|Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 1):|
Thats insane, lately all the flights I took on NW MSP-ATL they came around 3 times offering beverages and such.
I just flew DTW
& Return on Northwest last Wednesday. 1 Drink service offered (zero snack), collected the trash, and never saw the FA
's again till the flight was over (not counting people 'ringing the bell for service'). Same on LAX
However, are you flying first class? Because the OP I believe was flying coach...that could be the reason why.
In regards to Sunking 737's experience...I am somewhat surprised by the dirtyness of the aircraft. I've flown AirTran on 8 flights, and i'm flying AirTran again in 2 weeks (4 flights, FNT-ATL
-FNT). Out of all the flights i've flown on AirTran the planes were in nice, clean, and neat condition.
I've flown AirTran's N279AT, N174AT, N267AT and N273AT for their 737-700's and all were in mint, like-new condition. The first 737-700 I flew on AirTran was N267AT on the ATL
sector last year in August, and Ironically flew the same bird back 1 week later. It stayed in the same, mint condition and had that new-car smell of a new plane. The aft bathrooms were in nice, clean condition also.
I'm still surprised you say that these were the dirtiest planes with worn in seats as AirTran has the newest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the United States.
Though from my experiences on Delta, NWA & AirTran all of which i've flown recently, its been 1 beverage service on every flight, even on 4-5 hour flights.
Thats true...this is an annoying issue with their XM
Satellite Radio. People come to believe (especially when AirTran advertises 'XM Satellite Radio now installed on all aircraft!') that they're going to be able to listen to XM
Satellite radio in flight. Out of the 6 flights i flew on AirTran that had XM
*installed* at the time, only 2 had working XM
Theres nothing more disappointing than thinking to yourself 'well i'm getting ready to fly ATL
...I can kill time by listening to XM
', then boarding, and, surprise! Its not working. When I flew N273AT LAX
in early March, the front 1/2 and first class had XM
Radio but the back 1/2 of the cabin, where I was sitting, was not working.
Though anyhow...i'd strongly suggest giving AirTran another try; every flight I flew with them was ontime and the aircraft & crew were nice and accomdating. XM
Radio still has its issues, though dont let that keep you from flying them; at least they're trying and have something instead of offering no form of entertainment on a flight.
If you can fly SY
for a similar price or even a lower price, then i'd recommend them (Especially YX
, and even better if you can get on the signature 717's)...SY
for the nonstop service. Though if AirTran is the cheapest option out of all of those carriers out there...then i'd at least try them again.
Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'