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View Poll Results: Luxury Flight or Luxury Hotel?
Luxury Flight 12 18.46%
Luxury Hotel 53 81.54%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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I think that I would prefer the luxury hotel.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:26 AM
 
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You know it is going to be an interesting stay when several of the parking spots near the hotel lobby have signs saying "Police Vehicles Only"
Or the sign in the lobby that reads, "No weapons of any type may be brought onto these premises."

As if the "bad guys" were going to pay attention anyhow.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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Yeah I get that but what you don't get is I was receiving that level of service in the coach class on Asian and other international carriers. I was referring to their attitude in general regardless of where you sit. In general, the flight attendants on American carriers feel entitled and act like they are some pseudo ship captain. On Asian carriers, the flight attendants are there to serve and act like it. The fact that it takes a first class ticket to receive basic service on an American carrier shows how pathetic their level of service is. I flew U.S. Airways to Rome and it was awful. Not only did the flight lack amenities compared to other carriers, their service was lousy too. You couldn't pay me to fly U.S. Airways domestic let alone international. I'll take a multitude of International carriers over American ones. But I agree that not all international carriers are great. I thought Lufthansa was also surly and rude. Trust me, fly Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Korean Air and you won't fly anything else. It's a world of difference in terms of service and luxury. Virgin Atlantic also offers amazing service.
I would, however they don't always fly where I want to go...
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I don't do hostels, but for a 3 day trip with a 15 hour flight? Only way I can imagine this scenario would be a super short business trip overseas or perhaps a quick trip somewhere for a funeral.

I'd pick the luxury flight. 15 hrs turns into 30 hrs RT. That's a LOT of time to be tied to an 18" wide chair with no leg room.

I try and swing First or Business class on vacations (assuming the flight is longer than 4-5 hrs) because I find I'm much better rested this way. I can arrive at my destination in a great mood and ready to go. And when it's time to come back, I don't undo all the good the vacation did me by being tied to that 18" wide chain in cattle-class.

I also like how the extra legroom and space you get with the premium cabins (especially if you get the cocoon, pod, or suite) makes it so much easier to move around, visit the bathroom without disturbing your seat mates, stretch your legs, avoid DVT, etc.

Before my BF started dating me, he'd never flown First or Business. I've apparently ruined him. I surprised him with a first class upgrade for our last trip and he's now a convert.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Either way, you're going to be "Lost in Translation" believe me. I fly long distance a lot for 5 day stays and have massive jet lag on both ends of the journey. It is easier in business class than coach by a lot, but you can't beat jet leg. No matter if you spend $15 a night or $200, you're going to spend a lot of time looking at the ceiling and watching TV at 2AM. I guess i'd pick the hotel.

The longest coach trip I took: Copenhagen to Vienna, Vienna to Australia with a midnight stop in Kuala Lumpur, spent the night in the airport in Australia, Australia to NZ, NZ to Western Samoa. The redeeming feature of this trip was that I was able to collapse on a gorgeous beach for 4 days before my 2-day assignment.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Definitely the luxury flight for me. I only look at hotels as places to sleep a few hours at and maybe if I'm lucky get a free meal.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Yeah I get that but what you don't get is I was receiving that level of service in the coach class on Asian and other international carriers. I was referring to their attitude in general regardless of where you sit. In general, the flight attendants on American carriers feel entitled and act like they are some pseudo ship captain. On Asian carriers, the flight attendants are there to serve and act like it. The fact that it takes a first class ticket to receive basic service on an American carrier shows how pathetic their level of service is. I flew U.S. Airways to Rome and it was awful. Not only did the flight lack amenities compared to other carriers, their service was lousy too. You couldn't pay me to fly U.S. Airways domestic let alone international. I'll take a multitude of International carriers over American ones. But I agree that not all international carriers are great. I thought Lufthansa was also surly and rude. Trust me, fly Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Korean Air and you won't fly anything else. It's a world of difference in terms of service and luxury. Virgin Atlantic also offers amazing service.
Yes, I flew Singapore Airlines going to Malaysia. It was nice. And the flight attendants had the cutest uniforms too. Food was good, tea was good. It was a short flight from Singapore to Penang & back but it was a slightly luxurious short flight on that airline.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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Neither. You don't travel somewhere to see a new bed or bathroom, you travel to see a new country and have new experiences. Don't get me wrong, I like Business Class and beautiful hotels, but they aren't the reason I travel.

Exceptions granted for resorts, especially all-inclusive where you don't leave.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:05 AM
 
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Luxury hotel. I'd choose 5-7 days of paradise and maybe at most 12 hours of a little discomfort over 12 hours of luxury and 5-7 days of just meh. Maybe that's because I indulge myself in hotel service and United, the airline I'm sort of forced to fly most of the time, has yet to make me a victim of lost luggage.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I would just take an Ambien or two before both flights or in mid-air.

I would gladly do anything to get 15 air hours away from here in the winter, unless the destination is Siberia or Mogadishu. Even Siberia I'd consider.
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