I’m just interested in knowing how members of the community fly, what they do at the airport, how they book, etc.
How often in advance do you usually book a flight?
- 1 day-1 week before the flight
- 2 weeks-1 month before the flight
- 2 months-6 months before the flight
- 6 months-1 year before the flight
- 1 year+ before the flight
When is your next flight (on a commercial plane)?
- 0 days-1 week from now
- 1-2 weeks from now
- 2-3 weeks from now
- 3-4 weeks from now
- 1-3 months from now
- 4-6 months from now
- 6 months-1 year from now
- I don’t have one planned/booked
Why do you fly (on a commercial plane)?
- Because I love flying!
- Because I love flying, and to get from point A to point B
- To get from point A to point B
How often in advance do you usually arrive at the airport before your flight?
- 30 minutes-1 hour before the flight
- 1 hour-90 minutes before the flight
- 90 minutes-2 hours before the flight
- 2-3 hours before the flight
- 3+ hours before the flight
After passing through security, what do you like to do in the terminal?
- Wait in the gate area, read, go on electronic devices, etc.
- Walk around the terminal, shop, look at/take pictures of planes, and wait in the gate area a bit.
- Walk around the terminal, look at/take pictures of planes, and wait in the gate area a bit.
- Other (reply below)
What is your favorite seat?
- Aisle - I like easy access to the bathroom, aisle, overhead bins, to get up and stretch, etc.
- Middle - WHY?
- Window - I love it!
Where do you usually sit?
- Front - I like being the first one off, sitting in front of the wing, etc.
- Middle - I like sitting over the wings and hearing the noises of the flaps, landing gear, etc.
- Back - I like sitting behind the wing, etc.
What do you usually do when you de-board the plane?
- Talk to the pilots, look in the cockpit
- Try to be the first one off
- Other (reply below)
What class do you usually fly?
- Economy Plus/etc.
It’s always nice to get to know the community members, especially since we’ve had an increase recently.
Feel free to add your own polls below!
I would think the fourth question depended on the service weather etc.
It looks like we are really similar, @RTG113 lol. When de-boarding, I usually wait for everyone to start de-boarding before getting my back to de-board myself. It was a lot of fun doing these questions.
It depends on the airport, and the season. If its LGA or JFK during peak season, you should show up two-three hours in advance, you never know what security is going to be like.
If it is off season, or a smaller less-crowded airport, an hour is enough time.
Also, I assume the question was referring to before boarding, and not before scheduled departure.
Depends on an airline:)
I mean their system is usually generating a seat for me
When dropping relatives/friends off at LGA/JFK, we usually like to get there 2 hours before their scheduled departure time.
When we fly out of ISP, 90 minutes is enough. Sometimes there is a decent check in and security line, but usually we spend no more than 30 minutes in total going through check in and security
(ISP has both curbside and regular interior check in, we usually use curbside)
Look at all those fancy people flying in first and economy plus most of the time. Im not mocking you because I wish I could afford it.
An airport like ISP must be awesome for Long Islanders. You can pretty much anywhere near the East Coast with a direct flight from there, the flight prices are competitive, and the airport is also really nice.
Yea definitely. I love it, but whenever new airlines come in, all the residents surrounding the airport and under the flight paths cry about “too much noise” and “not wanting it to become the next jfk”
It sounds like SNA in orange county. The noise procedures are in effect only because of people filing suits against the airport due to noise. Whenever it gets brought up, I remember a story of a funny SWA flight attendant who said something along the lines of “Everybody shh, we are passing over rich people” after a departure from SNA.
I usually just wait in the cabin and wait for a time to get off. (Not the first.)
I normally get of when the cabin becomes quiet so that I am actually able to talk to the pilot at the cockpit door.
Hmm… good one. I usually try to sneak into the rows up front and look into the windows. Also I purposefully try to stall my family to stay on the plane longer, because why not?
When you’re in close proximity of the cockpit when you’re in business going to the cockpit is not a hard thing. The part of shame is no cockpit photos allowed for cathay
@RTG113. MaxSez: Interesting how willing individuals are to reveal their travel habits, seating choices, booking reference ect. on a public forum to an address or person they’ve never met or vetted. I don’t know how much credibility I’d put into the results of this travel survey when collated anyway. At a minimum 80% of the respondsnce fly on there parents dime or there collage fed loan. The non-payers have no real choice in travel arrangement I’ll wager. Dad & Mom tell you when, where and why and you just go with the flow. No survey for me 113 it none of yr bee’s wax… LOL
Wait, let other prople go then go myself
I usually fly Buisness Class, but if i do rarely fly and pick where i want to sit, its always the back Because i cant get any good scenery photos with the wing in my way)
Where have you flown to in Business?
Obviously. It’s to virtually fly before I actually fly. 👍🏻😁
When I deplane, make sure that i’m always the last person off, so I can visit the cockpit without things being awkward with other passengers.