Neednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
For a lot of different reasons I switched my loyality from United to Delta about two months ago. One of the reasons was I absolutely hate narrow body service on anything over 2 hours. I switched to Delta because they fly the 767 on a lot of flights out of SAN which is more comfortable for me.
Anyway, I had the lovely expereience today of flying ORD to SLC on a 737-300 in the middle seat for three hours. No IFE either. I have never sat in the middle seat on a 737 and can say I will NEVER do it again. I have done it on A32x and it was not bad, but this was utter hell.
I guess I am just ranting after reading that 738's and 757's will be headed to SAN more often meaning I will again be stuck on crappy boeing narrow body's (sorry prefer Airbus for narrow body travel) again. Hoo-hum, longing for the days of excess capacity.....
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1338 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
I deadheaded on a 3 hour 737-200 flight in a middle seat. It was Hell. I'm a big guy and I nearly had to sick out when we arrived. I was one big back spasm. So after that I always opt for the jumpseat if the only other choice is a middle. I empathize.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
well maybe you should fly United Express to LAX then on UA to where-ever. I normally fly Ft Laud to Chicago, then instead of a nonstop on an A320 or 757 to Vegas, I get a 777/763/747-400 to LAX or SFO, then fly on to LAS on a 733/735/Shittle/etc....
if avoiding a narrowbody is THAT important to you, then follow my advice and you'll do just fine, while earning more frequent flyer miles than you could have ever imagined!!
Neednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
I try very hard to avoid narrow body flights, even cost is not much of issue. Anyway, i was just bitchin, long day, packed flights, long lines, you know.....but I would never trade it...... I love my job and love running all over the country....