USAirways A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 898 times:
I will be going to TPA in March, and i'm getting ready to purchase tickets. Fares are very low from IND!...
I can go on Delta for $160 round-trip (IND-ATL MD-88, ATL-TPA 767-300, TPA-ATL 767-300, ATL-IND MD-88)...or USAirways for $187 round-trip (IND-PHL F-100, PHL-TPA 757-200, TPA-DCA 737-300, DCA-IND F-100).
I've been on MD-88's (all the time), 767's (back-and-forth between IND and ORD), F-100 (never have been on), 757's (in and out of SEA), and i've have, believe it or not, never been on a 737 in my entire life!
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 841 times:
I'm a big fan of US Airways. However, my suggestion is to take Delta. Avoid PHL at all costs. PHL the biggest cause of delays in the US Airways system. If you can get a flight through PIT, do that. I like DCA, and I like the F-100s.
I know that ATL is known for delays, but PHL is notorious for ground stops, especially on Friday afternoons.
ATL Traveller From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 830 times:
Honestly, unless I belonged to a frequent flier program with US Airways or Delta, I would rather take the non-stop evening flight offered by Southwest Airlines. Prices should be comparable and you won't have to worry about making a connection or possible connecting airport delays.
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2267 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 826 times:
I would probably go with Delta, since the airfare is cheaper and your not going very far out of the way to make your connection. The only problem is Atlanta traffic. The do a good job, but sometimes it can become a mess on the taxiways at ATL. But I might also spend the extra $27 and fly USairways, since I have never flown them before. Also, I really like the F-100 and 757, but the problem would be making the connection through PHL.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5035 posts, RR: 17 Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 824 times:
My suggestion is to take the USAir, because it offers you a couple of experiences you have not had - - the F100 and the 737! After all, sooner or later everyone's gonna fly on a 737 since they're the most prolific plane in history
As for me, I would choose whichever offered daytime flights. Both being equal there, I'd go with DL because i have not had an MD80 orr 767 experience!
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