Favourite Airline?

  • OJ89

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    Jan 03, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    What's your favourite Airline and why?

    I think mine has to be British Airways.

    +Cheap flights
    +Friendly crew
    +Okay leg room in coach (I'm 6ft1' and a student so won't be paying for anything else)


    I've had some really bad experiences with other airlines recently which made me realise how good BA have been to me.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    My best experience so far has been USAir.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    British Air cause of my experience on Concorde.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    Delta.

    always.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    In my experience they are all the same. I will say I dislike a few over others. US Air is horrible. Virgin is probably the best experience. But in the end they are all basically the same.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    I've flown with a lot of different Airlines. So far, I've had the best experience with Qantas (though they do have their problems). However, I've heard (from frequent world travelers) that Emirates is suppose to be the best.
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    I haven't flown since this past summer - right about the time I started dieting. I am kind of looking forward to not having to worry about the possibility of buying a second ticket because I can't buckle the seatbelt. Fortunately, I have always managed OK. - I am also hoping that I can lower the drink tray in front of me completely without my big fat gut getting in the way...

    It's the little things...
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    Virgin America. Small. New. FANTASTIC!
  • OJ89

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    Jan 03, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    [quote] I've heard (from frequent world travelers) that Emirates is suppose to be the best.[/quote]

    Yeah I think Emirates is easily my 2nd favourite. The cabin interior on my flights was awesome, the service just let them down a little for me.
  • jessetriguy

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    Jan 03, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    British Airlines
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    jetBlue domestic because of no first-bag fee, a lot of legroom and a great frequent-flyer program.

    Have not flown internationally as much, mostly on Virgin Atlantic and Icelandair, which was certainly tolerable, but Swiss was nice too (especially for giving you a USB port to keep your phone charged).

    My worst domestic experiences have been on USAir, and my worst international experience, which was hardly awful, was on Egyptair (no drinks!)
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    Jan 03, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    Delta! Never had a problem.
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    Jan 03, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    Virgin Atlantic. Second: Emirates.

    British Airways is usually horrible I'm afraid to say. Not so bad on long haul but they suck on short haul European flights, but they are competitively priced now.
  • OJ89

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    Jan 03, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    How interesting, my most recent bad experience was with VirginAtlantic. Hehe how things are different for people! icon_surprised.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    Indeed!
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    Virgin Airlines... If you book far enough it can be economical... New airline, very clean, most friendly attendants.. It's a great flying experience...
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    I have only really flown USAir and American Airlines. USAir this past summer was much roomier than the AA planes that I rode on. - The attendants were much friendlier. We got stuck because of some fog at the destination and had to sit on the runway for about 30 minutes - in the hot summertime with no air. - The attendants quickly gave out extra water and cookies to everyone and were very pleasant to deal with.

    But everybody has a different experience.
  • OJ89

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    Jan 03, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    When I flew USair it was my first flight on a plane with propellers. For such a small plane I was amazed at the amount of legroom icon_surprised.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    To be fair most of my problems with USAir (chronically late, missed connections, etc.) were before they were taken over by America West. The last flight with them was fine.

    Every airline can have a bad day, e.g. weather and ATC-related delays. A lot of it is how they respond. When my jetBlue flight was delayed by weather, they quickly wheeled out drinks and snacks to the gate, and put a special movie on a TV for the kids. Even a minor problem or complaint is met with an apology (i.e. a $15 in-flight coupon because seatback TV didn't work well) often without you even having to ask for it.
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    Hawaiian Airlines
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    noe that you post that topic I'd take advantag of this and ask you guys, wich Airline company do you think has the most confortable seats for tall people?

    I am 6'2
  • Nayro

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    Jan 03, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    KLM! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    British Airways, for sure
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    I'm partial to United Air Lines. My grandfather was a co-founder, going back to the original days when it was United Air Transport in the 20's. Aside from UAL, our family generally respected a lot of the others, especially (in no particular order) Pan Am; TWA; BOAC; Air France; Alaskan Airlines; Western Airlines; PSA; Continental - and a few others.

    Deregulation in the '70s killed UAL, as per my grandfather. What a horrible decision that was - and with the God-awful outcome the old man predicted.

    I will just have to remember airline travel as it was in the pre-dereg. days. What a difference .............like night and day.
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    Virgin America is nice and sleep but the seats are small. Other than that I really liked it.

    My pick for coach class is EVA air. It's really good for long distance flight to Asia.

    For first class, the new seats at AA are really comfy. I haven't been on the Emirates or Singapore first class suites but that looks awesome. Just way too expensive...