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For What Reasons Do You Fly?  
User currently offlineVinnieWinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 4086 times:

I'm just wondering... Some people on this website seem to only fly for the experience. So they are happily to fork out $$$$$ just to be on a particular flight/aircraft and/or to experience a new airport.

This does not make sense to me: Most people fly because they have to, either for business or for holidays. The only thing they care about is price and journey length, which should be as short as possible!

What about you lot?

I myself fly because I have to go somewhere. As an aviation enthusiast I absolutely love it when I have the ability to fly, but it's not my primary aim. At the moment I would never pay more to be on a particular plane. I would never pay $$$$$ to do a particular return flight. I always try to find the cheapest fare available keeping in mind convenience of the timing/destination. The aircraft or the airport I will be going to comes as a distant third.

But things might change once i have the $$$$ needed...

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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 4077 times:

The main reason is time. In business time is money. I will definitely pay more to fly a particular plane. It's all about comfort to me. I tend to hate 3 x 3 seating so, I will pay the added premium to fly in business or first class.

My rule of thumb is anything over 3hrs driving and I will buy a plane ticket.

However, I will soon be looking into buying hours of frictional jet ownership. This seems to be the new business trend.



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

Sometimes I will pay a little more(not a lot) or pick a less convienient itenerary to fly on an aircraft or airline that is new to me or through a new airport.

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

I fly for one reason...PASSION! However, my airline flights usually involve family of sorts, as I have quite a large family. As of late, it has been for colleges and spotting  Smile


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Quoting VinnieWinnie (Thread starter):
I myself fly because I have to go somewhere. As an aviation enthusiast I absolutely love it when I have the ability to fly, but it's not my primary aim. At the moment I would never pay more to be on a particular plane. I would never pay $$$$$ to do a particular return flight. I always try to find the cheapest fare available keeping in mind convenience of the timing/destination. The aircraft or the airport I will be going to comes as a distant third.

 dollarsign  Agreed! Spend the money elsewhere, where more enjoyment can be a result.

Quoting NASOCEANA (Reply 1):
However, I will soon be looking into buying hours of frictional jet ownership.

 eek  WHAT? What does a handler for FedEx and a college student need with a part ownership of a private jet????


User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
WHAT? What does a handler for FedEx and a college student need with a part ownership of a private jet????

Profile has not been updated in a while. I have a B.S. Finance and will be finishing up my MBA next Fall, and soon to be a private business co-founder!



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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 4018 times:
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I only get to fly once or twice a year so for me it is the experience of it. I currently do not own aand Amtrak does not stop in Louisville so for me the only way to visit family members in New York City and Virginia is to hop on that plane. My parents constantly suggest taking a Greyhound bus as it is cheaper, but screw that! I love airplanes to much to not fly. I would rather fork over a couple of hundred dollars for a plane ticket.

Quoting VinnieWinnie (Thread starter):
So they are happily to fork out $$$$$ just to be on a particular flight/aircraft and/or to experience a new airport.

Last year I booked a flight to JFK via FLL (which is WAAAYY out of the way) just to hitch a ride on a 757. I am always looking to go on a plane I haven't been on before. Unfortunately the ERJ-135(which I also had never been on either) to FLL was cancelled so I was stuck on a CRJ going SDF-JFK direct. Bummer!



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