Cheap flights or comfortable

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
September 27, 2008 2:57pm CST
What do you look for when booking with an airline company? Do you search for niceties and being comfortable with services such as meals and movies? Or do you search for the cheapest flights. I prefer the latter. What do you prefer?
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@maximax8 (30121)
• United Kingdom
27 Sep 08
On a long haul flight like London to Sydney or Auckland I prefer to go on a good quality comfortable airline that offers stopovers. I do love to find cheap charter flight to a tropical location. When it is just a 12 hour flight I am happy to go on a cheap no frills type of flight. I have been to Mexico on a cheap flight. Coming back from the Maldives I got a free upgrade. I nearly always travel in the economy class. It is sad that many small airlines are going out of business at the moment like Zoom Airlines that used to go to Canada and Excel Airlines that used to go to all sorts of lovely destinations. So I will book a ticket on a large airline that is performing well. I like a decent amount of legroom. I eat before I fly because on the plane I wear ear planes to avoid getting ear pain so eating isn't awfully comfortable. I love traveling and a low airfare means having more money to travel once I get to my destination airport.
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
5 Oct 08
thanks for your feedback
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I haven't flown since I was little, but when I was looking for a flight for my husband last month we went for the least expensive possible. What's funny is that it actually got him to his destination quicker than the more expensive flights. Go figure!
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• Philippines
29 Sep 08
Good day... First the reputation and safety of the airlines then the price of course. The cost really counts a lot because the money saved can be used as extra for traveling cost.
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
The only airline I use when flying in Canada is WestJet. They almost always have some kind of seat sale on. I fly to Winnipeg a lot and I have paid anywhere between $250 and $600 return. So I always search out the best price now and fly when it is cheaper. I don't really like Air Canada because of all the things about their finances, I hear on the news. I don't trust them. So I have to say I fly the cheapest flight I can find which is almost always with WestJet. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
@AmbiePam (51164)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I cannot afford to fly at all, although several years ago when I could afford to fly, on my trip I picked the cheapest fare. I can make due with some discomfort. It is way better than knowing I spent more money on a few amentities that I won't even be using very long. I couldn't justify the expense what with all my other financial obligations.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
29 Sep 08
I prefer always the good one. The airline company which gives me the good service i always prefer them. If the airline company is good then services is also good and pleased me. If i cant manage then i will go for the cheapest one.
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
29 Sep 08
well, i nvr travel for a long flights.. so, for me, i will choose the cheap flights instead of comfortable....
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
28 Sep 08
when I will bought a ticket from the airline we always go to the airlines in which it would go direct to my wife place in Cebu Philippines to be more quicker and faster with convenient way although it is a little bit expensive compare to the ordinary flight but I do not like much connecting flight schedule during the way......
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 08
For short flights, up to four hours I will find the cheapest possible because I can bear going without the meals and movies for that short amount of time, but if it's any longer then I look for at least a meal, I am never bothered about movies they never put on anything decent or what I like, I much prefer to have my Ipod on anyhow or read a book. The cheapest possible ticket is what I go for every time, it's just getting from A to B that's all I see it as, the best bit is getting to your destinatiion then I look for the most comfortable!
@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
28 Sep 08
I donot go at it that way I prefer to tale to people i know and want their impression of how things went and also some travel agencies have many many special bundles that are worthy of my acceptance Good Luck
28 Sep 08
If I can have both then my trip is the best.... but if I will choose one then I will choose where I am comfortable...Id rather spend money just to be comfortable.
@giuliaXD (162)
• Italy
28 Sep 08
i think that the only time that i go on travel, it is right to have the most comfortable things in order to keep a good memory of the holiday.. the good memory is not only where i go but also the way by which i go.. i prefer staying at home rather than having a travel that is not perfect. my best way of travelling is all inclusive package.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
hi definitely cheaper flights... why? since i rather spend my money on other things for shopping and food... hehehehe....
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
28 Sep 08
it depends on how long the flight will be. if it's two hours or less, i'll go for the cheapest flight. anything longer than two hours, comfort will be my priority. i have pretty long legs so sitting in a cramp space for more than two hours is pure torture. having entertainment and food distracts me from the discomfort. furthermore, the difference between full-fare and budget airline ticket prices is not much for long flights. so i'll definitely go for comfort when i fly for more than two hours. cheers ;p
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
Hi, if it's long distance, say more than 12 hours, I would prefer a more comfortable flight. Other than that, I'd definitely go for those airlines with no-frills! Those that you have to pay for your meals, and so forth. After all, airline meals are not delectable; and if it's a short flight, I would rather eat when I reach my destination. Moreover the savings is tremendous - especially if it's a personal or leisure trips.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I prefer looking for the bargain flights. They are fine for me. Since I don't do much traveling only to Florida to see my mom it doesn't matter. It's only a 2 1/2 hour flight from NY to Ft Lauderdale so it is fine for me to take a cheap flight. The flight is straight and there usually are enough to pick from. I am planning to go in the next few months so I will be looking for a flight possible before the holidays or right after the new year.
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
hi ronaldinu.for me i choose for the cheapest flight but im still looking for a good and safe airline company.. im just save it for the other expenses.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I usually look for cheaper, but if it's too inconvenient, I may go higher. It all depends on the trip and why I am flying. If it's for work and they are covering costs, I will not go expensive but have to make sure I am on time for what I have to do, so I may have to go more expensive to achieve that.
28 Sep 08
I haven't traveled on the plane for many years but when I did I had movies on it and nice meals, I love it and I like to relax on the plane as well,gee I missed flying, my husband hates it so that is why we haven't travelled for so long. Tamara
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
27 Sep 08
We haven't travelled overseas for a while, so the only trips we take are domestic - the longest being about four hours. We choose the most convenient time, as we have a three hour drive to the airport, and therefore prefer a flight which leaves after lunch. We're not worried about meals and movies, as we have lunch/dinner at the airport while we're waiting anyway. One of our daughters is a flight attendant, so we like to use her airline when we can.