To check out their new 717 and 737 planes and/or XM Satelite radio (though not all of FL's planes have this feature yet). Your shorter flight segment will probably be done with a 717; your LAX-ATL leg (should you opt for this itinerary) will be on their 73G.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
The only problem with the B6 flight is it leaves at 9:30pm, so it gets in at "5:20am" which usually means 5:05am or 4:45am...so it gets in REALLY early...even for a red eye. AA and DL's red eye get in an hour later...so thats a plus for them.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
Actually jetBlue flights are as expensive as these other flights and they have a terrible flight hour. I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with airtran as I might be going with them if they are good.
JetSOUTHEAST From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
You want friendly crew members and new planes? Fly AirTran. I cannot gurantee XM Radio will be on your plane, but in a few years it will be on all of them, and that is a reason to fly AirTran. If not them, jetBlue.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27543 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2045 times:
Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter): It looks like it will be either AA or Airtran for me for this route. Is there any reason why I should try Airtran? What is the service like and most importantly are their planes comfortable?
Well, you get 100% fresh air on FL if you fly via DFW with the 717. If you fly through ATL, you get the 73G. Still, you really should not overlook B6.
Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 5): You are right. LGB is not LAX. It much more convenient, easier and more accessible to 75% of the people that fly out of LAX.
Easier, maybe (if you think 405 traffic is easy). It is not more convenient or more accessable to even 50% of the people who use LAX.
Iowa744Fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 2018 times:
I would say go with FL...of course I am stockholder in them and am just being greedy! Servicewise, I could not tell you. I would take them because of the 717....I have never been on one before. However, given that I am in DSM and seldom (ever?) go to the Southeast, I have never flown FL.
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5506 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 1984 times:
Unless you hate Delta, take Song. Delta needs the money. And the service, style and free personal television are excellent.
I like Airtran. Never had a problem on them. Love the 717s. Don't find the seats "uncomfortable" as others have said. Love the ability to upgrade to first for a nominal fee at the gate (something to consider). But unless you're bringing a laptop with movies or an IPod, I would find that a pretty long flight to take without any kind of entertainment as an option.