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Good And Bad Airlines


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#1 DSTM

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:38 AM

For frequent Fliers,wondering what Airline you have found the best. The nicest Airline Hostesses,the best Food,The cleanest and Dirtiest Airport.Also the scariest Airport to be in of a night,when travelling alone, having to wait a long time for connecting Flights.
As for myself I have found Singapore Airlines the best,the nicest Hostesses,the best food and Changi Airport in Singapore the cleanest by far to any I have been to.
The scariest Airport for me is Dubai Airport for a foreigner.You are allways stuck there for hours normally, and the way these people look at you,gave me goose bumps,and I'm a man.
The dirtiest Airport in Europe, by far was Schiphol Airport in Holland.Probably only about 10 yrs or so old,but disgusting.IMO.
The Airport with the worst toilets was in Aisian Countries was Bombay Airport in India.The toilets were Open House.All Males together.No Partitions.A tiled hole in the floor and you have to pay in advance for each sheet of toilet paper you want.I did a 180 degree turn and waited till I got back on the Plane.LOL.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:04 AM

It been years since I've flown, but there is an airline that stands out in my mind called allegany, we used to refer to it as agony airline.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:13 AM

The dirtiest Airport in Europe, by far was Schiphol Airport in Holland.Probably only about 10 yrs or so old,but disgusting.IMO.

I fully agree with your opinion here; I landed here for a hockey tour and I remember thinking to myself that the airport was probably the most disgusting thing I'd ever seen. I think I just waited for my luggage to come around the filthy reclaim belts then I got the hell out of there because it smelt so horrible. It's odd though, because the other airports in Holland are really clean.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:09 AM

It been years since I've flown, but there is an airline that stands out in my mind called allegany, we used to refer to it as agony airline.

Had never heard of this Airline,'dc3'and being curious I went seaching.
Came across an Airline Acronym site which I found amusing. :thumbsup:

http://www.chris.brady.ukgateway.net/airlineabbrevs.htm

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:37 AM

It been years since I've flown, but there is an airline that stands out in my mind called allegany, we used to refer to it as agony airline.

Had never heard of this Airline,'dc3'and being curious I went seaching.
Came across an Airline Acronym site which I found amusing. :thumbsup:

http://www.chris.brady.ukgateway.net/airlineabbrevs.htm


Interesting and funny find. This term of endearment has been around for a long, long time.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:28 PM

Of all the airlines I've flown with(four) I will rank them, along with the change over airport. (I have only flown cattle class, so dont know what the rich people get)

EMIRATES
Brilliant service, swap at Dubai (United Arab Emirates), airport very modern, really clean , allmost like walking into a brand new shopping center. Staff very friendly and helpful. Planes very modern, almost as if they have just been bought. Brilliant entertainment system, food almost perfect ,great choice. This airline always cost a little bit more (about 30) but well worth paying the extra for.

QATAR
Onboard service pretty good (ie better than KLM) swap at Doha (Qatar), airport really clean, lots of staff cleaning and generally looking busy keeping the place spotless and moving along nicely. I got lost and ended up nearly out of the airport without visa etc, security very helpful, they didnt speak English so they got staff that did, took about 2 mins then escorted me back to where I should have been. Great airport and staff. Planes seemed modern, two seven hour flight with good entertainment, food not bad, but not brilliant but good selection.

THAI AIR
Only a short island hop(1hr30mins) on this little turbo prop plane, great staff, good food, aircraft pretty modern.

KLM
Onboard service ok, swap at Schiphol (Amsterdam) didnt like this airport, appeared pretty grubby and "old" looking, then 12hour onward flight, this really dragged as plane seemed old, rickety and boring onboard. Food pretty poor and not a good selection.


AIRPORTS
Manchester (UK)
Not a bad airport but was in need of a darn good facelift, pretty sure its had it now, but as its not the center of the universe in the UK (ie London) it will never be upto a brilliant standard, but I cant complain about it.

Don Muang(Bangkok,Thailand)
This is the old airport not the new one, pretty ok, not so clean, but not dirty either.

Koh Samui (Island in the Gulf of Thailand)
Very small open air airport, only one runway i think, probably the best airport I've been to, google it to find some pics.

Ubon Ratchathani (North East Thailand)
Smallish airport, clean, good service, but being out in the middle of nowhere once out of the gates communication is difficult if you dont speak Thai.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:25 AM

Out of Chicago I like frontier airlines out to the west coast... thats about it... (I don't like to fly unless i have lots of room to myself... long story if u want to know why...)

The Major airport in London was pretty nice and simple to go through..

I still like chicago's for when you have down time before a flight lots of stuff to do .. Brittish Airways or something like that had great service and free movies!

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:41 PM

A great airline - WestJet! Have flown with them several times and the plane has always been spotless, the flights on time and the attendants polite, friendly and helpful. To say nothing of their fares being always great. Yup, would recommend them any time.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 10:56 AM

The one that's really rising in America right now is SouthWest Airlines. They have mostly a 737 fleet, well-kept planes with no trash and newly upholstered leather seats, US flights only, and they switch between all those little airline snacks that are always so hard to open... hey, not their fault. The food they give you is packaged crackers but overall a good experience. The attendants are nice, they joke around, and know what they are doing. The only disadvantage of the smaller 737's is the turbulence. In some places, almost unbearable. But still, nice airline. They are rising over Delta in the US even though they don't nearly have all the in-flight commodities Delta does. The best part is their flights are very cheap. Look up for yourself.
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