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I'm Asking: Do You Have a Preferred Airline?

I'm Asking: Do You Have a Preferred Airline?

Comparison shopping is the name of the game when it comes to buying plane tickets, but I must say I'm delighted when JetBlue or Virgin America turn up on top of my search results. And if the flight is on the long side or a red-eye, I may be willing to pay a little extra for tickets on my favorite carriers. Do you prefer any particular airline to the others?

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leyi171 leyi171 8 years
I wish I had a favorite airline. Even flying out of LAX doesn't afford that many options if you want to fly direct - so I usually go with the best possible option (good service, rates, flight times) and wish for the best. Recently I came across a customer service blog that highlights the bad and good and has entries about airlines and airline cards - I love information and ate it up at http://thebusinessofno.blogspot.com/
Kellanawida Kellanawida 8 years
Definately Singapore Airlines for International flights and Qantas or Virgin Blue for Domestic. You just can't go past Singapore's built in game system, I LOVE Super Mario! We don't really have much choice in Australia!
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
I'm a huge fan of AirFrance and British Airways -- free alcohol on both! They also seem very professional. The flight attendants are always multi-lingual, everything is clean, the seats are comfortable, etc. And I recently got a round trip flight from Paris to Barcelona for $104 on AirFrance, which I think is the cheapest flight I've ever taken.
swolfcg swolfcg 8 years
American, domestic and international.
bibelot bibelot 8 years
JetBlue, Alaska or Virgin America for continental US travel. I like British Airways or United for overseas flights. :-)
smugirl smugirl 8 years
I love Continental. I have also flown Jet Blue and AirTran a couple times and really liked them. To the UK I like British Airways. I like that there's free booze. I book the red eye, drink some wine, and pass out.
piper23 piper23 8 years
Continental! Super clean!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
WestJet!
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I love swissair. They are great!
mlen mlen 8 years
Continental almost always. except to London which i prefer Virgin. though Continental partners with Virgin for some flights so last time i flew there i got a Virgin flight and earned continental frequent flier miles... best of both worlds! i have a continental CC too so i earn miles that way. i've been able to get 2 practically free flights by using my frequent flier miles (one domestic and one to mexico) so i can't really complain!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
I'm in love with Frontier too silver penny!! Dont really know why tho. I think I like the big warm pretzels and the airplane tracker, too
will205 will205 8 years
Even with the price cuts, I still support Delta :-)
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
us continental preferably. southwest when i'm scrimping on a trip.
silverpenny013 silverpenny013 8 years
I guess I'd pick Frontier... they're based in Denver, so there's always a flight somewhere and they have that little airplane tracker on the back of the seat too. Plus, they're nice and it's fairly comfortable. I've also really enjoyed my flights on Alaska - the pilots were really good. No bumpy landings, no mountain-feeling takeoffs, just really smooth and lovely. The pilot even told us what the weather was like, why there was a little turbulence... it felt good to be informed.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
TWA was and will always be my preferred airline. St. Louis was their hub, so almost every flight we took until they went under was on TWA. Also, I find it very hard to avoid peanuts on airlines (not quite as much now as then because they have been cutting back on things like that), but TWA served AB pretzels (which also no longer exist) for as far back as I can remember. SwissAir is also pretty cool because they serve chocolate.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Southwest, please.
Marci Marci 8 years
Southwest or JetBlue are always great in my book.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I don't really care that much. I travel frequently enough that anything under 15 hours doesn't qualify as a "really long flight" so I'll take anything that's cheap! I have had really good experiences on British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa, and I LOVE Qantas.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
US: Continental Europe: KLM The best flight I had from the USA to the UK was by far on Continental, with a nice plane, a nice seat, nice people, nice seats..nice. Given a choice, I am a KLM girl though. Finnair is okay but soo damn expensive even by today's standards.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I like Jet Blue or VA, but I'm stuck with 45k miles from American (from when I lived in Chicago). Some good they're doing me now that I don't live in a hub city anymore. Sigh.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i do have a preferred airline - i like to fly continental when i'm flying domestic - and everytime i've gone to london - i've flown Virgin which has always been so comfortable. the good thing is that they are co-share partners so i get points on both!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I'm like cubadog, it depends on where I'm going. If I'm heading down to the USVI, I'll take United or American. If I'm headed anywhere in the main 48, I'll try to fly Air Tran.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
It depends on where I am going. I love British or Virgin for overseas. Domestic I don't mond Alaska or American. I hate USAirways it is turly awful FYI Craft services stock the airplanes not the flight attendants so when they run out of food or drink it is not their fault.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
They all pretty much suck these days.
karen7782 karen7782 8 years
Any airline that is not American owned is my preferred, with the exception of Jet Blue. If flying domestically, I always want Virgin America or Jet Blue because they have so much more leg room and are just nicer flights.
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