aaden
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I Prefer Coach Class!

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:31 pm

hey guys, i have discovered that I enjoy coach class more than first. I like seeing the wing and hearing the engine. I just enjoy the experience of typical flying more than being pampered.
does anyone else feel the same way? I think I'm crazy.
 
deltagator
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:35 pm

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
does anyone else feel the same way?

No.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

You are.

While I don't exactly feel pampered on domestic First class it is nice to have the extra room in the seat to roam around. As for jet noise, the farther away from it in the front of the plane the better. You are one sick SOB  Wink if you can handle (and actually like) the drone of jet engines on longhaul without having the NC headphones.
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aaden
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:46 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
You are.

While I don't exactly feel pampered on domestic First class it is nice to have the extra room in the seat to roam around. As for jet noise, the farther away from it in the front of the plane the better. You are one sick SOB if you can handle (and actually like) the drone of jet engines on longhaul without having the NC headphones.

well I'm 5'7 so it works for me.
 
ACDC8
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:56 pm

I love coach class. The only time I fly in business or first class is if I get an upgrade, which does happen quite often. I'm one of those poor souls who actually has to pay for my own flight, so the way I see it, I could fly one trans-atlantic trip per year in business class or three times a year in coach.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I just enjoy the experience of typical flying more than being pampered.
does anyone else feel the same way?

Yes.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

Maybe, but who cares?  Silly
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IAHFLYR
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:40 pm

Not sure how many times a year you put your butt into an airplane seat in coach or how many miles a year you fly, but gotta tell ya, when you are near 100,000 miles or more a year that could change your perspective a little.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
does anyone else feel the same way?

I'd have said no also, but it seems there are some who agree with you....NOT ME.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy

Siliva check may be in order.........  drool 
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iairallie
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:34 pm

On some aircraft on domestic flights I'd rather have a row of seats to myself in coach than a domestic first/business seat.
Enough about flying lets talk about me!
 
ZRH
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:02 am

Oh boy, you are young. I consider any economy class as torture
 
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:18 am

I don't typically mind flying in coach, but if going international after experiencing NW's WBC, ill try to fly WBC over coach any day.
 
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
does anyone else feel the same way?

I'm guessing you're not going to find many people who agree with you.
Less space, less service, less food, and no free booze.

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

Nah, you're not crazy - to each his own.

Remember, you're not crazy if you talk to yourself.
You're not crazy if you argue with yourself.
But if you argue with yourself and lose the argument, something's wrong...  Silly
 
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:33 am

hmmm... insane indeed Big grin
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BA787
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):

Insane man here, and I am young, Id much rather be pampered Big grin, Y is so cramped  Sad
 
AY104
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:27 pm

I used to work for Delta Air Lines, and we always got upgraded to F if space was available, as well as travel agents and other airline employees. However, most of the time I used to "list" myself in Y-class (to non-airline people this means that you put yourself on a Space available list, ie no reservation, just to list yourself for a meal, then the airline knows how many to cater for. Of course, things may have changed domestically for some carriers, as no meal service in Y). At any rate, often F was full and there were extra seats in Y so I enjoyed the extra space. I don't travel a lot, and even with the airlines I did not travel that much compared to some of my coworkers. Also in those days we had to wear a blazer, or a suit, and a tie to travel in F. I preferred to be more casual, so I could get away with a pair of slacks and dress shirt in Y. That meant that I did not have to take a whole friggin wardrobe with me just for the flight. Of course, things are much more relaxed now. On domestic, I could not care less, but on international J or F would be nice, but not a big deal.
I, too, like to have a nice window in the back. I feel a lot more relaxed and I'm not much for being pampered anyway.
Cheers,
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:20 pm

Once you go First or Business you rarely go back unless it really is a stetch for cash.

Y is fine if the flight is half empty but there is no comparison for travelling, even if the J/F is crap.
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:37 pm

Whilst Economy is always my first choice due to having to pay for my own fares. I think it is always nice to try and fly at least once a year in something other than economy.

This year I aim to fly BA or VS in Business to celebrate my 21st Birthday. That's as good as it gets for me unfortunately!  Wink  Sad

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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:05 am

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):

No offence to you but when you get older and start to fly more, air travel can become something of a pain in the but.

I swear that you will want to fly up front when and where possible - without exception.

Sorry if I seem condescending - I don't mean to be!
 
Evan767
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:27 am

Sometimes bulkheads in a cramped first class on a short flight such as ATL-MCO seem way less spacious than a nice aisle with a row to yourself in Y. My mother is 47 and as a non-rev gives up her seat in F all the time for her own row in Y.
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hoppe777
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:36 am

your nuts..........tell me, when you board the plane and take a peek at the Business/first class area you say to yourself.....hmm ide rather go to coach !

???? haha

each to his own though which is fair enough.

=)
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EvilForce
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:00 am

If I have an empty row of seat I actually prefer economy as I can lay down and sleep then. Otherwise, only the front of the airplane please!
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 13):
This year I aim to fly BA or VS in Business to celebrate my 21st Birthday

I suggest lots of shopping at Tesco esp. with a Tesco credit card to build the BA miles then use them to upgrade. I got MAN-JFK return for £490 + 25000 BA miles.
Good luck andf happy birthday for whenever it may be.

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DALelite
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:41 am

I used to say this in the early nineties while flying DL coach.
At this time i couldn't figure the differece between coach/business and first.
As for the service , back then one hardly couldn't figure the difference.
Well, there were way more pax to serve but what the hence...
Back then i would agreed with your thread starter statement!!!

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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:02 am

I like my seat up front.
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ZRH
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:53 pm

Actually for me service, IFE etc is almost unimportant. The only reason is space: leg-room and width! All economy classes (regardless which airlines) are terribly cramped, horrible like sardine cans.
 
1stfl94
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:12 am

Once you've been up front you'll never want to go back  Wink
 
highpeaklad
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:41 am

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 22):
Once you've been up front you'll never want to go back

I'll second that, its costing me a fortune...........

Chris
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InbarD
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:06 pm

I have flown business only once in my life and i can say i would pick it over economy any day.

First post, i am new here.
 
sk601
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:14 pm

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
i have discovered that I enjoy coach class more than first

ME TOO! but than, a few years ago, I was upgraded to C-class....and I enjoyed every minute of it! Gone was my preference for Y! I still fly Y, but prefer Y above C? NO WAY!!!!!!!  Cool

I guess a lot has to do with your age. About 10 years ago I was very happy with my 8 year old Peugeot 205, but no way I will buy such a car nowadays. Same with holidays. 10 years ago I was very satisfied with Motel6. Now, when I book a hotel, I start looking for at least a Holiday Inn, but preferably Hyatt/Hilton/Sheraton/Crowne Plaza etc. (but for my upcoming holiday I have still a few nights booked in Motel6  Sad , I still cannot afford 3 week stay in a Hyatt  Cool
 
deskflier
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:11 am

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I think I'm crazy.

Yes, plane crazy. At least you don´t seem to have any serious insanities, like fear of flight.
How can anyone not fly, when we live at a time when we can fly?
 
dimoko
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:35 am

some of us have never had an occasion to compare.
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:44 am

I don't mind coach on short hops up and down the coast. However, flying trans-con, I prefer first. If I ever go international somewhere...I'm gonna save up and buy a business or first class ticket if I don't have the miles to cash in for one. I can't imagine being shoved into a coach seat for 9+ hours.  crowded 
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RE: I Prefer Coach Class!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:46 pm

I preffered coach myself until I got to fly F and that changed in a hurry.  biggrin 
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