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Your Favourite Airlines?

Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:33 pm

Hello A.netters!  

What are your favourite Airlines?

In no particular order:

US Airways
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Thomas Cook
Flybe
Monarch
First Choice (now Thomson)
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:22 am

I haven't flown on too many different airlines yet, but of the ones that I have flown, these are my favourites, in order:

1. CX
2. SQ
3. NZ
4. QF
5. AN
6. XR

Then there are airlines that I'd love to try some day, in no particular order:
VA, BA, VS, AC, HX, JL, NH, EK, EY, LH and LX

[Edited 2011-03-31 21:23:28]
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:41 am

It's hard for me to compare but I'd name SQ, TG and EK in no particular order as I tried them in Y, J and F respectively.
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:50 am

In no particular order:

British Airways
Lufthansa
SAS
SN Brussels
Japan Air Lines
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:21 pm

Of the ones I have flown so far (in no particular order):

Air Canada
Delta
TWA
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:34 pm

How does one measure favourite? There are pluses and minuses for each airline. Some are not all that efficient but very friendly. Some are very efficient but a bit distant. Some have good schedules and connectivity and others are a bit more demanding. But, here is my list:

In fifth place: BA
4th: LH,
3rd: QF
2nd: EK
and the winner is ...SQ
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:09 pm

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 3):
In no particular order:

British Airways
Lufthansa
SAS
SN Brussels
Japan Air Lines

Not the big Air France, Mr SSC?  
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:59 pm

The OP didn't specify this had to be airlines you actually flew on. So I'm using more than one metric in my list  

This list would be;

1. SQ - Every flight (only 6 I'm afraid) has been a Business Class experience in a Economy Class seat
2. KLM - Well, I'm Dutch, what can I say  
3 EK - I love their aggressive attitude towards expanding, love their fleet and livery, hate the interior though.
4. Virgin - Never flew them, but I like their branding very very much.
5. LH - Organised, diverse, German, profitable. Let's call it a love-hate relationship  

95353897321874. Alitalia - My worst flights ever going into and out of CCS. Both legs they lost our luggage, extremely rude FA's and their 767 looked like my room during college
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:42 pm

Olympic Air
Swiss
Aer Lingus
BA
MEA
Royal Jordanian
Turkish Airlines
Iran Air
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
Not the big Air France, Mr SSC?

No ! ... As I am working for AF, that would be too obvious ...  

I think AF is a good airline, certainly not the best, but generally better than many people think or say, especially here on A. Net
I must confess I am a big fan of B.A ...
And I don't like Asian, nor Middle Eastern carriers.

[Edited 2011-04-01 09:55:46]
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:24 pm

In order for me:

1) DL
2) US
3) CO (well... when it was CO; I haven't flown them since 2008 but they were nice back then)
4) AA (I guess)
5) Umm...

I don't know... I definitely liked CO. I forgot to mention I flew Continental Connection operated by Colgan back in 2009 (three days before CO left Skyteam) and I was impressed with them then too.

Other than that, I've only been on other airlines only a couple of times. I've only been on AA for four flights; back in 2002 I flew LHR-JFK on them and it was great, then in 2008 LGA-ATL and it was decent... they're only on the list because they're my oneworld airline. But otherwise I usually only take Delta or US. HA was nice on the inter-island flights, for what it's worth.

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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:37 pm

Here's my top-five all-time list.

1. Northwest
2. America West
3. Delta
4. U.S. Airways
5. Midwest Express
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:07 pm

Since I do a lot of US Domestic travel, most of my favorite carriers are US Carriers.


1. Asiana (OZ) Best Crew in the air, service both ground and in-flight is beyond excellent, great in-flight meals, etc.
2. Delta Air Lines (DL) A very recent favorite of mine, if you compare DL to other US Carriers, they're among the top.
3. Virgin America (VX) Cool, hip, modern and flashy.
4. JetBlue (B6) Legroom is excellent, seats comfortable, great crew, IFE, JFK-Based
5. Philippine Airlines (PR) Grew up with this airline so I have a lot of memories with them

I'm also a fan of EY.
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:14 pm

My faves are as follows:

1 - B6
2 - KL
3 - AS
4 - UA
5 - SN

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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:26 pm

1. TAP Portugal - I'm Portuguese and it IS a great airline.
2. TAAG - I'm Angolan and well, let us just say it is a 'fun' airline.
3. British Airways - The equilibrium state to which airlines tend 
4. South African Airways - Great crews and great aircraft flying the great African skies.
5. Lufthansa - Clean, simple, and structured airline. I believe LH have the BEST cabin crew members around.

Although I have never flown with Etihad and Qantas, I have a 'thing' for those airlines.

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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:37 am

Best Airlines I've flown (no specifics whether or not they are still flying)

VA - Viasa
VE - Avensa (International Service CCS-MIA and CCS-JFK before the VC era was spectacular)
CX - Even though the seats don't recline, the service and the IFE is excellent
AA - J class (international and domestic)
SQ
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:49 am

on flights to Asia: SQ, TG and OZ

within Europe: OS, LH, SK, AY

to the USA: US, LH, LX

there is no particular oder within the groups
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:39 am

European:

Swiss
Air France
Aer Lingus
British Airways
SAS

North America:

Delta
Jetblue

Asia / ME:

Singapore Airlines
Malyasian Airlines
Etihad

Africa:

South African

Australia:

None. I've only flown with QF and I found their staff to be distant and arrogant. I probably should try DJ and VA

South America:

LAN
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:57 am

UA! I don't really know why I love them that much. Maybe because they have flown me home so many times.
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:48 am

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Singapore
Continental
Air Canada
Lufthansa
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:23 am

Top five and number of times flown -

Delta - 456
China Southern - 126
Vietnam Airlines - 66
Korean Air - 55
Air France - 36
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:15 pm

What are your favourite Airlines?

American Airlines
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:28 pm

Favorites:

Air Southwest
Air Nostrum
British Airways
Ryanair
Swiss

And a love/hate relationship:

AeroSvit


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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:47 am

1) UA
2) VX
3) CO
4) DL
5) US
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:16 am

Among still-operating airlines, my top is WN followed by FL and DL. However my all time favorite is TZ
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:12 am

1/ Etihad
2/ Singapore
3/ Malaysian
4/ Lauda
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:59 am

1. SQ
2. DJ
3. CX
4. EK
5. TG

But there are plenty of airlines I would rather fly with then the above 5, as I would rather try something new

Top list of airlines I want to fly with

EY, VS, VA, QR, TK, 9W

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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:54 am

All the airlines I've flown on, ranked from best experiences to worst experiences:



1. Qantas - In-Flight service far surpassed anything I've ever experienced on a U.S. airline




2. Southwest - Went out of their way for me on several occasions. Lost a few items over the years and all have been returned safely. But I did have a WN gate agent chew me out once at DEN because I had a Frontier T-shirt on.   




3. Frontier Airlines - A good bunch of people, fun experience, got invited to DEN once to see the ops side of things. Really enjoyed it. Been rooting for this airline for years and still am. Love them.




4. Skywest Airlines - Another good bunch of people and very friendly.




5. Flybe - They weren't anything special, but they did let my bag fly free once just to be nice.




6. US Airways - Kind of right in the middle. US has never treated me badly, but they have also never stood out in terms of customer service. They just kind of "exist."




7. Northwest Airlines- Similar to US. Nothing stood out, but nothing was really terrible except the state of the interior of an A320 flight I had once. Really shabby. Tattered upholstery and lots of black marks and handprints on the walls. Yuck.




8. United Airlines -A mixed bag. I've had some very rude FAs, but I've also had some very nice ones. Had a few mx issues, and was once bumped, along with all the other pax, off a plane after waiting for takeoff for two hours, only to discover the plane wouldn't be fixed so we'd need a new plane. Had a very rude FA once that took my camera from me and stowed it, another that told me to get out of his way. But I rate UA higher than Delta because of Channel 9.




9. Delta Air Lines - This used to be my second favorite airline. I used to have nothing to complain about. I used to love the service and the experience. But after the merger with NW, Delta has become a dog, a mean one at that. I miss the old Delta. Today I'd rather pick DL as a last resort.






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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:48 am

The ones I've flown so far:
Southwest (countless times as I live in Nashville and Dallas)
JetBlue (once on the short lived BNA-JFK-BNA route)
Delta (countless times domestic and intl (ATL-CZM/SAP/NAS, JFK-NCE/FCO, CDG-MSP, DTW-AMS)
Northwest (RIP) (A few times premerger including MSP-YYC)
US Airways (a few times connecting up to the northeast)
United (once IAD-CDG)
American (countless times from either BNA or DFW)
Continental (BNA-IAH-SAP many times, BNA-EWR-CDG/AMS/ZRH/GVA/DUB/EDI)
Air Canada (BNA-YYZ 4x, YYZ-DFW 1x)
Icelandair (BOS-KEF-BOS once)
BMI (EDI-LHR)
Aer Lingus (LHR-DUB)
Alitalia (NCE-FCO-FLR-FCO-JFK)
Air France (IAD-CDG-IAD, ORY-BOD-ORY)

Overall my favorite Intl was Icelandair, and favorite Domestic airline is Delta.
Least Favorite Airlines: US, BMI.
AA/DL/NW/CO/UA/US/B6/AC/FI/NY/EI/BD/BA/AF/AZ/DY/SK/QF/JQ
 
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RE: Your Favourite Airlines?

Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:48 pm

My top ten...

1) B6
2) WN
3) AS
4) KL
5) AY
6) SK
7) QF
8) BA
9) LH
10) DL
.
.
.
and way at the very very bottom....US.

Would really like to try VX, VA and VS one day.

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