Best Airline/Worst Airline flown.

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Best Airline
Virgin.
Helpful and informative

Worst
Jetstar
Terrible customer service. Provided no updates.

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Worst- Ukrainian International Airlines.
Best- USAirways used to be excellent before they were purchased. Air Rwanda was also surprisingly very gold.
 
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I think you can't beat the big Asian carriers like Sing and Cathay. Qantas has good lounges and showers and good entertainment.... but terrible food. Virgin has good service but weak network. The airlines in the US are just pitched so much lower but Delta is my pick.
 

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I’ve found Turkish Airlines and Oman Airlines have the best food and I’d go as far as saying Oman has close to the best business class fullstop closely followed by Virgin. I used to love Etihad and Emirates but both have dropped the ball in the last few years. My banned list consists of Jetstar and I’ll also not fly Qantas unless it’s absolutely necessary
 

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Best:
Emirates - service and amenities are top-class, business class is a whole different level
Finnair - aesthetic, spacious, comfortable design

Worst:
Vueling - foruntate enough not to have experienced terrible airlines so this isn't really a knock on them, just minimal leg space
 

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I’ve found Turkish Airlines and Oman Airlines have the best food and I’d go as far as saying Oman has close to the best business class fullstop closely followed by Virgin. I used to love Etihad and Emirates but both have dropped the ball in the last few years. My banned list consists of Jetstar and I’ll also not fly Qantas unless it’s absolutely necessary
I'm flying with Oman air soon, looking forward to it now. First leg is operated by Etihad though.

Best for me: Qatar airways, everything was just a pleasure, couldn't find a fault.
Worst: Can't remember the name but it was some sketchy flight from Laos to Cambodia. My food was all sorts of ****ed up. Inedible.

Consistently good: Singapore Airlines. Good food, good service (always helpful), on board entertainment is good, stopover at Changi airport is always fantastic.
 

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Best:
Emirates - service and amenities are top-class, business class is a whole different level
Finnair - aesthetic, spacious, comfortable design

Worst:
Vueling - foruntate enough not to have experienced terrible airlines so this isn't really a knock on them, just minimal leg space
Have noticed Emirates business has been slipping in terms of standard and benefits. We have a trip to Europe in a few weeks time with them and if things have slipped further we would consider our options going forward. Booked as an award flight so that’s one positive
 

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Best: Qatar
Worst: Split between Air France and one of those shitty english budget carriers. Bangkok Air has the worst food by a mile, and Malaysian really isn't that good
 

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Best by a country mile:

Singapore. Was fortunate enough to get a consulting gig in Africa for a few visits with business class flights to Paris en route. You know a flight is great when you're actually disappointed when they announce that we're about to descend.

Worst by a similar distance:

Merpati in Indonesia. The saying "it's merpati and I'll fly if I want to" was there for a reason. I had the pleasure of a monthly trip to West Papua (Irian Jaya) for a year and a half in the mid '00s and they were the only option for much of that.
 

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Actually Berlin's Tegal airport would also give it a run for it's money and Air Berlin were also a shit tier airline as well
 

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Give me Air France any day.

Charles De Gaulle airport is one of the worst airports in the world though.
Every time I've flown with Air France, I feel like the pilot is flying a rock through space. Some of the landings have been truly bone jarring and frightening.

Lets not forget the pilot that crashed the brand new A320-111 on display at an airshow back in 1988 - Yep, he was a French pilot.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296

Give me a Somalian pirate pilot any day of the week over a French pilot. Let's not forget the idiot French pilot that crashed flight 447 from Rio to Paris because he put the plane in a stall and didn't even realise it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447

Watch the Air Crash Investigation episode on the flight. The pitot tubes froze over, which was a known malfunction and the manufacturer had issued instructions for dealing with it, and the instruction was to simply take manual control and fly level until they cleared. Except this bright spark, took control and increased nose-up angle of attack and maintained it until the plane crashed. While the other pilots tried to correct the pitch and entered other inputs, the idiot didn't release controls and maintained the nose-up angle.

Once again, give me a sweat shop slave labour kid over a French pilot any day of the week.
 

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Once again, give me a sweat shop slave labour kid over a French pilot any day of the week.
If you're panning Air France due to their safety record Tiger Airways is probably the worst Australian airline to compare it with. Horrible safety record.
 
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Worst Virgin in Australia my knees were up near my ears
Worst OS Vietjet same deal smallest leg room on earth,lucky they gave us an exit seat and there was only 2 of us in the row but knees were touching the seats infront of us,1 hour flight made it ok
Best Air Asia Biz Qantas Biz and Sing 2 4 2 configurations in a 2 with my wife
 

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Best: Qatar

Worst: Royal Jordanian or Air Asia. I remember Air Asia was just ******* terrible, tiny, hard seats, had 2x tickets connecting at KUL and wouldn't put my bags through (which is kinda standard, but had a 10 hour stop in KUL with all my luggage). Royal Jordanian at least tried to be serivceable but their planes were just ridiculously old and dusty. Food was gross too.
 

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Best: Qatar

Worst: Royal Jordanian or Air Asia. I remember Air Asia was just ******* terrible, tiny, hard seats, had 2x tickets connecting at KUL and wouldn't put my bags through (which is kinda standard, but had a 10 hour stop in KUL with all my luggage). Royal Jordanian at least tried to be serivceable but their planes were just ridiculously old and dusty. Food was gross too.
How long ago was the RJ flights and on what type of aircraft?
Disappointing to hear that as I’ve done a couple of flights with them and thought they were very good.
 
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