Started by knutm1980, April 21, 2012, 03:42:09 AM
Quote from: knutm1980 on April 21, 2012, 03:42:09 AMJust curious with you plane junkies.Q: What is your favorite airline of all time?Q: When did you start flying?Q:When were you bornA: Haven't flown with them for years, but from what I remember when I flew frequently globally..Singapore Airlines. Their economy beats most business class's hands down..including cathayA:I really don't know, early 80's..first flight I can remember was flying TAP from Oslo to Lisbon ca. '85..I was quickly educated by the old man TAP stood for Take Another Plane.A: 1980simples, see.
Quote from: Benny_Ben1989 on April 21, 2012, 10:52:30 AM1) By far and a way, the best airline I have flown with have been Qatar Airways (Virgin Atlantic worst by more than a country mile )2) I have been fortunate at my young age to have travelled to 30 countries (31 with Australia in June ) due to relatives living abroad so I dont know when I started flying. First flight I remember was LHR - SVO via MXP with Alitalia in 1998. Mainly remember it as 9 of us were travelling to SVO for my uncles wedding and ALL baggage went missing ... I wonder if theyve found any of it yet?? 3) 1989 best year for everything Many Thanks,Ben
Quote from: dave111 on April 22, 2012, 11:43:51 PMQ: Least favorite airline?A: I shouldn't say this since I haven't flown with them, but, Southwest. For every person I've met who loves them, I've met two who regret flying Southwest. Plus, I hate their TV ads, I feel they cut corners on safety and ignore regulations, and that, because of the fare pressure they put on other carriers, they and other discount airlines are partly responsible for the problems with the US airline system. Sure, everyone wants flying to be affordable, but you get what you pay for. (I won't say more here, but see the PBS Frontline episode, "Flying Cheap")
Quote from: DaveP1991 on April 23, 2012, 07:20:39 PMRyanair. Despite flying on them twice in the last week and being perfectly good flights, in fact one flight had the best cabin crew ever, I hate that airline. I despise everything about it, how its run, how it treats passengers, the attitude of a certain leprechaun, just everything.
Quote from: knutm1980 on April 22, 2012, 03:13:41 PMNever flown either, but I have heard others share your sentiments on those two airlines. This thing with Virgin Atlantic though, is it relatively recent they started flopping? I seem to remember they used to get a lot of praise.
Quote from: jetwestinc on April 23, 2012, 12:40:40 PMDave,There was just one statement you made in your first post that set me off, and that was the claim of "cutting corners." You are 100% entitled to your opinion and I respect your opinion but your claims need to be based on facts and/or personal experiences. Saying "I feel they cut corners on safety" without ever having set foot onboard a Southwest flight, especially considering their safety record, is crazy. Other than that, I do not disagree with any part of your post And "flying cheap," saw it and yes, it is scary. Some of the regional flights I have been on (Mesa and Republic, mostly) had a cockpit crew that looked like they were were just out of High School (not judging their qualifications and I never felt unsafe, just an observation).Don
Quote from: Benny_Ben1989 on April 23, 2012, 08:30:28 PMI flew with them in 2007 to Hong Kong and then I thought they were awful. Flight was so un organised. I know it was 5 ish years ago now but I still remember the sense of irratic working environment the cabin crew seemed to create. I put that down to a one off However, in 2011 I flew with them to Tokyo and as a seasoned passenger, the atmosphere made me feel anxious. Service isnt what their marketing department make out. It is a shame, because the cabin's are always well presented, great onboard colourscheme etc etc, and theres huge potential to upset some 5* airlines out there but I feel all their expeditions in the low cost markets (US and Oz) have kind of mingled in and they are very much an 'ordinary' carrier at best.As I said, I then flew to Doha in Sept '11 and then Dec '11 and had highly professional cabin crew, this will sound cheesy but it did truly seem that it was Qatar Airways' privelege to have you on board. Small touches from check in to leaving Doha Airport dont go a miss and you cant help but put them first choice over any other airline.I hope my opinion will change in June as im off to Australia with QANTAS hope they have a good service...a looong flight if not!! Many Thanks,Ben