Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4109 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
If you saw a return fare to somewhere not that far away which was pretty cheap, would you fly just for the flight? Or also would you fly for a day trip (i.e. From say London to Manchester), just to spot at the airport?
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4001 times:
Of course! Working for an airline, it doesn't cost me anything. I've flown many times just for something to do. People thought I was weird but when I was hired, our personnel lady told us it was fun to do. Fly to Boston, get a free meal (before 9/11 of course), watch a movie!
NOTAM-J From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
Yeah, if you work for an airline you can jump on an open flight whenever you like. I took a NW flight once from MSP to MKE and returned on MKE to MSP just to fly on the DC10 before they took it out of service on that route. The whole trip took about 2 1/2 hours. First class both ways, and a little breakfast on the return flight. Cost: $0.00. Had nothing better going on that morning!!!
If only I had a nickel for every Boeing vs Airbus posting...
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3877 times:
I certainly would and have once. My problem now is that I have no money to do it. I took a day trip to Wichita with a friend in March, but I had been working and had no expenses because I wasn't driving, so I had money to burn. When I'm off on my own though, it'll be fun to save some money and maybe see a cheap fare to somewhere in Europe and go there for the weekend. A lot of people would find that nuts, but if you do really well, you could get the airfare for $300, only pay $100 total in hotels, and then another $100 at the very most to eat and get into some attractions. I love longhaul flights, so the flights would not be a drag as they are to many people but instead part of the fun.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4109 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3832 times:
So if you work for the airline you can get completely free flights? In any class? Wouldn't you at least need to pay taxes? (Yeah i guess that you can only fly if there's seats available anyway). I have been looking through flights from London to Manchester and some flights are like £50.50 return! I'd pay that just for the flight and if i could get in some spotting that'd be even better!
It's sounds so cool that if you work for the airline and you weren't doing anything one morning you could just jump on a flight.
CB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
I do day trips all the time for the hech of it. I work for CO based in EWR I took a day trip once to LA. Went there in the morning and took the red eye back home, people thought i was nuts to go to LA for a day. It was fun there was like 5 of us from EWR that went.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3800 times:
Twice Ive flown for the heck of it, mainly because unique opportunities for a new experience presented themselves to me (and were cheap as well)...the first was 3/16/02 when I flew PHL-PIT-PHL for $84 on a US A330 and returning on an FL 717....two aircrafts which I had not previously been on...then earlier this year, in June, I flew FLL-JFK-FLL for about $160 going up on Song and returning on jetBlue...I had not experienced either airline previously....
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NOTAM-J From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3796 times:
The non-rev charge all depends on your flight benefits. Everyone within NW has a non-rev priority code, and depending on what code you fly under, your charges will differ. When I was working, I had management priority passes and there was no charge, didn't even take the tax from my paycheck! Some of NW's non-rev benefits are really great.
If only I had a nickel for every Boeing vs Airbus posting...
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3789 times:
The charges vary for each airline. I work for HP and we fly completely for free on us and also on HPX. Working in a field station I also get free passes on CO, WN, AS, F9, Aeromexico and Aero California.
We have to pay for taxes on international flights only. F/C we are supposed to turn in some of our buddy passes but they usually don't enforce it.
UPSfueler From United States of America, joined May 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 3705 times:
I used to do it when we flew for free. One time in one day I did ORD-SAN(757),SAN-LAX(EMB-120),LAX-ORD(747). All in first class except the UAX flight. I have done many dau trips like that but that was the most fun IMO.
AA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 806 posts, RR: 14 Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
Last February my mom and did the LAX day trip from JFK. It was pretty funny in class that monday when the teacher asked what I did this past weekend...and I replied well i went to LAX on saturday and hung around the house on sunday
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6246 posts, RR: 36 Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 3628 times:
I have not had to pay for a flight since December,1991. From 1971 to December 24, 1980 however, I spent every free moment flying around just for fun. The I got married and had a child.
Since 1991 I've had jumpseat privileges on an large cargo carrier.......OK, I'm retired now, it was UPS. Since my retirement, I've lost those and now cannot afford to fly around just for fun. But then, I no longer want to at my age.
Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 43 Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
I flew to SFO and back on a 747-400. Same one, both ways, N179UA.
Here are my future plans:
DEN-MCI-DEN. Flying out on WED, coming back on FRI.
DEN-LGA-DEN - Some time in October.
DEN-HNL-DEN - I'll go for my birthday during December. Gotta treat myself right!
DEN-SAN-DEN - I'll go at some point in October/November to see my friend Sergey.
DEN-SFO-DEN - I'll fly that route fairly often, since I love San Francisco!
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
Jetblast737 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 60 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
Yes I use my staff travel consessions whenever possible.During the footy season I fly between BNE-SYD, BNE-MEL to watch my team the Brisbane Broncos play.Sometimes the flights are full and I get a jumpseat.
IwantaBBJ From Ireland, joined Jun 2002, 771 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
Well, I sometimes use Swiss' weekend webfares to book same-day return-trips, such as ZRH/BSL to LHR, DUS, CDG, TXL and more... I even once treated myself to a domestic rountrip BSL-ZRH-LUG-GVA-BSL... Just for the fun of flying!!