Highest priority when you buy air tickets

What ticks your box to purchase ticket from certain airline?

  • Cheap Fare
  • Brand
  • Reliability
  • Direct Route
  • Schedule
  • Customer service
  • Foods
  • Smart looking crew*
  • Nice Aircrafts
  • Nearest airport
  • National Carrier
  • Others. Comment below.

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Boeing Aircraft Only. If it’s not boeing i’m not going.

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A range of things, the airline is a big one and that will factor in the aircraft, cabin and the service on board. If that airline isn’t offering tickets that are cheap then of course the next best airline will do but yeah it’s hard to pinpoint one or two specific things.

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Leg room, being tall it does help

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If Schedule means what time of the day the plane will depart from departure airport and arrive at the destination airport then that’s all that really matters to me. I plan my flights I do so that they align with my own everyday schedule and also the schedule I have at the arrival destination.

Time is important and basically the only thing I really care about when flying. Reliability could also be option for me to vote on but I do feel like if my flight were to be delayed or cancelled, that wouldn’t bother me much or disrupt the flow of my schedule, since I can easily adjust it.

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Airport has to be within 20miles of my house (jfk,LGA)good millage avail in first or bizz class a direct route and a good timed flight

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It kind of varies for me depending on the flight time, generally i fly short haul so its less about the airline/brand and comfort and more about the price, being a nearby airport and a reasonable departure time

Of course who is paying has an influence… whether its me or my employer 😁

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Same here as well. If a delay happens that could really mess up your schedule. Leg Room is a big one too. Still young and growing, but I have pretty long legs for my age. Really uncomfortable when you have no leg room.

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Sorry missed that part.

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I can kinda bypass the legroom actually. Even-though extra legroom is always welcomed and ever since I was a kid I always have liked mor space than needed, legroom is somewhat important, but since I eat, look out the window and sleep for the whole flight regardless of flight time, and me being not the tallest person for my age, I can go by having legroom that is found on the majority of carriers’ A350 and 787 Economy Class. An great example would be that I just love the legroom on Qatar Airways’ 787-8 and A350-900 & -1000’s Economy Class. It is a pretty standard one and works totally fine for me flying between 8-14 hours. I do usually go for a walk along the aisle on Long Hauls back and forth so the legroom doesn’t feel like my highest priority. I kinda don’t even notice if the space is cramped or not since I literally only sleep throughout the whole flight, even if the flight is 30 min 😅

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I personally look for the aircraft when i fly.

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Let’s be honest pal, if someone offered you free flights which happened to be on an Airbus you wouldn’t turn it down. Annoys me when people make comments like that.

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Definitely the schedule. When I work during the day I can only depart late. And when I go on a city trip I want to depart as early as possible so it really depends. I don’t mind what airline or type I’m on. As long as schedule and price are ok, it’s fine.

Oh and regarding that:

I’m 193cm tall (or 6’4” in that strange and useless American measure system). The only place I have enough legroom is Business Class or maybe in the Emergency Exit row. And that stuff is pricey… So it really doesn’t matter for me. I’m used to cramped legs… 😂

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I’m 6’2 and I can only sit in an exit or business also. When I fly I typically do business I rather be comfy lol

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To be honest, in all of my years flying; I don’t ever remember buying my own ticket lol

When I was young, my parents bought them. In my 20 years of my USAF career when flying commercial for a TDY or PCS they purchased what ever they gave me and picked up the tickets at the travel office. Towards the end we started booking our own flights and paying with the government issued credit card but still had to use the set criteria of who to book with based on coach availability and our schedule.

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Brand Name and Customer Service is very important because my mother is very picky and will only fly with Skyteam airlines.
Scheduling because my mom hates layovers but to get anywhere from Calgary you have to take a layover so if they have a good schedule with short layovers (1-3 hours) it is good for us.

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When flying I’ll normally go for the best option inside New Zealand, which is unsurprisingly Air New Zealand, great ontime results. I’ve only had one delay with ANZ, and I’ve flown them almost twice a year for 12 years.

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I love Air New Zealand. Do you know if they have a VA?

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Air New Zealand does not allow any VA to use their name or logo inside a VA. Intellectual Property Laws disobey that.

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Schedule…no offense to the aviation community, if I’m not in a hurry Amtrak is the way to go. I enjoy flying but I love trains. If I have to be there fast I’ll fly.

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