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Do you try to book on widebodies? #5290729 12/10/19 06:25 PM
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Wife and I are going to San Juan Thursday and will board a cruise from there Saturday.
For price versus value as well as time in transit and arrival time, an A330 from PHL seemed like the best deal.
CRJ 700 DAY>PHL then an A333 PHL>SJU. The same on return in reverse.
The fare was quite reasonable even considering the extra $$ we had to pay to sit in the two seat window side of the aircraft.
Between a two aisle aircraft and a single aisle, the choice seems obvious when a big boy is available.
What do you think?


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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: fdcg27] #5290734 12/10/19 06:35 PM
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Since I fly internationally almost exclusively it will always be a widebody, usually a 788 or 789 these days.

Seat selection is key. On a long flight we prefer to not be disturbed. That’s why we always select middle aisle seats on the end. That way we don’t have to worry about another person who wants to get up.

The windows are big enough on the Dreamliner so we can still see while taking off and landing


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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: fdcg27] #5290738 12/10/19 06:46 PM
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The last plane I flew on was a Embraer something. It had 2 seats on 1 side and 1 seat on the other. Very cramped.


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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: fdcg27] #5290740 12/10/19 06:46 PM
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Just let me pick an aisle seat and I'll be just fine.


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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: fdcg27] #5290743 12/10/19 06:51 PM
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It really depends on how big/small you are. I’m 6’3” so I fly on the largest plane available with the most legroom if at all possible when flying domestic. Internationally most of the planes are wide bodies.


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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: skyactiv] #5290752 12/10/19 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
The last plane I flew on was a Embraer something. It had 2 seats on 1 side and 1 seat on the other. Very cramped.


We like these little Embraers as well as the CRJs. We flew on an E-145 a couple of weeks ago.
No middle seats.
The ERJs do seem pretty narrow but the bin space is ample.


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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: fdcg27] #5290765 12/10/19 07:24 PM
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I've never been on a widebody, however it's definitely on the bucket list. When I fly domestic, I actually prefer the smaller regional jet's especially up front.1-2 seating is prime.

As far as coach goes, the 2-3 seating in still preferable to 3-3 on the narrow bodies. That, and the thrill of an E190 or CRJ taking off is quite fun. They just have that little extra oomph.


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I flew on a 737-Max just before they pulled them from service: it was a really sweet ride, very comfortable.

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First class offers bigger seats without the sardine feeling. On a long trip it’s worth the extra money.

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Wide body? A friend was checking in his luggage and asked if he could have a window seat. The check in agent said sure, and your wife has one as well. He said “ but we want to sit beside each other”. The agent replied “you are”.

It was a Beechcraft 1900. One Center Aisle and one row of seats on either side. laugh

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Re: Do you try to book on widebodies? [Re: fdcg27] #5290838 12/10/19 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by fdcg27
Wife and I are going to San Juan Thursday and will board a cruise from there Saturday.
For price versus value as well as time in transit and arrival time, an A330 from PHL seemed like the best deal.
CRJ 700 DAY>PHL then an A333 PHL>SJU. The same on return in reverse.
The fare was quite reasonable even considering the extra $$ we had to pay to sit in the two seat window side of the aircraft.
Between a two aisle aircraft and a single aisle, the choice seems obvious when a big boy is available.
What do you think?

I flew AA A333 last year PHL- CDG. I was actually surprised with seat comfort. 2 months before I flew DTW-FRA on LH 744 and new seats on LH were so hard and weird shaped that my back hurt for two days.
All i all, really positively surprised with AA 333.


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Originally Posted by 14Accent
I've never been on a widebody, however it's definitely on the bucket list. When I fly domestic, I actually prefer the smaller regional jet's especially up front.1-2 seating is prime.

As far as coach goes, the 2-3 seating in still preferable to 3-3 on the narrow bodies. That, and the thrill of an E190 or CRJ taking off is quite fun. They just have that little extra oomph.




Too bad the 747’s are phasing out. The amount of power on takeoff is incredible


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Sure, Vancouver-Toronto, I try to get the 777 or the 787. Its a novelty and a giant PITA waiting for 450 others to get onboard, and the bags. Then the whole routine on the other end.

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Twins have much higher power to weight ratios because of engine out requirements. But even with the 747, they try to derate the takeoffs as much as possible to save on high pressure turbine wear.


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