KCLE
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AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 3:11 pm

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!
 
TimMSP
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 3:20 pm

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.
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 3:20 pm

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

Happy Trails,
Bobb
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 3:48 pm

One word.

SKYMILES

Go with Delta.
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:38 pm

Yeah, Delta.
 
Guest

RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 7:38 pm

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.
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 8:07 pm

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
 
airplanetire
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 10:37 pm

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


Regards,
Airplanetire
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 10:45 pm


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
 
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Delta!

Sun Jul 08, 2001 11:07 pm

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Sun Jul 08, 2001 11:59 pm

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.
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 12:12 am

go for the 767
Go big or go home
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 12:14 am

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
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BonanzaFunjet
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 12:24 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 12:28 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 12:59 am

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

 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:05 am

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.
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:01 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:07 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:13 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:26 am

FL does not have leather seats. Take Delta, you get better service.
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:43 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 3:04 am

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!
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 7:40 am

>>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.
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 7:58 am

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
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 11:57 am

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!
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:22 pm

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 back. Plus, the $25/segment upgrade isn't bad. It's just space available, and if you have time and a couple extra bucks to spare for parking, GO FOR IT!

Chris
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 3:44 pm

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 an older plane with questionable maintenance record (DC9) versus a DL 762/763/764. And after flying both, I must agree that you'll receive better service aboard DL. And, oh yeah, can't forget the SkyMiles!

 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 5:35 pm

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 worthwhile but as it is go for Delta. "what do I know anyway never been on either" but it looks like the 767 ride will win out.
Why fly non stop when you can connect
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Mon Jul 09, 2001 6:43 pm

>>$9 savings is not enough of a reason to fly an older plane with questionable maintenance record (DC9) versus a DL 762/763/764.<<

DLMCO: Odds are the '9s he would be on used to be Delta's. So isn't that saying in a way that DL also had a shoddy maintenance record? Or was it just in the last 6-7 years that they became shoddy planes according to you?

>>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.<<

They would be lucky to get that ATL-TPA. Usually there isn't enough time on DL to do the service, but there always is on AirTran(Dependent on factors such as turbulence of course).

Plus, DeltaSFO has stated that the Biscoff's are exclusive for first class on DL. Not on FL.
 
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Kcle

Tue Jul 10, 2001 8:55 am

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 do you think the fares are low? Without AirTran you'd be paying alot more for that ticket!!
 
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RE: AirTran, Or 767's.....

Thu Jul 12, 2001 12:21 am

How bout fly direct Continental? Avoid Air Trash and any connections.
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