questionswhich airline do you prefer to use?

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JETBLUE. you get t.v. and great service (soda, and peanuts) what more could you ask for?

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NOT US Airways. Last time I flew, I had to fold myself up like an oragami to fit into the seat. I'm 6'5" and find it extremely difficult to sit through an entire flight as it is, much less when you factor in that there is even less leg room than normal. When is Boeing going to realize they are making planes passaging US consumers, not Chinese consumers?

Honestly, they're all a rip-off now anyway. No inflight meals, you have to carry on your bags unless you want to pay a check-fee (except Southwest -- God-Bless-Em). They cram as many people into one airplane as could possibly fit apparently by sliding the seats closer together than could possibly be comfortable for anyone. I'd rather drive if it's less than a 14 hour drive.

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JetBlue and Southwest are my favorites.

I recently flew the entire family to Orlando on JetBlue - booked months in advance hoping to avoid fare increases due to fuel costs, but discovered (much to my chagrin) that a week before we left the tickets were actually cheaper. I called JetBlue and asked them to refund me the difference, which they actually and cheerfully did! The difference went into a travel bank for me rather than an actual check, but since I fly often I will get the benefit of the refund. Oh, and no bag fees and DirectTV in flight!

I have always loved Southwest's pricing policies (if you haven't seen their "People's Court" TV ads they don't charge for bags or apply change fees) and you can buy a fully refundable ticket for just a little more than their supersaver fare.

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I don't have a choice. I fly out of a small regional airport and USAir is my only choice. The worst part is I usually have to fly into Philly for connecting flights. If one raindrop or snowflake hits the ground you are delayed or cancelled.

But back in the day I use to fly Midwest Express. Do they still exist? I use to get in flight meals of Eggs Benedict, Champagne, and hot cookies (including linen napkins and glass salt and pepper shakers) while relaxing in leather two seat wide rows on the entire plane.

Now I am lucky if I can my small overhead storage bag into a compartment because the individual 14 rows back has decided to bring his entire 14 day trip luggage on board.

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Southwest, no fees! I liked Virgin America the one time I flew on it, but they don't go to Sacramento or Portland, the two places I usually fly to.

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They just shove me into the cargo hold anyway, so I never get peanuts.

I'm going to get peanuts one day.

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@girlwootbot: What do robots need peanuts for?

@durkzilla, @jmdeal, I haven't ever noticed JetBlue as an option when I'm booking a flight. Are they a regional airline?

EDIT: I just checked their website. The nearest airport from me that they fly from is New Orleans and only to NYC or Boston. I was surprise that they have New Orleans but no Memphis.

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@misuhsipee: Maybe she wants to see if she's allergic.

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@capguncowboy: I'm a little too tall for most of the seats I've been in, too, so I try my best to get an exit row. I took a 24 hour car trip over spring break and vowed to never do that again. A 14 hour trip might be a happy medium between not having to fly and not being too miserable driving. If you have to go at it alone, its the cheapest just to go ahead and fly, though. It's a shame trains aren't any cheaper than they are.

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@girlwootbot: Oh my, that is simply awful. You should be flying in the cockpit! How does wootbot travel? I think we have a great discrimination case here. When you win and are worth millions, the world will be at your feet - er - whatever. Poor baby.

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@misuhsipee: I really wish that the US had a system of trains such as exist in Europe and other countries. Fast, clean, easy.

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Kind of depends where you're going................

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JetBlue!

I've pushed back trips because I wanted to be on Jet Blue.

I had to take American Airlines once, and I wrote a silly sort of apology email to their HQ apologizing for not taking them. They were very happy to respond back in a semi serious tone.

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I generally have good luck with Continental. Their service is decent, and the planes fairly nice. My closest airport is just a feeder airport, so I end up flying from here to a hub no matter where I'm going (unless NYC is my destination). I've flown most of the carriers we have here, and Continental seems to abuse me the least.

That said I still end up flying in steerage class, with marginal legroom. I'm 6'3" so nothing is really very comfortable and now some of the carriers charge extra for the exit row - which I can't use now since I have a child with me. I also love how the seats have gradually been losing recline-ability over the years as well. I've had non-exit row seats on recent trips (on various carriers) that don't recline either.

I did fly WestJet (some call it the Canadian version of JetBlue), and that was pretty nice. They don't actually fly to my airport though.

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I fly mostly Delta, because I travel mainly in the Southeast, and I also because I love being stuck in Atlanta due to their constant breaking down fleet of old planes. I am hoping that the billions they made off of baggage fees is enough to bring the peanut/package count up from 16 to 20.

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@capguncowboy: UselessAir Sucks... Last time I booked with them they tried to charge me for a cup of water... That was my last flight with them....

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I have tried most of all the airlines at this point, my parents fly U.S. Air, I think they are not worth the extra money for your flight as there are no perks to flying I have tried Jet Blue and loved them however I fly out of Philly and they do not. I will be trying Air Tran in August to go to Orlando so we'll see how that goes.