NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6457 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5554 times:
Indeed, take the advice of PH and take a look at some reports already posted. There's no point in telling you what format - it's best left to the writer to be as creative as they want to be with what they've got and it makes it a bit more personal rather than being exact on what should and shouldn't be put into a report.
airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5373 times:
If you look to the reports of NZ107 and PlaneHunter (the ones posting above me), you will have a nice idea of how a good tripreport will look like Have a good one, and I'm looking forward to read about your experience!
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5270 times:
Trip reports are a great way of showing your creativity and allowing you to express yourself in a way that feels comfortable to you. I haven't written a trip report for a few years now, but used to love putting them together for others to enjoy. The important thing is that you have to enjoy writing them yourself, and not look on them as something that has to live up to everyone's expectations. If you're worried about making them fit the format of what others have written, chances are that putting a TR together will become more stressful than necessary.
There are of course things that people like to hear about, but again that varies from person to person. Generally people seem to like photos of the aircraft both inside and out, maybe a few shots of the terminal, probably a shot or two of any meal that you might be lucky enough to receive, and last but not least...the legroom shot!! Personally I like to see photos of where you have been and some details of your destination, but others seem to find that boring. We're all different, you can't please everyone, so just be yourself...some will enjoy reading what you've written, others won't, but that's life!
The only gripe I have these days is that there seems to be an emerging trend of writing TRs in chunks rather than waiting till your trip is over and writing everything up in one go. If that works for you, then fine, but try and make it obvious that you're splitting your report into sections and start a new post for each "part". It can sometimes get frustrating when you're enjoying reading a report that comes to an abrupt end with the promise of the next installment at a later date. Then when that "later date" comes, the next installment is presented as a reponse to the original trip report...I'm sorry but chances are that I will miss that section of the report as I don't generally tend to follow comments on a report unless I've commented myself!
Just my 2p's worth.
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
jbbmonster7 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5202 times:
That really is some great advice! This will be my first TR, but I think what I will do is instead of making it "Parts" I'll do it as the trip goes on but keep compiling it into one TR. Thanks for the comment.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4893 times:
All of the above post are correct. Just be yourself and don't try to be like others.
Some reports are very well written like a column in the travel section of a respected newspaper, some are very technical and cover great detail about the airplane and operations of the airline and some are rather bizarre and unconventional like mine.
Quoting jbbmonster7 (Reply 2): Thanks. I'm flying First on Delta, I'm wondering what the meals will be. Thanks for the advice.
QFKangaroo747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4623 times:
As everyone else here has said, just make it your own and give it a unique style. Also, try to add photos and / or video. I remember some years back when this site was just getting started, it was possible to post a good trip report without any pics. But nowadays it has become almost standard procedure to include pics in any solid trip report. A good picture does, after all, tell a thousand words.