View Full Version : Best and Worst things about your countrie's airlines
January 10th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Seen this in another forum so this could be interesting.
In New Zealand
GOOD: Great services in the domestic routes with relatively new Bombardier Q300 50 seat airliners. Very reliable with lot's of tech in terminals nuch as slef check ins even on domestic routes. Air New Zealand is very safe with very few crashes. Quite cheap and is much more convenient than driving or using the almost non existent rail network.
BAD: FOG. Can disrupt a lot of flights in almost any part of the country. Government and ANZ giving international airports to wrong cities (in my opinion though). Hardly any good competitors on the market with JetStar and Virgin Blue saying that they would go into domestic routes but so far that hasn't happened. So, ANZ has a complete monopoly of domestic flight markets. Self check in has crashed a couple of times.
January 10th, 2010, 10:07 AM
+ standard just as high as other airlanes (Lufthansa, BA, US Airways)
+ ordered some new Boeing 787 Dreamliners
- flights are not so cheap
- still not as much connections as i.e. Lufthansa does
January 10th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Bulgaria Air: good food, hot flight attendants...but the bad is that they don't serve as many destinations as they should.
American airlines in general: the service is horrible, food is usually alright (whenever they actually they do serve food...)
January 10th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Canadian airlines: service and entertainment is better than the US airlines, though nothing is free and "surcharges" are misleading.
Chinese airlines: hot flight attendants and free food on all flights, which is generally okay. But delays are rampant, and the Big Three airlines still have the old state-owned communist mentality towards customers.
January 11th, 2010, 04:12 AM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
+ Many destinations
+ Large fleet
+ Partner Air France (CDG-Hub)
+ Promotion (In the low-season KLM give away free flighttickets)
- If you want to apply for the free tickets, the KLM-site is down!!
- Comfort on older planes
- Inferior service i.e. with their partner Air France
- Monopoly position in the Netherlands. Largest shareholder of the second largest airline in the country Martinair Holland and largest shareholder of the largest Dutch low-cost airline Transavia.
January 12th, 2010, 07:45 PM
good: T5, good IFE
bad: service getting worse, expensive
good: dirt cheap, good network, smoking hot hosties
bad: never on time, website was confusing (better now), interiors
January 13th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Bad: Bag fees (not that they affect me, I always do carry-on)
January 13th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Canít think of anything good to say about BA.
They are a London centric airline. Not a single route in the United Kingdom from outside London. How is that British?
Constant strike action, usually at peak travel times. In the last few years alone we have had BA caterers on strike, BA baggage handlers on strike, BA check-in staff on strike and now the Cabin Crew are desperate to go on strike.
The worst record in the world for loosing passengerís luggage. I believe over 1000 bags belonging to BA passengers go missing at Heathrow every day.
The arrogance of the airlines crew, they are known to look down their noses at passengers and all other airlines staff.
January 14th, 2010, 05:43 PM
-many sheduled flights to south america, which allows easy connections betwin spain, and europe, to south (and center) america
-very modern fleet, and a great mantenice service (one of the best in the world)
- its HUB, Madrid Barajas T4, very modern terminal
- very good services (as in land as in fly) on business plus class
- economy class seats in long haul flights are awfull
- food (which is not free in domestic and european flights)
- new recaro seats for short haul fleet, have the seam pitch than low cost airlines
- NON PTV on economy class