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I Prefer Coach Class!  
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2190 times:

hey guys, i have discovered that I enjoy coach class more than first. I like seeing the wing and hearing the engine. I just enjoy the experience of typical flying more than being pampered.
does anyone else feel the same way? I think I'm crazy.

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
does anyone else feel the same way?

No.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

You are.

While I don't exactly feel pampered on domestic First class it is nice to have the extra room in the seat to roam around. As for jet noise, the farther away from it in the front of the plane the better. You are one sick SOB  Wink if you can handle (and actually like) the drone of jet engines on longhaul without having the NC headphones.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
You are.

While I don't exactly feel pampered on domestic First class it is nice to have the extra room in the seat to roam around. As for jet noise, the farther away from it in the front of the plane the better. You are one sick SOB if you can handle (and actually like) the drone of jet engines on longhaul without having the NC headphones.

well I'm 5'7 so it works for me.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7657 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

I love coach class. The only time I fly in business or first class is if I get an upgrade, which does happen quite often. I'm one of those poor souls who actually has to pay for my own flight, so the way I see it, I could fly one trans-atlantic trip per year in business class or three times a year in coach.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I just enjoy the experience of typical flying more than being pampered.
does anyone else feel the same way?

Yes.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

Maybe, but who cares?  Silly



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Not sure how many times a year you put your butt into an airplane seat in coach or how many miles a year you fly, but gotta tell ya, when you are near 100,000 miles or more a year that could change your perspective a little.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
does anyone else feel the same way?

I'd have said no also, but it seems there are some who agree with you....NOT ME.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy

Siliva check may be in order.........  drool 



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

On some aircraft on domestic flights I'd rather have a row of seats to myself in coach than a domestic first/business seat.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Oh boy, you are young. I consider any economy class as torture

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7567 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

I don't typically mind flying in coach, but if going international after experiencing NW's WBC, ill try to fly WBC over coach any day.


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
does anyone else feel the same way?

I'm guessing you're not going to find many people who agree with you.
Less space, less service, less food, and no free booze.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

Nah, you're not crazy - to each his own.

Remember, you're not crazy if you talk to yourself.
You're not crazy if you argue with yourself.
But if you argue with yourself and lose the argument, something's wrong...  Silly


User currently offlineCjh2007 From Austria, joined Jan 2007, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

hmmm... insane indeed Big grin


Is it the kerosene, or is it just me...
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):

Insane man here, and I am young, Id much rather be pampered Big grin, Y is so cramped  Sad


User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

I used to work for Delta Air Lines, and we always got upgraded to F if space was available, as well as travel agents and other airline employees. However, most of the time I used to "list" myself in Y-class (to non-airline people this means that you put yourself on a Space available list, ie no reservation, just to list yourself for a meal, then the airline knows how many to cater for. Of course, things may have changed domestically for some carriers, as no meal service in Y). At any rate, often F was full and there were extra seats in Y so I enjoyed the extra space. I don't travel a lot, and even with the airlines I did not travel that much compared to some of my coworkers. Also in those days we had to wear a blazer, or a suit, and a tie to travel in F. I preferred to be more casual, so I could get away with a pair of slacks and dress shirt in Y. That meant that I did not have to take a whole friggin wardrobe with me just for the flight. Of course, things are much more relaxed now. On domestic, I could not care less, but on international J or F would be nice, but not a big deal.
I, too, like to have a nice window in the back. I feel a lot more relaxed and I'm not much for being pampered anyway.
Cheers,
AY104



The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7396 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Once you go First or Business you rarely go back unless it really is a stetch for cash.

Y is fine if the flight is half empty but there is no comparison for travelling, even if the J/F is crap.


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Whilst Economy is always my first choice due to having to pay for my own fares. I think it is always nice to try and fly at least once a year in something other than economy.

This year I aim to fly BA or VS in Business to celebrate my 21st Birthday. That's as good as it gets for me unfortunately!  Wink  Sad

- Justin  Smile


User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):

No offence to you but when you get older and start to fly more, air travel can become something of a pain in the but.

I swear that you will want to fly up front when and where possible - without exception.

Sorry if I seem condescending - I don't mean to be!


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Sometimes bulkheads in a cramped first class on a short flight such as ATL-MCO seem way less spacious than a nice aisle with a row to yourself in Y. My mother is 47 and as a non-rev gives up her seat in F all the time for her own row in Y.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineHoppe777 From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

your nuts..........tell me, when you board the plane and take a peek at the Business/first class area you say to yourself.....hmm ide rather go to coach !

???? haha

each to his own though which is fair enough.

=)



Sometime in easter 10 .... yet to book :)
User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

If I have an empty row of seat I actually prefer economy as I can lay down and sleep then. Otherwise, only the front of the airplane please!

User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 13):
This year I aim to fly BA or VS in Business to celebrate my 21st Birthday

I suggest lots of shopping at Tesco esp. with a Tesco credit card to build the BA miles then use them to upgrade. I got MAN-JFK return for £490 + 25000 BA miles.
Good luck andf happy birthday for whenever it may be.

Chris



Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

I used to say this in the early nineties while flying DL coach.
At this time i couldn't figure the differece between coach/business and first.
As for the service , back then one hardly couldn't figure the difference.
Well, there were way more pax to serve but what the hence...
Back then i would agreed with your thread starter statement!!!

regards: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

I like my seat up front.


"Sonny, did we land? or were we shot down?"
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Actually for me service, IFE etc is almost unimportant. The only reason is space: leg-room and width! All economy classes (regardless which airlines) are terribly cramped, horrible like sardine cans.

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Once you've been up front you'll never want to go back  Wink

User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 22):
Once you've been up front you'll never want to go back

I'll second that, its costing me a fortune...........

Chris



Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
User currently offlineInbarD From Israel, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 1767 times:

I have flown business only once in my life and i can say i would pick it over economy any day.

First post, i am new here.


25 Post contains images SK601 : ME TOO! but than, a few years ago, I was upgraded to C-class....and I enjoyed every minute of it! Gone was my preference for Y! I still fly Y, but pr
26 Deskflier : Yes, plane crazy. At least you don´t seem to have any serious insanities, like fear of flight.
27 Dimoko : some of us have never had an occasion to compare.
28 Post contains images S12PPL : I don't mind coach on short hops up and down the coast. However, flying trans-con, I prefer first. If I ever go international somewhere...I'm gonna sa
29 Post contains images Norcal773 : I preffered coach myself until I got to fly F and that changed in a hurry.
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