Air Travel Enlightenment


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | June 25, 2013      
One of our flights last winter. The attendant was gruff. Then I noticed what she was reading. Hah!

One of our flights last winter. The attendant was gruff. Then I noticed what she was reading. Hah!

To be fair, in-flight staff have been overall quite nice during our air travel to backcountry skiing destinations over the past year, but sometimes a burnout case can make the hours seem too long. Lufthansa is still the best (hot towels, free booze and always a good selection of movies), but Allegiant Air has been surprisingly nice as well — if you remember to bring your own water and plan for the baggage fees.

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5 Responses to “Air Travel Enlightenment”

  1. Mike Marolt June 25th, 2013 9:37 am

    I just flew Spirit Airlines. They are extremely cheap which is good, but they don’t serve anything for free, and they pack the planes so tight they have to lock the lean-back buttons. My knees didn’t even remotely fit in the space. haha. But I flew my entire family to the Bahamas for a grand, so for the 4 hours, it was manageable. But I’d suggest brining a flask of whiskey in addition to the bottle of water. ha.

  2. Woody Dixon June 25th, 2013 10:07 am

    For cheap(ish) international flights, I normally fly American. For a minimal fee you can upgrade to preferred seating which has better leg room, and they offer free beer and wine.

    Domestic, I prefer Alaska if I can help it. They seem to have the best service and don’t try to charge you $5.00 for a bag of pretzels.

  3. SteveG June 25th, 2013 7:59 pm

    I recently heard radio program with a retired airline pilot discussing the health aspects of air travel. He felt the most unsanitary place on an aircraft was the pocket on the back of the seat in front of you. When you think of what people might put in there……….

  4. Scott June 27th, 2013 3:56 pm

    Lufthansa is okay in coach. The couple of nicer amenities really don’t change the experience too much, though the hot towel is pretty good.

    I want to try their business class from Denver to frankfurt, but haven’t had the chance.

  5. simonjames June 29th, 2013 6:08 am

    I took flight my whole family to the Bahamas for a impressive, so for the 4 hours, it was manageable. I commonly go by plane American. For a minimal fee you can upgrade to preferred seating which has better leg room, and they offer free beer and wine.

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