woo hoo.. i will try that
woo hoo.. i will try that
DONE!! our plane is 3 seats on one side and 2 on the other.. so i got us 2 seats together on the 2 seat side so i only have to climb over my hubby to go pee..lol
Hm I was going to book flights with Airtran and my travel agent advised against it... she said they will add on hidden fees and that they frequently cancel flights with very little warning. I'm from near Toronto and it's much cheaper to fly from Buffalo if I'm going to the US (no international taxes), but WITHIN Canada it's awesome. I can't believe the fees American airlines make you pay for... Air Canada lets you have your carry on plus TWO checked suitcases for free. Even an infant not occupying a seat is allowed two suitcases! If you're in first class you get 3 bags.
i didnt have any hidden fees.. i am aware of the baggage deal as most airlines charge for them now of days.. and their were fees for choosing some seats.. but the seats i chose had no extra fees.. im sittin in the back part of the plane but oh well
Well that's good. I always choose driving the two full days over flying cause well, $200 in gas round trip split between multiple people in the car will never be beat by any airline, even with a night in a hotel. But for the cruise I'm going to fly and I'm trying to find whatever is cheapest. I'm sure Airtran is fine, I just was about to book but since I'm not American and don't know much about the airlines I decided to ask my travel agent, and she said not to. I guess with the last minute canceled flights it would be especially bad for a cruise when you NEED to be there on time, so maybe that's part of why she advised me not to. Also because there are cancellation/change of reservation fees.
yep they said to fly in earlier would cost me $75 plus the price difference
oh so true..
i dont blame you at all.. we live near huntington wv.. and i can fly outta there or outta charleston wv.. both closer to home.. but the tickets are like $100 more each.. and outta huntington.. they only fly on certain days of the week.. but flying outta columbus OH it was cheaper, and no plane changes.. but we have to drive a lil drive there and back when we get home.. but for over $200 in savings.. its worth it to me.. because my hubby has a company car and our gas is free.
And when they re-regulate.. Boy will the whining get loud LOL!
Think about it, the effect of deregulation... MUCH cheaper fares. You can fly to Orlando now for less then you could PRIOR to de-regulation... Got any other transport that's cheaper in that time period? Didn't think so! LOL!
It's a trade off. Americans whine about the fees, they whine about the service, but the real truth... When it comes time to fork over the $$ it's "WHAT'S CHEAPEST" not "what's best" AA several years ago tried "more room in coach" for example, giving us more room because when surveyed we said "that's what we want" but when it came time to hit the "purchase" button..... "well AirTran, Delta etc... are $10 cheaper" So AA put in more seats, lowered the cost as we really requested. There are several examples of this....
We are getting what we are paying for... and in most cases leisure travelers aren't even paying the fixed costs of their flight.... Something has to give? Which would you perfer, more fees that you don't always have to pay, higher costs, or less maintenance? Because those are your options. The airlines have cut service and keep adding fees. I perfer that over "don't do manitenance" option.
Spirit is A PRIME example. You don't HAVE to fly them. But what folks see is "cheap", then they get shocked when there is no service and ton of extra fees.... I wouldn't fly them no matter how cheap. I believe you vote with your pocketbook and as long as people keep BUYING tickets they will see NO reason to change!
Before they de-regulated, being a pilot was considered a high paying job. Not so much now. In my experience, you get what you pay for and they aren't paying alot for pilots these days. I guess it doesnt help when you castrate their union either. Before they de-regulated, they didn't sit your plane at the end of a tarmack for hours on end. Before the de-regulated, flight attendants weren't snotty with a terrible attitude. Before they de-regulated, they didn't cancel your flight in the middle of the night and not call to inform you. I can understand cutting meals and adding a few more seats. But when you cut back on "service with a smile" it doesn't bode well. "Service with a smile" doesn't cost a dime. I believe that the airlines that are going to survive are the ones that remember that the passengers on the plane are not an inconvience, they are a cutomer. I've always been told that you need to treat the cutomer with respect.
I have flown AirTran once. Our flight was moved from 11 a.m. to 7 a.m. Not any clue why. Since we are 3 hours away from the airport we were flying out of, we had to go and spend an extra night (additional cost). So by the time we got two rooms (large family), the savings for flying them was gone.
Can only fly American out of here. Really the cost hasn't been too horrible when I consider time to drive and gas. Parking costs the same but my time is worth a lot. Plus after a tiring trip, it isn't that safe to drive 3 hours. Almost fell asleep once when we did that. Not going to again.
While not a fan of the baggage fees, I don't see them going away. So it is just something I budget for. As long as they don't charge for carry on- I will be okay.