TheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3252 times:
I fly more. But it is all non-rev so a lot of times I am more concerned about getting a seat than taking pictures of aircraft.
Also, I usually arrive at the gate maximum 40 minutes before departure. I feel there is no legitimate reason to do so any sooner. I know exactly how long it takes to get to the airport from my house, how long it takes to ride the bus from the parking lot to the terminal, and how long it takes to clear security.
Then when I arrive at my destination I make a B-line for the door to my ground transport, unless I have to wait.
And while flying is special, it is very usual to me. Something I have been doing since I was born. Sure, new aircraft are a treat but it is usually the same old thing.
I have flown 17 segments so far this year, 7 of which were CRJ-200.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
I've been flying about the same this year - well on pace to fly 100,000 miles/100 flights this year and requalify for Platinum.
The only reason I rarely write a report is that my flights have become pretty mundane. Flying has become for me the following:
-Go to airport and relax in WorldClub for a while
-Get on plane. Hope upgrade clears.
-In flight is do work or sleep. If I'm in F I might get a sandwich for a meal.
-Arrive in connection airport. Go to Crown Room. Have beer/check e-mails.
-Get on plane. Repeat first flight.
-Get off plane, go to destination.
Not a whole lot of variation there for me, so it'd get rather boring for me to write on up every week or two.
LDIkaros From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
I am actually flying more during the economic crisis due to the availability of many great deals on flights and accomodations. It's just that it takes a lot of effort to write a TR and I don't always want to run around with my camera taking pictures of everything - airports, lounges, cabins, etc. Also, I feel that many of the flights I usually take are already covered in the TR forum so why bother with yet another TR.
I have a few more interesting trips coming up so maybe I will finally post my first TR.
BA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8507 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 6): The Euro is too expensive and although the flights are now very cheap the cost of accommodation abroad is way too high
- This is a fair point, we normally do a long wekend/a week away in Spain, however decided to drop it this year due to the high euro, we noticed the price difference last summer, I can only imagine how painful a week away would be this year!
However, good for all our european friends to come and visit our country, we might not have great weather and beaches but we have some wonderful historic buildings and scenery.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11616 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
I'm still flying as much, but trudging through lots of work in my final year of an architecture degree means that it has to take priority over writing for this site and for other media. I generally only write trip reports now when it's something very special which I've flown on, or I'm so bored of drawing plans that I decide to take a break!
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Thule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
I feel like I'm seeing the same number of long-haul TRs and trips on premium and "exotic" airlines like EK and SQ, but fewer short-haul, economy class, and domestic TRs. I would guess that this is due to the differing economic situations of someone who saves up for 6 months to fly halfway across the United States on Southwest vs. those who do first class round-the-world trips on A380s for fun one weekend.
Then again, I haven't really counted up the numbers of these TRs so I'm not going to make any actual claims here.
Despite what some have said, I think there's still a demand for the smaller TRs. Small regional airlines and short-haul flights in different parts of the country or world can still be interesting, and even the most "mundane" TR in one country can be fascinating to a person in another.
I would like to read more exotic TR´s instead of the usual LHR-JFK in J-Class etc.
Quoting Thule (Reply 16): Despite what some have said, I think there's still a demand for the smaller TRs. Small regional airlines and short-haul flights in different parts of the country or world can still be interesting, and even the most "mundane" TR in one country can be fascinating to a person in another.
Of course and it can help others to get info about an airline or even fly themselves. Everybody gets from LHR to FRA easily but those small trips which are not common are those I really like. Other than that there are a few members where I can enjoy every TR simply because they are composed perfectly from start till end!
FCA767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 9): I just find that it has taken me so long in the past to write up my trip reports that I can't find the time any more.
I flew in to Sligo airport last week, and thought i'd trip report that as it's a somewhat different place to fly to, but i just haven't found the time to do it! Maybe over Easter i'll get a chance
Ah Don't worry about writing...I did just a video and pic report a few time
I will be doing Manchester-Juliana (Never Been) so will be a very cool trip...I usually go flying 2 times a year...so it's usually special all the time
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
Same amount of flights as last year, and (very probably) still more than all years before that - I just don't have the time to write reports currently... and on those flights where I'd have the time, I tend to simply forget to make pictures or notes.
Aside from that, I guess posting dozens of TRs for FRA-ZRH-FRA (on LX or LH) or FRA-VIE-FRA (on OS or LH) doesn't add too much value anyhow...