|Quoting Yflyer (Reply 6):|
It just isn't worth it to be to spend hundreds of dollars on a device that would really only be useful to be the few times a year I travel, so I take advantage of IFE when it's available. I can always bring my own food, eat something at the airport beforehand, or take advantage of any BOB options if offered.
A lot of people have bought iPods/iPads/iPhones/Playbooks/Tablets/etc... and have loaded it with what they want. My iPod had 2.5 days worth of music, and 7 movies on it. I use my iPod/iPhone more than a few times a year, and prefer the movies on it versus what is shown on airplanes (always chick flicks! Blech!
|Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 7):|
After all, we ALL prefer First Class Seating, right?
Can't ever afford it. Ever.
In these proposed circumstances of this thread, IFE vs Inflight food isn't a deal breaker. However, I have been caught by minimum connection times, where having a meal/snack on the plane would have been helpful.
A couple of times, I've had to make 30-40 minute connections at an airport (usually YYC
, for some reason) where I got hungry on the first flight. That is usually the same time when there is major bank of flights coming/going, so EVERY restaurant at the gates has a HUGE line-up of starved air travelers. Since my second flight was short (1 to 1.5 hours), no BOB was offered. The only option I had was to buy a bag of chocolate. Nothing like a bag raw chocolate, a coke, and some crackers on an empty stomach to make one feel ill.
|Quoting AirCanada787 (Reply 3):|
If I wanted a snack I would get something in the terminal and bring it on-board (which would probably be better than what they would serve me for free).
Possibly. I've been lucky and had some really tasty food on airplanes. Also, I tend to find airplanes to be chilly. Having a nice, warm meal at cruise (with a wonderful view out of the view) does wonder to warm me up.
Always looking for the longest route with the most transfers.