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'World's Worst Airline' Launches Online Booking (Masochistic Tourists Take Note)
The Telegraph ^ | 24 Oct 2012

Posted on 10/24/2012 7:17:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

'World's worst airline' launches online booking

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Air Koryo, the North Korean carrier described as “the world’s worst airline”, has finally moved into the digital age with its first online booking service.

The state-owned airline, which is the only one in the world with just one star according to the ranking service Skytrax, now sells flights from Pyongyang to Beijing and Shenyang in China, and Vladivostok in Russia, on its website.

The website (www.airkoryo.com.kp/en), which launched in August, promises “easier, quicker, reliable booking and ticketing services.”

Early reports seems to suggest the website is unlikely to help the North Korean flag carrier shake its one-star rating, however. Users have already reported slow response speeds, with some searches not offering any availability for flights, while others result in an error message appearing on the screen.

The one-star rating, according to Skytrax, is reserved for airlines that offer a “very poor quality performance… with poor, inconsistent standards of ….service …in on-board and airport environments.”

According to Reuters, the majority of the Air Koryo’s fleet consists of Russian-made Tupolev aircraft, although older planes constructed in the former Soviet Union are used for domestic flights.

The majority of its aircraft are banned from operating in the EU.

While it is the only airline to have the one-star rating, there are 29 functioning airlines listed with a two-star Skytrax rating, defined as representing “poor, inconsistent standards.”

Air Zimbabwe, Bulgaria Air and Ryanair are among the airlines listed in this category.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airlines; commiepigs; commies; communism; fearofflying; misery; northkorea; travel
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Air Koryo Reserve your seat with Air Koryo and dine on this fine serving of dog brains and boiled cabbage.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 7:17:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
But you have too love the first class cabin:


2 posted on 10/24/2012 7:21:43 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: All

Comrades, book your next adventure here at:

http://www.airkoryo.com.kp/en


3 posted on 10/24/2012 7:22:07 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

It does seem to beat our airlines in the flight attendant department though.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 7:22:52 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Comrade ... look only. Don’t TOUCH! Or else gulag awaits.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh, fiddle, I wonder if any of this is going to mess up my planned vacation trip to Pyongyang.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 7:28:27 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Gamecock

My college frat mate now works for Dell Asia and 3 years ago, he flew Air Zimbabwe as Dell assigned him to an NGO outfit (some liberal group). The first thing he noticed were that the stewardesses were surprisingly hot and that was the only good part which turned into a comedy from Zimbabwe to Nairobi.

The dinner served was spam with pork n beans, and he saw 2 cockroaches zip by on his seat. When the plane finally landed, the jet engine went up in smoke plus 3 laptops were stolen from his baggage.


7 posted on 10/24/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ping.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 7:33:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DogByte6RER; TigerLikesRooster

NorKs also created a cruise ship industry.... it’s pretty bad too, lol


9 posted on 10/24/2012 7:34:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock

is that couch not bolted down??


10 posted on 10/24/2012 7:35:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: max americana

A few years ago I flew from Johannesburg to London, twice in two months. Both times on British Airways. Second time I scored an upgrade to Business Class. Great food, good wine.

Interesting part was before takeoff they sprayed insecticide throughout the cabin. So no cockroaches.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 7:38:05 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: DogByte6RER

Egad, Vomit on a Tortilla.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 7:39:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL

No need, the aircraft can’t get off the ground anyway.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 7:40:18 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: DogByte6RER
World's worst airline? Not quite.Here's the worst,my flight was terrible.

The World's Worst Airline

14 posted on 10/24/2012 7:42:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: DogByte6RER
Air Koryo Reserve your seat with Air Koryo and dine on this fine serving of dog brains and boiled cabbage.
Stop complaining. North Koreans have ratted out family members for less.
15 posted on 10/24/2012 7:43:32 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

bump


16 posted on 10/24/2012 7:44:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock

The sofa in first class doubles as a coffin.


17 posted on 10/24/2012 7:45:05 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow a whopping four cities.


18 posted on 10/24/2012 7:57:41 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Yep, this is a major airline for sure. heh. The only one in North Korea, or El Prison Norte


19 posted on 10/24/2012 7:59:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Over the last 4-5 years I've flown quite a bit on Chinese domestic airlines. China Southern, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Dragon Air.

The flight attendants are always knockouts...

20 posted on 10/24/2012 8:00:44 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: muir_redwoods

If you think that is bad you should see their rusty, decrepid amusement park roller coaster...

Roller Coaster of Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze1_D1F5NjI


21 posted on 10/24/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock
A few years ago I flew from Johannesburg to London, twice in two months.

So how was Johannesburg? I found out half an hour ago that my daughter has decided to accept a position at a university there. She's excited to have a job. I'm kind of crushed. (Thanks Obama, for the lousy employment situation in this country.)

22 posted on 10/24/2012 8:02:50 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yFLA10CF88

Do you remember “The Grace L. Ferguson Airline”.


23 posted on 10/24/2012 8:08:07 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: stayathomemom

from the stories I read on FR, your daughter must be insane to want to go there. Just judging from the bad things I guess.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Flew Air France about a decade ago. To this day I still have no idea what that crap was that Air France served as a “meal.”

Stews were pretty, though.


25 posted on 10/24/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rdl6989
Wow a whopping four cities.

You are not properly appreciating the distances!

Bejing 506 miles
Shenyang 229 miles
Vladivostok 421 miles

Can you imagine how long would it take on a horse to walk?

26 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:27 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: rmlew

Oh Yi-na is so glad to be in South Korea!
27 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock

“In case of crash, first unbolt sofa and remove from in front of emergency exit. Look out window to check for fire. Then pull handle and lift emergency exit away. If you do not feel that you can physically move the sofa, ask the flight attendant to move you away from the exit row.”


28 posted on 10/24/2012 8:18:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: GeronL

They need to cut the weeds down around the coaster lol.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 8:19:08 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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So where do they find the dogs? Oh that's where.

30 posted on 10/24/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: THX 1138
They were here too once upon a time, but then the feminists got a hold of the industry and sued them for age discrimination. Now instead of having only single girls under thirty, they practically won't hire anyone under 50, unless they are an effeminate male.
31 posted on 10/24/2012 8:21:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: rdl6989

Maybe when the park closes they let in some starving peasants to eat the grass?


32 posted on 10/24/2012 8:24:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rmlew

“Stop complaining. North Koreans have ratted out family members for less.”


I thought you had to fly first class to be served rats.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 8:58:45 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21
A horrible communist airline? Say it ain't so!

I thought everything under communist dictators HAS to be great.

Sean Penn told me so.

34 posted on 10/24/2012 9:07:44 PM PDT by boop (I weary of the chase. Wait for me. I shall be merciful and quick. ...)
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Wait- is the couch in front of the escape exit?


35 posted on 10/24/2012 9:13:30 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: DogByte6RER

America’s future if Obama gets re-elected.


36 posted on 10/24/2012 9:17:04 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Gay State Conservative

That was good. Didn’t quite get all the jokes, but it was neat.


37 posted on 10/24/2012 9:18:16 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: radiohead

Yes. Yes it is.

..................

At least it doesn’t have wooden benches like some rumors of old Aeroflot


38 posted on 10/24/2012 9:29:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

They’re just hacked off because Korean Air has those cool commercials.


39 posted on 10/24/2012 9:31:04 PM PDT by RichInOC (In the end, there can be only Un.)
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To: GeronL
is that couch not bolted down??

C'mon. North Korea may be primitive but at least it's not American Airlines.

40 posted on 10/24/2012 9:53:46 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: THX 1138

I’ve flown domestic on Air China a number of times. My only complaint is that I swear the seats are even smaller than in the US. And I personally believe the women in southern China are much more attractive than in the north.


41 posted on 10/24/2012 9:59:35 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

maybe the seats are smaller because the people are smaller and because its a freaking communist country and they could care less what the people think.

or not.


42 posted on 10/24/2012 10:13:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
China in nominally communist, but you'd be hard pressed to find bigger capitalists. And frankly, I'm not exactly convinced airlines in the US are thirsting for insight from the traveling public...
43 posted on 10/24/2012 10:29:21 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stayathomemom

Sorry, but I have no idea.

I just transited Jo-burg in order to get to Manzini.


44 posted on 10/25/2012 4:26:45 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: THX 1138
Over the last 4-5 years I've flown quite a bit on Chinese domestic airlines.......Dragon Air.

I am flying Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air this December. Can't wait.

45 posted on 10/25/2012 4:30:11 AM PDT by Gamecock
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They’re just hacked off because Korean Air has those cool commercials.

There is a rule, ya' know!


46 posted on 10/25/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("The Obama administration has 'no moral compass' ..." - Sarah Palin)
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To: stayathomemom
South Africa sliding downhill while rest of continent clawing its way up

Not sure I would want to go there anytime soon.

47 posted on 10/25/2012 5:26:04 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.


48 posted on 10/25/2012 5:27:15 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sadly the old “Mom’s” saying is true in N. Korea...There ARE starving people in Pyongyang who would happily eat (Whatever that is).


49 posted on 10/25/2012 6:10:35 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Gamecock

Nothing like having a couch block an exit.


50 posted on 10/25/2012 7:58:26 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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