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Old 03.05.2017, 01:55
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Airlines treating passengers..

Lately i have travelling quite a lot with the family and i notice like the world has seen that airline staff think we are sometimes not deserving to be treated like humans, if you complain you dont always get an answer i had on the most recent flight that the staff by the ate in boarding a SWISS flight in manchester so disgusting and rough ,what are your feelings about this issue

BA charging for drinks serve about 1/2 plane till landing

swiss new bomabrdier only has 1 toilet in economy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

the toilet up front is only for the biusness class

what are we nowadays just pay more money and keep quiet

don t dare complain!!!
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Old 03.05.2017, 02:18
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Complain, fly other airlines, fly less often but in a higher class.

You say "nowadays just pay more money and keep quiet" but in my opinion flights are extremely cheap for most of us, unless we have to travel at very short notice on fixed days. Much cheaper, in real terms, than they were in the past.

If you're not in a hurry a non-direct flight usually works out cheaper than the direct option (from Switzerland that means flying e.g. BA, Lufthansa, Cathay etc instead of Swiss).

Swiss airport staff have always been on the rude side; cut them out as much as possible by checking in online and just dumping your case on them if necessary. Take your own food.
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Old 03.05.2017, 03:37
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Re: Airlines treating passengers..

I fly a lot and except for some long-haul business trips a few times a year, it's always in Economy. No idea how others always seem to have problems. I hardly ever have any. I've flown on literally every continent with overall at least 30 different airlines including a number of really questionable local ones (Bolivia's Amaszonas anyone?) and can count on one hand the times I felt treated "not like a human being". Or had any problems in general, for that matter.

Then again I expect quite little other than safe transportation from A to B. I don't care about the food and always bring my own, at least on long-haul. Same with water of course.

Also, you're not paying more at all. Flights are way too cheap these days, especially on long-haul. Sorry, if you can fly for 800.- to Singapore and back, then something is really wrong.
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Old 03.05.2017, 08:01
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swiss new bomabrdier only has 1 toilet in economy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

the toilet up front is only for the biusness class
AFAIK all of the Bombardier RJs have only one toilet in the back. Mind, they make the 25 series also without a loo
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You say "nowadays just pay more money and keep quiet" but in my opinion flights are extremely cheap for most of us, unless we have to travel at very short notice on fixed days. Much cheaper, in real terms, than they were in the past.
Even in Switzerland? Maybe it's just me but I find flights seem to be rising in price, especially for short haul Eastern European destinations like Prague and Budapest etc.
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i had on the most recent flight that the staff by the ate in boarding a SWISS flight in manchester so disgusting and rough !
Well they are from Manchester...
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Re: Airlines treating passengers..

Air travel is cheaper than it ever has been, which means there is a wide range of options--from ultra bare bones to luxury. If you choose the cheapest seat on the cheapest airline, you will get less-than-stellar service.

Personally, my attitude about air travel changed immensely once I stopped expecting decent (or any) food on board. I either bring my own or just time my meals for before/after flights. Going 5-6 hours between eating isn't a big deal--we do it on the ground every day.
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Old 03.05.2017, 08:30
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Even in Switzerland? Maybe it's just me but I find flights seem to be rising in price, especially for short haul Eastern European destinations like Prague and Budapest etc.
Imagine that - companies increasing prices based on demand

Anyway, what is this economy class you speak of?
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Anyway, what is this economy class you speak of?

Never seen it on private jets, does it exist ?
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Re: Airlines treating passengers..

Where practical I prefer to go by train. Rule of thumb - if the door to door journey by train is 5-6 hours or less, I will choose that over flying. Far more legroom, bring my own beer etc, overall less stress.
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Old 03.05.2017, 08:51
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I know the plane attendants only serve the traveling staff non-vintage champagne. Perhaps it is that of which they are talking.
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I know the plane attendants only serve the traveling staff non-vintage champagne. Perhaps it is that of which they are talking.
Non what ?

Is that the stuff you use to make fondues ?
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Old 03.05.2017, 10:08
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Re: Airlines treating passengers..

Never had a major problem with any airline. Ok i have been dalayed for a few hours a few times but thats just an inconvenience. As long as they take me and my luggage to were i want to go with minimum delay im happy.

A few times i came across really grumpy gate agents but whatever. They might be having an off day. Dont we all?

Never ever had a problem with cabin crew. I found that a smile and eye contact can work wonders.

Just dont bother calling easyjet help desk. If you get someone that understands what you want, buy a lottery ticket
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Old 03.05.2017, 10:40
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I think it's when they throttle back a bit to use less fuel.
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I think it's when they throttle back a bit to use less fuel.
What are you going on about?? Less throttle while flying? You'll fall out of the sky that way!
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Complain, fly other airlines, fly less often but in a higher class.
You forgot "Get your own private Jet!"
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Old 03.05.2017, 11:25
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Even in Switzerland? Maybe it's just me but I find flights seem to be rising in price, especially for short haul Eastern European destinations like Prague and Budapest etc.
I've not found EJ prices to be higher this year than any other. They do fluctuate with sterling though, which means they've gotten cheaper in most cases. Which airlines are you checking?

It's long haul to Asia which seems to be having the best prices, I admit. The difference in price between a 1.5 hour flight and a 12 hour one is relatively small.

My best bargain was to Japan a year or so ago. BSL LHR HND ... train ... ITM NRT LHR BSL for Fr.530, and as it was a BA ticket I got Fr.600 worth of airmiles. Plus I stopped over one way for a weekend in London which saved me another Fr.150-200 on that trip. It was really weird to think that it would have been more expensive to have sat at home and not taken that holiday! Cathay also have really good prices to Asia from Zurich sometimes, so long as you don't only go to HK. If you do want to go to HK only then you can often save a lot of money flying onwards to somewhere not needing a visa, then just turning around and flying right back to HK and "stopping over" for your holiday on the way back.

There are other "tricks" and I've flown business class to Asia by routing through other European cities, usually Amsterdam. Google flights can price things up well but their original tool, https://matrix.itasoftware.com, still does it best.
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Old 03.05.2017, 11:25
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...., if you complain you dont always get an answer i had on the most recent flight that the staff by the ate in boarding a SWISS flight in manchester so disgusting and rough ,what are your feelings about this issue
Is that the way they speak in Manchester? I can't understand what you are trying to say here. Perhaps the SWISS staff couldn't either?

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what are your feelings about this issue
I'd type more slowly and re-read before you post.
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Old 03.05.2017, 11:31
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I've not found EJ prices to be higher this year than any other. They do fluctuate with sterling though, which means they've gotten cheaper in most cases. Which airlines are you checking?
There was an interesting BBC Radio 4 programme a couple of months back which talked about EJ pricing.

Although they have a flexible pricing policy with prices rising as the number of available falls - as the plane fills up, they don't make most of their money from the last few seats bought by people on business who need to travel and aren't paying personally.
It's the people who buy the seats earlier but then purchase all the extras such as hotels, hire cars etc. Business people don't do this.

Easy Jet has got a lot more civilised since they re-introduced seat number allocation.
Before that it was survival of the biggest (German).
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Old 03.05.2017, 11:58
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Airline trolls gluten free passenger. Hah.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/02/man-gi...-meal-6611449/
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