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What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 3:11 am

Are you the kind that just wants to get there?

or

Does the travelling make it?

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 3:12 am

I LOATHE non-stops. There's no fun there. I want the long layovers. I want aircraft variety. I like exploring this great land of ours in multiple aircraft. After all I only fly once a year nowadays...
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 3:23 am

lol

am such a sad case, I went from Glasgow to Manchester via Aberdeen because i could fly an ATP lol
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 4:09 am



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 2):
am such a sad case, I went from Glasgow to Manchester via Aberdeen because i could fly an ATP lol

Be proud, man, be proud. If only I could fly on an ATP...  Sad
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 4:43 am



Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):

Depends! I planned a trip to Canada in May. I thought about trying AC and their new 777s... But the full fare was amazingly expensive and even the "best deal" was pretty expensive. So I planned to do it non rev... But because the flights are so full... No chance to get on those flights... So I had to change plans again. What will be the easiest way to get to Canada and nonreving! so now I am taking the LH 490 FRA-SEA and then AC jazz to YYC... Back to FRA from YYC direclty! So it won't be a great 777, now it is only 2 times A333  Sad

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 4:58 am

I'm the kind of traveller who hates massive long flights. 14 hour flights are what I hate.

I'd be happier with 3 - 3.5 hour flights on supersonic planes with stops in between. That's less exhausting. I'd hate being on a B777-200LR doing one of those ultra-long-range flights - that'd be absolutely miserable in economy class.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 5:19 am

A fabulous and deserving one !

- I like to pay the lowest possible fare but be pampered the whole way (best if someone else pays entirely).

- I want my choice of seat on my choice of aircraft, and I don't want anyone sitting next to me, in front of me or behind me (basically, I want the plane to myself).

- I will deliberately select routings to fly on airlines and aircraft types I haven't flown before, even if it makes the journey longer and more complicated.

- Everything else being equal, I will always take a stopping flight over a nonstop flight.

- Given the choice I will always select a fully-flat bed product over a slopey flat bed product, but slopey is always better than not flat at all.

- I will always take a non-US carrier over a US carrier where a choice is available, unless it's a US carrier I haven't been on before.

- When flying to the US I will always select a new arrival city over one I've been through before - so far I have entered the US through 15 different airports.

- I will always try to avoid connecting flights through CDG and LHR

- There are no airlines on whom I would outright refuse to fly, although I would probably draw the line at doing any domestic flying in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I will however try to avoid ever flying on AA's new Business Class product - it looks awful.

- I have never done a mileage run but try to juggle my flying to maintain an adequate tier status with one carrier in each alliance.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 5:29 am



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 2):
Glasgow to Manchester via Aberdeen

absolutely sane in my book - I once convinced BA to change my routing from BHX to Sumburgh to take in a connection in GLA and stops at INV and KOI

There can't be too many UK domestic routes with 3 intermediate stops en route  Silly

I 'nearly' booked a flight LAX-SAT with a connection in MEX in 2001 on UA (when they were codesharing with MX) but chickened out over immigration hassles, so went via TUS and DEN instead for my first ride on a CRJ - that's how I learned the CRJ-200 is NOT an a/c to get excited about if you're 6'3" and like a window seat...

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 5:45 am

I'm one who tends to be extremely anxious in the airport itself because I tend to rush myself through no matter how early or how late I am and I only seem to calm down once I'm on my flight that is already in the air. I seem to have developed this fear that no matter what I do to make things easier for the staff of whatever airline I'm flying, I always feel something will go wrong even if everything is fine and all these fingers will be pointing at me for causing any inconvenience.

Once in flight I seem to be rather mellow and quiet just minding my own business. Anything around 6+ hours tend to be a bit long for me. I am dreading my flight to Japan in a couple of years.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 6:29 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
- I like to pay the lowest possible fare but be pampered the whole way (best if someone else pays entirely).

 Yeah sure I don't know the English word for it, but I think it's something like spoilt or so?!

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
(basically, I want the plane to myself).

 alert  you can have that: Charter one!!! Or buy ALL seats and then you can have it all on your own!

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
- I will always take a non-US carrier over a US carrier where a choice is available, unless it's a US carrier I haven't been on before.

 bigthumbsup  You always pick LH, right? There is no better way to fly!

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 6:41 am

I'm the kind of traveller who will do anything so long as it's cheap and interesting! I have no qualms about flying on 'dogey' airlines, likewise I will fly on any aircraft which the captain deems airworthy and safe to do so.

I will also go miles out of my way to fly on interesting aircraft or unusual airlines - it's my hobby and it gives me a buzz, so why not. This could also be why I travel alone 99% of the time, as family and friends have given up trying to make me take direct flights with them!  silly 


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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 6:44 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):

And you fly 99% of the time with G-WOWD  duck 

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:09 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 11):
And you fly 99% of the time with G-WOWD

I have an interest in planes, that plane obviously has an interest in me  Wink
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:12 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 12):
I have an interest in planes, that plane obviously has an interest in me Wink

When are you two getting married? will we all be invited to this unique wedding or Plymspotter and G-WOWD? Big grin

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:18 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 13):
When are you two getting married? will we all be invited to this unique wedding or Plymspotter and G-WOWD?

Pfft, I'm not one for commitments - anyway, she's only 17 which is a bit young for me  silly 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:21 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
Pfft, I'm not one for commitments - anyway, she's only 17 which is a bit young for me silly

 rotfl   rotfl  Enjoy flying with her!  thumbsup 

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:26 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 9):
I don't know the English word for it, but I think it's something like spoilt or so?!

No - the word you are seeking is "deserving".

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 9):
you can have that: Charter one!!! Or buy ALL seats and then you can have it all on your own!

Incorrect - the airline must recognise my innate wonderfulness and ensure that all other passengers are downgraded or offloaded, to ensure my comfort.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 9):
You always pick LH, right? There is no better way to fly!

LH while not no.1 choice, seems to crop up with monotonous regularity. I actually like transferring through MUC, but I can take FRA or leave it alone, you have to walk too far.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):
'dogey'

Is this what your expensive taxpayer-funded education has resulted in ? "Dogey" ?  Yeah sure

It's "dodgy". Like you.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:30 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
No - the word you are seeking is "deserving".

 rotfl  yeah right!!! You deserve it? I doubt that!  duck 

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Incorrect - the airline must recognise my innate wonderfulness and ensure that all other passengers are downgraded or offloaded, to ensure my comfort.

I still vote: charter an aircraft and leave the airlines alone! Better for all parties Big grin

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
LH while not no.1 choice, seems to crop up with monotonous regularity. I actually like transferring through MUC, but I can take FRA or leave it alone, you have to walk too far.

Yeah, FRA sucks for sure for connections, MUC is better, but I can't stand the bavarians *shiver*

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 8:13 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 17):
I doubt that!

You just keep your eyes on the road, you bus driver !

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 17):
Better for all parties

The airlines are lucky to have me as a customer - I would hate to deprive them of this pleasure.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 17):
but I can't stand the bavarians

All Germans look the same to me  biggrin 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 8:37 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
You just keep your eyes on the road, you bus driver !

Why on the road?! Better on the instruments eh?  duck 

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
The airlines are lucky to have me as a customer - I would hate to deprive them of this pleasure.

 rotfl  ah, I had a good laugh on that one Big grin

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
All Germans look the same to me biggrin

 faint  NO WAY!

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 8:48 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 19):
Why on the road?! Better on the instruments eh?

Oh yes, I forgot, you deliver packages. Do you have brown shorts and long socks ?
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 9:04 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
Oh yes, I forgot, you deliver packages. Do you have brown shorts and long socks ?

Oh yeah I do!!! And sometimes a lovely Hawaii shirt Big grin

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 9:39 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 21):
sometimes a lovely Hawaii shirt

No, no - you have to be dressed entirely in brown. Hawaiian shirts are much too nice for UPS men.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 10:12 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
UPS men.

ahem LH Cargo, but you know that.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
No - the word you are seeking is "deserving".

Is that what your new Domina tells you, that you "deserve" it ?  

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Incorrect - the airline must recognise my innate wonderfulness and ensure that all other passengers are downgraded or offloaded, to ensure my comfort.

For example SQ A345 have a special, fully airconditioned place onboard especially for you, it is flat as a bed at home, dark, desinfected, and you are alone there as well....normally it is used for corpse tough, maybe you can spiritually meet Ingrid Bergman there, for your kiss. - what else can you dream of...on all other commercial planes you have only one choice: rent the toilet  

[Edited 2008-05-10 03:26:37]
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 10:34 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
lthough I would probably draw the line at doing any domestic flying in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

I flew Hewa Bora -- pre recent crash. It wasn't bad.

Now, some of the other carriers are a bit interesting.......

Type of traveler:

Loyal to one airline internationally (BA, for both fares and services).

Loyal to one allinace (Skyteam) domestically (prefering CO).

Will balance connections, fares, and plane (prefer stops, prefer time in lounge, HATE RJs).

I find other pax usually fun to chat with.

I find the FAs with a sense of humor (and some of the best have been on RJs) a great deal of fun to fly with.

Now, in an ideal world, I would fly F doing comparisons and publishing the results to pay for the tickets.

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 10:47 am

I'm the organised single leisure traveller that likes travelling with as little luggage as possible, who always has his passport to hand and who always allows for plenty of time to make connections & who is therefore able to just chill out and enjoy the act of flying. I plan potential routings to fly on new carriers and aircraft types and where possible I always pay for a business class upgrade.

I'm the kind of person that flies for 12 hours just to have 12 hours in a new city just for the hell of it. Finally I don't tolerate ignorance as an excuse for stupidity and the flouting of airline policy by fellow passengers. I keep myself to myself on-board, which is why I prefer the new herringbone business class seats.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 11:48 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
Hawaiian shirts are much too nice for UPS men.

It's IPS and my name is Doug Big grin

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 12:39 pm

I am the type that loves traveling internationally, especially on extremely long flights (15+ hours)... and I am fortunant enough to fly long haul all the time  Smile

I really look for in-flight service, entertainment, and comfort. A personal TV is a must, and AVOD is becoming standard for me nowadays. I look for good seats and I would always give up a window seat for an aisle seat (really!) except on short flights.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 12:54 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 26):
It's IPS and my name is Doug

I doubt it - Leah Remini is WAY out of your league.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 12:57 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 28):
I doubt it - Leah Remini is WAY out of your league.

  cry   Ok, then I'll pick her:

http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Celebrities/Kristin-Kreuk/Kristin-Kreuk-76.JPG

She will be on every flight together with me  My personal F/A 

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 3:42 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 29):
She will be on every flight together with me My personal F/A

I think you'll probably end up with something more like this guy...

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 3:53 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 30):
I think you'll probably end up with something more like this guy...

 rotfl  Yeah this is my AUTOPILOT Big grin Big grin But I hope it won't deflate, I won't inflate him again {duck]

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 5:07 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Is this what your expensive taxpayer-funded education has resulted in ? "Dogey" ?

It's "dodgy". Like you.

When you have been awake for 50 hours, the omitting of a single 'd' is certainly acceptable  snooty 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 6:48 pm

Interesting question!

When I travel, I want to choose the airline/alliance and if possible when we fly, if times don't suit, airline preference will take priority.

That said, I will travel airlines outside the Oneworld alliance if there is:-

a) No choice

b) Not flown that type before.

c) Flights with an A340 as she is a superb passengers plane  Smile

BA is my prefered intl carrier, though I don't like 777's as they are noisy, that said, I need to fly the -200LR, -300 & -300ER! - Bugger!

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 7:20 pm

Water, sleep mask, iPod, do not disturb sign around my neck.

Just get me from point A to point B please.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sat May 10, 2008 11:35 pm

My trip last December describes me perfectly...

Blew an entire day flying Whitehorse-Dawson-Old Crow-Inuvik-Dawson-Whitehorse, and put up with throwing bags in -30 weather at every stop, just because it was a Hawker.


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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 1:09 am

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 29):
She will be on every flight together with me My personal F/A

Hahahhahahaha! She is an actress from Smallville. Her real name is Kristin Kreuk. She is Canadian and lives in Vancouver. She is half chinese and half dutch. SHE IS ALSO MINE!! KEEP AWAY FROM HER! Thanks God that a young superman (actually Tom Welling is older than me) isn't interested in her! I'm sure she can speak dutch...Can you?

No, she doesn't have a dream to be a flight attendant. You metioned that you're going to Vancouver. So i guess you want to go to Vancouver to look for her or she is in Los Angeles. She always fly between YVR and LAX many times.

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 2:19 am

The traveling makes it for me, only in a premium cabin of service.  Wink It's so...easy.

Priority lines, Board Room!, board whenever, (usually) good service.

In BLAH economy.....give me the red-eye nonstop, I want to sleep.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 3:21 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 32):
When you have been awake for 50 hours

"Star Trek" marathon on UK SciFi Gold this weekend ?
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 3:38 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 38):
"Star Trek" marathon on UK SciFi Gold this weekend ?

Neither Star Wars or Star Trek have ever really appealed to me, no, it was just that a very early start became so early that I didn't get any sleep, and then work calling me in the following night meant for no sleep again. Ah well, it pays for the flying!

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 23):
Is that what your new Domina tells you, that you "deserve" it ?

Personally I think the poor Dominatrix deserves better actually  Wink
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 5:23 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 39):
Neither Star Wars or Star Trek have ever really appealed to me,

Oooh be careful what you say, or the Nerd Police will strip you of your newly-won Crew status for blasphemy against the Holy Trinity (Star Trek, Star Wars and Comic Books)

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 5:32 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 40):
Oooh be careful what you say, or the Nerd Police will strip you of your newly-won Crew status for blasphemy against the Holy Trinity (Star Trek, Star Wars and Comic Books)

Not before I really have changed your username to 'Twinkle'  devil 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 9:16 am

For us geeks, sometimes the traveling is more interesting then destionation it self, but I love both ! I love traveling by air, road, water and rail, and exploring new places, people...

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 3):

If only I could fly NW DC-9 !
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 4:18 pm



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 42):
If only I could fly NW DC-9 !

They still have them......get on one quick!

Actually, I don't find them to be bad to fly on.

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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Sun May 11, 2008 11:31 pm



Quoting Davescj (Reply 43):
Quoting AlexEU (Reply 42):
If only I could fly NW DC-9 !

They still have them......get on one quick!

Actually, I don't find them to be bad to fly on.

They aren't that bad. I like em on short flights, I can deal with them on mediums.

I would like to travel to different airports, aircrafts, and sometimes different airlines. Since I'm starting to become tight on the fares, I'm starting to get more variety, and I like it  Smile. This year I flew AirTran and my first non-stop flight lol. I'll also be taking my first flight trans-atlantic with UA  Smile

Since I am loyal to US Airways, I fly them at least once a year. Soon, I'll be taking my trip that contains my 25th flight on US. My actual 25th flight is on an E190  Smile. Since I have a lot of family in Orlando, I fly into MCO a good amount. I had this tradition that every time I fly into MCO, I take a different carrier. I've flown US, DL, and FL into MCO. I was trying to take UA, NW or WN for my next trip, but because of the fare, I took US. All I know is, by the end on 2008, I'll have my free ticket on US Airways.

I'll probably be going to a conference in Chevy Chase, MD so I'm starting to look for fares to BWI. WN looks good and I might take them, but US has an interesting one connecting in LGA  Smile. I'm would also like to be going to JAX and MDW.

I just came back from a driving trip to Orlando and we passed by JAX. Felt a little sad, but I know thats one of the airports that I would like to fly into.
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Mon May 12, 2008 2:13 am

Depends.

For example, I'm flying GSO-ATL-FLL-CVG-BOS next week to get from GSO to BOS just because of double MQMs on Delta - I'll make Gold Medallion after that trip. Should be easy to make Platinum since I'm planning to move to LAS which means I'll be making 4-5 more transcons this year.

First priority for me is airline. I take SkyTeam unless it absolutely does not make sense or is very cost prohibitive (love Delta, but can't justify a non-essential trip that DL wants $900 for but I can do it with a $150 fare on US). From there, I base it on a few things - aircraft type (meaning if I can avoid a CRJ, I will), first class upgrade opportunities, etc. Will normally connect but don't mind the non-stop, especially if it means I'm more likely to fly up front. Same thing comes with hubs - CVG is much easier to upgrade through than ATL.

And of course there's times like yesterday at CVG where I'm sitting in a bar ready to fall asleep since I was in the middle of my fourth transcontinental flight in five days. Tuesday was GSO-CVG-SFO. Wednesday SFO-ATL-GSO. Thursday GSO-CVG-LAS. Saturday LAS-CVG-BOS. Those are the times that you just thankful that you don't need to get on another plane for a week, and when you do, it's only MHT-EWR-GSO.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Mon May 12, 2008 3:10 am

I absolutely love connections and could basically live in the airport and on the airplane. However, I could only enjoy this luxury when I am not flying with the fam. Otherwise, I'm stuck with flying nonstop to our final destination. Bummer.  Sad
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Mon May 12, 2008 6:12 am

The science behind travellers' behaviour always intrigue me. For me, being single:

Preparation:
I am a very last minute person. I usually packing up my thing the night before the flight and for 90% of the time, I won't be sleeping at all, all night long just to get prepared and to ensure that I don't left anything behind and more importantly, leaving my office and my works intact and in orderly manners. If going to an airport I never been before, I will do a research on wikipedia and Skytrax websites just to have an idea about the airport I am travelling to.

Baggage:
I am usually will travel with a middle size bag, which has to be check in, regardless of the duration of the stay. Most of the time, the bag will be somewhat empty. I just have it prepared just in case I need to bring extra things. The fact that I am not an 'extra baggage person' is helping too. I hate carrying more than 1 bag and a backpack. My travel documents will be placed inside a special document folder I carry with the backpack. I don't carry a book whenever travelling and only carry my discman when travelling long haul. I don't have an Ipod.

Getting to the Airport:
I always take a public transportation to the airport be it in KUL, KCH, PNK or CGK. I think it was only less than 10 occasions where I was sent to the airport by my family members. Ex-KUL, KLIA Express would be my preferred choice, the rest of the airports it would be the taxis. I usually will go to KUL 3 hours before departure time, 2 hours before departure time in KCH and CGK and an hour before departure time in PNK. 95% of the time, I didn't arrive late at the airport for check in.

Choice of Airline:
Although I am a very last minute person in packing up, I am the opposite when it comes to booking. I usually will set a reminder in my cellphone 36 hours before the departure time so that I can make the booking on time. My preferred airline would be MH. I have yet to fly AK/FD/QZ although I did purchased some tickets from them but never performed the trip. At the moment, my travel would involve only MH, EK, KL, GA, Batavia Air and Sriwijaya Air. I would consider AirAsia X and AK if there are some great offers by them.

Choice of Airliner/Airport/Frequency etc:
I prefer a non stop flight rather than having to transit somewhere, no matter how long the flight is. I am not fussy about the airliner used, but given the choice, I would prefer to fly on an aircraft type that I have flown before. For transit, I prefer to travel to an airport that I have been to, rather than flying into a new airport, if given the choice. I love travelling in JCL. I usually upgrade the EYCL tickets my company provide me to JCL whenever possible. I never flown in F.

Frequent Flyer Program:
I am a FFP member of 4 airlines; Enrich by Malaysia Airlines, KLM's Flying Blue, Emirates' Skywards and Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer. I take this FFP matter very seriously and will go all out in getting them especially when there is a double/triple miles promotion. At some point, I even arranged my accommodation at this FFP's hotel partners. All 4 accounts are active and I just love the 'double dipping' concept I can do with Enrich and Flying Blue. All my credit cards' points are redeemed as Enrich miles.I have been secretly praying all this while that AK/FD/QZ/D7 will launch a FFP like Virgin Velocity. I would switch team in an instant if that happened!

Booking:
I don't usually go with the cheapest option. I am very strict with my airlines' selection and will choose among this (MH, EK, KL, GA, Batavia Air and Sriwijaya Air) group of airlines only as much as possible. With MH's previous booking system, I will usually purchased the M fare tickets, because it is the cheapest ticket that gives me 100% Enrich miles. I can't do it anymore now since the new MH's booking system doesn't provide avenue for it. Booking will be made online as much as possible. Again this is to gain more miles (MH and EK gives extra miles for online booking). I only made a purchase from the counter if I need to travel urgently and it has passed the airlines' booking system lead time. I wish all airline's websites can accept booking for flights 2 hours before its departure time. I usually have 2-3 tickets being purchased way in advance using a dummy date and won't mind spending the MYR 100 penalty to rebook it into a new date.

Check-In:
Ex-KUL, I love checking-in at KL Sentral. It's always very pleasant, fast and not crowded there. I don't have to worry about the luggage anymore too beyond the point. But if I have a lot of time to kill, I will check in at the Check In Island D in KUL just to do it in style even though I am travelling in EYCL (I am a Silver Enricher). Ex-KCH, I never fail to check in at the GCCL check in counter no matter how long the line is.

Onboard:
I am not fussy about the seat arrangement. A window, middle or aisle seat will do for me. I am usually prefer to keep to myself while onboard. I am not the one who will start a conversation with a stranger sitting next to me. I am not fussy about the meals too because I don't deal with any non halal issue (except if I fly with KLM). I will usually finish all the meals provided unless the meals taste so bad or it is a boring MH's snackbox, which I prefer to take home because my mother love the box (box only).

I usually don't switch on my notebook computer while onboard, unless I have a very urgent work to complete. I only listen to my discman during long haul travels. Most of the time, I will just enjoy whatever being offered in the IFE and onboard reading materials.

I hate going to the toilet while onboard. I will usually clear up my system and get into the right attire to suit the temperature inside the aircraft before starting the journey. I will close the airconditioning unit at my seat and will try not to drink excessively to avoid myself from having to pee while onboard. For the record, I didn't go to the toilet at all while onboard MH 17, AMS-KUL on 21 October 2007, a journey that last almost 13 hours. I know it's not good for my health, but I HATE (hate with capital letter) using a public toilet anywhere ever. Will just visit it if there's no other choice.

Duty Free Shopping:
I rarely spending the cash for duty free shopping in an airport unless I need to get some urgent gifts for my love ones. I have been caught spending quite a few times with MH's Temptation Gallery while onboard, again for some last minute gifts and for the miles. From my experience, the duty free price onboard is better than on the ground.

Travelling in Group:
Sometimes, for work matters, I have to travel in group with my fellow colleagues. I hate the arrangement of going to the airport together and also I hate the arrangement of having to wait for each individuals to arrive before check in so that we could sit side by side. If possible, at any given opportunity, I will try to create an excuse/event so that I don't have to go to the airport together, check in together and sit together, unless we need to have some discussions along the way.

Other Habits:
I hate it when I had to encounter with bad customer service. I have lodged several formal complains against several MH's staff because I think they were being rude to me. I snapped their photos too to piss them off even more. As for dealing with Indonesian immigration officers who like to ask for bribes, I never tolerate their request and always willing to be deported should the situation getting out of control. My mantra, NEVER EVER TOLERATE BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Also, I am always prepared for any possibilities; flight cancellation, long delays, not allowed to board the aircraft, natural disaster (all these happened to me before) and 101 other unfortunate events that can happen while travelling. When it happened, just be calm, stay contented and take a time to find a quick solution or fix the problem. Oh, never feel ashamed to ask around for help.

Footnote - I am an Aquarian, just in case you would like to associate the behaviour with zodiac sign elements.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Mon May 26, 2008 4:07 pm

I prefer point to point there is no way I would make say fly AB STN-HAJ-AGP when U2 fly the route direclty and more cheeply. Speedy boarding plus is good it's a pity some of my mainly elderly fellow passengers think they should block the gate to stop priority boarders.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Traveller Are You?

Mon May 26, 2008 6:20 pm

For me, flying is half the fun of the whole trip.
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