Saturday, May 06, 2017

Sunday Five - Airlines

My mistake, you didn't sleep through Saturday (I had to double check) somehow Sunday's post ended up scheduled for Saturday along with the Derby Posting below.  Sorry!  


I travel more than the average person. I average about 10 trips by air each year.  Most of my travel is on a couple of airlines, the two airlines that have the most flights out of my nearest airport, an airport I pass on my daily commute to the office.  Airlines get a lot of bad press, but most of the time, they get me from point A to point B and back again without incident.  I almost always travel in the cheap seats.  I have never hit "status" with an airline to get free upgrades, and few people actually pay the full premium for business or first class.  

So a few questions: 
1: How many airline trips have you taken so far this year? 
2: Do you normally select window, middle or aisle seat? 
3: Have you ever flown on free tickets from frequent flyer miles? 
4: Have you ever had a plane make an emergency landing? 
5: Have you ever had checked bags lost and never found? 

My answers: 
1: How many airline trips have you taken so far this year? 
Five - two trips to Florida, a trip to Chicago, a trip to Kentucky, a trip to Boston. 


2: Do you normally select window, middle or aisle seat? 
Aisle seat on the left side the aircraft.  

3: Have you ever flown on free tickets from frequent flyer miles? 
More times than I can count. 

4: Have you ever had a plane make an emergency landing? 
Yes, 38,000 to on the ground in Dallas in less than 10 minutes, the electrical system on the plane failed.  No problem, the people up front know how to land in the dark on batteries only. 

5: Have you ever had checked bags lost and never found? 
Never, I have had bags delayed 3 or 4 times.  But the bags always showed up by the next day.  Last year, when I went to Rome, by bag missed the connection in Detroit - but it arrived the next day. 

7 comments:

  1. 1: zero
    2: aisle
    3: no
    4: no
    5: no

    hell, I have not flown since 1990 and never intend to do so again.

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  2. 1. Glasgow several times, Aberdeen several times. Exeter twice. Manchester a zillion times.
    2. aisle.
    3. Yes all the time.
    4. A few go arounds. Nothing serious but I always know where my nearest exit is.
    5. Yes once in Aberdeen and once in Vienna.
    JP

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  3. 1) Four thus far, 2 to Ft Lauderdale and 2 to Virginia.
    2) Aisle
    3) I have but usually use the miles to fly my family back and forth to California.
    4) No I haven't but I have been aboard when struck by lightning while landing.
    5) Only once have I had bags delayed by one day.

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  4. 1: How many airline trips have you taken so far this year? none yet....but very soon!
     
    2: Do you normally select window, middle or aisle seat? window seat.

    3: Have you ever flown on free tickets from frequent flyer miles? No
     
    4: Have you ever had a plane make an emergency landing? not yet, knock on wood.
     
    5: Have you ever had checked bags lost and never found? Again no, knock on wood.  

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  5. 1: How many airline trips have you taken so far this year?
    Oddly enough, for us, none as of yet. But a fall trip north is planned.

    2: Do you normally select window, middle or aisle seat?
    I'll do window or aisle, never middle!

    3: Have you ever flown on free tickets from frequent flyer miles?
    Yes, we have once or twice.

    4: Have you ever had a plane make an emergency landing?
    Never! Thanks goodness.

    5: Have you ever had checked bags lost and never found?
    Never. And we rarely check anymore.

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  6. 1: I think 2.
    2: Someone insists on the aisle; I like the window
    3: I don't think I have.
    4: Yes, once, due to an unruly passenger. It was a bit scary.
    5: Have you ever had checked bags lost and never found?

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