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Offline BobTheCactus

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2011, 01:30:51 AM »
That's the ATC channel right? or is it the latin channel?

ATC :D

Wouldn't listen to a latin channel if you paid me.
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ICEcoldair881

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2011, 02:18:01 AM »
 ;D

I can't say that I've flown on that many airlines, funny enough. I've only really flown on three.. no, four airlines. I can't remember two of them, but I can tell you that Southwest (no surprise here) is an amazing airline. The only other I remember is Sky service, which went bankrupt ( :( ).. however, I'm fairly happy to report it was a nice flight; F/As were nice, humorous, and the food wasn't too shabby. All I remember about my Air Canada flight in 2000 was that one of the F/As decided to be a b**** to my dad while he was putting his carry-on luggage away in the overhead bins, so my dad said, as a test, that he was, in fact, an Executive Class passenger and that there was no more room for his luggage in that Class. You should've seen the look on my dad's face when she actually started assisting him and became his best friend for life. :P

Cheers,
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Offline BobTheCactus

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2011, 03:08:53 AM »
Southwest sucks.

It charges the same price as all the other carriers +$50, because they don't charge for bags, and then use insanely effective marketing to make idiots fly them.

They have awful seats, bad soft product (food, etc.), cattle boarding, and they can't handle Irrops at all.
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Offline Jona L.

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2011, 10:28:44 AM »
Lufthansa, and discussion over ;D

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2011, 10:39:20 AM »
King Airways.

Offline Wing Commander Chad Studdington

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2011, 11:00:57 AM »
King Airways.

I was waiting for someone to say their own AWS airline.

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2011, 11:10:21 AM »
Am I out now? :(

Offline Wing Commander Chad Studdington

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2011, 11:12:37 AM »
Am I out now? :(

Yes, leave AWS and never return!  :laugh: ;)

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2011, 11:17:09 AM »
Why everybody says this to me... :P


But back to topic... I have no favourite airline, because I never fly. I like the history of Pan Am, Lufthansa and some Asian Airlines and I don't like Emirates because they use their unlimited oil money, extreme low salarys in Dubai etc. to grab passengers from etablishes airlines that are not anymore sponsored by the goverment. I can understand unfair business is important for big companies, but the behaviour of Emirates seems even for me everything else than ok.

Online NorgeFly

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2011, 12:01:51 PM »
Lufthansa, and discussion over ;D

I travelled MUC-LAX with LH a few years ago and they were superb. Unfortunately, the return flight was not good... the flight was heavily delayed and the crew were rude, lazy and unhelpful which was a shame after such a good outbound flight  ??? But out of the 6 flights I have done with LH that was the only bad one.

Similar story with British Airways - some brilliant experiences with them but also some pretty disappointing ones too.

But the worst flight I ever had has to be a flight from MSP-LGW with Northwest on board a dirty, shaky old DC10 with the World's most awful crew.

Offline EYguy

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2011, 01:10:11 PM »
Why everybody says this to me... :P


But back to topic... I have no favourite airline, because I never fly. I like the history of Pan Am, Lufthansa and some Asian Airlines and I don't like Emirates because they use their unlimited oil money, extreme low salarys in Dubai etc. to grab passengers from etablishes airlines that are not anymore sponsored by the goverment. I can understand unfair business is important for big companies, but the behaviour of Emirates seems even for me everything else than ok.

Well, what they save on salaries they have to pay it for housing and bill of their crew which, in places like AUH and DXB, is going to be a very high price. The only thing you can say about EK (if you read the stats) is that they can keep their a/c in the air at an average of 18hrs/day which, compared to a 13 of BA/LH is a good results. Due to these high flight hrs, they can have higher returns on their investments (read a/c), hence their outstanding financial performance.

Moreover, they do not pay taxes on their income, so that's more money in their pockets at the end of the year. But the same applies for Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airlines and Saudi Arabian. If you consider their performances and standings, you'll see that the Emirates is good because its management and workers are good. They have a very aggressive strategy (open routes and fill them up with big a/c and high frequencies) and pricing as well...

Edo

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2011, 01:25:55 PM »
Lufthansa, and discussion over ;D

Ive thought about using your german Jumbolove Lufthansa but they dont even have VOD! 9 hours without it is close to impossible if you travel alone.

Of the airlines Ive tested I like British Airways the best. Many times its the most economical alternative for LH and very easy to use Heathrows new terminal. They let me refill on the cheap economy class red wine and I have never felt that I needed more of anything. VOD and map-tracker always works. If you pick a good seat in the back of cabin it gives enough space too. Only one time I have arrived alittle late to destination.

Air Canada was a positive surprise. Really liked their A319.

I like Continental because they are so unpretentious and out of fashion.

Scandinavian is nice. Feels like miniature cool sweden but too few destinations and not really worth the higher price.

I would like to try a real premium product sometime so I could see how much better it could be. Hopefully someday Ill go east!

GEnx

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2011, 05:55:29 PM »
I'm surprised no one put KLM Royal Dutch Airlines forward yet. I flew with them AMS-JFK on an MD-11 which was an absolutely great experience. Superb and friendly crew (the F/A's even gave me a birthday present), comfortable flight and no delays. Definitely was my best flight experience so far.

Ilyushin

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2011, 06:05:05 PM »
I'm surprised no one put KLM Royal Dutch Airlines forward yet. I flew with them AMS-JFK on an MD-11 which was an absolutely great experience. Superb and friendly crew (the F/A's even gave me a birthday present), comfortable flight and no delays. Definitely was my best flight experience so far.

See my post? ;D MD-11 ftw!

GEnx

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Re: Favourite Airlines
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2011, 06:10:44 PM »
See my post? ;D MD-11 ftw!

Ah, missed that!

 

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