This is gonna be long, yes, it’s one of my famous essay’s that is back, so grab some snacks while you read it all ;)
I was thinking something like, surely a review will give you a perception about what’s to come. A way to sort of, preparing yourself, but inevitably, experiencing for yourself is the only way to determine whether the product is good or not, according to your preferences.
In general, when asking, what to expect, you are searching for an answer that will make you feel like, you have some background knowledge, the basics down, to know what is about to come. So you have some kind of confidence.
Often time, we like to look up reviews and such or products, to have an idea of what we are buying, so we confidently, can purchase it and not regret it later. As for when asking about what to expect onboard a plane or airlines you’ve never flown with, one is trying to find some kind of positivity, that will make them more confident in flying with what they’ve booked.
That’s a great example, Nathan. It’s like if one were to share opinions of something, and it doesn’t appeal to the one asking, they’ll have second thoughts, but if you have made up your mind, then it is you who already, within yourself who knows what you want to do. Then I’d say go for it and don’t human factor change it. Because by asking, for our opinion once you’ve already booked that flight, cheap or expensive, doesn’t matter, because as you have purchased the tickets, that automatically, does imply that you are willing to go on your journey, but it is the uncertainty and unknowing feeling of what’s to come next that you’re worried about, which why most people tend to ask for advice and opinions regarding whether they should actually buy this product or try out this service.
It is a kind of fear, not really that you’re scared but we humans like know what we are getting into, and at some point, even after going through the purchasing part and all, we may feel hesitant, as it is then, during the time between buying a ticket and actually embarking on your journey / ordering a meal and receiving the food / ordering a product online and receiving it.
It’s the time in between, as you’re waiting to finalize what you already set your foot in where we kind of feel less confident, which where and why the, “what to expect” question arise.
I’ll say one simple thing to everyone who is thinking or planning on making such a thread because they are uncertain of their up and coming flight as it is the first time they try something different then what they are used, something outside their comfort zone.
Don’t take a step back now, keep moving forward, by doing something new, and unlike previous times, you will find beauty in exploring something you never knew of.
Honestly, try it out. Fly ANA, United, JAL, EVA Air, JetBlue, Emirates, Brussels Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Air India, Fiji Airways, SAS, The A330-200, 787-10, 777-200LR, A340-300, and then tell us in your final trip report, how it was.
- Was it fun?
- Did you enjoy it?
- What was good and bad?
- Were the product and service different from the reviews and your expectations?
It is what you experience and makes it out to be, that is to expect. We can give you what we think and feel, based on our taste, our personality, our experience, but you yourself got to embark on the journey to find out, whether it meets your standard or not. It’s about YOU, and not US :)