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Thread: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

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    Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    I just read an article about cramming more seats into commercial aircraft and I'm curious, how many of you would be willing to pay more for your ticket if you got a little more room? If you would pay more, then how much more?

    For purposes of the poll let's suggest that you'd get an extra 6" of leg room and a few inches of width.
    Last edited by Lutherf; 04-23-14 at 04:27 PM.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    I shouldn't have to pay more for human sized seating. They should be removing seats not adding them. Airlines seem to think the only people who travel by air are pygmy people.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just read an article about cramming more seats into commercial aircraft and I'm curious, how many of you would be willing to pay more for your ticket if you got a little more room? If you would pay more, then how much more?

    For purposes of the poll let's suggest that you'd get an extra 6" of leg room and a few inches of width.
    I am a REALLY cheap bastard when it comes to things like transportation. For shorter domestic flights I would never pay more for more luxury, but for one of those long Germany<=> US flights I'd pay a max of $50 for a significant upgrade. Needless to say, this has never been offered so my ass sits comfortably in coach.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    I refuse to pay for services that are implied as incarnate.

    They need to fit in more seats....that is their prerogative as mine is to find a different provider.

    Free market economics.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I shouldn't have to pay more for human sized seating. They should be removing seats not adding them. Airlines seem to think the only people who travel by air are pygmy people.
    Personally, I'm with you philosophically but from a practical standpoint I know that the airlines need to make money so I don't mind paying a little more if I get a little more. For example, if I could fly from Tucson to NY for $400 in a sardine can of for $500 in some semblance of comfort I'd gladly pay the higher price.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Personally, I'm with you philosophically but from a practical standpoint I know that the airlines need to make money so I don't mind paying a little more if I get a little more. For example, if I could fly from Tucson to NY for $400 in a sardine can of for $500 in some semblance of comfort I'd gladly pay the higher price.
    Airlines don't make their money there though, they make it from baggage fees. I don't care if I pay an extra few bucks for luggage, just make the seats human sized, all of them.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I am a REALLY cheap bastard when it comes to things like transportation. For shorter domestic flights I would never pay more for more luxury, but for one of those long Germany<=> US flights I'd pay a max of $50 for a significant upgrade. Needless to say, this has never been offered so my ass sits comfortably in coach.

    Yeah, if I'm flying up to Vegas (roughly an hour) I don't particularly care but if the flight is going to be 3+ hours it makes a difference and I'll gladly pay.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    I have flown on Ryan Air, I was more than willing to pay a 10 Euro early boarding fee,
    so I could sit in a row with more leg room.
    The regular seats seemed tighter than the Southwest airlines 737 seats.
    I have heard the Asian Version of the 737 has more rows.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    let's suggest that you'd get an extra 6"...and a few inches of width.
    They already have a pill for that.

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    Re: Air travel: Seating v Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I have flown on Ryan Air, I was more than willing to pay a 10 Euro early boarding fee,
    so I could sit in a row with more leg room.
    The regular seats seemed tighter than the Southwest airlines 737 seats.
    I have heard the Asian Version of the 737 has more rows.
    RyanAir is great. You can afford those high end 10 euro luxuries when your air fare was only 30 euro round trip!
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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