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1. Posted by Libertas (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Hey, I haven't ever used any airline other than Air Canada and WestJet living in Canada. I am just wondering if anyone can give me any names of some reliable, safe and preferably inexpensive airlines that fly within Canada and the US that they have used?
Thank you so much!

2. Posted by AlaskaGuy (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hey there, I don't think you can really go wrong with any of the airlines. They are all extremely competative, so pricing is normally about the same. My personal preference is United. Good Luck

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Im with Alaskaguy - United are decent enough - I use them as they are part of Star Alliance and l can gain airmiles. It depends what you are looking for - some budget airlines will not provide in flight meals or drinks - as far as l am aware most north american airlines charge now for alcoholic beverages (around $5)


4. Posted by kevandshan (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

Try and fly with an Asian airline dude...the US airlines have crap service.
Always crammed and you gotta pay for everything
Asian airlines (Singapore, Thai, Malaysian, Cathay etc) all have individual movie screens with hundreds of viewing options free, free drinks, excellent meal choices etc...
I have never had a great flight on a US carrier, crap meals, crap service etc....I think that it is worth paying extra to go with Singapore or Malaysian. I can usually get a fare cheaper with them anyway....although having said all this I am flying with American Airlines (the worst) in 3 weeks...I'll let you know what I think!

For me...I fly on price, service, miles(points)...but price comes first!

5. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 9y

Within the States I use Southwest for business travel. They are very efficient and stay quite close to the schedule. As they are a low cost provider, they don't serve meals but the staff is very friendly. It is an all-Boeing 737 fleet.

TIP: When booking Southwest, go online 24 hours before your flight and print your boarding pass. SWA does not have reserved seating, and they load by group A, B or C. Group A boards first, then B, then C. Download ahead of time so you can get the seat you want.

Good luck.

6. Posted by kevandshan (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

Yea ..within the U.S Southwest is the way to go, great fun to fly with.

7. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 9y

Southwest is the cheapest anywhere. ATA is also pretty cheap.

JetBlue is good for going coast to coast.

If you want to find the cheapest flight anywhere, try