WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 37 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
I just bought a Premium membership. It was worth it. For $25 you get unlimited access, and these forums are so good, they rival a computer game for entertainment value. They are inspirational, educational and humorous. $25 is a small price to pay.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
Grandfathered in...had FC privileges back in the days when I was a chat op but no longer have them...personally I dont think its worth it...the only differentiating feature to me is the instant messaging feature (popups arent too bad anymore), and I can live without that...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Yes, I think its worth it, if for nothing more than supporting the site. We all pretty much enjoy the site, and spend time here, so when FC was made available, I signed up. 5 bucks a month is a small price to pay for having the chance to talk with and meet (in person as well) some very cool people. Plus I know as small as it may be, my loot was going towards the site. I even continued to pay for several months after becoming crew, just because.
BOAC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1547 times:
I agree wholeheartedly with Bobrayner and KROC regarding paying for it. At the end of the day there is no such thing as a free lunch - if you use it and enjoy it - support it. The more people who pay, the less we all have to pay.
Here endeth the cliche lesson for today.
MidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
I am paying for this site, I believe it is well worth it, like somebody said, there is no such thing as a free lunch. The information/rumors that I get off of this site is amazing, plus lots of interaction with members from other countries, that I enjoy.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
if you use it and enjoy it - support it. The more people who pay, the less we all have to pay.
Like most of the others, I was grandfathered into the site and therefore do not need to pay, but to suggest that if there was an increase in first class members, that all of a sudden airliners.net would lower the price across the board is wishful thinking at best. I live happpily in a capitilist society, and know that despite the message of the costs for bandwidth being high, this site makes a decent profit. I am delighted that it does, Johan came up with a nice idea, kept working at it, and it has paid off for him. As far as I am concerned this is the perfect story. But roughly 800 members paying 5 dollars per month more than covers the costs of running this site.... by a wide margin.
FunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
I always thought it was free to join until I joined LOL.
But really I had been coming to this site for years and then decided to join after you had to pay.
But hay its all worth it. Personally I would like my FirstClassMembership to do a little bit more for me but I still LOVE IT HERE!!!