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Most Commercial Airlines Flown and Dodgiest Airline Flown

Most Commercial Airlines Flown and Dodgiest Airline Flown

Old Jun 21, 10, 9:31 am
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How Many Commercial Airlines?

Originally Posted by wijomas View Post
Just wondering how many commercial airlines everyone has flown in their lives (a realistic approximate guess if you don't know the exact number is fine )

Also, what's the dodgiest airline you've ever flown (in terms of safety, reputation, etc)
I have flown on Ozark Airlines (1970's in Iowa), United, American, Midwest, Delta, Northwest, Icelandair, Ryanair and Iceland Express.

Dodgiest: United feels like you are flying in a old wooden crate.

Ryanair for service and dirty interiors. I didn't want to touch anything. No organized boarding, just open the gates and let the cattle loose. Offered free sandwiches first and then made you pay for water. This was a flight from Stanstead, UK to Gdansk, Poland in 2007

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Old Aug 8, 10, 10:14 am
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For me it has been 21 different airlines (22 in November when I fly Aegean)....

The dodgiest has to be a tie between:
TAG Transportes Aéros Guatemaltecos from Santa Elena to Guatamala City

and

Aerocontinente from Trujillo to Lima, Peru
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Old Apr 4, 11, 4:29 pm
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old topic but looks fun so I'll post!

I think I count 25 off off the top of my head

Air Canada, American, Alaskan, United, Porter, Air Transat, WestJet, Canadian (b4 it got taken over), Continental, Swiss Air, Lufthansa, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, EasyJet, Kulula, Singapore, Cathay, Tiger, Jetstar, Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines, Qantas, VirginBlue, Air New Zealand.

Crappiest: any of the north american domestic routes although I didn't like Vueling much

Best: Singapore...I don't remember Cathay cuz it was a long time ago but SIA was fantastic.
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Old Apr 5, 11, 2:25 am
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Airlines flown:

Qantas, Singapore, Thai, British Airways, Ansett, Virgin Blue, V Australia, Air New Zealand, REX, Asiana, Korean Air, Easyjet, BMI, Japan Air Lines, Viking Airways, United Airlines.

Best: Asiana or Singapore

Worst: Easyjet.
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Old Apr 30, 11, 4:01 pm
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Most Commercial Airlines Flown and Dodgiest Airline Flown

Airlines flown:

Aero Mexico, Air Cal, Air New Zealand, Alaska, America West, American, American Eagle, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, BMI, Delta, Egyptair, Emirates, Great Lakes, Horizon, Iberia, JAL, KLM, LAN, Northwest, Olympic, PLUNA, PSA, Qantas, Singapore, Skywest, South African, Southwest, Swiss International, TWA, Thai, Turkish, United, United Express, US Airways, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Western.

Dodgiest Airlines flown:

American, Iberia, BMI, PLUNA

Best Airlines flown:

Emirates, Singapore, Thai
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Old Apr 30, 11, 11:28 pm
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Airlines Flown:
All Nippon Airways, Allegiant Air, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, China Southern, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, there are probably others I've flown in my 17 years of life that I can't recall

Dodgiest:
Definitely Sichuan from HRB to NKG. Nanjing was in the middle of a huge storm, as in the several streets were flooded and blocked off. The turbulence was incredible, and the plane did not stop shaking violently at all during the last part of the flight. Perhaps the only time in my life I was ever afraid for my life on a plane.

Best:
I'd have to say NW or UA, simply since I got to sit in J on a trans-pacific flight..their Y product isn't that great though, so I'm going to have to split it up. That honor would go to NH mainly due to their food and entertainment. For domestic F, I'd go with YX's all first service or DL, it's a draw.
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Old Jun 14, 11, 9:08 pm
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38 Airlines

All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Japan Airlines (New 777 Y seats are surprisingly comfortable)
Japan Air System (No longer in service)
Skymark Airways
Asiana Airlines
Cathay Pacific (Best J service I've received so far)
Korean Airlines
Vietnam Airlines (Love the FA dress. Traditional Vietnamese Aodai)
Singapore Airlines
Air China (First time in my life I was handed a warm beer)
JetStar (3rd Dodgiest, no livery... plain white 737 [domestic in Vietnam])
Lao Airline (2nd Dodgiest)
Thai Airways
Qantas
Air Asia
Cebu Pacific (Kinda like Southwest of SE Asia. FA entertains the passengers onboard)
British Airways
Lufthansa
LOT Polish
Wizz Air
SkyEurope (No Longer in Service)
Iberia
Spanair
Turkish Airways
Royal Air Maroc (Surprisingly great service. Broken armrest = Captain himself guides me to F and upgrades my friend as well [Casablanca to Conakry on 737]. For odd reason they skipped me during dinner service. In return, they served me F food [JFK-CMN 767])
American Airlines (Most flown airline. 1.2million Lifetime Miles)
United Airlines
Delta Airlines
Continental Airlines (merging with UA)
Northwest Airlines (merged with DL)
Hawaiian Airlines
Alaskan Airlines
Southwest Airlines
AirTran
JetBlue (Love the TV)
Midwest (acquired by Frontier)
LAN Airlines
StarPeru (DODGIEST)

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Old Jun 15, 11, 9:43 pm
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Let's see..not an impressive list compared to some of these, but at least a geographically diverse one.

Air Canada
Air China
AirTran
BA
BMI
Continental
CSA
Delta
East African Safari Air Express
Kingfisher Airlines
Lufthansa
NWA
Qatar Airways
SAS
Swiss
United
Xiamen Airlines

Best: Qatar (by far)
Dodgiest: Definitely East African, but it wasn't that bad. Plane was a Fokker 70, so not too old. Cabin service was friendlier than on most US airlines. The main issue was that the cabin smelled terrible. That's what happens when all the pax are coming from a refugee camp of 70,000 in the desert.
Most surprising: Xiamen Airlines. Very pleasant service and good food.
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Old Nov 22, 11, 9:44 am
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Airasia
Air France
British Airways
China Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Flybe
Garuda Indonesia
KLM
Loganair
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas
Singapore Airlines
Tiger Airways

Dodgiest I have to say is an Air France B777 into HKG. I think it was one of the first ever B777 delivered to Air France and the inside was falling to bits. I dread to think what was falling off outside the plane.
Also had a dodgy take off in a KLM B747Combi where the pilot pulled too hard and the tail bounced off the runway at SIN.
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Old Nov 22, 11, 1:08 pm
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Dodgiest - Air Moldova. Old Aeroflot prop plane that was held together with duct tape. Really. Warsaw to Chisinau and I said a non-stop novena the whole time.
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Dodgy flight dept:

Lugansk Airlines, Donetsk-Kiev on a snowy Saturday afternoon Feb. 2005.

Spent about 3 hours waiting for the delayed inbound flight from Kiev drinking coffee in the terminal. Two pilots were seated across the way in a bar drinking vodka with a couple blondes. Boy was I surprised at boarding time to see they were our pilots! An old 60s era Tupolev.

The two blondes boarded too and took seats in the back, but as we were taxiing out to the runway they moved up into the cockpit.
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Old Nov 23, 11, 3:58 pm
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I have not flown all that much but this made me think:

American/various American Eagle
British Airways
Cathay Pacific (pending - my first J and F class ever)
Continental
CSA Czech Airlines
Delta/Comair
Iberia
LOT Polish Airways
Maya Island Air (Belize)
Northwest
Southwest
TWA
USA3000
Vueling


Worst is between Iberia and Vueling, the latter mainly for its shoddy pre-flight cancellations, delays, and overall service. The one I was actually concerned with a little, Maya Air, was positively pleasant.
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Old Nov 23, 11, 4:08 pm
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Up to 70 airlines (not including subsidiaries) since 2001, in order of miles flown

UNITED UA - Y.C.F
CONTINENTAL CO - Y.C
NORTHWEST NW - Y.C
DELTA DL - Y.C
KLM KL - Y.C
MALAYSIA MH - Y.C
LOT LO - Y
AIR CANADA AC - Y.C.
SOUTH AFRICAN SA - Y
AIR NEW ZEALAND NZ - Y.C
LUFTHANSA LH - Y.C
EMIRATES EK - Y.C.F
TURKISH AIRLINES TK - C
ALITALIA AZ - Y
AEROFLOT SU - C
VIRGIN ATLANTIC VS - Y
ALL NIPPON NH - C
THOMAS COOK MT - Y
QATAR AIRWAYS QR - Y
QANTAS QF - Y.C
ICELANDAIR FI - Y
SOUTHWEST WN - Y
CENTRALWINGS C0 - Y
EASYJET U2 - Y
CEBU PACIFIC 5J - Y
AIR ASIA AK - Y
AMERICAN AA - Y
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES PR - Y
US AIRWAYS US - Y
KENYA AIRWAYS KQ - C
AIR FRANCE AF - C
SPICEJET SG - Y
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA DJ - Y
SKYEUROPE NE - Y
THOMSONFLY BY - Y
WIZZAIR W6 - Y
THAI AIRWAYS TG - C
ASIANA OZ - C
BLUE AIR 0B - Y
JET AIRWAYS 9W - Y
AIR MALTA KM - Y
BIMAN BG - Y
BAHAMASAIR UP - Y
BANGKOK AIRWAYS PG - Y
THAI AIR ASIA FD - Y
NORWEGIAN DY - Y
SCANDINAVIAN SK - Y
AIR BAGAN W9 - Y
AIR BALTIC BT - Y
TAP PORTUGAL TP - Y
CLICKAIR XG - Y
YELLOW AIR TAXI Y0 - Y
AIR PACIFIC FJ - Y
AIR ASTANA KC - Y
SRI LANKAN UL -Y
UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS HY - Y
ORIGIN PACIFIC QO - Y
JETSTAR PACIFIC BL - Y
AIR BERLIN AB - Y
DRUK AIR KB - Y
AIR VANUATU NF - Y
VUELING VY - Y
AIR ARABIA G9 - Y
JAZEERA AIRWAYS J9 - Y
BMI BD - Y
ABACO AIR ABA - Y *dodgiest
AUSTRIAN OS - Y
SIEM REAP AIRWAYS FT - Y
LAO AIRLINES QV - Y

coming up, bringing it up to 80
SWISS, GULF AIR, ATLASJET, ROYAL JORDANIAN, ETIHAD, LIAT, CYPRUS AIRWAYS, SINGAPORE AIRLINES, AIR RAROTONGA
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