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rhz
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:58 AM
Singapore Airlines #1

tomtom
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Air Berlin rocks!

-Ph51-
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:04 AM
Singapore Airlines without any doubt :)

ozfan44
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:13 AM
QANTAS and Ansett!

Pamela Shriver
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:05 AM
PamAm

Oizo
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:32 AM
Swiss Airlines were chosen as the best of all. I never used Swiss so I can't second that.

xin_hui
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:43 AM
SINGAPORE AIRLINES:worship: :worship:

stenen
Apr 26th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Qantas, Swiss Air and Finnair.

CondiLicious
Apr 26th, 2005, 12:51 PM
I've only ever flown with like 5 airlines so out of those five

1. Virgin
2. US Airways
3. Delta
4. Southwest
5. America West

and with the exception of Virgin they were all crap :lol:

!<blocparty>!
Apr 26th, 2005, 12:53 PM
United arab emirates :angel:

Easyjet coming a close, last.

bis2806
Apr 26th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Definitely Singapore Airlines - hands down on their service and great inflight entertainment! It's kinda expensive though.

As a result I have to choose between United Airlines or Northwest to fly to NY this summer. Which one is better?

azza
Apr 26th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Emirates Airlines is fucken awsome

Chunchun
Apr 26th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Cathay Pacific :angel: :yeah:

AjdeNate!
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:21 PM
British Airways
United

Infiniti2001
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:35 PM
For travelling within the continental U.S.

JetBlue
Delta
Continental

For flying to the Caribbean
American Airlines

ginger_fish668
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Singapore Airlines. Cathay Pacific. British Airways. Virgin Airways. Emirates. Thai.

The Chinese & Taiwainese airlines are fucking scary. :eek: I thought I was gonna die. Almost like suicide.

switz
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:47 PM
As an Australian i do my patriotic duty and fly Qantas and it's a very god airline (although i'm lucky enough to be able to rely on my parent's money to allow me to fly business class internationally).

i'm going to Greece, Italy, France in May with my Dad and Mum for their work and the company has booked Emirates so that will be a new experience.

Josh B.
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Virgin

Martian Jeza
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:54 PM
I liked Sabena :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Delta Airlines is not bad at all.

~MaRt~HiNgIs~F@N
Apr 26th, 2005, 03:53 PM
austria airline

mboyle
Apr 26th, 2005, 04:03 PM
Definitely Singapore Airlines - hands down on their service and great inflight entertainment! It's kinda expensive though.

As a result I have to choose between United Airlines or Northwest to fly to NY this summer. Which one is better?

They both suck majorly. I'd go with NW, however. United is the crap of crappy airlines. American airlines in general suck, other than the new age low fare carriers (Jet Blue anyone?:hearts: Song?:hearts: :hearts: ).

mboyle
Apr 26th, 2005, 04:03 PM
I liked Sabena :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Delta Airlines is not bad at all.

Now I've never flown them in Europe, but they are hellishly bad in the States. Never EVER fly mainline Delta domestically (US.)

mboyle
Apr 26th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Southwest would be cool if you didn't have to get to the gate an hour early and stand in line just to get a decent seat:o ...

Pengwin
Apr 26th, 2005, 05:26 PM
The Chinese & Taiwainese airlines are fucking scary. :eek: I thought I was gonna die. Almost like suicide.


They give you free toothpaste! :worship:

QuicKyMonSter
Apr 26th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Emirates & LAN (Chile)

Ting
Apr 26th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Singapore Airline:rocker:

I like Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Thai Air too, KLM is the one I've flown with most and I really wouldn't recommend it:unsure:

James
Apr 26th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Austria Airlines was quite good last year. Had four flights with it and good service.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:01 PM
Singapore airlines.

best airport: KLIA malaysia.:)

SJW
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:15 PM
virgin atlantic :)

Avid Merrion
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:17 PM
the budget airlines rule! :p i have no problem being treated like cattle if it means i can fly for next to nothing :lol:

CondiLicious
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Southwest would be cool if you didn't have to get to the gate an hour early and stand in line just to get a decent seat:o ...

I flew a red-eye flight with them and the flight attendant people or whatever they get called these days were frickin noisy! They were laughing and giggling really loud the whole flight from Arizona to Florida eventhough they could see the majority of us wanted to get some sleep and then when we landed they said to us "You'll all be able to go home and get some peace and quiet now" Silly bitches!

Pengwin
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:44 PM
The last 3 times I flew with Easyjet/Ryanair I had flight delays of 1 hour+ :o

bis2806
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:51 PM
I don't get why the American airliners are worse than a lot of the itnernational ones.

CondiLicious
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:53 PM
My biggest flight nightmare was the two times that I got stranded at Philadelphia by US Air for like 6 hours each time. I refuse to fly US Air through Philly ever again... even if it means paying twice as much to get where I want to go.

DemWilliamsGulls
Apr 26th, 2005, 07:54 PM
I fly the cheapest.......that usually range from Airtran or Delta...but I like Southwest...they are cheap and they have good rates.

veryborednow
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:06 PM
I like British Airways, except that last time my inflight movies was an episode of Misommer Murders :o

SJW
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:16 PM
midsomer murders rocks :lol::lol:

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Air Jamaica...:hearts:

Barrie_Dude
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:28 PM
I am happy with Delta

Andy Mac
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:42 PM
QANTAS :worship:

jimbo mack
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:56 PM
on my last holiday to florida, we flew with easyjet

flights were on time but the quality was crap

food disgusting
staff didnt seem that friendly or helpful
no leg room whatsoever
tv/films - nothing special

i'm quite difficult to please at times and can be very critical, but i think others would generally agree with me on this one :)

veryborednow
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:01 PM
you get what you pay for though

jimbo mack
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:11 PM
you get what you pay for though

no you dont

you should be comfortable when flying abroad and have good food

some airlines cant even accomodate that

Andy Mac
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:53 PM
isnt easy jet no more??

patricio
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Lufthansa by far

Andy Mac
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:05 PM
QANTAS:worship: if only they'd bring ther prices down a little bit!

PointBlank
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:06 PM
United Arab Airlines, Egypt Air, and El-Al Israel

Andy Mac
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:08 PM
oh and air canada! :lol:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:11 PM
I've flown song and Jetblue and those were pretty good...same with British Airways.

US Airways is the WORST...hands down. It's so fucking claustrophobic and there's absolutely no leg room. They're so rude too...it's basically like "Take your peanuts and shut the fuck up."

Andy Mac
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:12 PM
:lol:

selesfan1
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:51 PM
1. Continental is pretty good. Their staff is usually knowledgeable and polite and if you're going to a non-english speaking country some of their staff is bi-lingual. It is also reasonably priced sometimes buying tickets on continental.com is cheaper than expedia and all those sites. It sucks that their hub is houston cos people in Houston are so Damn rude.

2. Aviateca which I believe is now part of Grupo TACA was/is great for flying to Central America. Very reasonably priced and nice staff.

3. Aero Mexico It was ok when I flew like 14 years ago but I hear it is much better now.

4. American Airlines Their staff are usually not very personable. They talk to you as if you're a child. I've never had a single American Airlines stewardess even say hello or be anywhere near personable but since their tickets are cheap I fly them quite a bit and the "American Way" Magazine is the best by far.

Spunky83
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Cathay Pacific!!! Just great (of course I have to say that).

- Lufthansa sucks (just one screen for everyone on a long haul flight?!?)
- Continental (new and comfortable planes, nice leg-room, even in eco, but service is a no no!)
- British Airways (professional)
- Air France (kinda old planes...weird cabin crew)

I want to try: Emirates and Singapore Airlines!

zuluagafan
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:40 PM
lanchile is an amzing airline

Andy Mac
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:54 PM
never heard of them :eek:

crazillo
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:09 AM
I loved Sabena......

I like singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada are nice, too.

I can't stand British Airways.. Don't ask why....

kiwifan
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Virgin by a mile...

...I got a free upgrade to Upper Class last time I flew to England :dance: ...

...after Virgin, I like any airline with big seats and free beer (like Air NZ) :drink:

firefly_ac
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Singapore Airlines !

rhz
Apr 27th, 2005, 03:57 AM
I am happy with Delta

I am sure that you will change your answer, after you travel with an Asian carrier :)

rhz
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:09 AM
http://millenniumhotels.com/MCSQ4_05.jpg

http://www.laperlenoire.ch/images/Avions/sq/SIACREWmiddle.jpg

http://www.resfeber.se/resfeber/global/picture_archive/150_150/650005-150_150-FLI-1.jpg

http://www.indiawijzer.nl/images/airline/200_singapore.jpg

bis2806
Apr 27th, 2005, 11:58 AM
I cannot stress how outstanding the service that Singapore Airlines offers. Their flights are really awesome, and their staff is really friendly. I still can't understand why the American airliners are so much worse than a lot of int'l airlines.

wateva
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:39 PM
i've only travel in spore airlines, british airways, thai airway and qantas. spore airlines is by far the best. i asked friendly air stewardess for playing cards. she said they had given all of them in the previous flight and apologised politely. however, half an hour later, she came back to me with notepads, postcards and a pen for me! and the best is, after another half an hour, she emerged with a deck of playing cards taken from the business class! (i was travelling in economy) wonderful service! i'm v proud to be a sporean. :)

Spunky83
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:43 PM
i've only travel in spore airlines, british airways, thai airway and qantas. spore airlines is by far the best. i asked friendly air stewardess for playing cards. she said they had given all of them in the previous flight and apologised politely. however, half an hour later, she came back to me with notepads, postcards and a pen for me! and the best is, after another half an hour, she emerged with a deck of playing cards taken from the business class! (i was travelling in economy) wonderful service! i'm v proud to be a sporean. :)

How old are you? :lol: ...just kidding, it´s nice to get some presents and stuff.

I remember when I was younger, Cathay Pacific always gave me some toys to play with and they have free tooth-brush, socks and stuff for every passenger and you get food whenever you want and alcoholic drinks non-stop.

Continental wants 5 dollars for a freaking beer!

Oh and what´s also interesting: OASIS aren´t allowed to enter a Cathay Pacific-plane anymore. I think they even did a stop to kick those guys out, apparently they were really drunk and harassed passengers and crew members :lol:

Cariaoke
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Lufthansa was alright.

Spunky83
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:57 PM
http://www.airlinequality.com/index.htm

You can go vote again for the best airline, best airport...hurry up, the winners will be announced soon for 2005!

Survey results 2004:

Airline of the Year - Top 10:
1 Singapore Airlines
2 Emirates
3 Cathay Pacific
4 Qantas Airways
5 Thai Airways
6 British Airways
7 Qatar Airways
8 Malaysia Airlines
9 Continental Airlines
10 ANA All Nippon Airways



Best Airlines - by Travel Class:

Best First Class
1 Cathay Pacific Airways
2 Qantas Airways
3 Singapore Airlines


Best Business Class
1 British Airways
2 Virgin Atlantic Airways
3 Qantas Airways


Best Economy Class:


1 Emirates
2 Malaysia Airlines
3 Singapore Airlines

rhz
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:52 AM
I wonder why are airlines in the states have unfriendly, rude cabin attendandt

Hayato
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:55 AM
I have been on many airlines already, i think Luda (Austrian) Airlines and Singapore Airlines are the best :yeah:

British Airways, Cathay Pacific, French Airlines, Thai and Qantas are ok, but Guruda (Indonesian) is def. the worst.

Hayato
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:57 AM
All the Singaporean stewardess' are :drool:

Good service too, i like the hot towels they bring around. Singapore, Manchester and Dubai Airports are my favourite. :yeah:

Greenout
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:06 AM
From my experience there airlines were good.
The best service,everyone got treated well. (These are
the type of airlines where no matter you sit- it's a great flight.)

No particular order.

Malaysia Airlines
Thai Airways
Japan Airlines
Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
Qantas

I find that air carriers from the USA tend to discriminate
passengers by their age, sex, race, wealth. Rich business men
are treated better than other passengers on these planes. I know
for a fact that if you flirt and pull that type of crap on Japan or
Malaysia Airlines you'll get an ugly lecture by the cabin supevisor.

I never flown on ANA; but I heard that they go out of their
way to help women with babies, and little ones. This is the
type of service which an USA air carrier cabin crew wouldn't do!
:tape:

I flown on European carriers like Alitalia, Olympic Airways, and
Iberia; but all I got were the feeling like everyone is posing
on the flight. If there was an emergency landing; I wouldn't
trust the flight crew in helping anybody. Just alot of pretty
people as cabin crew. It's not like they were totally into the
job, or even caring much is the impression I received.

rhz
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:24 AM
I find that air carriers from the USA tend to discriminate
passengers by their age, sex, race, wealth. Rich business men
are treated better than other passengers on these planes.

Funny you said that, cos in this country they are not allowed to discrimante who they hire. That's why there are so many grandmas who are still working as stewardess... or what they called Flight Attendant nowadays!

*abby*
Apr 29th, 2005, 05:09 PM
best in my experience are
singapore airlines
malaysian airlines
british airways

worst by a trillion miles was KLM i flew uk to singapore and it was awful!!! never again!

ASV_FAN
Apr 30th, 2005, 01:09 AM
I think it's pretty hard to go wrong with British Airways, I've never been able to fault them. Was unimpressed by Delta, and Air Nihon who I used for an domestic flight in Japan were a bit scary, big plane but felt like it was going to fall apart! Never use Air France, and if you do, don't say I didn't warn you...

Dana Marcy
May 1st, 2005, 06:23 PM
Midwest Express! Those fresh-baked cookies! :drool:

rhz
May 4th, 2005, 02:35 AM
for cost effective, Jetblue is one of the best!

bionic71
May 4th, 2005, 02:38 AM
For comfort and service I must say "EMIRATES".

I have flown QANTAS and BRITISH AIRLINES many times, also SINGAPORE AIRLINES, CATHY, UNITED and a host of others on shorter routes within Europe and the U.S...and I would place EMIRATES ahead in overall standard.

Oh...TRANSAVIA was really good as well. I used them around Europe a few years back...not sure if they are still in operation though. They were the friendliest staff I have every encountered.

International travel out of Australia is always always LLOOONGGG HAAAULLLL...14 hours to LA or 22 hours to anywhere in Europe...even the 9 hrs to Thailand can be a nightmare.

tucker1989
May 4th, 2005, 02:40 AM
United and Jetblue!!!

rhz
May 4th, 2005, 02:45 AM
For comfort and service I must say "EMIRATES".

I have flown QANTAS and B.A many times, also SINGAPORE AIRLINES, CATHY...and I would place EMIRATES ahead in overall standard.

International travel out of Australia is always always LLOOONGGG HAAAULLLL...14 hours to LA or 22 hours to anywhere in Europe...even the 9 hrs to Thailand can be a nightmare.

I lived in Melbourne, and have flown from MEL-NRT-LAX with Japan Airlines. Very2 long flight, and i had to stay overnight in Narita, which was good and bad at the same time. Good thing was you got to experience a little bit of Japan although for only 1 day, bad thing was although accomodation was free, you still had to pay something for food and you are tempted to buy souvenirs.

Pretty smart thinking by the Japanese. forcing people to stay overnight and spend some money in their country.

bionic71
May 4th, 2005, 02:53 AM
I lived in Melbourne, and have flown from MEL-NRT-LAX with Japan Airlines. Very2 long flight, and i had to stay overnight in Narita, which was good and bad at the same time. Good thing was you got to experience a little bit of Japan although for only 1 day, bad thing was although accomodation was free, you still had to pay something for food and you are tempted to buy souvenirs.

Pretty smart thinking by the Japanese. forcing people to stay overnight and spend some money in their country.

I hear you.

LOOOOOONG HAUUULL is a killer.
The 14 hour direct to LA is diabolical.....and if you have an East coast connection soon after it just adds to the torture!

Getting to Europe is equally hideous...9 or 10 hrs to Thailand for example, a quick refuelling stop, then another 12 hrs or so. My partner has a Qantas Club membership thingy for his work travel...so I can now use the lounges and showers etc during the Bangkok or Singapore stopovers, it makes such a difference.

Last year I did a Sydney to Holland round trip in 8 days...I was a wreck.... too much distance to too little time...it took me about 3 weeks to recover.

rhz
May 4th, 2005, 02:55 AM
I hear you.

LOOOOOONG HAUUULL is a killer.
The 14 hour direct to LA is diabolical.....and if you have an East coast connection soon after it just adds to the torture!

Getting to Europe is equally hideous...9 or 10 hrs to Thailand for example, a quick refuelling stop, then another 12 hrs or so. My partner has a Qantas Club membership thingy for his work travel...so I can now use the lounges and showers etc during the Bangkok or Singapore stopovers, it makes such a difference.


Have you been to Indonesia?

bionic71
May 4th, 2005, 02:56 AM
Have you been to Indonesia?

No I haven't, but it is on my destination wish list.:)

rhz
May 4th, 2005, 02:59 AM
No I haven't, but it is on my destination wish list.:)


:) you should go! Especially with OZ$ being so trong and Indonesian Rp. so weak!

fOxYLiCiOuS
May 4th, 2005, 03:02 AM
Emirates :hearts:


Im keeping far away from Indonesia :)

rhz
May 4th, 2005, 03:07 AM
Emirates :hearts:


Im keeping far away from Indonesia :)

Why?

fOxYLiCiOuS
May 4th, 2005, 03:13 AM
Why?

After everything that has happened there in the past 12months! :sad: It's actually a tad scary :eek:

:bounce: Australia is home :hearts:

Dan23
May 4th, 2005, 04:13 AM
http://img162.echo.cx/img162/8046/qantas2nx.jpg

:D

ys
May 4th, 2005, 04:16 AM
Jetblue rules.. :) How cool could it be flying from New York to Colorado and watching live Grand Slam final while inflight. That's what it was for me this year..

Harju.
May 4th, 2005, 04:18 AM
Singapore Airlines is pretty good but the money is hellaluva.

BigB08822
May 4th, 2005, 05:02 AM
Since my boyfriend works for them I have to say American Airlines

-Kieron-
May 4th, 2005, 05:07 AM
British Airways I guess. Or Virgin.

esquímaux
May 4th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Lufthansa :yeah:

Wannabeknowitall
May 4th, 2005, 08:36 AM
UPS Overnight Air.

grmbl
May 4th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Singapore Airlines and Qantas..

bis2806
May 6th, 2005, 01:32 PM
I've heard lots of bad things about Qantas. A few years ago, I heard about this passenger who complained that his food (beef) was "inedible", or something along the lines of that. Apparently, it still had blood or there just wasn't something right about it - can't remember. The food was the main issue.

I still remember, when I was a kid, I travelled Qantas and asked the steward to give me a toy airplane. I asked him TWICE and he never returned me with one :sad: I used to love toy airplanes as a little child.

CondiLicious
May 7th, 2005, 10:51 PM
I officially hate Delta! I'm flying from the UK to Florida in 8 weeks with a connection in Atlanta. I was supposed to be in ATL for 3 hours... but now I have a lovely 6 hour wait until my flight to Miami! Oh joy :bounce:


:rolleyes:

Kart
May 7th, 2005, 11:01 PM
Off the top of my head I have flown:

Singapore Airlines
Air India
Air Lanka / Sri Lankan Airlines
British Airways
American Airlines
EasyJet
BMI
Air Canada

American Airlines was the worst, Air Canada the best.

Wiggly
May 7th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Air Canada :angel:

But I dream to fly on Singapore Airline :)

flyingmachine
May 7th, 2005, 11:26 PM
QANTAS :worship:
I wished I flew with Qantas cos my friend said is very very very good. :bigcry:
Anyway so far from my experience is Cathay Pacific.

Hachiko
May 8th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Singapore by far, the flight attendants are so gorgeous and so friendly.

Hachiko
May 8th, 2005, 12:03 AM
I had a bad experience with Garuda airlines, so never fly with them anymore.

Darop.
May 8th, 2005, 09:18 AM
British Airways all the way.

Though it's not like I've tried them all, I've only been on like, 7 airlines :p

rhz
May 8th, 2005, 11:48 AM
I had a bad experience with Garuda airlines, so never fly with them anymore.

tell us what happened! thanks

Alvarillo
May 8th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Spanair and British Airways

JonBcn
May 8th, 2005, 01:37 PM
I've flown with so many over the years. Song is by far my favourite in the States - just dont fly a night flight as there's so many fun things to do that you'll never get any sleep.

Thai, Gulf Air and Virgin are great for inter-continental travel.

Swiss has to be the worst airline I know. I fly on it monthly at least, and it just gets worse every time. They've lost my bags, broken a €300 suitcase (at least they gave me the money for it), had huge delays due to logistical problems - all sorts...I'm so glad they've been taken over by Lufthansa, who have re-introduced free "food". They've increased their fares enormously, charge ridiculously high fuel surcharges, not to mention a new "service fee" (25CHF each way!) to book your ticket online. Bastards.

Ellery
May 8th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Air Canada is :o

Helen Lawson
May 17th, 2005, 06:20 PM
All Nippon. The broads in first class dress like Geishas and make the meals like right in front of you. Plus, they fly direct from NYC or DC to Tokyo.