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Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:51 pm

Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:44 pm

Why did you put it in the non-av forum then? :D
While I don't keep track of flights, my top three airlines would be DL, NW and UA.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:59 pm

It's probably a tossup between DL and AA. Throughout my childhood it was probably DL. Recent years it has been more often AA. Based on my Million Miler balance with the airlines AA comes on top, but I have taken award tickets on DL in the past (which since last year DL will count towards MQMs and thus Million Miler). Your Million Miler balance with the airlines with your FF program might give you a somewhat of a hint, although it won't include award tickets with most airlines. Also, DL will no longer count Basic Economy towards Million Miler, MQMs, or regular SkyMiles.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:58 pm

Probably a tossup between Delta and United. My younger days I flew a lot of Continental, US airways, and Northwest, so technically I could push American up a bit as well.
However now, it is mostly Delta and United.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:27 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44




I clicked on this and was excited to post, until I saw your massive numbers. I’m, well, humbled…..lol.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:10 am

CitizenJustin wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44




I clicked on this and was excited to post, until I saw your massive numbers. I’m, well, humbled…..lol.


I think that was more the point than to have a discussion
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:25 am

I think the best forum for such questions is the Travel, Polls forum… just saying.

Kiwirob wrote:
Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44

Holy cow! SK/LH combined almost 800 flights… If you are traveling since let’s say 40 years then this is equal to about 20 flights per year… impressive!
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:27 am

Easily WestJet.

Haven't kept count or detailed logged flights since I was a kid but if I had to guess, between 2014 and 2018, I booked about a good 75 flights a year on them. The real kicker was that not once was I able to log a flight on either of the Disney birds. Still got a crap load of WS Dollars to burn.

God, I miss rotational work.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:56 am

Probably Delta.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:36 am

SL1200MK2 wrote:
CitizenJustin wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44




I clicked on this and was excited to post, until I saw your massive numbers. I’m, well, humbled…..lol.


I think that was more the point than to have a discussion



Don’t worry about what other people post and lighten up. :-)
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:57 am

If one counts America West-US Air (Airways)- American as one then this combo comes out on top since I moved to PHX..When I lived in extreme NW California it was United, United, or United. Internationally there really isn't a true #1- since it depended on what was the destination; FJ, TN, TE now NZ, CI, TG, QF, LH, AF, SR, etc..
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:18 am

johns624 wrote:
Why did you put it in the non-av forum then? :D
While I don't keep track of flights, my top three airlines would be DL, NW and UA.


Whoops I didn't think it was a serious enough question for the civil aviation forum, it can be moved if a mod wants to do that.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:22 am

N14AZ wrote:
I think the best forum for such questions is the Travel, Polls forum… just saying.

Kiwirob wrote:
Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44

Holy cow! SK/LH combined almost 800 flights… If you are traveling since let’s say 40 years then this is equal to about 20 flights per year… impressive!


Most of my flying has been since 2007. Total flights if I include the next two weeks will be 1099.

The reason I keep track is every time I reapply for my residence visa they ask where I have travelled to and for how long I have been away each trip for the previous 10 years.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:50 am

I spread out my flying between carriers...and as such have never earned any status lol
So out of 1200 flights and over 300 airlines:
Delta 63
United 60
American 55
not including regionals
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:02 am

Ryanair by a wide margin. Those 1, 10 or 20 euro flights were irresistible back in the day.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:08 am

There is already a similar threat to this one:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1465929

My answer is in there.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:12 pm

No official counts but way back when:

Ozark/TWA.

These days:

Southwest/Delta.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:35 pm

30 flights on DL takes my lead, then 22 on WN.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:22 pm

1. Ryanair 303
2. Easyjet 245
3. British Airways 75
4. Flybe 27
5. Norwegian Intl 26
6. Wizzair 23
7. Wizzair UK 20

When you pay personally for flight tickets, and there is no business expense account, cheap tickets and LCCs become VERY appealing
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:08 pm

KLM/Air France but way more on KLM as CDG is one shit airport.
I’m two years away from platinum for life….
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:41 pm

If you don't have a raw count, you can get an idea with your Million Miler balances with each airline, although it won't include award bookings.

Earliest DL flights I recall were back in 1992 on HNL-SFO (L-1011), SFO-ATL (763), ATL-SJU (L-1011), SJU-ATL (752), and ATL-HNL (L-1011). I believe I had a few AA flights prior to then.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:48 pm

MEXICANA 245
AEROMEXICO 174
UNITED 69
AMERICAN 60
REGIONALCARGO 54
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:07 pm

In terms of number of segments, and including regional airlines operating under their brand:

United 57
Delta 35
Continental 16
American 9
JetBlue 8

Interesting that Continental is still in my top 5 even though they've been defunct for over a decade now. But they were my preferred airline for a while prior to the United merger.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:08 pm

About half of all my flights have been with United.

The rest are shared by about 40 airlines.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:43 am

Cathay Pacific 85
Thai Airways 36
Thai Air Asia 29
British Airways 26
United Airlines 22
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:23 pm

Air France 1,096
Delta 345
British Airways 149
Lufthansa 127
Alitalia 109
Iberia 109
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:13 pm

British Airways 230
Qantas 75
Swiss 29
Lufthansa 28
Finnair 14
KLM 12
Air France 12
Qantaslink 11
Scandinavian Airlines 10
Iberia 10
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:46 am

Hi,

Firstly many thanks for the thread and sorry this is just kind of a tester post of sorts since I have sadly not posted on ANet for maybe 10 years. Also sadly I am now sightless and doing this with a screen reader so hope that is ok and this works ok and stuff.

But sorry to try and get back to the question my number one would probably have been Ryanair at like maybe around 50 flights I guess. I did quite a variety of airlines in total but I guess never huge numbers since I never really flew anywhere for work. But at least I made quite a few ANet trip reports from my Ryanair days(!)

Anyway hope this may work and nice to (hopefully!) be back on ANet a bit again,

Pierre (also previously username Ps76)
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:42 am

KLM, lost count on the numbers but it's well over 500+
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:07 am

1. United: 712
2. Alaska: 403
3. Southwest: 230
4. Frontier: 106
5. American: 40
6. America West: 26
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:41 am

My mother worked for Eastern when I was a kid. Can honestly say I flew at least 50 trips. Four times on L-1011 #329 alone.

Runners up..
JetBlue
Southwest
Delta
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:24 pm

For me, the number 1 answer is quite obvious lol. Full list is as follows:

1. Icelandair (367 flights)
2. Flugfélag Íslands - Air Iceland (47 flights)
3. jetBlue Airways (36 flights)
4. Southwest Airlines (21 flights)
5= British Airways (16 flights)
5= Delta Air Lines (16 flights)

Total number of airlines flown currently stands at 104.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:19 pm

Delete
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Thu May 19, 2022 4:34 pm

According to my flightmemory.com stats

USAirways - 129
Spirit - 81

and then a huge dropoff
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Thu May 19, 2022 11:39 pm

Delta far and away...905K miles.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Fri May 20, 2022 8:30 pm

Airlines 10+:

Delta 66
United 42
Alaska 28
America West 26
US Airways 22
Southwest 18
Spirit 16
Frontier 15
Norwegian 14
AirAsia 14
Northwest 14
Easyjet 12
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Fri May 20, 2022 8:41 pm

Until September of last year, it was American Airlines. From Bakersfield or LAX or San Diego to Fort Smith, Arkansas via DFW is still the most heavily traveled single route, with DFW-FSM the most in my records.

United took over that title on my last SAN-IAH-LIT trip, surpassing it by one.

The irony, though, of this topic isn't lost on me, because even though AA is still high on my "flights flown", it will never again appear on my "upcoming flights" list. It will take Delta a while to catch up to #2, but eventually someone will take that spot.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sat May 21, 2022 5:55 am

I don't have the exact numbers, but the two front runners by far would be Air New Zealand and Qantas followed by Ansett New Zealand, Lufthansa, and Singapore Airlines behind that would be Brussels Airlines, Canadian Airlines and Malaysian and then most other airlines would be four flights or fewer
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sat May 21, 2022 11:12 am

I thought I had replied to this topic already, but i guess not. I am not in the same league as many who have replied but my top five are:
BA 122
BD 18
EZY 17
QF13
RG 13
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sat May 21, 2022 8:56 pm

CO/UA for me.
WN is a distant second.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sun May 22, 2022 1:43 am

Ps762 wrote:
Hi,

Firstly many thanks for the thread and sorry this is just kind of a tester post of sorts since I have sadly not posted on ANet for maybe 10 years. Also sadly I am now sightless and doing this with a screen reader so hope that is ok and this works ok and stuff.

But sorry to try and get back to the question my number one would probably have been Ryanair at like maybe around 50 flights I guess. I did quite a variety of airlines in total but I guess never huge numbers since I never really flew anywhere for work. But at least I made quite a few ANet trip reports from my Ryanair days(!)

Anyway hope this may work and nice to (hopefully!) be back on ANet a bit again,

Pierre (also previously username Ps76)


Pierre, I just thought someone should respond to tell you that it worked and your post reads perfectly. Welcome back.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon May 23, 2022 3:50 am

IADCA wrote:

Pierre, I just thought someone should respond to tell you that it worked and your post reads perfectly. Welcome back.


Hi,

Just quickly to say many thanks for the response here. So obviously I don't want to totally take over this thread as it's about most flown airlines but it definitely is appreciated and nice to be back. Amazing how much one can miss even just the chit-chat if away for ages(!)

Anyway back to it hopefully I guess but with many thanks again to yourself and everyone here,

Ps762 (Pierre)

P.S. If by chance any of my posts do turn out totally weird in terms of fonts or formatting or anything please anyone just feel free to let me know it's not a big thing for me to look into.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue May 24, 2022 7:58 pm

afcjets wrote:
Delete


Weird way to spell Delta 8-) :D
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Wed May 25, 2022 5:48 pm

Since the mid- to late-80s, it's been Delta overall and more specifically in the last 8 years. Feels strange when I board another airline's planes.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:34 pm

Just as an update, this year I am back to flying DL again, with a trip in January, one last month, and one upcoming in December and January. The difference between DL's and AA's product is like night and day. I kind of missed flying DL when I was flying AA a lot. Plus I know have a DL SkyMiles Amex Gold card, with plans to upgrade to Platinum later this year, although I will be keeping my Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red as well.
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:47 pm

Impossible counting...

I would say the most were:

1. Delta
2. United
3. Southwest

Q
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:24 am

Here's my top-10:

1. Lufthansa 172
2. Swiss International Air Lines 133
3. Thai Airways International 41
4. Swiss Global Air Lines 26
5. Helvetic Airways 25
6. Lufthansa Cityline 25
7. Qantas Airways 25
8. Swiss European Air Lines 24
9. British Airways 17
10. TAM – Transporte Aéreo Militar (Bolivia) 17

Regards,
Loran
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:40 am

Ryanair (196) and KLM (106) are my only triple digit airlines. Five more airlines are double digit and follow with a huge gap: Easyjet (30), Lufthansa (20), Air France (14), Air Berlin (14) and Venezuela's Aeropostal in the good old days (13, all pre-1998).
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:19 am

Stats from flightmemory:

1 (New) United 80 8.1 %
2 Delta Air Lines 55 5.6 %
3 Continental Airlines 39 4.0 %
4 Turkish Airlines 37 3.8 %
5 (New) American 30 3.0 %
6 China Airlines 28 2.8 %
7 ANA All Nippon Airways 25 2.5 %
8 Singapore Airlines 22 2.2 %
9 JAL Japan Airlines 21 2.1 %
10 USAirways 18 1.8 %
 
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Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:02 pm

SAS: 243
Widerøe: 180
Norwegian: 43
United: 22

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