GLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4272 times:
My boss's secretary always call the travel agency and ask for an AF 772 from CDG to JFK (no way he would board an AF 744).
If the seat he wants is not available, she tries the next flight. No matter how much it costs...
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4255 times:
I paid a very high fare back in 1970 to fly from JFK to SFO First Class on a TWA 747; lower fares were available on other flights, but I very much wanted to fly on the just introduced 747 and it was worth every penny.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8862 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4214 times:
Occasionally, I'll pay a few extra bucks to fly on a certain equipment. Right now, I am researching flights to Los Angeles, and want to take a red-eye back to Boston. My options are to connect in CLE, IAH, or EWR on CO. Connecting in CLE is slightly cheaper (no more than $10), but I would be on 737s for LAX-CLE and CLE-BOS (nothing wrong with the 737, It just seems that I'm only flying 737s right now). However, the EWR option has a 757-300 on LAX-EWR, and I haven't flown on the pencil yet. Another choice has me paying a few extra bucks to fly on a DL 777 going from LAX-ATL, which I wouldn't mind doing, and also this itenerary can be worked out so I can get a ride on the elusive MD-90 (you never see any of those on the East Coast).
So in short, yes, I am willing to pay a little bit more for a certain type of plane, but no more than really $15-20.
Cmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4162 times:
Rediculous. I would not pay any more $$$$ to fly a certain A/C type and I would not fly a long way out of my destination just to get miles, a certain a/c or even just for the hell of it. All I care about is getting from point A to point B in the least time and least expensive way.
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
I know my Dad, this past November, paid an extra $25 or so per person to go to Orlando/ Sanford non-stop from SYR, on a TransMeridian 727. He wanted to go on a 727 one last time, and other than my mom, none of the rest of us have been on one, so it was a bonus for me, anyway. My siblings don't care. My Dad loved that it was non-stop, too. I, personally, prefer to connect.
Aviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3909 times:
I paid 97 Euro for a triangle flight with EZY just to fly their 319s. This triangle flight was actually cheaper then a return flight and from an aviation fan point of view I never mind to fly three segments instead of two.
I've never had a flight with an Airbus and now I fly 2 segments (AMS-GVA-LTN).
I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
Of course. Sometimes I paid more to get a certain airline/airplane/airport, there are too many examples to mention and I will not know how many money I spent to get certain airlines/airplanes and airport .
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3849 times:
It's more often that I pay extra not to fly on a certain airplane, especially MD-80's. If it's not too much more expensive and there is a plane that I haven't flown on before, I'll choose the new plane.
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2012 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3724 times:
About $50 extra r/t to fly on the 772 and 763, from SBN to SEA on UA, had to make one extra stop, and it took more time, but what do I care?
The routing ended up being SBN-ORD BAe-146 (AWAC), ORD-DEN 772, DEN-SEA 752 and return SEA-DEN 763, DEN-ORD 772, ORD-SBN CRJ (ACA)
Had a lot of "first's" on this trip, the 146, 772, 763, and CRJ. This was last June. Was very pleased I spent the extra money to get on these flights, I really liked to 763, but obviously just the shear power alone of the 772 made it MORE then worth the money.