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View Poll Results: Airliners you'll never fly?
China Airlines 16 41.03%
Air France 7 17.95%
Malaysian Airlines 29 74.36%
Iran Air 21 53.85%
Egypt Air 14 35.90%
Thai Airways 8 20.51%
Ethiopian Airlines 20 51.28%
Korean Air 8 20.51%
Garuda Indonesia 16 41.03%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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What are some airliners that you'd NEVER fly (or would have some fear when you do fly them)?

Even after the two back-to-back incidents with the Malaysian Airlines (which seemed like sheer dumb luck), the Air France incidents have always got to me. I mean, unlike Malaysian Airlines, these guys had a good number of crashes in the past.

So no Air France for me...

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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None, really. I'm flying Malaysian air this fall/winter. I've been on a few sketchy puddle jumpers and jungle planes as well.

I didn't vote, because I'd say none.

And also, Korean Air is awesome.

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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None of the carriers listed in the poll
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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What are some airliners that you'd NEVER fly (or would have some fear when you do fly them)?

Even after the two back-to-back incidents with the Malaysian Airlines (which seemed like dumb luck), the Air France incidents have always got to me. I mean, unlike Malaysian Airlines, these guys had a good number of crashes in the past and their pilots were usually the ones to blame.

So no Air France for me...
I know very little about some of the international lines and hate to see them get a bad rap, but for obvious reasons I wouldn't even consider one of the lines based in the mid east or anywhere near there. We flew Korean air many years ago, it was a great line to fly, nice planes, nice flight attendance and it was on time, but that was years ago. To me it is more the region than the airline itself.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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I wouldn't fly any African airline, Aeroflot, Air China, and many of the cheap-o Asian carriers.

I also wouldn't fly Air France again, because their seats and service suck.

Korean Air wouldn't be on my no-fly list, and probably not Malaysian, although I think Cathay Pacific flies to most of the same places and is a much better carrier.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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Besides Malaysian , the awful "company" of crazy O'Leary....
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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Besides Malaysian , the awful "company" of crazy O'Leary....
There isn't enough money in the world to get me on Ryan Air.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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Default Airliners I'll never fly

All of the above
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Ethiopian has a pretty good reputation, IIRC.

I wouldn't fly an airline that's on the FAA or EU lists as banned from landing in their airspace for safety concerns. And I wouldn't fly Spirit or Ryan because I'm not big on companies that actively hate their customer base. But if an airline meets the criteria for belonging to one of the big alliances and the price is right then I'd probably give them a try. I'm of two minds about Aeroflot though- their long haul international service is supposed to be much improved, but I'm not fond of steering any money toward Russia right now for political reasons.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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I hate certain major airlines, but I can't say I don't trust any of them in terms of safety. That applies even to carriers I loathe, such as American and Air China.
I can understand why people wouldn't trust Iran Air, but none of the others, even Malaysia Airlines, scare me into not flying them. If anything, some regional airlines from Africa, Asia, and South America should definitely be on the list! Some have even been banned from the EU due to an abysmal safety record!

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