fbgdavidson
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Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:20 pm

I am a purely leisure traveller and have a little 'formula' to decide which cabin I fly in.

Domestic - No choice. Always Shuttle!
European - always Club Europe
Longhaul up to 8hrs - Premium Economy, if no space available then J
8hrs + - J, if no space available then First.
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geoffm
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:17 am

I also have a formula. Contents of bank account = economy all the way!

If only we could all afford upgrades...

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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:23 am

I guess it depends whether Mummy and Daddy are paying or not.
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:32 pm

my policy is: Always get a window seat!  Big thumbs up


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JGPH1A
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:59 pm

1. Fares-driven (sad but true)
2. For a given equal fare, always pick the airline you haven't been on before
3. For a given equal fare, always pick the aircraft you haven't been on before
4. For a given equal fare, always pick the airport you haven't been through before.
5. For a given equal fare, always pick a US entry point you haven't used before (I like to confuse the FIS)
6. For a given equal fare, always pick a departure point to the US you haven't used before (ditto)
7. Never fly nonstop when there is a connecting service available
8. Avoid transits at LHR always and all times, regardless.
9. Use BA as a last resort (they are boring).

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karan69
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:27 am

Since my parents pay for the tickets-i will tell u my fathers policy-

the cheapest ticket on that route and always economy,
infact once when i asked him to take me business he sarcasticly told me "what is that"
 
BMAbound
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:17 am

Long trips = aisle seat

Short trips = window seat

Simple as that.  Big thumbs up

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sw733
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:02 pm

1) Always economy...I am in college, I am too poor/cheap for anything more

2) Always an aisle
 
ATLhomeCMH
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:58 am

Yes.

If I'm going to ATL, I fly either DL from CMH, or FL from either DAY or CAK. Any other US domestic destination, I fly UA. I'll make this decision based on: (1)flight times/availability (2)fares (3)which FF account I want to add miles to, basically in that order.

I am willing to pay an extra $10-$20 in fare just to get where I need to be at the time I want to be there. This is b/c when I travel I'm normally on a very specific schedule.

If the reservation is offered by a codeshare partner (such as NW for DL), and if I'd be routed through an airport I don't travel to often, I'll likely take that flight...assuming the fare and travel times are comparable...especially if I'd get extra FF miles by making that connection.

-I desire aisle seats
-I prefer to fly midday (10am-3pm) or in the evening (5pm-9pm) b/c I enjoy the hustle and bustle, even if I pay more
-I DO NOT fly Southwest unless I have no other option available to me...meaning that if a Nepalese Sherpa could guide me there instead, I'd rather ride a donkey than in a WN jet.
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:06 pm

1. I always fly Delta unless their fare is like totally insane or they are overbooked.

2. I refuse to fly on Airbus Aircraft.

3. I must have a window seat.

4. I try to avoid night flying.

5. I connect thru ATL whenever possible.

6. I take no more than 2 bags.

7. I refuse to take a large bag aboard the a/c.

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yanksn4
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:00 pm

1. Must be at the Airport within three hours of flight

2. Must not carry unnesscary carry on luggage or baggage (snack packs or bags full of idiotic stuff)

3. Dress up a little bit or wear my Yankee stuff

4. Always must have the window seat

5. I prefer to fly United Airlines

6. Everything must be on schedule

7. If I am flying International, must be in first class and first class only

However, since I still have to fly with my parents, all of my policies are thrown out the window, sucks dosn't it?

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Checo77
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:23 pm

1). Always and exclusively fly SkyTeam (specially KLM and Continental).

2). Always economy (but the most flexible fare!)

3). Always a window seat, never an aisle seat

4). Always a vegetarian meal

5). Avoid Airbus Aircraft wherever and whenever possible

6). Never ever fly a low-cost, I love free in-flight service

7). Preferably PTVs on board

8). Try to make a day time flight

9). Try to make as many connections as possible whenever my funds (and parents!) enables me to

10). e-ticket!!!!!

Regards,
Adam
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fbgdavidson
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:17 am

7. If I am flying International, must be in first class and first class only

You are one demanding 13yr old.....

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vtdl
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:33 pm


For personal travel, my policy is economy and book online. I'll save the money for other things. Well, my might change this policy after if win the lottery.

For business travel, my trick is to check flight schedules for my favorite airlines before telling the company travel agent the airports/time requirements so that my flights always comes up first. That way, I can fly the airlines/flights that I want without worrying about travel policy.
 
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:41 am

The price must be less than £270 to anywhere in the world! (both ways)
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IslipWN
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RE: Do You Have Your Own Personal Travel Policy?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:12 am

1. Always get a window seat

2. Fly business class on trips to europe, and first class to Africa/Middle East/Asia.

3. Try to make as many connections as possible

4. Don't take too many suitcases and carry on's

5. Get to the airport atleast 2 hours and 45 minutes before flight

6. Try new airlines/aircraft/airports



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