive factors for choosing CX were flexibility, their extensive intra-Asian network, free stop-overs, AA miles (over 17,000!) and their reputation for excellent service. And the price for the entire itinerary was not bad either.

All together I am not bound to any particular airline. Service, flight times, mileage accruel, price, and novelty aspect are all factors that influence my trip planing.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:54 am

The majority of my flying is with United + Star Alliance (primarily US or LH if I have to). The second most is with CO.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:45 pm

We use Delta & US Airways almost interchangably, although we've flown DL more historically. Northwest is also one of our main airlines, although in a much smaller amount.

I've only flown legacies that weren't DL, US, or NW twice in the last 15 years. AA to GCM in 1994, UA to DAB in 2006 on a re-route.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:00 pm



Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 36):
I've only flown legacies that weren't DL, US, or NW twice in the last 15 years. AA to GCM in 1994, UA to DAB in 2006 on a re-route.

Man, you're just like me. The only legacies I've flown, most used to least used, are US, NW, and DL. I would like to fly Contie when I get my award ticket on WorldPerks  Smile
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:18 pm

My loyalty is with Star Alliance except US Airways. Swiss is one of my favourites in Star and now recently Turkish Airlines. Outside of Star my loyalties would be with Aer Lingus and Olympic Airlines.
 
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Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:34 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 38):
My loyalty is with Star Alliance except US Airways.

 eyepopping  That not very nice lol. 21/38 of my flights have been with US and I Love US! Never had a problem with them. BTW, they did not do anything to me when I visited their Corp. HQ in Tempe (at least, I think). I'm 6000 miles away from a free ticket  Smile
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Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:44 pm



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 39):
That not very nice lol. 21/38 of my flights have been with US and I Love US

I just had a very bad experience with them in Envoy from PHL-LGW. It really put me off them for ever!!! I have enough Star Miles to go for a weekend in J class to PHL from DUB for $75 but their J class product on that route is not worth the miles. I think I will try out the new UA J class on the 767 Ex: LHR. Maybe the new US J product on the 767's is better . I got stung once and dont want to be again.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:53 pm

As of last week I'm switching to Virgin America for domestic. Most of my travel is LAX-IAD, LAX-SFO, and LAX-SEA, so it works well for me. Had my first ride on Virgin America last week LAX-IAD and I'm sold on it. Especially compared to USAirways back to LAX...
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:49 pm

Primarily Delta. Used to be Southwest, until they changed their business model and effectively halved the value of their awards.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:47 pm

Delta- I have elite status. I live at a hub so most convinenent schedule. I like the new uniforms, image, and IFE systems where installed.

Jetblue- great service. nice IFE. they treat airline people right, probably treat all pax right, but they have a way of making you feel special even when a non-rev.

Frontier- One of my favorite domestic carriers. Sad though that they just don't have a route structure that reguarly works well for me.
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:30 am

For domestic routes I always fly CO. For International routes I always fly KLM. I have both a OnePass account and a Flying Blue account.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:36 am

Singapore Airlines - 100% of my flights for family because of the apparently "amazing" schedule they have from SIN-DEL-SIN

When on school trips there is no loyalty, I have flown Berjaya Air, Thai, and Qantas
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:21 am

Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 21):
I have loyalty (if I can) to QF and JQ. This being they are over 50% Australian owned. Its a patriotic thing

And DJ isn't?



I always go between QF and DJ depending on which airline is more convenient for me, my favourite of the two is DJ but I'd take QF in a heartbeat if they suited me better. I avoid JQ and TT if I can help it but not always possible.



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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:25 pm

80% of my flights these days are with British Airways. Another 10% with easyJet. The rest is a bundle of airlines, anyone offering a cheap fare with good timings.  cool 
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:52 pm

1. Continental

2. Jetblue

3. Airtan

4. Northwest/Delta (since I can get onepass miles).
"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
 
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RE: Where's Your Loyalty (to An Airline)?

Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:42 pm

Just about all of my flying is on NW

1. Northwest
2. Delta
3. United

Those are my top 3, I have 59,474 miles on NW right now. Halfway to silver elite again. Silver elite this year!

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