GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1823 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.
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4404 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1804 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.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1790 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.
CO Cargo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1780 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...
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34118 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1744 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!
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1740 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.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1725 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
Just my view !
Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 841 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1725 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.