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Planes You'll Pay More To Fly  
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22726 posts, RR: 20
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

It is what it says... what aircraft will you pay more to fly when other things (service, price, FF program, etc.) are equal? I think for most of us, any type we haven't flown is a given. I would add the 752, and E-Jet, and the FRJ (not that I really get a chance to fly those anymore, sadly).

[Edited 2008-04-06 21:50:38]


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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

747. For sure. For example, if I was flying BA and AA between JFK-LHR and the fares were the same on both, I would do BA just for the 747, even if I wouldn't get miles for it.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

I've done that on several occasions.

Olympic Airways A340.
I paid a lot of money for my 1-way segment on my trip around the world back in summer 2006.
I am too embarrassed to say how I spend for that ticket.

Aeroflot IL-96 and TU-154
That was actually the second cheapest option on my flight from Bangkok to Istanbul with a stop over in Moscow for several days. Air Uzbekistan was the cheapest with a layover in Tashkent but they use 767s now. I can fly on those any time.
That ticket was only $433 USD. The Aeroflot ticket was $700.
Plus I had to pay $100 for the visa to enter Russia for my two day stay in Moscow.
For a $267 extra to fly on a IL-96 and TU-154, I'd be a fool to pass up that opportunity.


Thai Airways 747-300.
I paid for a first class ticket to fly in their Royal First Class 747-300 the last week it was in service with Thai Airways.

Midwest 717 and Northwest DC-9
Did that on my last trip to Chicago.
Sure it would have been cheaper and easier for me to fly SFO-ORD on United as there are many non-stop flight daily on United.
Instead, I wanted to fly on the Northwest DC-9 as well as experience one of the last 2+2 Best Care Signature Series 717s before they went to 2-class configuration.


United 747-200
In summer 2000, me and my girlfriend paid an extra $98 to fly SFO-HNL on one of United's last 747-200s.
The other choices were cool was well. TWA L1011, Hawaiian DC-10 and American DC-10.
I had no idea at the time that the other three would disappear so soon.


So in a nutshell, I will pay more to fly on an older aircraft about to be retired, Soviet jetliner and any modern 4-engine aircraft.
I will pay more to avoid the most common aircraft type if I have the choice. The aircraft I try to avoid the most is; 777, 767, A320, 737NG if there is an older aircraft, Soviet or 4-engine option on a given route.
The twins will be around for a very long time to come.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

I'd say on average I'd be willing to pay up to ~ $75 more for: UA or Star Alliance parters (FF program loyalty), to avoid express/regional carriers or to get on a better aircraft (i.e. UA's 3-class 777 IAD-DEN vs. a 757, etc.)

User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Any tri-holer or four-engine monster, so MD-11, DC-10 (bloody unlikely to find), A340, 747, IL-96, 727 (also near impossible)...

And... I'd pay to fly on an E170/190. They're just plain awesome.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4155 times:

I'd pay between 50 and 100 percent more to avoid a DE B757 and get a DE A320 instead - just returned from PMI on a B753 last night after flying out on an A320, and the difference was very noticable.

On longhauls, I'm absolutely prepared to pay a premium to fly on an A340 - I value quiet cabins.



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User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

I am willing to pay more to fly on an A380! (and eventually, in a loooong time the 787)  Smile

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4136 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Olympic Airways A340.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Aeroflot IL-96 and TU-154

Have to agree there. I also would pay more to go on the A380 and also a widebody over a single aisle .


User currently offlineAv8boy From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

L1011. I'm old and I love the Lockheed. Can't help it.

User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

The only two planes I would pay more to fly on are the A380 and A346.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4119 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Have to agree there. I also would pay more to go on the A380

I forgot to include the A380.
I like that Olympic A340 shot you have in the other thread.

For modern aircraft in production, the A380, A340 and IL-96 are the only modern aircraft I'd pay more to fly on.
I would NOT pay more to fly on the 787. Considering how many are going in to production and the fact that it will be flying probably for the rest of our lives, their is no point in paying extra to fly on one. Chances are that you're going to fly on one regardless.
It isn't a breakthrough in speed or size so I can't get that excited about it.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4116 times:
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I guess there is only one aircraft I would pay a LOT more to be able to fly with it: CONCORDE!!!!
Man, I want her back so much!  cloudnine 

But I guess this won't happen  cry 

I am non- reving most of the time, so hard to chose the aircraft then, but IF I could: B744 of course Big grin

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It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

I am foregoing time, money and sleep for my first 747 next week...

WN SAN-SFO arrive 9:50PM
UA SFO-ORD depart 6:15AM (B744)
UA ORD-IND (E170)

Anyone know what I can do for 8 hours at SFO??? I am pondering taking the BART into the city and having some java at the famous Cafte Trieste to pass some time.



those who don't get carried away should be.
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

I miss the Concorde too. That's one of my very few childhood dreams crushed. Apart from flying into Kai Tak and flying Swissair.  cry 

I paid extra for the following:

738
767
CRJ - I have no idea what compelled me to do that  banghead 
777- That extra $200 and a JFK layover helped me discover what is now my favorite widebody

Now I need to find some way to get onto the A380 let alone the 744.

[Edited 2008-04-07 21:50:44]

User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4073 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
752

My favorite aircraft.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 11):
CONCORDE

My 6th favorite aircraft

Also a 744 which is my 4th favorite aircraft.

Graham



As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17052 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

I would pay extra to fly on any 777. I really want to try out that a/c.


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4054 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 15):
I would pay extra to fly on any 777. I really want to try out that a/c.

The "Triple 7" is nice but I prefer flying a 767 over it. 777's fuselage is a perfect circle so if you sit on a window seat, there's a huge space differential between your seat and the window and stuffing the gap with a pillow is sometimes annoying. I tried flying business class on UA's 777 and it was a nice experience - but I was on an aisle seat.

-jasp



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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

I would pay slightly more NOT to fly on a 747 (unless I fly in F or C class). Big grin

User currently offlineIpilot777 From India, joined Aug 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

I would pay more if its either MD-11 or the 777-300ER!


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4018 times:
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Quoting Ipilot777 (Reply 18):
MD-11

An excellent answer! the MD-11 is great, isn't she?

Quoting Ipilot777 (Reply 18):
777-300ER

I hope to be on my 1st one as well in May, AC!

WILCO737 (MD11F)
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It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4016 times:



Quoting Afterburner (Reply 17):
I would pay slightly more NOT to fly on a 747 (unless I fly in F or C class). Big grin

You would PAY to not fly on the 747?!

*shocked*

My favorite aircraft by far.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4016 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Reply 12):
Anyone know what I can do for 8 hours at SFO??? I am pondering taking the BART into the city and having some java at the famous Cafte Trieste to pass some time.

Smart move my friend.  Cool
That is a great coffee shop and their coffee will keep you up for about a week.  Silly
Let me know which date you are coming. I may join you for a coffee or few drinks or cheap grub here in San Francisco.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
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Quoting Elite (Reply 20):
Quoting Afterburner (Reply 17):
I would pay slightly more NOT to fly on a 747 (unless I fly in F or C class). Big grin

You would PAY to not fly on the 747?!

*shocked*

My favorite aircraft by far.

 faint  I am shocked as well... What is so bad about the B744? Oh, and why would you fly F or C class in it but not Y class? Where is the difference then? (except the seats and the service)

WILCO737 (MD11F)
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It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3971 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 22):
I am shocked as well... What is so bad about the B744? Oh, and why would you fly F or C class in it but not Y class? Where is the difference then? (except the seats and the service)

Don't get me wrong. Boeing 747 is a marvelous aircraft. I just don't like its cramped economy class, especially in a long haul flight.  Smile


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30572 posts, RR: 84
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3971 times:
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Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
It is what it says... what aircraft will you pay more to fly when other things (service, price, FF program, etc.) are equal?

777. I go out of my way to fly them (like taking more connections, etc.).


25 WILCO737 : Cramped Y classes can be found on a 340, 777 etc etc! Depends on the airline and their seat pitch and width... Think about the VIP 744, I bet there i
26 TruemanQLD : A380, apparently (courtesy of someone at Flight Centres) soon they will be introducing a fee to fly it over there normal services!
27 Pe@rson : In theory, I'd pay more to fly on any aircraft type that I haven't previously flown. Within that, I'd probably prioritise based on importance, possibi
28 Cpd : Me too - me too!! I would really pay more to fly by Concorde. So much more special experience than on another subsonic toothpaste tube with wings. Th
29 MadameConcorde : Only Concorde. I have been happy to pay more for her in the old days. I would not mind going up to the ISS but there are lots of others waitlisted and
30 Ag92 : Airbus 340-600 Boeing 777-300ER Boeing 747-xxx Boeing 737-xxx Any Tri-Jet Saab/CRJ/Embraer - Only if my dad allows me however that wont be for some ti
31 OHLHD : Here is my list: OLT Swearigen Metroliner III I decided to fly this great little turboprop last year and went to ZRH to fly to BRE. But I decided to g
32 LY777 : I would pay more NOT to fly the A343 because of their hair dryers
33 GivenRandy : 747-400 (744) and 777-200LR (772).
34 Delta777Jet : Would pay extra for any L1011, DC10, 707, DC8, DC9, 727, 731, 732 flight! Paid extra to fly L1011 (TWA) , 747-100 (TWA) , 727-200 (TWA), last TWA T/A
35 Pilotboi : Anything that doesnt end in RJ.
36 Amigocharlie : I already did pay more. Instead of flying AKL - SIN, i flew AKL - SYD - SIN just to catch the A380. ...and i'm telling you, it was worth every single
37 MHG : Exactly that´s my guideline, too. With the exception of the 767 since i like it regardless what model (the 764 is still on my "to do" list)
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