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Old 07-09-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'm planning on avoiding United flights anyplace in the near future. This is the second time in about a month that this happened United Airlines Flights No Longer Grounded, Delays Remain - NBC News
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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They are a good airline. I've flown them a few times.

It depends if you get sCo or sUA crew, i've never had sUA crew.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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I'm planning on avoiding United flights anyplace in the near future. This is the second time in about a month that this happened United Airlines Flights No Longer Grounded, Delays Remain - NBC News
Yeah, this was a glitch in the ticketing system, completely unrelated to travel safety. This is like saying you won't buy stocks because Nasdaq went down.
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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The most fun I've had flying was hopping between islands in the Caribbean in a puddle jumper. The pilot let me sit up front. I mean in the "cockpit". Great fun!

I don't fly much any more. I have never bothered to check what size the plane is. Most of the time I don't even notice, unless the plane is really REALLY small - like the puddle jumpers, LOL!
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I was sad to see that this aircraft is being retired.

I used to travel on it a lot;

G-Joey's last flight: Aurigny Trislander retirement 'end of an era' - BBC News
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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I don't get the fascination with these small planes.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I don't get the fascination with these small planes.
I sometimes fly in a four seater owned by a friend.

It's the difference between flying and getting from A to B in a jet liner.

Some of the best flights I've had was island hopping in small aircraft around the Caribbean.

The difference between that and crossing the Atlantic in a large aircraft is like chalk and cheese.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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Obviously. I've flown in small private planes and I haven't enjoyed it.

I mean I can cope with it but if I was given a choice between a cessna or a 757 i'd pick the 757.

I just don't enjoy the noise and bumpy movements in those planes.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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WOW. Thanks for all the negativity. Geez. I am am only flying from Albany, NY to Newark for a connecting flight. 1 hour and 12 minutes... Why would I need to fly on any bigger aircraft?
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:51 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Obviously. I've flown in small private planes and I haven't enjoyed it.

I mean I can cope with it but if I was given a choice between a cessna or a 757 i'd pick the 757.

I just don't enjoy the noise and bumpy movements in those planes.

I agree. When I booked flight in United and was given a choice of a Cessna or a Boeing 757, I always choose the 757. The legroom and drink service in the Cessna is really bad.
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