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Old 07-28-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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There's nothing pretentious about wanting a luxury experience and being both willing and able to pay for it.

The cruise lines I mentioned are all-inclusive.
I agree. Just not my style and I'm happy that alternatives exist.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:09 AM
 
Location: On the road
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From Denver, I fly to Bulgaria for business. (I know, I know, lucky me.) The flight is not bad, even in coach, but the jet lag is a bear as I get older.
We recently needed to book a flight from Europe to USA at end of summer, and after some searching found that Sofia to Washington DC worked best for us with combination of price and flight. So we've arranged to end up in Turkey at end of August, then can take a bus to Bulgaria.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Just a friendly reminder from your mod, the thread is about plane travel, not cruises. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Interesting. Sounds like you had a great experience.

I am not one who likes the kind of entertainment you mentioned - maybe if it was some kind of workshop cruise with a topic of interest I might like it. I was just wondering how best to get to Europe without sitting for 10 hours or whatever it is!
To try to stay on topic, cruising is just a totally different experience than flying, which is more about just getting from point A to point B. Cruising is about enjoying the luxury, relaxing, and having fun. I wouldn't cruise if I was in a hurry to get somewhere, and I don't really see it as an alternative to a long flight. They're not really interchangeable, because in many cases you end up having to fly back to where you started the cruise, unless it's a circular cruise route, which many shorter cruises are.

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Old 07-29-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I don't know why this would be an issue. Nobody stops you from standing up or walking down the aisle, or standing by the bathroom periodically during the flight.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:14 AM
 
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I don't know why this would be an issue. Nobody stops you from standing up or walking down the aisle, or standing by the bathroom periodically during the flight.
I love window seats and one of the drawbacks is that if you have to go to the bathroom you have to disturb the people between you and the aisle. Some may be sleeping, eating or working on the computer. Of course I use the bathroom before I get on the plane and if the person in the middle or aisle seat gets up, I do, too. Oh, yeah- there's also the drink cart in the aisle. (Not that I want them to get rid of the drink cart- they've gotten rid of almost everything else.)

And don't forget that due to TSA regs, they get a little jumpy if too many people are "congregating" in the aisle. So, even if you get an aisle seat you have some constraints.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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You step over people even in business class seats.
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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You couldn't get me on an airplane for love or money. Ok, maybe enough money. Well, maybe if enough love.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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I'm restless and fidget around quite a bit. An aisle seat is greatly preferred in order to get up regularly. Flights from Seattle to East Coast or Hawaii are tolerable and cause no real hardship but I certainly don't enjoy sitting on a plane that long. OTOH, I consider the discomfort well worth it!
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I'm restless and fidget around quite a bit. An aisle seat is greatly preferred in order to get up regularly. Flights from Seattle to East Coast or Hawaii are tolerable and cause no real hardship but I certainly don't enjoy sitting on a plane that long. OTOH, I consider the discomfort well worth it!
That's the thing, for most, it's not a matter of "can't", it's a matter of "don't want to."

Nothing wrong with either. It's a choice.
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