Tony1477 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 14 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8060 times:
Has anyone ever paid more for flight because of the aircraft used for the trip. For example lets say trip A cost 200.00 round trip on a 737 and trip B cost 300.00 round trip but on a 757( or bigger ) I would pay the extra money. Am I the only one that feels this way
Kaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 806 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8037 times:
I wouldn't do it if it was for a 737-757 option and not for $100 difference in price. I have paid slightly more (about $10) and went out of my way to fly in a DL MD-88 and 767-400 (both the same day) because I had never flown in these airplanes before.
I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not terrified and screaming, like his passengers
Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2408 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8007 times:
Not for aircraft size, but for different level of comfort/service. For instance, I would be prepared to pay a little more to fly on a mainline jet than on a CRJ (especially for European Business Class flights);or for flying UA 777 rather than their 767 if I was flying F class; or BA 777/744 vs. 767 in C or F.
Klkla From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7988 times:
I fly what I think is a lot of miles (120k miles last year) and I have never paid to fly on a certain type of aircraft. I will choose a regular Boeing or Airbus commerical aircraft over a regional jet if there's a choice, though. I hate RJs because they're so uncomfortable.
I usually will price United first because I am a 1K member and want to keep my status. Second factor would be price which is why I tend to fly Southwest more for short domestic trips.
I might consider paying more to fly on an A380 or 787 in the future because both will provide a unique flying experience compared to todays aircraft.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5412 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7978 times:
I have. I paid more one time on a IAH-DCA route to go via EWR for 1.) the miles, and 2.) to fly on CO762 and CO777. The flight was actually a rerouting from IAH-ORD to see my ex-gf. Things went to s&$t before the trip so I changed the ticket to go to DC to visit friends--after the cost to change and all I was like f-- it. The original routing was IAH-EWR-MDW for the same reasons--but the ticket was actually the same as N/S IAH-ORD.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3799 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7936 times:
I had the opportunity to pay a little more for a slightly more exotic routing this spring when I was booking flights to Japan for me and my class mates. The travel agent offered CPH-LHR-HKG-TPE-NGO (SK, CX, China Airlines) on the outbound leg and NGO-NRT-ORD-CPH (NH, UA, SK and as a UAMP member, I would have gotten killer miles!) on the return leg. It would have cost about €150 more, and I just couldn't do that to my friends... Had I been traveling on my own I would have taken it!
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15375 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7886 times:
Quoting Klkla (Reply 6): I fly what I think is a lot of miles (120k miles last year) and I have never paid to fly on a certain type of aircraft. I will choose a regular Boeing or Airbus commerical aircraft over a regional jet if there's a choice, though. I hate RJs because they're so uncomfortable.
I've flown close to 75K miles this year..and basically I don't mind flying most aircrafts, as long as it's not an RJ plane!!
Of course, flying on AA's 777's a few weeks ago though was the best...
SirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7858 times:
I chose a slightly more expensive flight ($25 more, DL/Song over WN, CO) for my upcoming LAS-MCO trip, one of the reasons being it was on 757/767 vs 737s. And I even got picky with the DL flights, making sure not to pick ones with RJs. The other reasons were that work was paying for the trip and that since I'm traveling Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted a non-stop red-eye flight to MCO since it *should* be less crowded, both at check-in and on the plane. At the time of booking, the MCO-ATL leg on the way back was scheduled to be a 772, but it got changed to 763 a few days after booking. oh well...
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7834 times:
Many times I've paid a higher fare to fly my preferred carrier(s). Even had a stop over on occasion. The end result of course is plain to see - I'm on my preferred carrier(s), I'm likely upgraded, I am building FF points, I'm familiar with the carrier(s) and what is offered and where to go to get it, etc.
I've also paid a higher fare (and lower fare) to fly international on a carrier that I'd never flown before - just to the block so I could say I flew ABC Airlines once.
UsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7822 times:
I've done that before. I payed more to fly DL just to get on the 764.
Also, sometimes when flying US, i pay more for a ticket to get a different plane. Once there was a fare for $160, it was on a 733, and 734. I payed $185 for the same route, but i got to be on a 757.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3831 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7819 times:
Quoting Mozart (Reply 5): I would be prepared to pay a little more to fly on a mainline jet than on a CRJ (especially for European Business Class flights);or for flying UA 777 rather than their 767 if I was flying F class; or BA 777/744 vs. 767 in C or F.
I prefer BA service on the 747 in both J & F over the comparable offerings on the 777. The seat is the same but the cabins on the 747 lend themselves to a much better service; No galley at front of 747 F cabin and small Club World cabins upstairs and on main deck on 747 as opposed to flying youth hostel of the 777 in J. As this affects my choice on solely BA flights there is no price difference although I would pay a premium for upper deck J versus youth hostel J on 777. In the past I have taken later flights to avoid the 777 on the IAD route.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7923 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7714 times:
Yep, just this summer I paid $10 extra to go DEN-SFO-SAN-DEN just to get on the 747-400 DEN-SFO. UA was cheapest for a direct flight, but I wanted to connect and when i saw the 744, i couldnt pass that up. F9 was also about $100 more RT and it had an A318 and id rather fly a 744 and give my money to a legacy.
ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1182 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7667 times:
I often paid slightly more for flying on
- a specific aircraft type that I hadn't been on before
- a specific airline
- via a specific airport
- or any combination of the above
However, usually I try to get the cheapest deal. And of course, collecting FF miles always is tempting to take at least one alliance, if not a specific airline. Also, it might sound trivial, but usually I prefer a mainstream airline over a no-frills airline now, if it is an early morning flight. I don't like eating that early at home, and once I am on the flight I am starving. Of course, you can bring your own food, but I am getting lazy, hehe... Even the domestic flights in North America at least offer food for purchase, and my experience is that it is good food for a fair price.
BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7664 times:
Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 14): I prefer BA service on the 747 in both J & F over the comparable offerings on the 777
I would go out my way (within reason) to travel on a BA 744 vs a BA 777 as well if flying J. The J cabin on the T7 is one big cabin and is like a youth hostel, whereas on the 744 it is 2 or 3 small cabins that feel exclusive and relaxing.
Not sure I agree with FBGD on F, though - for night flights, the 744 is good, but on day flights, I find teh T7 F cabin to be cavernous and very pleasant, whereas the curvature of the nosecone feels claustrophobic.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3831 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7662 times:
Quoting BA380 (Reply 21): Not sure I agree with FBGD on F, though - for night flights, the 744 is good, but on day flights, I find teh T7 F cabin to be cavernous and very pleasant, whereas the curvature of the nosecone feels claustrophobic.
For claustrophobic read privacy Although the aisle is very narrow on the 747 at 3A/4E. I think on the whole the F cabin on 747 lends itself better to First, the cabin is much quieter than the non-QC2'd 777 and I find the lack of galley at the front preferable.
Having said that, your preference of the 777 in F is understandable, not sure why anyone in their sane mind would take the 777 in BA J over 747 upper deck though!
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7648 times:
Quoting BA380 (Reply 21): I would go out my way (within reason) to travel on a BA 744 vs a BA 777 as well if flying J. The J cabin on the T7 is one big cabin and is like a youth hostel, whereas on the 744 it is 2 or 3 small cabins that feel exclusive and relaxing.
Absolutely! It is a completely different feel on the upper deck 744 versus the main deck of the 772.
As for me, I paid about $200 more to fly to HKG on an RB211 747-400 as opposed to a PW4056 747-400. Well, that wasn't the only reason though. CX was direct and I wanted to try them out anyway.
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7643 times:
I would not pay more for any aircraft I've already flown, or is especially common - i.e. 737 for a 757/767.
I would however pay more for a new type to me, let's say an A340-600 over a 747, or DC9/727 over an A320. Aircraft that are increasingly rare imo are worth changing for, as are for instance a 747 on a really short segment!
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: I pay extra quite frequntly to avoid RJ flights.
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