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Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:42 pm

BBC Watchdog is running a poll.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog/quest/index_air-fix.shtml

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I voted best Airline : Swiss International Airlines

I voted Worst Airline : US Airways


Post your choices here and see the result.
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:50 pm

Best airline: SY

Worst airline: NW
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:16 pm

Best Airline: AA

Worst Airline: UA
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:25 pm

Best Airline: Thomas Cook

Worst Airline: EuroAtlantic

[Edited 2008-10-27 14:26:06]

[Edited 2008-10-27 14:26:55]
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:04 pm

Best Airline: BA

Worst: None
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:25 pm

Best: VG
Worst: FR

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:31 pm

Best Airline: Air Southwest

Worst: Can't think of one - each of my flights on different airlines have always had a good point.


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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:34 pm

Favorite: Northwest

Least Favorite: None (although I dont really like Southwest or US Airways)


There isn't a carrier that I have flown yet that has treated me so poorly that I have had to stop flying with them.


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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:44 pm

Best/Favourite: Qantas

Worst: Ryanair

Although FR haven't completely let me down, just so far they are by far the worst.
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:03 pm

Best Airline: LH

Worst Airline: LY
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 pm

Best Airline: Lufthansa

Worst Airline: Ryanair
Flown: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,346,380, B720, 727,732,733,734,735,738,741,744,752,753,763,772,773
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:32 pm

Best: Aer Lingus

Worst: Ryanair
Long live Aer Lingus!
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:04 am

Best: US Airways

Worst: Delta
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:48 am

Of the airlines I've flown in the last ten years, which are still in business, my experience is:

Best: Continental, Air Tran, Jet Blue, El Al
Good: Delta, Northwest, Air Canada
Fair: American
Poor: US Airways

That's my experience, anyway. I'm sure flights can vary day by day, but my overall impressions usually remain the same. US Air is always dreadful, and I feel bad saying that because my brother-in-law is a first officer with over 20 years seniority.
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:45 am

Best Airline: KE
Worst Airline: NW/UA

This is based on recent trips taken in the past 24 months.
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:05 am

Best (I've flown on): British Airways

Worst: US Airways
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:51 am

I think this should be broken down into 2 sections , full service and LCC otherwise we are comparing apples with apples.
So for me

Best full service
Qantas
Worst
CSA

Best LCC
Globelspan
worst
Ryanair

These are the only 2 LCC i have flown but Globelspan beat Ryanair hands down

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:11 am

Hi there

Charter
Best - Monarch Airlines (hands down!)
Worst - Thomson (never again)

Schedule
Best - British Airways (well I dont want to loose my job do I)
Worst - US Airways

LCC
Best - SouthWest
Worst - RyanAir

Best over all, for money etc
Monarch Airlines

Worst over all
Thomson!

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:10 pm

I am going to give a very weird answer
Best airline SQ
Worst airline SQ
Flew SQ few times great flights.But on 2 occasions it was a terrible flight.
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:45 pm

The best flight I had was on an Etihad A332.
So I'd vote #1 for Etihad.

And worst would be SAA A343 flight from JNB to Perth.
I didn't like it at all. A very cramped atmosphere with the plane almost full.  boxedin 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:30 pm

Out of Current Airlines...
Best: Midwest/Continental/Southwest (three-way tie)
Worst: Commutair (no in-flight service, F/A was as if there wasn't one on board, no lav Big grin)
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:17 pm

Of the airlines I've flown I would rank them as such, however I wouldn't say any of them are at all bad. I've never had a real negative experience on a plane (at least none that was the airline's fault)

TZ (although they're not around anymore)
NW
DL
AA
WN
UA
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:51 pm

Havnt flown with many airlines, only Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Futura & Jetx. Best was definetly EI, cant say there was a worst.
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:55 am

Network Carrier:

Best: Qantas
Best US Domestic: Continental
Worst: United

LCC:
Best: JetBlue
Best outside the US: EasyJet
Worst: Spirit

I haven't flown Virgin America or (on the possible other end) Ryanair yet.
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:03 am

Best: BA

Worst: Air Transat
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:25 am

Best: US Airways.

Every flight I have had with them has been great. Two different crews have gone above and beyond for me. Can't figure out for the life of me why people on this board hate them.

Worst: None  Smile

Flying is a rare privelage for me, and I've really never had a bad flight, because I have enjoyed every single one.

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:25 am

Best Airline: Emirates

Praying to see it soon operating from Barcelona to Dubai!!!

Worst Airline: Continental Airlines

I suffered three times this year to fly with them from BCN to EWR and all the flights finished with trouble / problem: first with an unexpected stop at Maine; second with my luggage lost and third with a delay of more than 4 hours losing my connection at EWR.

Regards,

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:32 pm

Best Legacy: CO
Worst Legacy: UA

Best LCC: B6
Worst LCC: WN
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:11 pm

The Watchdog poll has closed and results will be revealed next month. It'll be interesting to see where FR comes  Wink
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:14 pm



Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 28):
It'll be interesting to see where FR comes

Even if they do come will it stop people flying them? I dont think so  Wink
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:07 pm

Best: Singapore Airlines

Worst: Ryanair
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:27 pm

Best: VS

Worst: Ryanair
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:07 pm

Best: OZ, CX

Worst: AA, UA
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:10 am

Best Airline: SQ

Worst Airline: AA and Air India
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:55 am



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 12):
Best: US Airways

Worst: Delta

How'd I guess?

Best: Midwest
Worst: Pinnacle/ NW Airlink
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:36 am

Full Service Airline:-

Best - A tie btw SQ and EK
Worst - Air Pacific


LCC / New World Airline:-

Best - Virgin Blue
Worst - Jetstar
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:03 pm

Don't know how FR can get worse LCC - in all but 0.01% of the time deliver exactly as promised. It clearly shows the stupidness and dumbness of those that fly FR and vote it worst when they know precisely what to expect. For example, I have flown FR numerous times and all but twice I have been on time or early; always paid virtually nothing; and have had a straightforward experience that was precisely as expected.

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:06 pm



Quoting EICVD (Reply 29):
Even if they do come will it stop people flying them? I dont think so

If I'm honest, every flight I've had with them has gone off without a hitch, except for a delay PIK-BOH which lasted two hours. But on the other hand, I don't think they're worth spending more than £10 on. As long as they continue to offer 1p fares, I'll keep flying them  Wink
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:14 pm



Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 37):
If I'm honest, every flight I've had with them has gone off without a hitch



Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 37):
As long as they continue to offer 1p fares, I'll keep flying them

And you still voted FR as the worst? How absurd! What can you buy for 1p? You can’t even by penny sweets for that nowadays. Yet you STILL vote it worst. How amazing.
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:58 pm

Favorite (big surprise...): CX

No hated airlines, good experiences so far.
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:19 pm

Best - Continental and Jet Blue

Worst - US Airways
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:08 pm

BEST for reliability and service....
CO & COEX and MIDWEST

WORST for reliability and service...
UA Express

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:31 pm



Quoting PHXmd80 (Reply 25):
Best: US Airways.

Every flight I have had with them has been great. Two different crews have gone above and beyond for me. Can't figure out for the life of me why people on this board hate them.

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:11 am

Best: a tie; AA and DL

Worst. WN
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:58 pm



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 38):
And you still voted FR as the worst? How absurd! What can you buy for 1p? You can’t even by penny sweets for that nowadays. Yet you STILL vote it worst. How amazing.

Because pretty much everything about them is nowhere near as good as any other airline I've flown on! I'm not saying it's abysmal, but it's not fantastic either. They may have the best fares but it doesn't make them the best airline.

Think of it like this. You're given two categories, Best and worst (like the poll above). The only airlines you've flown on are EK and SQ, both in F. Even if the service is fantastic in both airlines, one still has to be "worst". There's my mentality  Wink
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:04 pm

Best : Cathay Pacific

Worst : U.S. Air
707,727,73all,741,742,743,744,752,753,762,763,77all,300,310,319,320,321,332,333,343,346, L10,L15,DC10,MD11,SSC,VC10
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:43 pm

Hi
Best:
Here is one you might not expect but the Czech Airline Travel Service is my favourite.

Worst:
Ryanair, but only because of their lack of customer service.

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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:38 pm

Best: SQ by a mile (loved those A380 flights especially)

Worst: Delta (I'm excluding FR since they are low cost and arent playing by the same rules as someone like SQ)
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:04 pm

Best: Alaska/Horizon

Worst: Mesa (Mainly go!)
 
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RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:06 pm

Best:Tie with BA and VS

Worst:Spirit
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