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British Airways hit rock-bottom Down Under

April 1st, 2010 3 Comments By Paul Smith

British Airways 857 19385812 0 0 4005 300 British Airways hit rock bottom Down UnderThere’s not a lot to be grateful to Australia for, except prison facilities for deviants and murders just about as far from Blighty as possible. And Neighbours, although we’re obviously talking about the golden era of Doctor Clive, Scott and Mike’s car crash, Jane and Nell Mangel. Super times.

TO be fair, they’ve little love for the poms either, and now they’ve just gone and sent our national airline to the bottom of the league; British Airways has been voted the least favourite carrier for flights to the UK by Australian passengers. That’s according to a survey of all international airlines by an Australian-based consumer group.

Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines and Emirates ranked first, second and third in preferred choices for flying to the UK; BA trailed in last out of eleven airlines. Poor in-flight service, rude and confrontational staff, bad food, poor legroom and rubbish seats – all were reasons given for flying with any carrier other than BA. It wasn’t a small survey, either – 9,000 consumers were asked to rate airlines based on price and service. Not a great month for Willie Walsh, is it?