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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 3:44 PM
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I'll be honest, the BA plane change has scared me away from using them this year.

I'm now connecting in DTW to get to AMS for my annual Europe work excursion. I didn't really need to be in London, but it was nice having a direct flight and a few days bookending work to relax in London... but I honestly would rather fly on the new Delta premium select connecting than the old girl.

I know the history of the plane, but I dont want to sit in it for half a day.
Am I the only one who still books flights based on cheapness?
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 4:07 PM
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Am I the only one who still books flights based on cheapness?
Yes.

These days it involves too much math. What does cheap mean? Do I need extra legroom (yes) and do I plan to check a bag? If so, I can spend up to $100 more on a ticket on airline A because i get those things for fee from them, and still have the final cost be cheaper than airline B where I’d have to pay extra.

If that’s not something I need, then it’s a different thought process.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 4:16 PM
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I saw your post before you deleted. I can’t believe that has been Delta’s plan all along!!! Amazing!
As a matter of fact I did have some Delta news as well as gate assignments in the new expansion I heard at the port yesterday but decided not to share. I'm just gonna be a lurker from now on. Hopefully another port employee will supply info on the forum.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 4:35 PM
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Am I the only one who still books flights based on cheapness?
My order of operation is

1) Delta
2) Direct
3) Premium Economy (especially international)
4) Sanity check that none of my preferences are like 40% more expensive than the cheapest flight
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 4:55 PM
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As a matter of fact I did have some Delta news as well as gate assignments in the new expansion I heard at the port yesterday but decided not to share. I'm just gonna be a lurker from now on. Hopefully another port employee will supply info on the forum.
Say it isn’t so! Hopefully you didn’t get busted.

Thanks for all your input. Cheers.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 5:21 PM
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 5:23 PM
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As a matter of fact I did have some Delta news as well as gate assignments in the new expansion I heard at the port yesterday but decided not to share. I'm just gonna be a lurker from now on. Hopefully another port employee will supply info on the forum.
I'm sorry to hear that. For morons like me who don't know anything about the airport or airplanes at all, your info is always appreciated and of high value.

I hope you'll reconsider after a little time away . . .
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 7:43 PM
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As a matter of fact I did have some Delta news as well as gate assignments in the new expansion I heard at the port yesterday but decided not to share. I'm just gonna be a lurker from now on. Hopefully another port employee will supply info on the forum.
Aw. You’re one of the few who has anything qualitative to say.

The rest of us are just gabbing about which planes have the most comfy seats and speculating baselessly about which airline will finally open the lucrative Vladivostok route.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:54 PM
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I think I scared Austin1971 off with my overt enthusiasm for the prospect of DL building up AUS.

So (seriously) I’m sorry people, it’s my fault........
If this is the case, please leave and feel free to piss others off on a.net. Austin1971 is the King and is a vital source on all things ABIA.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 10:14 PM
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Am I the only one who still books flights based on cheapness?
Yep. I haven't flown in awhile, but when I even think about planning a trip I start looking at cheapest flights.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 12:43 AM
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Am I the only one who still books flights based on cheapness?
Nope. I'd rather spend the good money when I get there, not on the getting there. Now if I ever spend more time in the air than on the ground, that would be reversed, like if I were to fly to NY just for a slice of pizza or catch a Jets game. I have splurged on premium cheap seats from time to time. I met an actress from the series 'Orange is The New Black' on SWA from Newark to Austin, she sat 4 rows in front of me. Obviously she doesn't feel the need to spend a lot of money on transportation, and she no doubt has a shit ton more than me.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 1:28 PM
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My order of operation is

1) Delta
2) Direct
3) Premium Economy (especially international)
4) Sanity check that none of my preferences are like 40% more expensive than the cheapest flight
See, to some extent I can see that. Domestically? I base my destination off of non-stop cheap flights. I just randomly will go look online and find some random deal, and book a flight. Usually on SWA, usually with miles.

Internationally? I hate layovers. But, I am way too cheap for Premium Economy. So, I find the cheapest flights with minimal layovers. Basically, I drive to Houston a lot to catch an international flight to avoid layovers and save money.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 6:12 PM
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Am I the only one who still books flights based on cheapness?
I still do as long as it's not Spirit Airlines. Ungh! Like a friggin sardine can with wings!
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 8:11 PM
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I still do as long as it's not Spirit Airlines. Ungh! Like a friggin sardine can with wings!
I, sometimes, am willing to sell my dignity for a flight costing 1/3rd the cost and with no layover.

Allegiant is my guilt pleasure. I hate the experience. I hate the service. But, I can sometimes get to Pittsburgh for $100 r/t and direct. It does the trick.
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I, sometimes, am willing to sell my dignity for a flight costing 1/3rd the cost and with no layover.

Allegiant is my guilt pleasure. I hate the experience. I hate the service. But, I can sometimes get to Pittsburgh for $100 r/t and direct. It does the trick.
I agree. Honestly, for 100 bucks, I would be tempted to do that just to check Pittsburgh out for a coupe of days.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 5:15 PM
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Here's the link to the article I was talking about. In the end who really knows.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2015/1...ts-in-2-years/
So, I blinked and missed the announcement, but Hawaiian is adding Boston with its A330.

Not going to hold my breath but would love to see Hawaiian Airlines somewhere in Texas someday!
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 9:43 PM
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So, I blinked and missed the announcement, but Hawaiian is adding Boston with its A330.

Not going to hold my breath but would love to see Hawaiian Airlines somewhere in Texas someday!
Intersting...Boston was one of the cities singled-out by Hawaiian's former CEO in that article - as was Austin. It begins in April 2019 and has flies five times per week.

However, plans can be altered over time. The original article seems to have been written in 2012 with a December 2015 update. So, best case scenario is that that article is almost three years old. Additionally, does Hawaiian's new President and CEO still view Austin as apart of their route expansion vision? I hope so. It would be beautiful to see their A330 on our tarmac.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 10:09 PM
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Intersting...Boston was one of the cities singled-out by Hawaiian's former CEO in that article - as was Austin. It begins in April 2019 and has flies five times per week.

However, plans can be altered over time. The original article seems to have been written in 2012 with a December 2015 update. So, best case scenario is that that article is almost three years old. Additionally, does Hawaiian's new President and CEO still view Austin as apart of their route expansion vision? I hope so. It would be beautiful to see their A330 on our tarmac.
Well, if you read it carefully, it was a list of growing and relatively underserved areas, but Hawaiian didn’t say that said those areas were targeted for route expansion. Sneaky.
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Well, if you read it carefully, it was a list of growing and relatively underserved areas, but Hawaiian didn’t say that said those areas were targeted for route expansion. Sneaky.
True. But, as a business, wouldn't you want to "target" those areas considered "underserved?" Seems to me like one would.

Furthermore, when they (Hawaiian) speaks of "underserved," just to be clear, I think they mean areas where there is a population of potential customers who have a higher level of difficulty in reaching the islands. Not simply, "underserved" in general.

They would not have pinpointed those cities if they hadn't already looked at them as potential destinations.

Again, this is an old article... Who knows what they're thinking today - especially with a new CEO.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 11:41 PM
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True. But, as a business, wouldn't you want to "target" those areas considered "underserved?" Seems to me like one would.

Furthermore, when they (Hawaiian) speaks of "underserved," just to be clear, I think they mean areas where there is a population of potential customers who have a higher level of difficulty in reaching the islands. Not simply, "underserved" in general.

They would not have pinpointed those cities if they hadn't already looked at them as potential destinations.

Again, this is an old article... Who knows what they're thinking today - especially with a new CEO.
Potentially. But they very carefully didn’t say they were considering all of them as destinations. I just think this is rather sneaky and noncommittal of them.

But, yes, new CEO, new...something.
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