When it comes to airline loyalty, some people have mostly flown on just one airline, while others have been on many. You don’t necessarily have to be a frequent flyer either.
Perhaps you choose a single airline because it takes you where you want to be. Maybe you like it because it’s familiar, or, of course, you have status with that carrier.
What Attracts You To An Airline?
What is it that attracts you to a particular airline? When I started flying back in Sydney, I always wanted to fly with Qantas, even though my Dad was an Ansett guy.
I really liked the branding of their domestic airline, which was originally TAA, then Australian Airlines. For some reason their advertising campaigns really resonated with me when I was in high school, so I naturally wanted to fly them.
Above is a typical example of an Australian Airlines TV commercial and I still remember it well. Of course, in late 1996 I joined Qantas Frequent Flyer and eventually firmly allied myself to the oneworld alliance.
Moving to Ireland meant a new airline, but I stayed in the alliance. Despite the fact I moved there, I chose to join British Airways as they were in the alliance and Aer Lingus were not.
Airlines I Have Flown The Most
Considering I log all my flights online, I can see who I have flown the most quiet easily. It’s probably not a surprise to anyone, but British Airways is the airline I have flown the most, with 141 flights.
Despite not being a member of an alliance, my current home town airline of Aer Lingus comes next with 120. My old favourite, Qantas comes third with 65. Surprisingly to some, Ryanair comes after that for me with 35 followed by American Airlines with 26.
When it comes to airlines you have flown, it is a mixture of loyalty and convenience for me. I try to fly with oneworld airlines almost exclusively, but sometimes you just have to use another carrier as they go where you want to go.
What airlines have you flown the most throughout your lifetime? Do they still exist? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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