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  1. Second-worst: America West.

    I can honestly say that I prefer Ryanair to American.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — July 8, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

  2. Hold on. Air Transat is the worst. The. Worst.

    Comment by Ello — July 8, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  3. MOOOOOONDOG!!!

    Comment by I Saw This on XM Sirius Radio — July 8, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

  4. Clearly Mr. Vizquel has never flown Delta.

    Comment by Dayn Perry — July 8, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

  5. I have only flown — and will only ever fly — Air Canada.

    Comment by Navin Vaswani — July 9, 2012 @ 2:24 am

  6. Geez Navin, you really should give Porter a try. Much more accessible, free food and drink in the lounge and on the plane, and less expensive to boot

    Comment by Mathesond — July 9, 2012 @ 9:16 am

  7. Flying Porter is on my bucket list.

    Comment by Navin Vaswani — July 9, 2012 @ 10:32 am

  8. When was the last time you flew America West? Obviously prior to 2005…

    Comment by steex — July 9, 2012 @ 11:38 am

  9. …it was indeed prior to 2005.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — July 9, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  10. Indeed. Last time I flew with them, they wouldn’t give me a seat assignment until I was basically boarding the plane. Steps:

    1. Online checkin many hours earlier: No seat assigned
    2. Ticket Agent’s take: “Oh, sometimes it just does that. You’ll need to get one at the gate.”
    3. At the gate: No personnel present (30 minutes to takeoff, 10 min to boarding)
    4. Call the rep using the courtesy phone: “Oh, we don’t have any power to give you a seat. Only a person at the gate can.”
    5. Person at the gate finally shows up, starts pre-boarding…
    6. Finally get a seat assigned… on a 1/4 empty plane. WTF?

    The irony? Even with those issues, it was still the best Delta flight I’ve been on in 8 years because it wasn’t canceled, exceptionally late, or an “equipment change” (e.g. where the airline decides to bump all the continuing passengers by changing planes during a stopover on a flight that was supposed to continue on to your destination).

    By comparison, American occasionally stranding me overnight in moderately attractive cities (LA, Chicago, Miami, etc) starts to look like a good deal. Omar should count his blessings.

    Comment by B N — October 21, 2012 @ 2:01 am

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