Best airline?

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  1. majpayne47

    majpayne47 New Member

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    Which is the best airline?
     
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  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    For what? Lots of answers, depending on your needs.

    Welcome to MilePoint.
     
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  3. sobore
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    sobore Gold Member

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    Welcome to MilePoint. :)

    Are you interested in upgrades, seat / comfort, on-time record?
    It may also help to answer your question if you list your home airport.
     
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  4. wombat18
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    Are we talking aspirational, as in the airline we'd most like to fly that we don't get to fly often enough? I really like Air New Zealand (they always tickle me under my chin), but I'm sure others will say Singapore Airlines, Emirates, etc..
     
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    Whichever one gets you where you need to go safely, conveniently, and in a good degree of comfort.
     
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  6. Hattie105

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    I love Airtran. If you sign up on their website, they will send you special travel deals. My nephew came home and returned to New York at $79 each way. Can't beat that. He lives in Cleveland and drives to Akron Canton.
     
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  7. meechie412

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    We love Allegiant Air...I am not sure about reward miles, but we got tickets for $29 one way to FL from KY, 5 of us flew for under $250 after taxe and fees (no charge for 1 carry on).
     
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  8. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    Welcome to Milepoint.

    There is no perfect airline and what is best for you may be determined by many things such as point of origin, destination, class of service, perks that one is interested in and many other factors.

    If you let us know what your needs are, perhaps some of us may be able to better answer the question for you.
     
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    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    Welcome to Milepoint.

    While I don't agree with you, I am curious as to why you feel that way?
     
  10. particlemn

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    This question is like what the best beer, almost all beers do their job, some are more pleasant than others. When it comes to travel companies their is no best only better in a particular situation, remember we are not getting married to these companies
     
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    Do you think the OP posted this just to try to win an ipad? I do give him credti for at least asking a travel question rather than just "i want an ipad"
     
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    edekba Gold Member

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  13. lilibetii

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    I love AA Advantage.I 've been with the program since it started
     
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    I have been Virgin (Atlantic:) ) gold club member for many years.I keep looking at other airlines, but the runner up from the ones I have flown with, is Virgin America
     
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    Emirates is the best by far
     
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    Only difference is that the there is no debate that all "Legacy" beers are crap.
     
  17. Flying Bat

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    Singapore Airlines
     
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    prbfield New Member

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    For me it's Virgin Australia. Always on time, easy check in, and I actually like the leather seats!

    While I'm at it, my most disliked airline is the one I have to use to use the most internationally because it connects to a convenient domestic airport in the UK, is KLM.

    I have never had success booking on line out of Australia,it's either a technical problem, or the credit card is declined. I then have to dial internally to book, frequently get a French accent I find difficult to understand, often promised a call back that never happens,

    If I get ticketed in in 24hrs it's great! The lounge in Amsterdam is a joke compared with other airlines, and the frequent flyer programme is poor, I particularly don't like the fact that the miles expire after a relatively short time.

    Sorry about the rant,but I've just experienced all the above again, in arranging a AU to UK trip. Tempted to try Emirates in future, and suffer the inconvenience of Gatwick.
     
  19. MARCWIN, you are insulting the legions of die hard supporters of ilries like UA and AA. :p
     
  20. Fredrik
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    The best I've experienced is Singapore Airlines. I have travelled Y/C/F and it's best of class in all of these among the airlines I've tried. I've heard lots of good things about ANA but haven't tried yet.
     
  21. chemist562
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    My choice of airline depends on who I can get FF tickets for the lowest miles cost. We live in the LAX area and we have alot of choices. I like the AA reduced mile tickets for having their CC. (17.5K coach to selected cities plus 10% rebate in miles), the BA Avios for AA one segment short haul, etc. For our trip to upstate NY, we are using UA because they had the 25K saver available for my wife & I. I just got approved for SW Biz/Personal cards so the companion pass will come in handy.

    Bottom line: It depends on when/where we go and what is available for the least amount of miles.
     
  22. lforish

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    This is a complex question - are you interested in timeliness, price, comfort, food, travel with pets, etc.?
    I don't know that there's any one airline that wins on all counts. I regularly travel with my cat - many airlines will not allow him in the cabin and I won't let him travel in the hold, so...
     
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    Qatar is simply the best for me
     
  24. David M Brown

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    In my opinion KLM Airfrance been a life member now for a number of years
     
  25. MPerski

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    Thai Air, Singapore Air, JAL, KLM... as you can see, all foreign carriers.
    Domestic is poor - they say Southwest is great, but they don't fly into O'hare (and Midway is too far).
    I've had good luck with American (but all don't agree). Granted I have over one million miles on American, so I'm Gold.
     

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