A new one to add American Airlines, apart from the staff in the Mexican office, they were horrible
Qantas was the best for me. Any airline that gives me a free ice lolly and hot chocolate with marshmallows wins hands down. Im actually excited to fly with them home in 12 days!
Linz the ice lolly and hot cho and marshmallows sounds awesome, im wondering if they do that on the regional flights as im only flying in Oz with them
Worst - Cubana. It was like flying on a chicken bus!!
Best - Cathay.
Well, we flew Korean Airlines from the US to Incheon Airport and we were really happy: Great service, good meals, free beer and wine, and more movies, TV shows and documentaries than you could possibly watch. Also have video games that you can play on your TV against other passengers on the plane!! Anyways, I guess the point of this rambling is that we would HIGHLY recommend Korean Airlines to one and all.
Jet Airways are fantastic, although they only fly between a limited number of places. Staff are incredibly helpful and polite and the planes are comfortable with interactive in flight entertainment. Food is amazing and they will bring you extra drinks and snacks free of charge.
Worst airline I have flown with is Monarch. Only one film playing on one big screen and if your headphones didn't work the airhostess just shrugged and walked on. Nothing was free on the flight apart from the rubbish lunchtime meal. I had to pay £1.70 for a bad cup of tea and the cup was only 3/4 full!!
Worst - United/Air Canada/SAS: Either late, or the bags do not arrive, or worse yet, both. With either of these airlines I have had less than 10% of my flights on time with my luggage on the belt.
Best - Singapore/Virgin/Southwest: Unfortunately Southwest do not fly abroad.
You just re-open a fun forum...best one...Cathay...no kidding...my flight to shanghai is late, I'm with my family in the first class lounge...I knw, this is ridiculous, but so good...waiting for a delay flight figuring...shall we have diner, have a bath...or one more of too many bottles of bubbles...
And for the worst...doesn't want to find it...I've got a short list including egypt air...but in general, I look at this flight...form the airport....and from far away...
Worst: Air Canada. AC were once one of the better airlines. Sadly, not any longer. The last few times I'd flown with them, there were very lengthy delays due to mechanical problems, and very poor communication as to what was happening.
Best: Ansett (fallen flag) and Cathay Pacific. AN always provided fantastic service, both domestically and their few international routes. As for CX, I've only flown them two sectors (YYZ - ANC - HKG; HKG - SYD), but excellent service!
Taken hundreds of flights with British Airways, never had a casue for complaint (that was not clearly beyond their control), never had a lost bag or bad meal. No, I don't work for them!
To the guy that mentioned Qantas being te oldest International Airline, I'm not 100% sure but I think you'll find that KLM is the oldest International Airline, Qantas is definately the second oldest International Airline.
I was hugely impressed with BMI: excellent in-flight magazine, good food, professional staff, and not particularly expensive.
Just flown Emirates NZ - AUS then AUS - SINGAPORE.
A320 2 +4+2 rows, no room for trolley, continually hit by trolley.
777 3+4+3 rows - smallest seat, smallest legroom.
Modern planes, great service but economy has an extra seat in each row compared with other airlines capacity on same planes. Cheap flight OK to put up with, full fare - no way.
I don't have a best airline in the world. However, the ones, I can tolerate and fly with again are Air France, Air Canada, KLM and American Airlines (the leg room was great!).
My parents highly recommend Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines although I never flew with them. I know many people recommended them as the best airlines.
The ones I didn't enjoy travelling with and had bad experiences with are Jet 2, British Airways, Qantas, Air Pacific (had a nightmare flight!), Airtours, United Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas.
Best- ANA airlines. Comfortable, great service, friendly, good inflight entertainment- wide selection of movies on your own private screen.
Worst - United !!!! They could care less about anyone on their flights. Wont get any kind of compensation - no matter what happens!
Worst: Air Can. wow its just crazy how things never work right. Trust me there is no chance for a group of 5 people to get from Montreal to Vancouver without losing anything. And if you are stoping in Toronto you better pray.
WORST - Air Asia x 1000 - just because your a budget airline doesnt mean you can be rude to your customers.
BEST - Royal Cambodian Airlines bless their lil prop planes, currently running in conjunction with Bangkok Airways to thailand and Vietnam Air to Vietnam.
Also big Kudos to Air Nuigini - any pilot who can park a plane on a WW2 airstrip after corkscrewing down between the mountains in a monsoonal downpour and spot the little man guiding aircraft in holding two table tennis bats deserve a mention.
Big Airlines worth a pat on the back - Cathay Pacific, Qantas
Tried Air Asia X and Air Asia - MEL - KUL - PEN - HKT - KUL - MEL.
No problems, quick checkin, really friendly and beautiful staff.
similar to Virgin crew in attitude - on one and happy.
Would definately agree with skytrax - best in world ( and cheap)
Just follow their rules and enjoy.
Best: I've had great service on Air Canada, Swiss Air and Verag.
Worst: World Ways was bad but they're long since gone. Olympic isn't great. I thought Sunwing was good the first time I used them but, we're flying with them in three weeks and they have switched our flight time twice so far - by as much as 12 hours. We started out flying in the morning and getting into Jamaica in the morning and having most of that day. On the return, we would get home around dinner. After two changes, we now fly after 6:00 PM and get to the resort late and on the return home, we arrive in Toronto at 2:00 AM the following day!! Sunwing didn't care in the least that their changes have impacted other plans and just kept telling us to "read the terms and conditions". The bottom line is Sunwing takes full advantage of these terms and conditions to move your flights around at their convenience. Also, the last change was made just over a month prior to departure but no notification was sent to us. We printed off our e-ticket 23 days prior to departure and noticed the latest change. We called to complain and mentioned that we were not notified of the latest change - they said we should hear from someone soon. Coincidentally, 10 minutes after that call, I received and email notifying me of the change. Bottom line? Be very cautious flying with Sunwing, ensure you have flexibility in you departure and return times and make sure that who ever is picking you up upon your return is OK with picking you up at 2:00 in the morning as there's a good chance that between when you book and when you go, your schedule will change.