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AirTran, Or 767's.....  
User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

I am planning a trip to Tampa FL. at the end of July, and I want everyone's opinion. Which would you rather do.

1. Fly AirTran CAK-ATL-TPA-ATL-CAK for $476 round-trip for two. Flights are DC-9's. Service will be nice since I've flown them before.

2. Fly Delta CLE-CVG-TPA-ATL-CLE for $485 round-trip for two. The flights to and from TPA are going to be 767's. If I choose this flight, it will be my first on a widebody, and first time seeing one in person.

So, it's down to flying on a cheaper airline with good service, or fly on a slighly more expensive airline just to fly in a widebody. Hmmmm....descisions, descisions. Help me out, guys!

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User currently offlineTimmsp From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

My vote would be to go Delta. A $9 difference is really no difference at all. Plus there is really not much at all to see at CAK in terms of non-commuter airliners and even those are few and far in between.

It's more interesting to fly on a plane that you've never been on before. Plus, you'll get to see some Continental planes at CLE.


User currently offlineTool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Hmmmm. A difference of $9.00 in price. I would fly Delta. Better service and you get to experience the "Widebody"

Happy Trails,
Bobb


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

One word.

SKYMILES

Go with Delta.


User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

Yeah, Delta.

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

I would put my vote for AirTran. I don't know how you got $476 on them. Did you try http://www.airtran.com? On there I found fares from CAK-TPA via ATL for AS HIGH AS $339.00 r/t. There are also fares for as low as $249 r/t including taxes. This is with two week advance purchase, for flights peak, off-peak, one day, multiple days.

The one week advance purchase has fares as high as $438.


User currently offlineBonanzaFunjet From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Kcle

1. Don't you know why you got that fare on Delta??????????? Doesn't everyone know why the majors have low fares???????????? Thank Airtran, Frontier, Vanguard, Jet Blue, Spirit, Midway, Midwest Express, etc.

There is a war going on. Those airlines and their employees are fighting for you with comparatively low wages. As Lowfareair pointed out you can save over $200 for just two weeks notice. Come-on you can use $200 can't you. Save the 777 for later, it isn't going anywhere.

BonanzaFunjet


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Fly Delta. There will be better service and the DC-9s are very loud. Enjoy anyway!


Regards,
Airplanetire


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1138 times:


I gather he´s talking about the ticket price for TWO persons.

Anyway, I´ve flown DL before, and they were OK. I don´t know AirTran, but I doubt their service is on a par with DL´s. Plus the 767s are much nicer and more comfortable than the 9s.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5497 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Dude, go with Delta. What series is the 767 anyways? I just paid $199 to get on the last L1011 flight, spend 3 hours in ATL, then come back on my first 777 ride. Yeah, I'm crazy!  Nuts

User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

I'd go with Delta. AirTran cancels so often here it is the running joke. No one commutes on them because they are far to unreliable, and even if they don't cancel they are always 2-3 hours late. If it is that close in price, go with Delta, my opinion.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1117 times:

go for the 767


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1113 times:

Id vote for AirTran,
I live in Philly and id say 99% of AirTran's flights go out on time. Even in Atlanta they dont cancel alot of flights. AirTran has made leaps and bounds in the last year and definately deserves your business. If the prices are comparitively the same, fly the little guy. The little guy appreciates it much more than delta would, where you would be just another name on a passenger list.
Tony


User currently offlineBonanzaFunjet From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1105 times:

Airsicknessbag

Thanks for correcting me on the airfare for two. The point is still that the overall airfare is low because of lowfare airlines.

If Delta has their way the next time Kcle flys, he might get a 767 aircraft, but for sure he'd get a 767 sized fare for that seat.

Just something to think about. Either way Kcle - enjoy your trip.

BonanzaFunjet


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1107 times:

I fly AirTran all the time, and I've never been on a flight that didn't get me where I was going on-time. Usually, I get there a few mins early. The 717s are nice, but if you are going to be flying on the DC-9s, I would pick the DL767. (but only because of the noise)

Take the 767!  Big thumbs up

Hank


User currently offlineDatazar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1101 times:

Not sure where you got your AirTran pricing from.
I'm showing $198 for a coach R/T at airtran.com



User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1097 times:

Take AirTran

BonanzaFunjet hit it right on the head...if you don't patronize low fare airlines....and they leave the city or route you fly....you are not going to see low fare service again.

The only thing I take exception with are his categorizations of Midwest Express and Midway as low fare airlines. Unh-uh no way Jose.

And he omitted (intentionally or otherwise) my favorite low fare airline.

And although I don't know his dates of travel....I don't know why he doesn't take WN out of CLE for $442 RT for the party of two. Only downside is a change at Midway, but oh well. I'd rather do Midway than Hotlanta any day of the week.


User currently offlineFighterpilot77 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1086 times:

fly airtran, save money now, then again later!!! DAL's motives are clear, they will dump low fares on unsuspecting consumers, flood the market with asms, kill off all competition then control the market! don't play into their hands, support the affordable, and low cost carriers they are the only thing keeping the majors from being able to have their way with you!! and you cant just hope someone else will protect you, and just be glad you're not trying to fly someplace that a quality low fare service isn't available(like your airport a few years ago)Take my word for it, if DAL drives AIRTRAN out of your city, you will feel prettty USED!!!!!!!!
FP77


User currently offlineILOVEPLANES! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1082 times:

Southwest has a promotional round-trip fare for $198, you have to read the rules to get this fare, check it out on southwest.com.

Regards,
Marc


User currently offlineFighterpilot77 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

Pay for your Airtran tickets with amex, 3 round trips = 1 free ticket anywhere airtran flys!!!!! All the Dal people are crying Skymilesssss, well they'll give you a free ticket after you've flown around the world, Plus on airtran you can upgrade your tickets for $25./leg, and really enjoy the leather seats, & free cocktails

have a great flight

77


User currently offlineJetSpotter From Australia, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

FL does not have leather seats. Take Delta, you get better service.

User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Delta's 767's, even the new -400's only have leather
seats in First Class. Save the 767 flights for the
transcon or overseas flights. If you fly AirTran you
can upgrade for $25.00 per segement get a better
seat and a couple of free beers or cocktails.On those
DL 767 flights ATL-TPA you are not going to get a meal
or anything special just a very limited beverage
selection what DL calls "Fast Break Beverage Service"
and a couple of biscoffs.



72S 733 734 735 73G 738 742 752 763 E190 M82 M83
User currently offlineAAIalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Why would some one choose to fly DAL? THE only reason that their price is what it is, is because AirTran is there to save CAK? Without AirTran I'm sure you'd have to drive to CLE to avoid about a $1000.00 fare for your flight. The only kind of people that CHOOSE to fly Delta over a low fare airline are the people that don't care about their own money!

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

>>AirTran cancels so often here it is the running joke. No one commutes on them because they are far to unreliable, and even if they don't cancel they are always 2-3 hours late<<

CV640: If I remember, FL had an 80%+ ontime record and a 98% completion factor in May.

>>FL does not have leather seats. Take Delta, you get better service.<<

Jetspotter: about half of the '9s have leather in business from what I understand. And what service on DL? Drinks and peanuts on two, maybe three legs if they decide to serve him on the TPA-ATL flight. Drinks and Biscoff's on all four of the FL flights.


User currently offlineFighterpilot77 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Dal has its plants to confuse you, don't be confused, Dal in atl had 2 pts less % on time arrival last month than Airtran,most Airtran dc9's bus. class section has leather seats, I fly them all the time! the seats are blue! the rest of the Idiots posting in favor of DAL have all lost their low fare service don't make their mistake(sour grapes they don't have a quality low fare choice) And obviously they don't know a good deal when they see one!

good luck

77


25 YoungDon : I'd say fly Delta for only one reason, and that's to get on a widebody. If they flew narrows to Florida, I'd say AirTran all the way!
26 Airlinelover : I say AirTran!! I know people who have flown Delta for YEARS, and then they take an AirTran flight "just to prove how bad it is", and they don't go ba
27 DLMCO : Without a doubt, Delta! If the FL route were serviced by a 717, the story may be different, but otherwise, $9 savings is not enough of a reason to fly
28 BNE : For a similiar price go for Delta, you get the 767. If Airtran were offering the 717 on any of the legs you were considering then airtran might be wor
29 Lowfareair : >>$9 savings is not enough of a reason to fly an older plane with questionable maintenance record (DC9) versus a DL 762/763/764.
30 Me : Always fly the low fare carrier, no matter who it is. If you drive out the low fare competition, you'll be paying alot more next time you travel. Why
31 N766UA : How bout fly direct Continental? Avoid Air Trash and any connections.
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