I will NEVER fly this airline again...

Feb 11th, 2006, 10:56 PM
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Hahaha... jamaltay could have been flying the other Frank Lorenzo airline in 1987 - Eastern. That he has no chance of flying with again.
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Feb 11th, 2006, 11:22 PM
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I have a very long memory. 8-)
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Feb 12th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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If insufficient or bad airplane food caused me to refuse to fly with anyone again, I would have quit flying a long time ago. Back in the days when meals were expected on domestic flights, I knew never to rely on airplane food. But one thing is timeless--you can still get that great breakfast beer. Cheers!!
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Feb 12th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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P_M,

The whole thing wouldn't have bothered me at all if they hadn't promoted it as a breakfast flight. They should have just said snack.

Yes, the domestic airlines still serve excellent breakfast beer.

8-)
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Feb 13th, 2006, 12:11 AM
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Olympic - flew them once from Dubai to Kuwait and vowed to avoid them at all costs in the future. Plane was filthy, parts were falling off, tray tables flapped around and flight attendants were surly (even by UA standards) . Had to wonder if the important parts of the plane were as neglected as the interior.

Northwest - can't stand that airline - every experience I've had with them has been a bad one.

I try not to hold a grudge though - Singapore Air has misplaced my luggage on three separate flights in the last 18 months, but I'm still loyal to them.

In fact, several airlines have misplaced my luggage - I think I'm just cursed.
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Feb 14th, 2006, 08:52 PM
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Aeroflot...a Greyhound with wings. Ech ! ! ! !

What about Mohawk, Allegheny and Piedmont - - college memories from the late 60's / early 70s.
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Feb 14th, 2006, 09:10 PM
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nonnafelice on the Europe board will not fly Alitalia again, because of past strike experience.
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Feb 14th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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Allegheny Airlines became USAir. USAir bought (merged with?) Piedmont. USAir then changed the company name and moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Arlington VA.
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Feb 14th, 2006, 09:48 PM
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After three walk-away (barely) crashes in short succession some years ago I would rather walk than ride with a couple of charter/air taxi guys in Alaska.

As for mainline operators, I haven't developed any passionate hatreds since Hughes Airwest retired their flying bananas many years ago. Coach is coach, so dissing the majors over discomfort in coach is like whipping a dog for barking.

That said, I would need strong-arming to be convinced to ride Delta in economy to/through Atlanta. Oy.

My own experiences on Aeroflot were so bizzare that I can't imagine that they haven't improved since I last spent rubles to ride in those contraptions. My favorite SU ride was in an IL-62 from Tashkent to Moscow in which they first roasted us inside the tube while we sat on the tarmac for an hour, then chilled the super-saturated cabin air so quickly that it rained on us (condensed perspiration) for a couple of hours en route. Those were the days, comrades.
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Feb 15th, 2006, 05:58 AM
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Delta.

When we checked in with our family which included two small children and my wheelchair-bound brother they charged 1,000 dollars for one overweight piece of baggage - an ordinary suitcase which had been transported already on three flights without any complaint.

It was not the case that they declined the overweight suitcase - it was their extremely rude behavior, obviously taking advantage from our situation that we were quite helpless with two children and a heavily disabled family member.
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Feb 15th, 2006, 02:39 PM
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mrwunrfl,

And, USAir has now moved to Tempe AZ. They retained the USAir name but America West basically took them over.
The CEO of USAir became a vice president in the new company. All other USAir senior management are gone.
8-)
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Feb 24th, 2006, 12:53 PM
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I fly all the time. If I crossed off every airline that had screwed up with me I would have to quit my job.

That said there are airlines I try to avoid.. Top of the list AA. The Nashville staff is rude and abusive. (I once watched a gate agent call a mother with a small child a "witch" for asking nicely if she could board early. They routinely lied etc. When I complained to the station manager he said that they were worried the hub was closing down and they would lose thier jobs... That's a good way to keep your job, be rude to your customers) I am flying them in March, but I don't expect much.

I also don't really like USAir. I have never actually been on time with them.

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Feb 24th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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MikeAndMichelle on the Europe board won't fly AF. No explanation given, but they WILL fly Alitalia.
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Feb 24th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Mexicana- they were late out of ORD- only because the pilot and FA's showed up ten minutes AFTER we were supposed to take off. They couldn't direct to our connection. And they lost our suitcase- only to return it 3 MONTHS LATER! after I would have rather have had the $450!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:47 PM
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a spate of these recently:

bluestructure will never fly AirTran again because they gate checked his suitcase.

stully74 will never fly South African Airways again because their website is bad, gate agents are rude, and FA spilled coffee on leg "without apology or recognition".

Curt will never fly United again because it is generally in a "terrible state". This flight was taken after Curt had already decided to never fly United again because they have an Indian call center (see the rkkwan post above on 02/08).

JORGEMARIA will never fly Varig again because their on-board experience was bad in every way.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 06:07 AM
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I will never fly United/Untied Airlines ever ever.

I do wish TWA was still around they were my favorite and always provided the best service. I rate AA second.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 06:11 AM
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mrwrunfl the ONLY reason the flight was taken was because it was bought and paid for ... my displeasure only began with the Indian call center and escalated after that. I had not flown United in years and back then it was OK. Now it, how shall I say this in plain English?, SUCKS!
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Never fly on CMM airlies (Corsica Airlines vbecause:

-Planes are dirty
-Stewardesses awful
-Could not get a flight off the ground from Rome to Marseilles in June 2006. Three hours till they cancelled causing us nine hours of flying all over the place to get to Marseilles..
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Mar 24th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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rkkwan, I don't know how I missed this thread, but it's hilarious!

I'll add a few to the dead airline heap. I'll never fly Air Nova again, or Time Air, Eastern Provincial, Pacific Western, Canadian Pacific (and its forlorn offspring Canadian), or Nordair. There are other dead Canadian airlines that I didn't ever fly on, such as Wardair and Air Ontario, but I guess they don't count. Oh, wait, I flew on Quebecair once, but it's long gone, too.

Live airlines? Haven't ridden on one yet that I wouldn't climb back on board. I'm going to try Dragonair next month and will report back.

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Mar 25th, 2006, 07:16 PM
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Wardair was AMAZING in its time -- menu choices and china at meals for us regular, cattle-class passengers. Sigh...good times...
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