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post #46 of 65
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Originally Posted by Mr. Clean View Post
+1 AC is better than any US airline for coach. Acceptable food, decent entertainment system. Often friendlier service, though you can also be unlucky on that front.
I agree
post #47 of 65
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Originally Posted by kuhooona View Post

I travelled with China eastern airlines which turned out to be the worst choice of my year!

I'm more worried about travelling with Shandong Airlines.

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I would be rather wary of an airline which has a logo that tells me 'Keep your fingers crossed' or 'Good luck and hope for the best.' on the front page of its website. Flying with this airline could indeed be a lottery.

Air China is OK though except for one thing, playing f*cking Christmas music on their planes in June.

Hot summer's day, waiting for everyone to be boarded and sat down. I do not wish to hear Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night or Hark The Herald Angels Sing.
Edited by MikeDT - 7/18/11 at 11:27pm
post #48 of 65
So I just flew back, Delta used some old ass planes on the route I just took. Anyhow, best part was the flight attendant on the way back. Dude was just friendly enough, didn't want to start a conversation, be my friend anything like that. Just wanted to be extra courteous. Hooked me up with some brewskis before we took off (was the only one on hte plane for a while).

Flight there I passed out as soon as we took off (I've found if I sleep before takeoff the 20 minute explanation of everything will wake me up and I can't fall back asleep) so I missed dinner, breakfast wasn't bad. Food coming back dinner was decent breakfast awful. Oh, but for the first few hours, the plane smelled of urine. WTF?

I guess, I don't know. As long as the plane doesn't smell...whatever. I can sleep through anything. I look at it this way: coach is universally bad. Anything above that is much better so no real reason to complain.

That said, I've never had bad experiences with Delta (except the above) or United and I primarily fly them (95% of flights), and frequently too.

United has best business class I've had, IIRC. Korean Air's was the worst business but still excellent. I <3 the Delta flights where I get to watch TV instead of movies. Don't know why. Had a middle seat on BA once, it was not bad overall. I remember Swiss Air. Those were some nice seats and service.
post #49 of 65
^interesting, I have had horrible luck with Delta, but that is almost always to South America.
post #50 of 65
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

^interesting, I have had horrible luck with Delta, but that is almost always to South America.

Yeah that's where I went.

It is, however, only airline with direct to SA from ATL so it is worth it.

Pro-tip for novice travelers, non-stop is always worth the extra money, until you get to where it would be thousands less to have one stop. The more airports/plane switches you'll actually fuck your body up more because you keep adjusting to the new time to rapidly change again, and then you also have more shots at luggage/other shit going wrong.
post #51 of 65
No one hates airlines more than me but I have just had to fly United/Continental trans-US twice and found the planes to be ... OK. Decent seats, not butt-numbing granite ... enough leg room to stave off lethal blood clots ... all in all, not quite a torturous experience. For a modern airline, that is a miracle.
post #52 of 65
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

No one hates airlines more than me but I have just had to fly United/Continental trans-US twice and found the planes to be ... OK. Decent seats, not butt-numbing granite ... enough leg room to stave off lethal blood clots ... all in all, not quite a torturous experience. For a modern airline, that is a miracle.

Good to hear. I'll be flying up to San Francisco this week on United.
post #53 of 65
Forget if I've posted any of this before but by best experience was to Dubai via Qatar Air. ~14 hours flying with 1 hr long lay over in Doha both ways. Felt like I was in the air half that time. Coach was pretty comfortable both ways. Food was ok. Plenty of booze. Decent entertainment options. Took Air Swiss From Zurich to Berlin in March. Pretty decent flight. Spacious cabin, good service. To tell the truth, I've just never had a bad flying experience that wasn't my fault (hung over). Spirit air are cheapskates but I only fly them to FLL to party so I like the flight cheap.
post #54 of 65
Love Cathay for NY>HK>Bangkok! Have flown 3 times and have no complaints.
post #55 of 65
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post


Good to hear. I'll be flying up to San Francisco this week on United.

Yeah, nothing more horrible than 45 minutes in the air. sarcasm.gif
post #56 of 65
I still can't forgive United for losing my luggage on an international flight several years ago. I flew US Air's Envoy class three weeks ago, and it reminded me of how air travel used to be years ago. I have a trip to Hong Kong coming up, and I'll be flying there on Delta business class.
post #57 of 65
How does American airlines International business class compare to Delta? I have been a slave to delta for years due to my miles card. I have a bunch of miles built up on American thru a deal I got signing up for one of their cards. Any appreciable difference between the two. The American route cuts an hour off my flight time but I dont get any of the (more or less trivial)perks I get for being a super big cheese on Delta. Any horror stories?
post #58 of 65
Air Tahiti... Great experience and had great prices
post #59 of 65
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post


Yeah, nothing more horrible than 45 minutes in the air. sarcasm.gif

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I've flown almost 100K so far this year. Despite moving to Denver year ago, I refuse to switch from Delta to United
post #60 of 65
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post


Yeah, nothing more horrible than 45 minutes in the air. sarcasm.gif

goddammit Manton.
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