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Oct 26th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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I will NEVER fly this airline again...

Well, I'm read more and more this sort of statements on fodors.com, so I'll try to put them together. Feel free to comment. And try to keep it lighthearted. Hopefully, this won't become a screaming match...

Here are a few to start.

laurieco (Asia board) - Air Asia. For changing schedules without contacting her, for refusing to give her a refund, and for rigging the scales.

Lyndie (Asia board) - Singapore. For losing her luggage and refusing to do anything about it in Sri Lanka.

mistyjean and her husband (Airline board) - Air France. For cramped seats, I presume.

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Oct 26th, 2005, 11:14 PM
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I will never fly TWA again.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 04:03 AM
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Ditto for Pan Am and Eastern.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 04:45 AM
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After trip to Wyoming this summer I swore I would never fly United again. Of 4 flights, 3 had delays over 2 hours with no explanation (weather was fine). Pre-selected seats had been voided when we checked in - even though equipment had not changed and we had printed receipt so we sat in 4 middle seat scattered thruout plane.

Because of delays we had to race to try to make also delayed connection and no one on plane or at gate could tell us new gate number for connection.

So, you think I learned my lesson - wrong - daughter and I are booked on UA for February trip to Florida using some of the FF miles we acculated on the horrible summer trip.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 05:25 AM
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Braniff (who else remembers that one? my first trip to Europe)

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Oct 27th, 2005, 05:26 AM
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and Peoples (isn't that the one where they sold you the tickets on board?)
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Oct 27th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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I'll never fly Sabena, Eastern, Pan Am, Piedmont, Fying Tigers, Citybird, Monmouth or Allegheny airlines again. Of those, I will only miss Piedmont, they had excellent service. Definitely won't miss Agony Airlines (Allegheny). Sabena wasn't as bad as everyone said, in fact, I got excellent deals from them and they had a bunch of new planes before they went bankrupt. Fying Tigers really annoyed me because even though I was the VERY first person to check in for my flight and requested a window seat, they gave me the ONE seat on the plane that didn't actually have a window!

Of the airlines still around, I would be happy if I never had to fly Air Canada or Northwest again. Air Canada staff were incompetent and had the most hostile FAs I've ever accounted. NW is just too much of a crap shoot...a mishap on every flight I've had with them, delays, mechanical problems, cancelations, lost luggage.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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Braniff lives on, but only in the end credits of South Park.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 06:21 AM
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FYI, it's still possible to fly Pan Am

http://www.flypanam.com/
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Oct 27th, 2005, 07:17 AM
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Yes - PeoplExpress sold the tickets onboard, after upteen announcements on the ground about what credit cards or what identification would be needed if paying by personal check. They used a cheap little Epson conputer to print receipts.

They also charged extra if you wished to check bags, and used a "robot" machine to make reservations on the phone where you gave them a unique number (they suggested the serial # from some money) instead of your name to hold a reservation .... IF YOU COULD GET THRU.

I was surprised they didn't have pay-toilets.

Now I wish some airline would charge extra if you want to carry bags aboard.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 09:04 AM
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Seriously, British Airways.

They knew at least 9 hours before our flight that it was cancelled but waited until 3 hours before to notify us. Too late to cancel hotel reservations for which I was charged but couldn't use. Gave me a phone number to call for compensation; phone number says, don't call us write. Write but no answer. Food on return flight was covered with MOLD!

This airline makes me miss the service on Pan Am which I used to think was as low as an airline could sink. Think again.
 
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Oct 27th, 2005, 10:00 AM
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How about Muse? Anyone else remember Muse? That's the only airline where I actually bought a first class ticket without using upgrades. I was going to Las Vegas and they told me coach was sold out, but first class was only $20 more.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 10:03 AM
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And PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines) which took me from San Francisco to Disneyland as a child in the 50's.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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I will never fly any airline which doesn't fly in/out of SFO or OAK for as long as I live in San Francisco!
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Oct 27th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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Just read another one.

frankdaddy (US board) - UA. He says he probably won't ever fly UA because HE booked the wrong date and UA has to charge him $900 for a last minute fare.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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Tks rkkwan for starting this thread. I gotta admit I've never even noticed this category of fodors. Too busy clicking my mouse from E-trade to travel websites & back again.

I'll nver fly Turkish Airlines-the rudest FA's and the dirtiest aircraft I've ever encountered. Ditto Aerolineas Argentinas. Singapore Airlines for losing our luggage. They may redeem themselves. We'll see. Awaiting compensation.

I swore off Gulf Air for the toilet door that would not close and then locked me in and the toilets overflowing then found a super cheap fare for Dec 2005 so I'm trying them again. Taking a bucket with me this time. Tks again!
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Oct 27th, 2005, 06:33 PM
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lyndie; 'taking a bucket with me', lol
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Oct 27th, 2005, 10:21 PM
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My votes for worst airline include Aeroflot, Air Nigeria and Cubana. The rest so far I can deal with. Have had no major complaints with UA, Cathay, JAL, and Lufthanza recently.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 01:48 AM
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north west airlines for me.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 04:39 PM
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mjs and fiona: there must be some good stories about how bad it was. Do tell.
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