As a sort of followup to my “what airports have you been to” thread I’d like to know what people’s favorite airlines are. Here are my experiences with the big ones:
American: Those Bistro Bags are actually good, but the O’Hare delays aren’t exactly fun. When I’ve gone through Dallas it hasn’t been that bad though.
USAir: They’ve bumped me around a little but I’ve flown on them a lot so they’ve been good workhorses for me.
Delta: Don’t fly with them much, but when I have they’ve been good. I’ve actually never had a major delay with them.
United: Don’t get me started. Delays, misplaced bags, bad food, I’d only fly on them if it was free and if I was going carry-on.
British Airways: I’ve flown on them only from Logan to Heathrow and back, and while the personal TV screens are good the service is crap.
Southwest: Never flown with them, no Chinese fire drills for me.
Northwest: Never flown with them either, even though I’ve flown into MSP twice.
So I like Delta the best, United the least.