YoungFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
I thought this would be an interesting question. If you could chose one situation out of the following to have an enjoyable and relaxing flight which would you chose? A big a/c, ptv's, nice seat pitch, 'normal' people sitting next to you, no turbulence, decent food, or as long as you know your baggage will arrive your good.
For me, as long as you promise me there will be no turbulence I would agree to fly an RJ for 5 hrs. and still enjoy myself.
How about you guys?
p.s. you can add to the list.
"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind" -Gandhi
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2962 times:
If I had to chose only one out of that list it would be the seat pitch...but then, nice trvel companions are important, too. And yes, I would like to see my luggage arrivein one piece as well So it's not easy, but I can easy be without great food, IFE etc....
As I 95% of the time carry on my stuff (can fit EVERYTHING into a 21" c/o and a small backpack, who cares about checked baggage. I honestly would love every flight to have some turbulence, its fun . Food and drinks are rare, IFE is so so anymore. Seat pitch is a thing of the past.
So, I would say decent folk around me with common courtesy (as keeping shoes on inflight, showering within the last 12 hrs before their flight or atleast wearing deodorant) is the most important thing. Nothing makes a trip go by faster then some good conversation. If you want the MOST important thing, a hot chick in her 20s or 30s sitting next to me. Oh yeah...
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2935 times:
Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 2): hot chick in her 20s or 30s sitting next to me.
It doesn't always work out in your favor. We were sitting in the back of the CRJ where the lavatory was. When we were on the ground, the 30 year old good looking girl kept saying "oh that bathroom smells" about every 3 minutes. I admit I get along fine in conversation with my neighbors when I fly but for this one it was tough. I asked her if I could see her airline magazine because mine was missing and she was reluctant at first. I told her I wanted to see the route map of the airline so I can see how far our destination was with other cities I knew. She did open up at the end and started talking about the different sceneries I can expect on the approach.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11406 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
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Probably pay the low price economy ticket , receive a free upgrade for Business or First, be served by a beautifull crew, do not face any kind of turbulance, have my bags back quickly and a limo to get me to my hotel at destination.
This is a best flight IMO.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
TimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2829 times:
On one trip from Nagoya > Guam, my wife and I had seats 1a & 1b on a 767. Man oh man was that GREAT.
It turns out the tour that we had booked with was JALs own subsidiary, so they put all those people at the front of the plane. Nothing like a business class seat for economy prices
None of the other times have been that good, but I'm almost always able to relax. I prefer evening or night flights because I'm tired from the day and can relax. Almost all my flights are international flights that leave at like 8 in the morning. Also I'm used to 12+ hour flights, so a 3 hour flight (Nagoya > Guam) is perfect. A little air sickness medicine and a small bottle of wine and I'm out like a light!