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A listing of airlines that I have travelled with, feel free to add your own, especially any odd ones.

International Flights

British Airways
Qantas
Air New Zealand
KLM
Alitalia
Ryan Air (Ireland)
Lufthansa
Cathay Pacific


Domestic Flights

TAA
Ansett
Mt Cook (NZ)
RAAF - A C130 Herc flight from Melbourne to Sydney
Compass
Hawaiian Airlines (US)
Merpati (Indonesia)
Easyjet (UK)
Go (UK)
BMI (UK)
GB Airways (UK/Gibraltar)
Virgin Blue


The best for service was probably Cathay, and the prettiest hosties was definitly Alitalia.
 

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International
Qantas - Manila
Air Canada (LAX to Toronto & v.v)
Air New Zealand (BNE-AKL-LAX & v.v)
Ansett (BNE-SYD-HKG-MEL-BNE)

Domestic - all are either to Syd or Melb otherwise stated.
Qantas
Ansett
Virgin Blue
Philippines Airlines (MNL to Baguio & v.v)
 

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Ansett(before they went up the Swanney)
Qantas (the odds are mounting by the day that a massive crash is imminent. I won't be on one of their planes for a long time yet!)
Garuda Indonesia (apparently they use 2nd hand Qantas parts on their jumbos which is comforting....NOT!)
Thai
Pan Am (in the 80s)
Japanese Airlines
Alitalia(the flight crew let you ride up in the cockpit which is cool and you get a great view of the Himalayas if heading to Europe, plus good food!)
EasyJet (cheap airline based in the UK. I once flew from London(Luton) to Zurich for 10 quid(25 bucks in real money)
British Airways
Virgin Atlantic (the scariest ride of my life. Crossing the Atlantic at night with MASSIVE turbulence, the jet losing altitude countless times. I remember people screaming at times.)
South West Airlines (the pilot and crew were wearing shorts and making crash jokes, bizarre for a jet airliner but it did preceed 9/11 by 18 months. I doubt they would carry on like that again!)
Aero Mexico
Air NZ
Continental
Aeroflot (yes, I am "the one" who made it out ALIVE! Praying helps a lot believe me)
Emirates (the best I have flown by a fucking mile)
Virgin Blue (nice stewardesses)
Buzz (an cheapo British airline)
Be(dunno if this even exists anymore, I think it is renamed)
Go (As above, another British cheap arse airline)
JetStar (an Aussie equivalent of Go, BE, Ryan Air, EasyJet etc..)
Ethiopian Air (my sanity was seriously in question at the time. Fortunately I was travelling with a bunch of Catholic nuns so I had the "hand of God" to keep me up)
Ryan Air (some el cheapo Irish airline like EasyJet)
Rex (regional local twin prop jobbie. Have crossed myself and prayed the rosary flying with this mob a few times but that is what we must do if we are to keep earning the "devil's candy")
SAS (not the Army wackos, but the Scandy mob!)
Lithuanian Airlines (too short a trip to remember as I was pissed out of my mind)

# A load of smaller US carriers that I cannot even recall.


BTW I am scared shitless of flying too. Whenever I can I go overland time permitting. You have no hope at all in a plane crash, you ARE DEAD end of story in the occurance of an accident.
 

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Damn, Bob, you get around

I forgot to add Jetstar to mine

I have always heard very good things about Emirates, a friend of mine used to be a pilot for them, next time I go to Europe hopefully it will be on them.
 

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VirginBlue: I quite like Virgin. I love how relaxed the crew are and it's just REALLY good.
JetStar: absolutely shit. Completely hated it
QANTAS: a big disappointment. They had the better entertainment systems etc. but the service was crap.
KLM: Although I hated the food. Mushrooms and Potatoes not the best breakfast on a flight to Europe. The service was absolutely fantastic. I absolutely loved it. If i were to fly to Amsterdam again, I'd go with them.
Malev: Hungarian airline that works with KLM. Very similar to VirginBlue.
 

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International...
Sinagapore Airlines
Malaysian Airlines
Air New Zealand
Ansett Australia
JetstarAsia
Olympic Air
Agean Air
Easy Jet
American Airline
United
Garuda Indonesia
Emirates

Domestic...
Qantas
Virgin Blue
Ansett Australia
JetStar
Rex
QantasLink
Kendall

Best.....
Entertainment: Singapore
Comfort: Emirates
Best looking female host thingys: Virgin Blue
Best Value: JetStar Asia (I WENT FROM SINGAPORE 2 PHUKET For $15 Australian Dollars!!!)
Best Food: Olympic Airlines

Umm... I think that is all the ones ive been on....
 

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TAA
Ansett
Airlines of South Australia
Australian Airlines (former)
Qantas
Kendell
Virgin Blue
Air China
China Eastern
China Southern
Hainan Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Thai Airways
TWA
United
Hawaiian
Aloha
Alitalia
Air Malta
British Airways
British Caledonian
 

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TAA - can't really remember (Bris to Syd)
Ansett - alright when they were around (Bris - Mel & Syd)
Qantas - everytime I've had old planes (Bris - Bkok - Lond & Bris to Mel)
British Airways - up there with Singapore (BRIS - SING - LON)
Singapore - best by far (BNE - SING - Paris)
Alitalia - Could be better, nice food (Lond - Rome & throughout ITA)
Croatia Air - very small plane, cosy though. (Lon - ZAG & throughout Croatia)
 

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I forgot Australian Airlines as well, they were just TAA anyway in the late 80's, early 90's until it all became Qantas.

Pic of a Qantas 747 approaching Heathrow
 

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Qantas
Virgin Blue
Ansett Australia
Flight West
Macair
QantasLink
Alliance/Skywest
and a few other smaller ones.
 

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Royal Brunei Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Malaysian Airlines
Thai Airways
Qantas
United Airways
American Airlines
Air Canada
Virgin Blue
Ansett
 

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I like the look of "Lynxjet" if I had to choose.

Also I wish we still had them old fashion ocean liners. Sitting in a tin can at 10 kms up in the air is not the most pleasant way of travelling. A price to pay for progress.

Trains are still good, particularly in Europe.
 

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INTERNATIONAL
Alitalia (Not too bad now, saw ghostbusters II for the first time on a flight to Europe!)
Ansett (not bad, not great)
Lot (Best food I've had on a plane, and the Pilots are nuts too, I had a very interesting taxi/takeoff from krakow airport)
Luftansa (hmmm not the best)
Aeroflot (Love the big illusian planes, different to the boeing/airbus, but besides that very ordinary)
Air China (had food poisoning)
China Eastern (pretty average everything, but amazingly smooth landings!)
Singapore (overall good)
Malaysian (a budget Singapore)
British Airways (so-so)
Qantas (not too bad, esp on the newer planes)

DOMESTIC
Ansett
Qantas
Jetstar
Virgin
Dragon Air
Shanghai Airlines
Compass :p (yes I flew compass!!)
 

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Domestic

Air New Zealand
Qantas (NZ)
Qantas
Air Nelson
Thai Airways
Bangkok Airways
Air Rarotonga

International

Qantas (mostly business class so the service was generally great)
KLM
Air New Zealand
Continental
British Airways
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
Crossair
Virgin Express
Easyjet
Icelandair
Malev
Sabena
Air Holland
Martinair
Transavia
Britania Airways
Olympic Airways
Tarom (my only Soviet aircraft. Tupolev TU154. Amazingly quiet when in flight, as if we were gliding. A little unsettling seeing the flight engineer going back and forth through the aircarft on a number of occations. The service was terrible. Romania was still very much a communist state then)
 

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Buzz (an cheapo British airline)
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Buzz was owned by KLM.
Originally Air UK, then taken over by KLM to form KLM UK, they then rebranded the aircraft for the budget airline BUZZ. The aircraft were still the original Air UK fleet. It didn't last long. A few years maybe? I think they tried to sell the aircraft to Ryanair?
 

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DOMESTIC
Philippine Airlines
Cebu Pacific

INTERNATIONAL
Philippine Airlines (okay for a third-world airline)
Air Philippines (worst ride ever)
Cebu Pacific (brand new planes, excellent service)
Singapore Airlines (wow)
Cathay Pacific (good food, entertainment)
Malaysia Airlines (nice interiors, service)
Garuda Indonesia (okay)
Japan Airlines (excellent service)
American Airlines (always too crowded)
Lufthansa (Have they even heard of legroom?)
Air France (snubbish steward/ess)
Aeroflot (English, anyone?)
 

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Air New Zealand
Qantas
British Airways
Singapore
Continetal
Varig
Air Jamaica
Easy Jet
SAS
Norweigan No
Austrian Airlines
Air France
Thompson
British Midland
Thai
Air 2000
 
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