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Old June 12th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #41
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Wow, where's Continental and Southwest? Those are the best airlines in my opinion. Also honestly I have a liking for American and Northwest.

Overall I think Continental is the BEST.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #42
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What the friggen hell.....they might have an excellent First and Buisiness class.....but their economy class is sooooo shit.....
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Old June 12th, 2006, 11:20 AM   #43
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OMG! What happened to the previous top 3?!!!!
Qantas is in 2nd place (same as last year), Cathay (last year's winner) is in 3rd, and Emirates in 5th. Not much diifferent....
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #44
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yeah thats a silly thing to say, its fair enough Qantas remains top 3 because of its impressive safety records and fantastic service, never been on BA before
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #45
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The top three places are all Oneworld airlines. Oneworld was also the only alliance to make a profit last year. With JAL joining next year, Cathay's purchase of Dragonair finally giving it full access to the mainland China market, the potential sign up of Air China (mainland China's only profitable large airline), and the inclusion of smaller airlines like Malev and Royal Jordanian, I think Oneworld is set on the right course.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:03 PM   #46
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oh and by the way, great pic ther monkey.. obsolutely stunning!
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:13 PM   #47
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2nd is a bit too high for Qantas!

BA's economy class was shocking, and I didn't find the staff all that friendly either, the entertainment & food was rubbish. But atleast its one of the safest airlines to fly.

I'd personally rate Qantas/Singapore far higher than BA.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #48
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oh and by the way, great pic ther monkey.. obsolutely stunning!
I got it from Airliners.net. I downloaded it ages ago and got rid of the black bar at the bottom which has the name of the photographer etc. I should really credit the photographer but I don't know his/her name....
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Old June 12th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #49
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Monkey, I wouldn't be ecstatic about JAL joining for any reason other than greater connections for passengers from other Oneworld carriers through NRT and KIX. JAL's reputation has been tanking with the Japanese public and they are cutting previously marquee services left and right.

Wow, where's Continental and Southwest? Those are the best airlines in my opinion.

No way. Not a single major US carrier is in the same league of world class service and product delivery the carriers in that list offer. Mind you, some of them (*cough* Emirates*) don't need to worry about their bottom line all that much....
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Old June 12th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #50
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congrats to BA
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Old June 12th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #51
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Keep going BA!
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Old June 12th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #52
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Monkey, I wouldn't be ecstatic about JAL joining for any reason other than greater connections for passengers from other Oneworld carriers through NRT and KIX. JAL's reputation has been tanking with the Japanese public and they are cutting previously marquee services left and right.
Yes I know JAL has had some problems but they are still the largest airline in the Asia/Pacific region. It's a very important market. Oneworld also needs JAL given that Star has ANA and Asiana and Skyteam has Korean Air. Also airlines can turn around. Back in the '80s BA had an awful reputation. Now they are ranked as the best airline in the world.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #53
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congratulation.But what's goin' on with Malaysian airlines.Gotta work harder
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Old June 13th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #54
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good news for BA. It seems to have made great effort to improve as it was slipping from the top ranks. Singapore has fallen fairly dramatically, prob got too comfortable in its position of previous years.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #55
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Congrats to BA.

and also THAI their new airplanes are really awesome.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #56
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Yay Qantas is the second best. Cop that Emirates and SIA
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Old June 13th, 2006, 02:27 PM   #57
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Congratulations BA.They are one of my favourites !
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Old June 14th, 2006, 09:13 AM   #58
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Rank, Airline (2005 position)
01) British Airways (5th)
02) Qantas Airways (2nd)
03) Cathay Pacific (1st)
04) Thai Airways (7th)
05) Emirates (3rd)
06) Qatar Airways (8th)
07) Singapore Airlines (4th)
08) A.N.A (10th)
09) Malaysia Airlines (6th)
10) China Airlines (16th)
8 out 10 r asian based.. impressive.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 05:57 PM   #59
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BA Investigation

BA investigated on fuel surcharge
EU and US authorities have probed BA's air cargo operation

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British Airways is being investigated by UK and US regulators for the alleged price fixing of fuel surcharges on long-haul flights to and from the UK.

BA said it was co-operating with the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

BA said that other airlines were also being examined, while Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines have said they are helping with the investigation.

The OFT said it was too early to assume that competition law had been broken.

"The OFT will not be in a position to conclude whether the law has in fact been infringed until it has completed its investigations and assessed the available evidence," it said.


We conduct our business in full compliance with all applicable competition laws
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It said that it was conducting an investigation into British Airways under its civil powers, and into "certain individuals" as part of its criminal powers.

BA said its policy was to conduct its business "in full compliance with all applicable competition laws".

It said it had given its commercial director, Martin George, and head of communications, Iain Burns, leave of absence during the inquiry.

BA's share price hit

The OFT visited BA's premises on 13 June as part of its investigation.

The airline's passengers currently pay a £35 fuel surcharge on each long-haul flight, £70 for a return ticket.

This compares with American Airlines, which charges £37 in fuel surcharges for a one-way ticket from the UK to the US.

Peter Sherrard, Ryanair's head of communications, told the BBC that an investigation into fuel surcharges was long overdue.

"We think it's high time that the fuel surcharges of British Airways and other flag carriers are investigated, and we certainly welcome the decision to investigate it by the OFT and the Department of Justice in the US.

"British Airways' reaction to rising oil prices has always been to penalise passengers by increasing their fuel surcharges at an even faster rate, so, since May 2004 the price of oil has doubled from 35 to 70 dollars a barrel and British Airways has increased its fuel surcharge 14-fold."

If found guilty of anti-competitive behaviour, BA could be fined up to 10% of its worldwide sales, which came in at £8.5bn for the year to 31 March.

Its shares fell 5.5% in morning trading.

Cargo probe

In a statement, American Airlines said it had "received a United States federal grand jury subpoena in connection with a government investigation into alleged price fixing in the air passenger industry".

But it had been told that it was not a target of the investigation.

United Airlines, Continental Airways, Lufthansa, Finnair, Air France KLM, Icelandair, SAS, bmi and Ryanair have also said that they are not being investigated.

Last February BA and a number of other airlines, including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and SAS, were investigated by the European Commission and US competition authorities.

That inquiry was believed to focus on the area of fuel surcharges and other levies for cargo handling.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 06:05 PM   #60
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British Airways Airlines of the Year 2006!

Well British Airways IS a good airline, but do you think it deserved the top spot?
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