Favorite commercial airline you've flown with

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Mines Swiss air, was an absolute pleasure to fly with them, very helpful and polite and was overall one of the best flights I've been on (flown Delta, United, AA, Southwest, And a few others )... Oh and at the end of the flight they gave you chocolate :)
     
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    There are several I would throw into the "favotite" catagory.

    Lufthansa
    Swiss Air
    Pan Am
    Air Emerates

    Worst:

    Delta
    Aeroflot
    United
     
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    Only flew one back in 1991 and will never fly big jets again. Hated it. Will charter local smaller airlines.
     
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    None. They all suck. I literally have over 3/4 million frequent flier miles and I refuse to use them. The experience is worse than the destination. May they all go out of business. Meh.
     
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    Still haven't found any to beat Air New Zealand, but that might just be a bit of bias..

    IcelandAir are pretty good.

    Worst? Southwest (and that was only a short hop between LA and Vegas..) or Air Niugini...
     
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    Air Canada, 1977, 1st class 747, 10 x 50ยข vouchers for canned beer across the Atlantic from London to Toronto. Got the heave-ho in Toronto and had to spend the rest of the flight to Vancouver downstairs with the 2nd class cattle and no beer.

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    British Airways and US Air

    Most memorable was TWA, as a kid I got to go to the cockpit and was given pilot's wings.
     
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    Wait what? They had planes in the 1400's?
     
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    Easy Jet. Cheap, cheerful and no frills for Europe flights.

    British Airways. The worse ever, they made our family holiday flights to Zurich a misery with over booking the flight and lost baggage. Never again.
     
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    Best, JetBlue

    Worst, PanAm just before they went OOB. The stewardesses were openly hostile!
     
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    You'd be glad if the male stewards on Quantas were openly hostile :)
    At least you would be safe from the mile high club...
     
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    I'll 2nd JetBlue. Some people may hate it but I've never had any issues with American so I can't bash them.
     
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    Internationally I've had good flights with United and Delta, but then again I was flying business class.

    Domestically Delta sucks as does American IMO. United just marginally better.

    Air Canada - always enjoyed them.

    ANA (All Nippon Airways) Between Osaka and Okinawa - good service but they cattle load their planes like Southwest.

    Piedmont Airlines in the 1980s - flew them all the time between Montreal and Buffalo, good service and friendly (and good looking) stewardesses :love4:

    These days I like Frontier - Easy access when I fly out of Denver and their prices are reasonable.
     
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    Had good memories of flights with Hughes Air West and PSA...both long gone now...

    Can't complain about domestic flights with American Airlines or United, but I wasn't impressed with Alitalia when I went overseas. On the otherhand, Bulgaria Air was a nice flight to and from Sophia (and they gave us chocolates, too) :lol:
     
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    Can't really say I have a favorite airline domestically. I've had a bad experience with Delta. At least I've gotten to my destination in one piece. I did enjoy Lufthansa the one time I flew with them.
     
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    #18 razor1uk, Jun 28, 2013
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    I've been lucky in flights, well I'm still breathing, anyhow,
    The best I've flown with since I was 12 up to 2007 16 years later are...

    Swissair/Crossair Finnair great food, service and near un-serious-troubled safety maintenance records too.

    I hear what peeps say about Delta American Airlines, and yep they're chock-a-block inside, though, they're not the best, but nor the worst, but at least when I was flying in 'em, (across the Atlantic and also between Atlanta and Miami) they didn't split open, fail or go wrong like a Delta seems to do every 5 or so years on average.

    British Airways tend to have the longest airport waiting around times next to Easyjet, but then I've never had to transfer or be involved with a French traffic controllers strike either or been delayed for more than 3 hours either.

    *I can add that Easyjet, generally have the wittiest, most humourous or just plain on the edge of being too rude banter and safety talks of any airline I have ever had the pleasure or misfortune to fly - some of the lines the staff say, for instance about the smokers can go outside if 'you' need a gasper or veiled references to occasional crew shenanigens...
     
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    SAS and KLM were good, with Easy Jet reasonable as a no frills quick hop, as were Air UK. British Airways were terrible.
     
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    Flew 1st class many times with Pan Am because of my dad,was amazing,once flew over in a 1st class stewardess chair,I was a kid and they fawned over me. Worst was Delta for me. More so due to 3 aborted take offs at DIA.
     
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