JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4145 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).
ATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
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.
"The most terrifying words in the Engligh language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"-Ronald Reagan
Vtdl From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4029 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.