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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post

    Delta looks cheapest. Any thoughts, words of wisdom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Drink heavily and be asleep before wheels are up. You’ll do fine
    The traveling part is not the problem. It is trying to figure out which airline is a sh1tshow now and how not to spend 500$ more to get to the same place

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    I remember that from when they were trying to get people to understand the 'bird flu' risks.

    Trying to find the best flight to the USVI- St Croix. I am traveling very light because my GF is the same size and I can wear stuff out of her closet.

    last time you all told me to use Matrix and the Skyscanner app. Any others I should try?
    I know to avoid Spirit like the plague.

    Delta looks cheapest. Any thoughts, words of wisdom?
    Delta is McDonalds: it does the job without style or comfort. TBH the whole experience of flying now is a goat rope, and anything short of first class is steerage on a slave transport, so make your plans based on your schedule and if you have connections allow more time for the hop than you think you need.

    As an Over 50-American I can remember when flying, even peon class, was fun. What happened to flying is all you need to refute the myth that the market will naturally tend towards the delivery of greater value at lower cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Delta is McDonalds: it does the job without style or comfort. TBH the whole experience of flying now is a goat rope, and anything short of first class is steerage on a slave transport, so make your plans based on your schedule and if you have connections allow more time for the hop than you think you need.

    As an Over 50-American I can remember when flying, even peon class, was fun. What happened to flying is all you need to refute the myth that the market will naturally tend towards the delivery of greater value at lower cost.
    This. And for a long time, if you had experience it helped you do things smoothly. I have flown domestic and international since the early 70s. I used to do it without much thought because I had a system that worked to make things go well. Now all bets are off.

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    In cattle they’re all chitshows.

    Fly business / first.
    Or step on drunk and pass out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    In cattle they’re all chitshows.

    Fly business / first.
    Or step on drunk and pass out.

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    I wish to all of the above but not that flush with $$


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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    I wish to all of the above but not that flush with $$

    Well at least you can sit at the bar and have dudes buy you drinks before boarding

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Delta is McDonalds: it does the job without style or comfort. TBH the whole experience of flying now is a goat rope, and anything short of first class is steerage on a slave transport, so make your plans based on your schedule and if you have connections allow more time for the hop than you think you need.

    As an Over 50-American I can remember when flying, even peon class, was fun. What happened to flying is all you need to refute the myth that the market will naturally tend towards the delivery of greater value at lower cost.
    That's up for debate. In the 70s when econ seats were roomier, real food was still served even in the back of the bus, and airlines were heavily regulated, the adjusted cost of an economy ticket in today's dollars was a luxury good on the level of flying business class to Europe today.

    Economy class today is a commodified normal good offered by an oligopoly, like a Greyhound bus. However, it allows more people to see the world and 42% of Americans now have a passport (the highest number ever). Also, no more secondhand smoke!

    EDIT: Also, I'm a little biased, but Delta is more like Chik Fil A. You hate a certain aspect of them (union busting, in their case), but you've eaten enough fast food that there's no question the product is still better than McNuggets (United/American), or a 7-11 hot dog (Spirit).
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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    I fly Alaska pretty much exclusively and don’t really have problems, though my experience as an Alaskan resident is undoubtedly different than your folks’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Fly business / first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Flying is like grad school. It's only worth it if somebody else pays.
    Must be nice.

    Air travel is an essential in my life, if I wanna go anywhere I have to fly.

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    (mookie has not been on frontier or alaskan)
    My sole experience on Frontier thus far is having them cancel a flight on me. So...not off to a great start.

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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    I fly Southwest primarily. Work pays for those flights, I reap the benefits with loyalty status so it's virtually never that I get stuck with a middle seat.

    I'll fly Delta/Jet Blue/American if Southwest can't do it. United sucks, Spirit is a non-starter for me.

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    I've never had a bad experience on American.

    You should fly American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    I've never had a bad experience on American.

    You should fly American.
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    Re: Travel 4: All Around the World Same Song

    When I worked for CMG I flew quite a bit (most of the 90's) on NWA business and sometimes FC. They were great in every way but the FAs were monsters in the US, wonderful especially when based out of Narita. Those were days when it was not uncommon to fly with the plain half-full or less. I can't remember the last flight I took anything less than 145% of capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Delta is McDonalds: it does the job without style or comfort. TBH the whole experience of flying now is a goat rope, and anything short of first class is steerage on a slave transport, so make your plans based on your schedule and if you have connections allow more time for the hop than you think you need.

    As an Over 50-American I can remember when flying, even peon class, was fun. What happened to flying is all you need to refute the myth that the market will naturally tend towards the delivery of greater value at lower cost.
    I’m not sure the last time you flew delta, but on any longer flight I’ve so very greatly appreciated being on Delta. United sucks. ULCCs are a hard ‘No’. even the mid-tiers aren’t great.

    Transcontinental flights with delta are where they really shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    When I worked for CMG I flew quite a bit (most of the 90's) on NWA business and sometimes FC. They were great in every way but the FAs were monsters in the US, wonderful especially when based out of Narita. Those were days when it was not uncommon to fly with the plain half-full or less. I can't remember the last flight I took anything less than 145% of capacity.
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