staralliance38
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Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:22 pm

Hey! What are your top five airlines you use? Also, give the percentage you use that airline! Here's mine:

1 US Airways--------------59.5 %
2 Northwest Airlines----26.2 %
3 Delta Air Lines----------9.5 %
4 AirTran Airways--------4.8 %

For the record, US Airways is my favorite airline and IMO, the best airline ever  spin !

I'll be flying two legs on United Airlines soon so my stats will change a little bit!

Thanks!
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:27 pm

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):

Why top five and you are only putting four in it? you've only flown 4 so far?

These are my top 5: (total flown: duty and private)

1 Lufthansa 1405 75,0 %
2 Lufthansa Cargo 135 7,2 %
3 Hapag-Lloyd 126 6,7 %
4 ATCA 107 5,7 %
5 Hapag Lloyd Express 34 1,8 %

My top 5: (only my on duty flights)

1 Lufthansa 1143 73,6 %
2 Lufthansa Cargo 132 8,5 %
3 Hapag-Lloyd 120 7,7 %
4 ATCA 107 6,9 %
5 Hapag Lloyd Express 34 2,2 %

My top 5: (only my private flights)

1 Lufthansa 262 81,9 %
2 SWISS 7 2,2 %
3 Hapag-Lloyd 6 1,9 %
4 Eurowings 6 1,9 %
5 Tunis Air 4 1,2 %

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[Edited 2008-07-05 10:44:02]
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:43 pm



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
For the record, US Airways is my favorite airline and IMO, the best airline ever

Even though you can't check a bag without paying extra, it now cost $2 a can for soda among other fees.

Anyway

1. Northwest 75.7%
2. Delta 5.6%
3. United 5.1%
4. TWA 3.4%
5. America West 2.8%

Northwest and America West are by far my favorites. Too bad both will be gone.
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:47 pm

Ia Orana !

Here is my top 5 !

1 Air France 78.4 %
2 British Midland 2.7 %
3 GB Airways 2.5 %
5 Continental Airlines 1.4 %
6 SAA South African Airways 1.1 %

Happy Flying,

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staralliance38
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:19 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Why top five and you are only putting four in it? you've only flown 4 so far?

That's why I said

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
I'll be flying two legs on United Airlines soon so my stats will change a little bit!

That will be my fifth  Smile
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:22 pm



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 4):

Ah, now I got it. Thanks for the info.

Then enjoy your UA flights...

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henkybaby
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:30 pm

I have no idea about the percentages, so they are very much estimated:

Use:

1. KLM - 40%
2. BA - 20%
3. NW - 10%
4. AF - 10%
5. CX - 5%

Of the airlines I used so far:

Preference (coach):

1. KLM
2. MH
3. SQ
4. CX
5. AF

Business/First:
1. BA
2. AF
3. NW
4. CX
5. GA

Next 2 years these will be my 5 heavy users:

1. BA
2. CX
3. LAN
4. QF
5. KLM
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LXM83
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:21 pm

Here are mine:

by flight number:
1. 168 flights - Swissair (SR) 15.51%
2. 154 flights - Crossair (LX) 14.22%
3. 144 flights - Swiss International Air Lines (LX) 13.30%
4. 34 flights - Helvetic Airways (2L) 3.14%
5. 26 flights - Lufthansa (LH) 2.40%

by operator:
1. 234 flights - Crossair (LX) 21.61%
2. 127 flights - Swiss International Air Lines (LX) 11.73%
3. 77 flights - Swissair (SR) 7.11%
4. 31 flights - Helvetic Airways (2L) 2.86%
5. 23 flights - Vueling (VY) 2.12%

Out of a total of 1083 flights so far.
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:18 pm

This is by no means scientific, but:

Delta
US Airways
Southwest

(big gap here)

United
British Airways

Now, once I move out of PHX and have more control over my travel arrangements and spend some time in China, (God willing) it will look more like this:

Continental
United
Qantas
Lufthansa
Virgin America

Northwest would have been right after CO had this business not been happening and SkyTeam held up. I almost never mind connecting so IMO it is more worthwhile to stay loyal to a couple of airlines at least domestically and rack up the status. As far as international goes, the product and geography play a bigger role. For me, US Airways represents everything that is boring/mediocre about flying.



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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:51 pm

I have only flown 89 flights in my life so I have alot tied for 3rd-5th
1 American Airlines 42 47.2 %
2. Delta 7 7.9 %
2. Chalks Ocean Ariways 7 7.9 %
3 American Eagle 5 5.6 %
3 Swiss 4 4.5 %
4 ATA 3 3.4 %
4 QANTAS 3 3.4 %
4 EL AL 3 3.4 %
the rest are all tied for 5th  Smile
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:33 am

Here's mine from Flight Memory. Flight Memory lists my top 10 so here's the first 5:

1. American Airlines 18.7%
2. Lufthansa 9.4%
3. United 4.1%
4. British Airways 3.5%
5. Singapore Airlines 3.5%
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:35 am

here we go

Avianca - 19.7 % -
Lufthansa - 19.7 % -
Aeropostal - 7 % -
Delta Airlines - 6,6 %
Iberia - 5,2 % -
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:32 am

Don't feel like pulling exact numbers out, but my top five goes something like this:

1.) Delta
2.) US Airways
3.) Continental
4.) Northwest
5.) American

Been doing about 50 flights a year on Delta over the past 4-5 years. US Airways was my preferred carrier before then, but when Delta dropped the 50% MQMs for L/U/T fares, plus Dougie and the Sandcastle destroying what was an excellent airline, sent me right back to Delta. Continental was my primary carrier when I lived in New Jersey (lived 15 minutes down I-78 from EWR, so no surprise CO was the preferred carrier) and I still get a decent number of NW and AA flights in each year.
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:24 am

1 Delta Connection/SkyWest 69 44.2 %
2 United Express/SkyWest 24 15.4 %
3 Delta Air Lines 19 12.2 %
4 United Airlines 17 10.9 %
5 Frontier Airlines 7 4.5 %
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:17 am

The latest two years:

1. British Airways
2. Qatar Airways
3. SAS
4. Finnair
5. Air China

Qatar is my favourite.  Smile
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:08 am

Can't be bothered to work out the percentages but....in order of preference:

BA (over 150 flights)
Finnair (approx 40 flights)
Air France (approx 10 flights)
Easyjet (approx 40 flights)
Ryanair (10 flights)

It's FR's colour scheme that puts me off. There's nothing wrong with the service.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:25 am

Here are my top 5:


Northwest (Love My NWA!)

-big gap-

American

-bigger gap-

Continental
United
US Airways



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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:26 pm



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
plus Dougie and the Sandcastle destroying what was an excellent airline,

 laughing   rotfl  "Dougie and the Sandcastle"

Yeah, I liked it better when US Airways was HQed in Arlington, VA. Easier trip lol.
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:38 pm


1.) Alaska
2.) United
3.) American
4.) Southwest
5.) Horizon
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:16 pm

My top 5 is as follows:
1. Singapore Airlines
2. British Airways
3. Cathay Pacific
4. Aeroflot
5. Virgin Atlantic

Most of my flight are on BA

notable others worthy of a mention for their service but have only made one flight on these carriers so can't really include them above.

China Eastern PEK-TYN
Air France/Cityjet LCY-GVA
American Airlines LHR-JFK
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:31 pm

Mine are guesses (for the percentages.)


1. Continental (20%)
2. F9 (5%)
3. American (73%)
4. Delta (1%)
5. United (1%)
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:35 am

Based on my experiences over the past 40 years, the following 5 airlines, on which I have flown multiple times, are my favorites, listed alphabetically:

Alaska
Continental
Delta
Swissair - (the original version)
TAP
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:22 am

To make it easier to work out percentages I'll use my last five years flying. I've got a whole heap of airlines on the same percentage, and within a percentage I have therefore listed them in order of preference:

1) Emirates (16%) - By far my favourite airline
2) British Airways (11%) - Favourite of these joint seconds
=) Lufthansa (11%)
=) Continental (11%)
=) KLM (11%)
=) Ryanair (11%)
=) Singapore Airlines (11%)
=) Kenya Airways (11%) - Least liked of the joint seconds
3) Virgin Blue
=) bmibaby
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:28 am

Airlines I had great experience with;

United
Virgin
Thai
Olympic
Midwest
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:33 am

Top 5 for me as pax -

Delta - 61.4%
China Southern - 20.5%
Korean Air - 6.3%
Air France - 2.5%
Vietnam Air - 2.3%
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:32 am

Southwest-495 43.3%
America West-218 19.1%
Northwest-46 4.0%
Delta-36 3.2%
Skywest-34 3.0%


The list is deceiving though because I have actually not flown on Southwest since August 2005 and will never again.
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:33 am



Quoting Jeremy (Reply 25):
The list is deceiving though because I have actually not flown on Southwest since August 2005 and will never again.

Looks like you had some bad experiences with them  Wink

So which will be your favorite carrier then?

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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:47 am

mine as follows:

1/ Singapore Airlines - 45%
2/ Malaysia Airlines - 30%
3/ Lauda - 5%
4/ Thai - 10%
5/ United - 10%
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:26 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 26):
So which will be your favorite carrier then?

My current number one is NW but that will most likely be changing to DL with the merger.
You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:22 am

1. Vietnam airlines - 39%
2. Transavia - 9%
3. Cathay Pacific - 7%
Lufthansa - 7%
Singapore airlines - 7%
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:28 am

Here is mine;

# Airline Amount %
1 Lufthansa 20 62.5 %
2 British Airways 8 25.0 %
3 Malmo Aviation 2 6.2 %
4 Hapag Lloyd Express 2 6.2 %
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FlyboyOz
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:11 am

1. Air New Zealand
2. Qantas
3. Singapore Airlines
4. United Airlines
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:06 pm

Here is mine based on number of flights:-

1. Aer Lingus 95 (34.7%)
2. British Airways 30 (10.9%)
3. Ryanair 26 (9.5%)
4. Cityjet 17 (6.2%)
5. Air France 16 (5.8%)
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:55 pm

My list:

1. KL 72 (50.3%)
2. NW 21 (14.7%)
3. DL 9 (6.3%)
4. CO 8 (5.6%)
5. WN 6 (4.2%)

I keep track of my flights since 1993. Since then I flew 145 times, so on average (only) 10 flights per year.
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:20 pm

Favorite ever...

1- WARDAIR!

Currently flying

1- Air Transat (60%)
2- Air Canada (15%)
3- Delta (10%)
4- United (10%)
5- AA (2.5%)
5b Zoom airlines (2.5%)
 
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:27 pm

1- Tam - Around 220 flights
2- Varig - Around 100 flights
3- Delta - Around 60 flights
4- American - 12 flights
5- Gol - 7 flights
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:03 pm

Ok, it turns out to be as follows (long live flight memory) for the last 5 years:

1 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (23) 25.3 %
2 Northwest Airlines (13) 14.3 %
3 Transavia Airlines (10) 11.0 %
4 Cathay Pacific (8) 8.8 %
5 British Airways (8) 8.8 %

At least if I havent forgotten anything...

(EDIT: I had... )



[Edited 2008-07-09 13:15:16]
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:08 pm

Very rough "questimates"... as I do not record my flights.

Lufthansa 40%
SAS 22%
Finnair 18%
FinnComm 5%
AirBaltic 2%

Rest 13%

I don't really have a favorite airline...  Confused
But other way around  devil  I hate SK and AY isn't very high on my list either!
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RE: Your Top Five Airlines?

Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:49 pm

I have no idea what the percentages are, but here's the list
1. Midwest- Lord knows how many times
2. Comair- same
3. Delta- Same
4. ASA-same
5. Northwest (With whom I just flew for the fourth time today not counting JA)

Quoting Jeremy (Reply 28):
My current number one is NW but that will most likely be changing to DL with the merger.

Good choice.  Wink
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