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Old 08-03-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: 26°N x 82°W
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Link to an article that I saw this morning about the worst airline passengers and how not to be one of them:

https://www.airportparkingreservatio...ne-passengers/
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: 26°N x 82°W
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Spirit. The most basic airline I have ever flown. The seats were the most uncomfortable ever. Sorry I will pay more to have a seat that actually reclines/is somewhat comfortable and upgrades such as watching moves, listening to music, etc.
Interesting. My husband just used Spirit for the first time... upgraded himself to the front row for an extra $50 to try it on for size. He is 6'4", loooong legs... he said it was the best 4 hours on an airplane ever. Seat reclined nicely, he could actually move around... there was a console between he and the person on the aisle... tons of room to stretch out. They left the gate early, got to FLL even earlier... happy for him.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Varig -- Brazilian airline -- late 1970's: the left side of the plane was the smoking section, and the right side of the plane was the non-smoking section. I swear I am not making this up.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Wizz air. A Hungarian budget airline. Absolutely painful experience. At one point I could barely breathe. They made Ryanair felt like business class.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Wizz air. A Hungarian budget airline. Absolutely painful experience. At one point I could barely breathe. They made Ryanair felt like business class.
Interesting. I always found Wizzair to be better than Ryanair, especially cheaper and good prices for XL-seats in the exit row.

My worst experiences have been:

Cubana de Aviacion
Aerogaviota
Ryanair
Easyjet
Spirit
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Personally, I've never had a problem with any of the legacy airlines or Southwest. I'm not one to dislike an airline just because popular opinion or social media tell me I should.

I have no desire to fly on the budget airlines like Spirit and Allegiant.


I love flying Southwest!! I can't stand American! They are ALWAYS delayed, ALWAYS!
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Delta and Southwest.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Northworst. I've never seen flight attendants more adept at ESCALATING minor things into major traumas. Little old lady in the wrong seat? Make her CRY, of course! Drunken Quebcois on his way to Nouveau Orleans? Scream at him, and threaten him with arrest! (she was screaming it en Englais, mais c'est bien entendu, and if I hadn't translated, there's no-telling what would have happened to the poor man). Guatemalans can't stow their luggage properly? Intimidate them to the point where they think 'The Secret Police' are going to board the plane, and drag them off to be tortured-to-death!

I'm telling YOU! Pam-Ann is TAME, compared to what I used to see on Northwest.
Northwest was one of my favorite airlines. I could usually get an exit row seat. I would also stop by the bank and get a hundred dollars in fives and ones. Then when boarding I would let the FA's know I had lots of change if they needed any. Almost every time they would hit me up to break a few twenties. This often resulted in me getting a free beer or two.

When Delta bought NW that was the end of me getting exit row seats. I never liked Delta. Once my employer bought me a full fare coach ticket. First class was exactly the same amount. Delta was more than willing to let me upgrade...for a $250 change fee.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Interesting. My husband just used Spirit for the first time... upgraded himself to the front row for an extra $50 to try it on for size. He is 6'4", loooong legs... he said it was the best 4 hours on an airplane ever. Seat reclined nicely, he could actually move around... there was a console between he and the person on the aisle... tons of room to stretch out. They left the gate early, got to FLL even earlier... happy for him.
But what would have your husband thought it he couldn't upgrade (there is only a limited number of upgrades available) The vast majority of travelers on that flight have to deal with the least amount of leg room of any carrier and seats that don't recline. In addition, assuming it was a round trip, it is likely that the extra $100 upgrade fee plus the carry on bag fee ($50ish) he could have flown on another carrier for either less or at the very least had a better on board experience.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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I won't fly the budget airlines (Spirit, Ryanair, etc.). With that caveat, my choice for worst is United. Won't fly with them anymore if I can avoid them.
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