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Would You Rather Go Nonstop Or Multistop?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Often I connect to gain segments towards elite status. (Recently, for example, I flew ORD-DSM-DEN-PHX-LAX). Often I try to connect in order to fly an airliner of choice.

My partner thinks I am crazy for wanting to stop in many cities along the way! He likes to up and down once, and sleep on the plane. I get stir crazy. I'd rather peruse an airport I have never seen!

What do others prefer?




14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Of course it's nice to see new airports and get a few hours on different aiports to look at the planes and listen to ATC. Be for someone who's not aviation interested this can seem a little crazy, I understand them.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

My time is valuable. Nonstop is best.

User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

fore flights up to 8 hours, i prefer non stop...beyond that i prefer a stop where you get off the plane and stretch your legs !

User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Depend on what situation I am flying. If I was not in rush to the destination or my wife isn't with me, I would take stopovers.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

When I fly coast to coast (ie. east coast to west coast or vice versa) I prefer at least a stop in central US. Flying time will be beyond 3 hours or so for each leg. O f course, spending time at airports, and eating a REAL meal, and walking around the airport when I do not get up on flights 'cept if I have to use the washroom really bad for really long flights. however, I can control my bladder until we get to the airport.

Kevin/DCA



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

I like to make connections.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Spending too much time in the air ain't too great so I guess I wouldn't mind if I had to make a connection. I love to to that especially flying internatioanlly. I once made a stop in Kuwait City on a LHR-DEL flight. I loved the airport and atleast I have the bragging rights of being in Kuwait.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Zrs70:

I prefer connections also, for the same reasons as you.

However, once I've gained elite for the year and if there's no particular airliner I want to fly on, then it's definately non-stop.

My wife thinks I'm crazy, and gets even more worried when I take a flight with a stop, but oh well.



User currently offlineCO Cargo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

If I'm alone and flying on a purchased ticket, I will always try to expand the number of aircraft I've flown on and airports I have seen. If I'm a non-rev or with family, nonstop is the preferred option. As somebody said a few weeks ago, standby can mean stand and wave goodbye to your flight, so why risk getting stuck in an out-station...
Respectfully Submitted,
CO Cargo


User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1440 times:


Non-stop.

I also like to sleep on the plane, that's why I prefer flights that depart late in the evening.


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

multistop, with a different A/C type each time if possible.

Check out these routes I have taken from Australia to Europe and return:

Garuda: ADL MEL DPS CGK SIN FCO AMS (train) BRU and return via the same route except it was BRU (train) FRA SIN etc

United: ADL SYD SFO YYZ ORD IAD BRU and return BRU CDG SFO LAX SYD ADL

It gets a little tiring after a while but for example on my first ever trip with United, I managed to get on a good deal of their different jet A/C types (744, 320, 752, 777, 763, 733).

Even between home and uni (approx 1000km), instead of doing ADL-CBR direct, I usually try doing ADL-MEL-SYD-CBR. The airlines allow it in their fare rules so why not?


User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1425 times:

Nonstop of course.

More connections mean there is a bigger chance of lost connections, delays, lost luggage etc. I like planes, but don't like to travel this way.


User currently onlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1420 times:

I am not a fan of connecting. I always try to take the non-stop method, though when I need to connect, I like to connect first. For example, on my recent trip to Italy and Greece I had arranged flying MIA-MXP non-stop on AZ. I was returning from ATH, but there are no direct flights between ATH and MIA, so I planned to connect first and fly ATH-IST-MIA on TK. Sadly, I had some last minute schedule changes and I needed to change my plans and I ended up flying DL MIA-JFK-MXP there and DL ATH-JFK-ATL-MIA back. It sucked!


a.
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1416 times:

I would rather make multi-stops, that way I can see different airports, do some plane watching while Im waiting for the connecting flight, and I would have a chance of flying on different types of planes.


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1412 times:

Multistop to experience different airports and possibly different aircraft.

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1401 times:

I usually fly non-stop (my parents hate flying and there the ones that are paying), but when ever possible like say when I fly by myself I like multi-stop. I like multi not necesarily for the aircraft of choice but because you get to visit new airports, talk to different people, maybe even take pics for the personal collection  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Just my view !



The Ohio Player
User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1401 times:

after reading the comments...yes multistop is nice but with the same aircraft. I remember a long time ago flying from europe to Asia for holidays and we would stop in places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Delhi. Most of these stops are no longer, except when you fly Emirates or Gulf Air from europe to asia. But if I have to change and make connections, that could be nerve wrecking too if the first plane is late then the rest of the trip is a big mess. its ok if you get stuck in a nice city, but what if it is a very boring city ?
Now unfortunately we dont have those interesting stops anymore. I flew LH to Asia (CGK) CDG FRA connecting to a non stop to SIN direct to CGK. AF was nonstop to SIN and direct to CGK. So, the layovers were just SIN...and if you have been there a couple of times it gets boring, except when you have enough time to go on the swimming pool and watch airplanes whilst lying by the pool !! I also miss the HNL stop that used to be in all flights between australia and the US west coast.


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

I prefer multistops as it me gives me the chance to see different aircrafts, different airlines and different airports.


JAL



Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineStarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Aussie_:

You once made the route with United: ADL SYD SFO YYZ ORD IAD BRU, right?

Then, I just want to know, did you get a REALLY long baggage tag with 7 airport codes??

StarAlliance


User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

I prefer nonstops, but I would make a connection if it meant a lower fare.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Non-stop all the way !!!

The greatest risk in flying is during the takeoff and landings. The fewer the better.

Multi-stop flights take to long.

There are greater chances of delays due to weather and traffic, etc.

And, as I gain status thru miles as opposed to segments....it's just plain simpler.


User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Carioca Canuck,

The GREATEST thrill in flying is during the takeoff and landings. The more the merrier !

Enjoy the hard touchdowns, strong crosswinds during landing. Very THRILLING. Aviation enthusiast will LOVE it !

Multistop would be better because, I do not want to stay stcuked with a boring passenger throughout the whole flight. New faces, makes you smile !

Cheers,
Herman Big grin


User currently offlineCNBC2001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Multi. No question.

If I had it my way, I would stop at every airport that had anything better than a grass runway.


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

For me its the more stops the merrier!!

I am a enthusiast and try to get on as many different planes and see as many different airports as possible!

Tim


User currently offlineGE From Singapore, joined Mar 2000, 320 posts, RR: 6
Reply 25, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Same here-The take-offs and landings are cool! As quoted by Herman: The more the merrier!!!

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