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Favorite Airline?

Postby Snowman » Mon May 13, 2013 7:28 pm

What's your favorite Airline, both for domestic and international travel and why?

Personally for me, I really like to fly on Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Internationally, I like flying on Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airlines.
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Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Mon May 13, 2013 8:06 pm

Well I've only flown on two domestic airlines (kind of feared flying for a while) with Southwest and Delta. I definitely enjoyed flying with Delta because they upgraded me to First Class if I'm not mistaken and the steward, who was British, made me feel comfortable throughout the whole trip and kept me calm. And even though I wasn't upgraded on the return flight, I still enjoyed the flight and felt at peace.
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Postby bisbicos » Mon May 13, 2013 8:52 pm

I love JetBlue, the TVs in the back of the seats are awesome. The last time we flew JetBlue we got like six drinks each and they never charged us.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:01 pm

Not much choice here in Canada.....

Domestic: Air Canada
International: British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa
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Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:32 pm

@FastSRT8 How is the British Airways?
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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:54 pm

AMEXPlatino86 wrote:@FastSRT8 How is the British Airways?


AMEXPlatino86,

Not sure what travel class you are looking to book on but from my personal experience, BA's First and Business class' are top tier and at par with the world's other elite airlines. I usually travel business and/or first so can't comment on the economy or premium economy sections. Sorry. Their business and first class cabins are definitely a step ahead of the US airlines.

For example, BA's business class lay flat seats are subjectively nicer in materials and finish than United's business first.

Economy and premium economy I think would be alright as well. Probably better than the Domestic US offerings.
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Postby sakhalin » Wed May 15, 2013 12:07 am

I've flown Alaska Airlines the most due to its HUB and HQ being located here. I've had a pleasant experience every time so that's definitely my favorite for domestic travel.

I haven't flown that much internationally, but I like EVA Airlines and United (United also great for domestic too).

I've gotten airsick every time I've taken Delta, so I just avoid them at all costs. And yes, I know it's not Delta's fault, but I don't like to be reminded of the unpleasant past experiences with them when I can just take another airline, haha.
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Postby MB131174 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Domestic I prefer AA. They've always treated me very well. International: going west I absolutely LOVE Qantas. Going east, Turkish Airlines is by far the best I've flown.
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Postby KrazyNick » Wed May 15, 2013 6:45 pm

I prefer Southwest and delta. My wife prefers jet blue! Haven't gone overseas yet!
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Postby DoingHomework » Thu May 16, 2013 12:36 pm

The best airline is usually going to be the one you fly the most because they are going to give you all sorts of little perks that may not even be advertised.

My favorite is United because they are one of the only majors that flies to the podunk airport in my backwater town. I've flow with them fairly regularly for over 20 years. I have status now but don't always have it every year depending on how much I travel. But they treat me very well even in the years I don't have status. I've had some issues with them, mostly with their web reservation people in India screwing up. One call to the right people here, whose name was given to me personally at one point, and things are fixed quickly, usually with a first class upgrade or something thrown in for my trouble.

Now, I'm not saying I get free upgrades all the time. When I have status I usually get them if they are available. But I'm talking about my history seeming to get any legitimate complaints resolved personally without having to put up with the crap that many people do. I know others who have had major issues with United so I don't think they are great, I just think they treat long time customers well. But almost any airline will do that. Basically, loyalty pays.



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