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Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?  
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I am a purely leisure traveller and have a little 'formula' to decide which cabin I fly in.

Domestic - No choice. Always Shuttle!
European - always Club Europe
Longhaul up to 8hrs - Premium Economy, if no space available then J
8hrs + - J, if no space available then First.


"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

I also have a formula. Contents of bank account = economy all the way!

If only we could all afford upgrades...

Geoff M.


User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

I guess it depends whether Mummy and Daddy are paying or not.


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User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

my policy is: Always get a window seat!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

1. Fares-driven (sad but true)
2. For a given equal fare, always pick the airline you haven't been on before
3. For a given equal fare, always pick the aircraft you haven't been on before
4. For a given equal fare, always pick the airport you haven't been through before.
5. For a given equal fare, always pick a US entry point you haven't used before (I like to confuse the FIS)
6. For a given equal fare, always pick a departure point to the US you haven't used before (ditto)
7. Never fly nonstop when there is a connecting service available
8. Avoid transits at LHR always and all times, regardless.
9. Use BA as a last resort (they are boring).



User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2891 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Since my parents pay for the tickets-i will tell u my fathers policy-

the cheapest ticket on that route and always economy,
infact once when i asked him to take me business he sarcasticly told me "what is that"


User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Long trips = aisle seat

Short trips = window seat

Simple as that.  Big thumbs up

johan



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6330 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

1) Always economy...I am in college, I am too poor/cheap for anything more

2) Always an aisle


User currently offlineATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Yes.

If I'm going to ATL, I fly either DL from CMH, or FL from either DAY or CAK. Any other US domestic destination, I fly UA. I'll make this decision based on: (1)flight times/availability (2)fares (3)which FF account I want to add miles to, basically in that order.

I am willing to pay an extra $10-$20 in fare just to get where I need to be at the time I want to be there. This is b/c when I travel I'm normally on a very specific schedule.

If the reservation is offered by a codeshare partner (such as NW for DL), and if I'd be routed through an airport I don't travel to often, I'll likely take that flight...assuming the fare and travel times are comparable...especially if I'd get extra FF miles by making that connection.

-I desire aisle seats
-I prefer to fly midday (10am-3pm) or in the evening (5pm-9pm) b/c I enjoy the hustle and bustle, even if I pay more
-I DO NOT fly Southwest unless I have no other option available to me...meaning that if a Nepalese Sherpa could guide me there instead, I'd rather ride a donkey than in a WN jet.



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4089 times:

1. I always fly Delta unless their fare is like totally insane or they are overbooked.

2. I refuse to fly on Airbus Aircraft.

3. I must have a window seat.

4. I try to avoid night flying.

5. I connect thru ATL whenever possible.

6. I take no more than 2 bags.

7. I refuse to take a large bag aboard the a/c.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

1. Must be at the Airport within three hours of flight

2. Must not carry unnesscary carry on luggage or baggage (snack packs or bags full of idiotic stuff)

3. Dress up a little bit or wear my Yankee stuff

4. Always must have the window seat

5. I prefer to fly United Airlines

6. Everything must be on schedule

7. If I am flying International, must be in first class and first class only

However, since I still have to fly with my parents, all of my policies are thrown out the window, sucks dosn't it?

Signed,
Matthew



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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

1). Always and exclusively fly SkyTeam (specially KLM and Continental).

2). Always economy (but the most flexible fare!)

3). Always a window seat, never an aisle seat

4). Always a vegetarian meal

5). Avoid Airbus Aircraft wherever and whenever possible

6). Never ever fly a low-cost, I love free in-flight service

7). Preferably PTVs on board

8). Try to make a day time flight

9). Try to make as many connections as possible whenever my funds (and parents!) enables me to

10). e-ticket!!!!!

Regards,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

7. If I am flying International, must be in first class and first class only

You are one demanding 13yr old.....




"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineVtdl From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4040 times:


For personal travel, my policy is economy and book online. I'll save the money for other things. Well, my might change this policy after if win the lottery.

For business travel, my trick is to check flight schedules for my favorite airlines before telling the company travel agent the airports/time requirements so that my flights always comes up first. That way, I can fly the airlines/flights that I want without worrying about travel policy.


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

The price must be less than £270 to anywhere in the world! (both ways)


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User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

1. Always get a window seat

2. Fly business class on trips to europe, and first class to Africa/Middle East/Asia.

3. Try to make as many connections as possible

4. Don't take too many suitcases and carry on's

5. Get to the airport atleast 2 hours and 45 minutes before flight

6. Try new airlines/aircraft/airports



Joe


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