What's your favourite airline?

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  1. lithos

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    Granted, it's been about six years since I was on a QF flight, but yeah, most of the fleet should qualify for a fucking Seniors Card.

    Old, worn out cabin furniture, ratty upholstery and carpeting. On the same trip I was on Singapore too, and one of the QFs was codeshared to BA, and their planes were a helluva lot more modern.

    Alan Joyce needs to be fired. Out of a cannon.
     
  2. cvidler

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    lol, ever the oldest 747's are only 42 (Q's oldest is a 1989 build).

    Q is refurbing their newer 747's in the A380 style, which is very nice. But we'll be stuck with the crummy old 747's until they are end of lifed.
     
  3. ItsDanK

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    I fly Virgin just for the points and luckily they also link points with Singapore Airlines!
     
  4. hawpinghaxbag

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    Air New Zealand, probably mostly because i lived in Auckland for 3 years so by traveling with them i get to see it again, love their Boeing 777s too
     
  5. tizeyboy

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    No feedback on etihad? I'm looking at flights to Europe and can get Melbourne -> London, Munich -> Melbourne for about $1650 with only 1 well timed stopover in Abu Dhabi.

    Surely someone has flown this in economy and can tell me how it is? I've done the Sydney -> Dallas/Fort Worth flight before, and managed that in a 747. Granted, wasnt the best time of my life, but I'd like to try and avoid it being worse than that.
     
  6. cvidler

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    scroll up a bit, a etihad review is above.
     
  7. Draxx

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    Domestic: Virgin > Qantas > Jetstar > Tiger
    Int: Emirates > Hawaiian Air > Qantas
     
  8. nordica-k2

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    Fixed for my theory, almost agree (Cept I haven't flown Garuda?)
     
  9. cbb1935

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    I don't fly a lot (to date I've flown):
    Domestic - Virgin
    Int'l - Virgin and Air Pacific (soon to be Fiji Airways).

    I'm really starting to lose a bit of heart for Virgin though. Currently awaiting an email from them for claim/complaint resolution. This will be my second. One domestic, one Int'l screwup.

    They were good to resolve the domestic one, and hopefully the int'l one as well, but i'm just starting to have doubts about how good they really are.
     
  10. Zee

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    I'm having a tough time splitting Singapore, Thai and Asiana, though I'll give it to SQ purely on slightly better pricing for my regular routes.

    Agreed with whoever said Air Asia for eye candy - Lion Air also provides excellent eye candy. Adria is THE BEST eye candy. Ever.

    Most hated are Philippine Air, Qantas/Jet Star and United - though regular US trips mean I have Gold FF with United - free upgrades to economy plus for all flights, and the odd bump up to first for internal US flights, and an excellent ff program make up for the epically crap service, and having to pay for beers on int'l flights.

    Flown:
    Qantas
    Singapore Air
    Malaysian (they are ok too, actually, and nice eye candy)
    Asiana
    Garuda
    Thai
    Air China
    China Air
    United
    US Air
    British Air
    Lauda (now part of Austrian)
    Luffhansa
    Austrian
    Adria (Epically hot eye candy! Truly epic)
    Canadian
    Air Asia
    Jet Star
    Lion Air
    Philippines Air
    Viva Macau (defunct)
    Cebu Pacific
    AirPhil Express
    Zest
    US Air
    ANA
    Vietnamese Air

    May have missed a few.

    I fly mainly StarAlliance partners these days, the points are worth it. SQ (Singapore Air) is probably my first choice...

    Z...
     
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  11. lithos

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    My dad likes them.

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CONTEXT: My dad is an unbelievable tightarse, and him liking them might be an indicator of *worse* quality...
     
  12. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Virgin's 60% acquisition of Tiger should be interesting (in what appears to be exchange for 10% of their stock to SIA) from a domestic perspective. I wonder if it will result in any corporate flyers going with Tiger....I doubt it! :lol:

    Them having bought out SkyWest in WA will open up a lot more flights to the major mining centres, will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    I've got some shitty phone photos of Cathay's new plane outfit if anyone is interested in me posting them here.
     
  14. MoNk{LAH}

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    Old thread revival:

    Anyone flown Etihad economy lately - say the last 6-12months?

    I'm looking at flying with them Melb - Paris -Melb next year, but i've heard their standards have dropped lately?
     
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  15. blankpaper

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    domestic = virgin
    international = SIA
     
  16. wwwww

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    Cathay Pacific, because their cheap business class flights make becoming a one World Emerald member quick and easy.
     
  17. stevenx

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    How quick are we talking?
     
  18. sideswipes

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    Seven TPE-xHKG-MNL returns should do it (on Qantas FF)
     
  19. stevenx

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    That's pretty good. Not bad at $740-ish return.
     
  20. wwwww

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    Malaysian Airways is good too, $2000 for BKK-SYD return (I make that trip 5-6 times a year) and it's not bad. Service is better than Qantas/Emirates and their seats are as good as the old Qantas angle flat seats.

    Plus it goes via KL which means an extra 60 status credits. :p
     

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