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2007 "Aviation" New Year Resolution

Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:08 pm

Earlier, a thread was posted with the same topic.
Your 2007 "Aviation Related" New Year Re (by 9MMAR Dec 26 2006 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)

I just want to check on how far has it goes as we left January 2007.

As for me,

  • Not to fly in Y domestically (both in Malaysia and Indonesia) unless no other choice of carrier (being in Indonesia, only GA provides C class product and GA doesn't served the city I am currently staying at).
     checkmark  Ongoing. I flew on 2 Indonesian domestic segments in January 2007 in Y as there's no C class offering on the route.

  • To fly only in C internationally (regionally).
     down  Not fulfilled. I flew on 2 international regional segments in January 2007 but ended up in Y on the outbound segment due to the urgency in getting on the flight (it was the last flight of the day) and also in Y on the inbound segment due to the inavailability of C class seat on that particular flight.

  • To pursue flying in F for the first time.
    To perform at least one return long haul journey.
    To qualify as a MH's Silver Enrich member.
    To involve in a special aviation related event such as an inaugural flight. My 7P agent informed that 7P will serve BWN in 2007.

     checkmark  Ongoing. There are still 11 months to go to pursue the dreams.

  • To fly at least one leg a month.
     checkmark  Ongoing. I flew on 4 segments in January 2007.

  • To collect all 12 issues of MH's inflight magazine, Going Places.
     checkmark  Ongoing. Got the January 2007 issue, 11 issues to go.

  • To break my record of flying (as a commercial passenger) 42 legs (in 2006) and 26,079 miles (also in 2006).
     checkmark  Ongoing. For 2007, the counters stand at '4 segments' and '2,302 miles' as at today.

  • To get the MH's Enrich CIMB credit card.
     checkmark  Ongoing. Got the form already and will submit it next week.

  • To only stick to MH for flying internationally and within Malaysia, GA for flying within Indonesia and 7P for the routes which weren't served by GA within Indonesia.
     checkmark  Ongoing. I should consider SJ as a substitute to GA along with 7P as their service is good and I have flown with them earlier. So in January 2007, the 2 international segments were with MH and the 2 Indonesian domestic segments were with SJ and 7P respectively.

  • To travel (leisurely) within Indonesia once a month.
     checkmark  Ongoing. I travel to Jakarta twice for leisure in January 2007, prior to the recent flood of course.  tongue 

    So that's mine. Looks like a resolution has crashed on the first month of the year. Never mind, I shall make it up in 2008.

    How about yours?

    p/s I really hope the following A.Netters can reply in this thread as they have replied in the earlier one. Love to hear whether their resolutions are ongoing or has crashed on the first month of the year:

    • PHLstudent
    • Jkw777
    • ACDC8
    • Shamrock350
    • FighterPilot
    • Lite
    • KLM672
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RE: 2007 "Aviation" New Year Resolution

Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:16 am

 checkmark  I have made sure that all of the holiday flights I have booked for me and my family have been carbon offsetted using Climate Care, which invests money in renewable energy sources in third world countries. All the flights booked are from my local airport, which means the money will remain in the local community, and I will be able to travel to and from the airport by public transport. I have consulted with the Travel Foundation, to find ways in which once I'm in my destination, I can make sure that my money goes to projects which will benefit local communities and the local environment. These flights will be on a range of aircraft including the aforementioned Boeing 737-800, but also the 757, a type I've not flown in about 4 years.
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RE: 2007 "Aviation" New Year Resolution

Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:49 am

Mine is simply to fly as many aircraft that are 'rare' as possible, along with flying on as many new airlines for me as possible. So far, I've got the year off to a flying start (excuse the awful pun), having flown 6 new types; B747SP, Yak40, Yak40k, B727-200, F28-4000, A340-200 with three new airlines.

Still, lots more firsts to come this year I hope, also I'd like to try and keep my SkyTeam Gold Status, but I'm not sure that and flying as many different airlines as possible are entirely compatible.

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RE: 2007 "Aviation" New Year Resolution

Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:32 am

I apparently missed the first thread (I was in New York without Internet around New Years'), but I made a few resolutions for myself since I am going to Europe for the first time this summer (while some of these don't have anything to do with Europe).

1. Stop booking the cheapest flight automatically. Of those options that are relatively similar in price, choose the airline with the best service. And I'm trying to fly more non-stops, although I will take stops here and there if it is a great deal and I need miles.
- So far this has worked out well. I'm going home from PHX to MSP for Spring Break and then again in May. For both of them, Northwest was $1 less than Sun Country, and other airlines were quite a bit more expensive. However, instead I decided to go with Sun Country, which has the better service on this route. I would have gone with NW under only a few special circumstances, such as if my miles were in danger of expiring (I just flew CO over New Years', so this isn't the case), or if NW were offering some special aircraft on the route, like a DC-9 (they don't send DC-9s to Phoenix), or if it was a couple of years from now, a 787 (for crew training, like they did with the 744 in 1989). Of course neither of these were the case, so I went with Sun Country.

2. Book one of the best three options to Paris in terms of service. This means either Icelandair via KEF, Continental via EWR, or a two-ticket Sun Country and Air France via JFK option.
- It is too early to book this trip, since it is currently over $1000 for all options. I'm waiting until March since my return isn't until late June.

3. Try to wind up on a widebody this year.
- This would involve my Transatlantic flights. However, Icelandair is only 757s on the route now (KEF-CDG has been downgraded from the 767), and for Continental, my return flight would definitely be on a 757, although I could snag a 777 eastbound. The SY/AF option would definitely get a widebody, maybe even a 747.

4. Try Ryanair.
- I'm not expecting anything other than amazingly cheap fares, but what is a trip to Europe for a cash-strapped college student without trying out Ryanair? Strange airports? Cancellations? Europe is supposed to be adventurous for college students!

5. Get a real boarding pass from the counter when time allows.
- I've never actually had a boarding pass using traditional stock from the ticket counter. I've generally used the kiosks. Well, I've decided I want to try to get a "real" boarding pass when I can this year. This won't apply to my two PHX-MSP flights on SY since they use the Delta counter (I'll check in online for those), but on my flight from MSP-PHX I'll try it - but if the check-in is really busy then I'll use the kiosks to save time.

And for 2008, I have a resolution already:
I turn 21 in 2008, so I want to try First Class for the first time, definitely on a domestic route since I can afford it. Maybe SY from PHX to MSP or vice-versa. I don't want to try First Class when I can't even take advantage of the free drinks - not that I want to get drunk on an airplane or anything, but I at least want to be able to have the free glass of wine with my meal or something like that. FC under 21 on a domestic leg isn't much other than a meal and a big seat.
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RE: 2007 "Aviation" New Year Resolution

Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:47 am

1- Northwest successfully emerges from bankruptcy, remains profitable, and doesn't merge.  pray 

2- Fly on JetBlue for the first time (If they ever go to Michigan)  banghead 

3- Fly on different aircraft and visit new airports.

4- NW barely gets rid of any DC-9's  cloudnine 
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