View Full Version : Which airline have you used the most and why?

Kitty 34
08-22-2002, 09:07 PM
We have flown 4 times to WDW and three of those times we have used Northwest. For us, it's the most convenient with times, especially with flying out of Lansing, MI.

The price has been reasonable and IMHO their website is very easy to use!!

Personnel has always been friendly to us, too.:)

08-22-2002, 09:22 PM
USAirways, due to flight times and non-stop service.

08-22-2002, 10:33 PM
We fly out of Chicago, and our trips used to be pretty evenly split between United, ATA, and American. Now that United and American have stopped matching ATA's rates, we have been on ATA for almost every one of our Disney cruises this year (although we are flying American next week). I used to prefer Midway Airport till they remodeled it...now it's almost as bad as O'Hare! I like their new food court, though, and I recently found an offsite parking place on the internet, so those two things might raise it in my estimation. We love ATA's new stretch 757's, and we've gotten good service from them...only consistent problem is that they are slow to deliver the luggage, but their great fares make up for that. Our next two flights on them are Oct. and Nov.
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08-23-2002, 12:56 AM
One vote for Southwest here. Although it is not non stop from here (San Jose, CA) I just love their no nonsense attitude and they are hardly ever late.:bounce:

Obi-Wan Pinobi
08-23-2002, 06:31 AM
In the past, Delta by a mile. I lived in GA until 1998 and travelled extensively for business for three years. Delta dominates ATL(just as other airlines dominate other hubs), so they were the most convenient for me.

Second would be AirTran. Unfortunately they don't fly out of RIC, but they do fly out of Newport News and have direct service to MCO, so that's a definite plus in their favor.

Next month, DW and I are flying US Airways out of RIC (not a hub for them, but they have about 37% of the flights out of here), my first time flying them in a looooooong time.

08-23-2002, 07:13 AM
SWA here. Love the on time record, no nonsense, fun approach to flying. Some don't like the boarding procedure, but, it has worked for them for 30+ years and it is really no hassle at all.

08-23-2002, 08:00 AM
USAirways,the only choice for non-stops from PIT to MCO and just about everywhere else. Southwest doesn't even fly into PIT, I wish they would. You can get connections on Delta & Air Tran in Atlanta, but they usually are not cheaper.

08-23-2002, 10:10 AM
Another vote for Southwest!! Great low fares and almost always on time. I have three DD's, the youngest being 1, so I like the boarding, LOL!

08-23-2002, 11:53 AM
We could fly out of Portland (Maine) which is only 35 mins from our home, but choose to drive 90 min to Manchester, NH for most of our trips.

SWA people are friendly, flights are almost always on time and the rates are great! We don't mind the boarding (although we've yet to experience their newest procedures ;))

08-23-2002, 12:41 PM
For a whole bunch of trips we used Sun Country which was fine...

but THEN we discovered Northwest and found such a difference in comfort and schedules...Northwest beating out Sun Country now every time for us.

So Northwest gets our business...I just wish those rates would go back down to where they were oh so many months ago!

Happy Flying! :)

08-23-2002, 01:28 PM
For me it's pretty even between Delta and Northwest. Over the years, I've gotten the best prices and best flight times with those two carriers. I've had very, very few problems or glitches with either one, so I've been content.

Evil Princess
08-23-2002, 01:54 PM
Jet Blue. The fares are reasonable, the seats are leather and roomy, and 24 channels of direct TV in each seat can't be beat!

08-23-2002, 05:05 PM
We always fly Continental or US AIR. We are lucky enough to be 1 hr from both airports. Whoever has the lower fares we go with. We have most of our FF miles with Continental. We just booked 3 free(FF miles) tx to San Antonio for next June with Continental.:bounce:

08-23-2002, 05:12 PM
I always fly Delta. Since we can't go anywhere here without going to Atlanta first, Delta is our best pick. I use them for work too and am only 5 segments away from Silver Medallion for this year!!!

08-23-2002, 06:21 PM
Another Southwest flyer here!

Gary M
08-23-2002, 07:30 PM
We fly out of IND and have a choice of SWA, ATA and Delta Express for non-stop flights to MCO. We fly with Delta Express because of the departure times and their fares are as good, if not better, than the other two. No one airline dominates the Indy airport, so we usually get good fares to most destinations.

Jailen's Gma
08-23-2002, 09:04 PM
Midwest Express - The best care in the air.

08-24-2002, 10:04 AM
Definitely Southwest! The Boarding procedure works for us since we have two little kids! We love the non stop flights to Orlando as well and the great airfare deals we get through them! I wouldn't even consider flying anyone else! :):)

08-24-2002, 10:30 AM
American Airlines because they have non-stop flights from STL to MCO AND they have assigned seating.

08-25-2002, 05:55 PM
Out of Dulles we use Delta to Atlanta. They have the best prices for us and the times work too. When I was flying out of Philly, it was either Delta or US Air depending on price and time. Delta usually won there too.

08-25-2002, 08:08 PM
I usually fly American...BUT prefer Midwest Express...try them once, and you will be hooked, I promise!!!!!

08-26-2002, 10:38 PM
I like to fly SWA out of Hartford (BDL) or Providence (PVD). Their prices are great, and I even earned a free ticket with them this year! Couldn't come close with anyone else. When my FIL passed away this spring, they were terrific about helping us reroute some of our tickets. The lack of assigned seats doesn't bother me at all. I get to choose to sit away from the preboarders and the small children (LOL--been there, done that, not ready for grandchildren yet!)

08-27-2002, 08:49 PM
I have always used Us Air mainly because it is convienment. Us Air is the major carrier at my local airport. I could travel an hour for more choices at a different airport but the money saved was not enough to override the convienence of leaving from the local airport.
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soccer mom
08-27-2002, 09:42 PM
We fly Northwest out of Detroit. We have Spirit and NW with direct flights, but I have heard so many negative things about Spirit (delays, cancellations) that I'm not interested. NW offers more options and I LOVE the e-tickets and printing boarding passes before we leave the house. Last time we left MCO there was a very LOOOOOONG line at the check in counters and we just went to their computer printed our boarding passes, handed off our luggage and were in the security line in about five minutes.

08-28-2002, 09:40 AM
AmericaWest nonstop from Las Vegas.Convenience:D

08-28-2002, 10:30 AM
Southwest – without a doubt!

Ever since they came to Albany, NY I have used them constantly. I usually take at least two trips a year for vacation and have used them a few more for business. While the check in process is not my favorite I would not switch back to another airline unless I had no option.

Southwest is almost always on time. I used to take Delta and US Air all the time. In my experience Delta was ALWAYS late and US Air was usually late.

I find the staff to be the friendliest around, with the possible exception of the people who give out the boarding passes at the gate (I have not flow since they changed their process a couple months ago though). I can understand why they are sometimes a little less "delightful" with the mobs of people jockeying for a place in line to be the first to get a boarding pass.

They have only one class of passengers.

All the planes I have flown on with Southwest look brand new and are always very clean.

Did I mention price?! Albany used to be one of the most expensive regional airports in the nation before Southwest came. Not any more. A flight that used to cost me $400 round trip to Orlando now cost me on average of $150. I have taken a couple of the $98 specials too!

I cannot say enough good things about Southwest. I even bought 5 shares of their stock at buyandhold.com. I have never done anything like that before!

There is wind in the air that Jet Blue is coming to Albany in 2004. From what I understand they are in direct competition with Southwest so it will be interesting to see what happens. But that won’t change the fact that I LOVE SOUTHWEST.

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Simba's Mom
08-28-2002, 11:33 AM
Definitely Continental, primarily due to convenience. Among the airports within 125 miles of here, Continental has the most flights. Only 2 airlines fly out of the airport in our town-Continental and Southwest. And surprisingly, Continental is often the cheaper of the 2. The next closest airport, 30 miles, only flies Continental. Fifty miles to get another-American, but they only have 2 flights per day, and I don't feel too comfortable about their financial situation. Next airport, like I said, is 125 miles. And fortunately, we've really liked Continental's service.

08-28-2002, 03:35 PM
We fly American, ATA, or AirTran- whichever has the best rates for the time we want to fly. Mostly it has been Air Tran. Cheap and reliable.

08-28-2002, 05:17 PM
Fly many out of Chicago. American is now preferred airline and one I have used most since it widened the space between its seats. I don't mind paying a little premium to keep my knees from being in my chest.

08-28-2002, 07:38 PM


Why? 3 reasons.

1. Only non-stop flights to MCO from ALB
2. Cheap
3. Stockholder

08-29-2002, 11:59 AM
We've used Continental a lot. The hub (Newark Airport) is an easy commute from home, their flights are frequent with a good choice of times and the one time we had to change flight times because their schedules changed we had no hassle getting a rebate on the price difference.

08-29-2002, 04:16 PM
Our local airport in central IL has only American and Northwest. My DH flies a lot on business and uses American almost exclusively. I also prefer American.

08-29-2002, 06:49 PM
Have always used NWA or Continental mainly because they have the best routes and times out of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing or Detroit. They offer some great prices too, Like $132.50 R/T for our Oct trip and $222.50 R/T for our New Years trip. Really like the alliance between the two, and it's free first class upgrades on both with the silver elite program. Now if Delta joins it will be even better.