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Northwesta319
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When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:10 am

Economy for me. First/Business too expensive.


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emiratesa345
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:25 am

I also sit at the rear of the airplane. Considering my parents pay for my flights, other than my Concorde flight, they decided what class I fly in.


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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:31 am

It depends, I usually fly Economy though, Only fly in FC when I save up all my money. (Which is never).
So I fly economy most of the time.
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:35 am

As Economy as possible, due to $$$ issue.
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:39 am

Well my mom purchases the tickets so I don't have much of a choice here........  Crying

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:39 am

Economy when purchasing tickets. When non-reving it, usually I get lucky and am seated in F.

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:39 am

If it's just a domestic flight, I usually fly economy. I live in Dallas, so I'm not more than 4 hours from any destination in the US, minus HNL and ANC. When international, I try to fly business, by way of upgrades.

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:39 am

It is economy for me
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:40 am

Because I non-rev I get first when it is open and coach when first is full. I have been lucky lately getting First most of the time

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:44 am

Coach...But that doesn't mean I don't try to upgrade. To England on BA I did do World Traveler Plus...the old business class seats, now a premium coach seat. It was nice and worth the extra money. Other than international, does any one actually pay for first?
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:45 am

If I am buying it is Coach baby (unless I use points =) ) Otherwise if I am non reving, I am standing my for my F/C seat!
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:26 pm

Flights under 8 hours, business
Flights over 8 hours, either first or business (many flights now don't have first class)
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:58 pm

FIRST long haul 3class plane
business long haul 2 class plane
eco short haul and upgrade by upgrade certificates or 500mile upgrades
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:00 pm

i prefer to fly first class, especially on flights over 3 hours in length. when i fly within the u.s. i don't really care since the flights are short enough. thrans atlantic service us usually first class for me, exclusively.
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:29 pm

Economy for me, I just don't have the miles (or unlimited funds) to get higher. Also, I don't see paying thousands and thousands more for a seat for only 9 hrs or so (transatlantic). I'll suffer back in steerage class  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:33 pm

An overwhelming majority of my flights are in coach, but recentlly I flew 3 flights at the front of the plane. BCN-MAD-MIA-JFK
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:38 pm

First class on short haul, and Business on long haul. I just can't stand the small seats in economy, or i would be back there.  Smile

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:39 pm

I feel great in coach.  Smile

Anyway I am always open to a free bump up  Laugh out loud

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:04 pm

Me: Take coach, all the way baby!

Reasons not to take First / Business:

1) too much money for such a short time
2) too much money
3) too much money
4) you feel so bad after you land
5) once you fly business or first, you can't go back to coach  Sad , but for me, I was bumped up on the first of a 2-segment, 24 hour trip, and had to go back to coach afterwards...oh, the pain...ouch...sucks to see all those huge seats and have to pass through the curtain to coach...but, whatever...as long as I get to where I want to go safely  Smile ...I've only taken business once on a long trip to India...very good service...but I only took it because of Thai's 1 traveler / another traveler free for business class....I would definitely not pay for a business or first class trip!!! too expensive!!! Would wipe me out!!! Not worth it!!!

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:12 pm

For me, it depends on how much money is available. If I have sufficient funds, then I will go Business or First.

Usually, I will go economy on short flights (under 9hrs) and Buisness or First on flights over 9hrs.

 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:31 pm

Usually Economy, but I try to use miles to get to Premium Economy or Business.

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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:46 pm

on short flights (up to 4 hrs) economy, otherwise business or - if sold out - two seats in economy!!! on first i don't think it's worth, to pay so much money!
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:13 pm

"Coach...But that doesn't mean I don't try to upgrade. To England on BA I did do World Traveler Plus...the old business class seats, now a premium coach seat. It was nice and worth the extra money. Other than international, does any one actually pay for first?"

Superdash - the WT+ seats are most definitely not the old business class seats, they are just an enhanced economy product. Even the old J seats had almost double the amount of legroom, proper footrests, etc - huge difference between them!
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:45 pm

Always economy. I am not paying out huge amounts merely to board earlier, to have some extra room and to have a better meal. I'll also fly economy when I am a lawyer.
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:57 pm


For leisure, coach always.
For business, ten years ago I always flew on Business or First. Now my company controls tightly expenses and looks for the cheaper fare. Business only when there is no cheaper option - last minute trip.
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:35 pm

Most of my travel is on American Airlines. I pay for a coach seat and will almost always upgrade to first with my Platinum status. The only time I don't
is if the flight is under 500 miles or so.
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:36 pm

Economy when I'm paying, Business when I'm paying, First on my birthday Big grin
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:07 pm

for business trips (most of my flights) it is business for intercontinental flts, and some intra european flts. Economy rest of the time.
For long flts (over 5 to 6 hours), I really appreciate the difference.
Plus the additionnal luggage allowance.

On top of that, I have been upgraded from C to F by SR, on a ZRH-BOM-ZRH flight. On ZRH-BOM, because of an overbooked C. On the return flt, I had my boarding card in C, the flt was apparently not overbooked, but they called me, ask for my card, and replaced it with a F. What a nice surprise...

For personal travel, up to 5 hours, it choose Y. For longer flts, it depends the airline, but most of the time I go for C
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:37 pm

Economy, I can't justify spending $1000 on a plane ticket.
 
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:47 pm

Business generally, especially internationally; economy if there is an exceptional deal domestically. If I can get a good deal in First on a long overnight haul (such as 2 for 1) I will take it, although with the progressive introduction of "beds" in Business this isn't such a priority. When I was younger, I was happy to fly around the world in economy and didn't bat an eyelid. These days, it's not fun, so its Business, at least for the long hauls. It may cost more, but at least I can walk upright when I get off at the other end! Well, providing I go easy on the bar service lol.
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RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:52 pm

  • Economy: mostly

  • Business: only when I get an upgrade or when I spend some miles

  • First: never

  • Jumpseat: when I am on the same flight my girlfriend is working on as a F/A  Big thumbs up


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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:58 pm

    Economy probably 95% of the time.

    When I fly nonrev on CO and UA, they usually upgrade me to First, but I would NEVER buy a First Class ticket...I find it hard to justify paying that much and getting so little (on domestic U.S flights anyway).


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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:16 pm

    Y when I have to pay. Business or first when I fly on stand-by. With BA almost always in business or first.
     
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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:31 pm

    Domestic always purchase an economy fare (99% of the time I'm upgraded automatically).

    International - Business Class.

     
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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:37 pm

    I won't pay the prices they charge in Business.. just look at these figures I pulled off the net:

    Helsinki-Berlin-Helsinki

    Economy 110 €
    Business 866 €

    Helsinki-Bangkok-Helsinki

    Economy 597 €
    Business 1702 € (4063 € direct)
    First 5696 € (No direct flights with First)

    Like the name suggests, you need some business to pay for your premium ticket.
     
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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:51 pm

    Economy on short to medium-haul (let's say up to 4hrs or so), on long-haul it's usually Business if I'm flying with my family. I flew from AKL to VCE via SYD, HKG and CDG all in one shot in Y a while ago and didn't complain, but I was traveling on my own - not sure how my dad would have liked coach for such a long time  Big grin

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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:20 pm

    Economy, but I have flown Business  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:27 pm

    Always United First, unless on UA Express with economy only. (Thank goodness I have a generous travel budget from my employer).
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    Northwesta319
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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:46 am

    Wow- I thought more people would be non-economy flyers. I really hate you have to pass through first and business to see how nice the seats are- then you get to coach!
     
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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:58 am

    It's economy for me. I can't afford buying premium seats up front and I don't have much status with the airlines other than the coveted "Base Member" so no upgrades.
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    RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

    Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:32 am

    Longhaul - First or some times business
    Shorter international - business
    Domestic - Business if on points otherwise at the back of the plane

    I am to tall to sit in a economy seat all the way to Europe....

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