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Non-Stop Vs Direct(One Stop) Vs Connecting  
User currently offlineYankeesFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 day ago) and read 4563 times:

What do you prefer for long flights? Non-Stop , Direct(One-Stop), or Connecting. I prefer Non-Stop because when I get off the plane I want to be at my final destination.


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User currently onlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 day ago) and read 4553 times:

Depends on the airline and cost, but generally for long-haul I prefer connecting flights

User currently offlinetennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 4542 times:
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From where I am currently working, Doha, I have no choice but to have connecting flights. I do however try to limit the connections to no more than 2 each way.

User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2269 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 1):

Depends on the airline and cost, but generally for long-haul I prefer connecting flights

Me too--anything longer than 10 hours gets really annoying really fast. Better to split it up!

Of course, if the price is right, it's fine to do a non-stop.


User currently offlinee38 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

YankeesFan, for long flights (i.e. greater than about 6 or 7 hours), I prefer either a direct flight--with an enroute stop--or a connecting flight.

I have been on a few long flights--around 10 or 12 hours--and to be honest, after about 6 or 7 hours in flight, I start getting very uncomfortable and would really enjoy landing, getting off the airplane for a while so I can go inside the terminal building and stretch my legs, get some fresh air, etc., but of course, the drawback--especially with a connecting flight--is the possibility of missing a connection, or having the second flight cancel.

I guess the answer is--while I would prefer a direct or connecting flight, if there is a nonstop available (assuming the fare is the same), I would probably go ahead and book it to avoid the stress of getting stuck at the connecting city.

My travel is generally dictated by the lowest fare--not scheduled departure/arrival times, aircraft type, or whether there is an enroute stop  

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User currently offlineAlnessW From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 1):
but generally for long-haul I prefer connecting flights
Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 3):
Me too--anything longer than 10 hours gets really annoying really fast. Better to split it up!

  

I always prefer connections. I want to be able to walk around, experience a new airport terminal, use the restroom, take some pictures, maybe grab a bite to eat, etc.

Honestly, boarding an aircraft and then deplaning at my final destination just isn't exciting for me.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

Quoting AlnessW (Reply 5):
I always prefer connections. I want to be able to walk around, experience a new airport terminal, use the restroom, take some pictures, maybe grab a bite to eat, etc.

The problem these days is that so many things can go wrong and every additional stop multiplies the chances that something will go wrong -- delays, misconnections, checked bags going astray etc. And any connection is going to add at least 2 hours, often more, to the elapsed time on a longhaul trip. I think most people would rather get to their destination as quickly as possible.

When I used to fly 4 or 5 times a year from YVR (and for a few years from YYC) to Europe on business, when I had to connect at YYZ or YUL, especially on the westbound trip, I always used to think that, had I been able to use a nonstop flight, I would have been arriving home just about the time the connecting flight was taking off from YYZ/YUL, with another 5 hours or so to go.

Connections also increase the airport taxes/fees, sometimes quite significantly.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

As much as I like planes, I pay extra for the non-stop every single time.


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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4278 times:

I'd prefer to be beamed there..


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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7155 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4274 times:

Whichever the option is to get on the airline, aircraft type I want for the right price. Life is so much more exciting when you don't take the easiest, most obvious option.

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