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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #135 on: May 27, 2019, 08:32:52 AM »
Flying economy, direct from AMS to NYC I have two options

KLM - Boeing 787-900, 48,500 miles + $120
United - Boeing 767-400ER, 55k miles + $45 (+ free bag due to United Chase CC).

Thoughts?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #136 on: July 02, 2019, 02:41:34 PM »
Option 1:
Pro: Nonstop
Con: AA RJ-145, no wifi, all coach, no exit row open, MIA RJ gate



Option 2:
Pro: Probably get upgraded on both segments, exit row confirmable, WiFi, FLL, mainline flight
Con: Connecting flight

« Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 02:44:45 PM by Dan »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #137 on: July 02, 2019, 02:48:21 PM »
Option 1:
Pro: Nonstop
Con: AA RJ-145, no wifi, all coach, no exit row open, MIA RJ gate


Option 2:
Pro: Probably get upgraded on both segments, WiFi, FLL, mainline flight
Con: Connecting flight

How much more convenient is FLL going to be for you over MIA? If they're equal in distance, etc. and it's just easier to fly out of FLL, then I would take the inconvenience of flying out of MIA over having to connect but if FLL is going to be much more convenient to get to from where you are then I would do that even with the connection. Chances are you'll get in at the same time since AA will probably get delayed anyway...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #138 on: July 02, 2019, 02:54:11 PM »
How much more convenient is FLL going to be for you over MIA? If they're equal in distance, etc. and it's just easier to fly out of FLL, then I would take the inconvenience of flying out of MIA over having to connect but if FLL is going to be much more convenient to get to from where you are then I would do that even with the connection. Chances are you'll get in at the same time since AA will probably get delayed anyway...
FLL-20 mins
MIA-30 mins

My AA track record certainly has me worried.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #139 on: July 02, 2019, 02:54:55 PM »
I enjoy IAD, so if you're like me that can play a role.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #140 on: July 02, 2019, 02:57:08 PM »
I enjoy IAD, so if you're like me that can play a role.
Enjoy it for 55 minute connection? Why?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #141 on: July 02, 2019, 02:58:29 PM »
Enjoy it for 55 minute connection? Why?
I like airports.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #142 on: July 02, 2019, 03:29:31 PM »
Enjoy it for 55 minute connection? Why?
To add stress to your day in case of any delays.

Aside from your track record with AA, I'd take the nonstop and get home 2 hours earlier. You have better couch / internet / drinks at home to make up for the lack thereof on the plane.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #143 on: July 02, 2019, 03:30:44 PM »
Option 1:
Pro: Nonstop
Con: AA RJ-145, no wifi, all coach, no exit row open, MIA RJ gate



Option 2:
Pro: Probably get upgraded on both segments, exit row confirmable, WiFi, FLL, mainline flight
Con: Connecting flight


If no kids and Im not in a rush to get home, I would take the stop if 99% Biz Class

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #144 on: July 02, 2019, 03:31:17 PM »
To add stress to your day in case of any delays.

Aside from your track record with AA, I'd take the nonstop and get home 2 hours earlier. You have better couch / internet / drinks at home to make up for the lack thereof on the plane.
86 minutes. But I hear ya.

Why do I feel like AA is totally going to mess me over though...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #145 on: July 02, 2019, 03:32:42 PM »


Why do I feel like AA is totally going to mess me over though...
... track record...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #146 on: July 02, 2019, 03:32:47 PM »
If no kids and Im not in a rush to get home, I would take the stop if 99% Biz Class
Well, that's the other factor. I have tickets to the 8pm home run derby.
Will AA get me in sooner than UA? Who knows.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #147 on: July 02, 2019, 03:34:16 PM »
86 minutes. But I hear ya.

Why do I feel like AA is totally going to mess me over though...
Flight showing sold out, so chance someone there will put you on top of the bump list?  ::) ::)
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2019, 03:37:27 PM »
Well, that's the other factor. I have tickets to the 8pm home run derby.
Will AA get me in sooner than UA? Who knows.
Yes then you definitely should go with AA. Wont you know day of if you will be taking off on time, more or less?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2019, 03:49:38 PM »
Flight showing sold out, so chance someone there will put you on top of the bump list?  ::) ::)
LOL. I'll pull a Dr. Dao and retire.
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