Airline Marketing, which is least "stupifying"?

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Its just really frustrating. I stop paying attention. But they always find their way in your social media feed. Airline ads...

I didn't know how to delete the post... I was just frustrated... I didn't have to ask... I guess the airline ads are here to stay... and some countries just have a much more tormenting websites and misleading marketing scheme.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Aug-2017, at 23:40 by Swept Away ]

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1722 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I hate the whole experience of flying from getting up in the morning and getting to the airport through checking in, security, waiting, the flight, the food, arriving and waiting/fighting for luggage and escaping the airport. If there were any other reasonably quick way to get from California to Europe, I'd love it. Beam me up, Scotty . . . ;)

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2940 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

'Its just really frustrating. I stop paying attention. But they always find their way in your social media feed. Airline ads...
I didn't know how to delete the post... I was just frustrated... I didn't have to ask... I guess the airline ads are here to stay... and some countries just have a much more tormenting websites and misleading marketing scheme."

If you mean pop up ads on websites I use Firefox for my primary browser on my computers. With FF I can use their "Block Pop Up Windows" choice under options. When I am writing on forums I have my regular FF browser for reading and writing and a second window open using the Private Browsing option for research, forum searches, Google searches, etc. This cuts out lots of history backing up, cookies and some tracking, etc. Clear your history every now and then too.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/01/27/what-is-private-browsing-and-why-should-you-use-it/#6287f37c25b1

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"... any other reasonably quick way to get from California to Europe, I'd love it. Beam me up, Scotty . . . "

Yeah, a Star Trek transporter would be very helpful! (I am an avid reader, on long flights I read almost the entire way. But I still would prefer to get the travel over and done with!!! )

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Aug-2017, at 02:49 by karazyal ]

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1722 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Yes, karazyal, I read most of the time too. I live in terror of my Kindle battery dying. I usually carry one paperback just in case. My husband actually can sleep on a plane. :)

5. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1584 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

I hate the whole experience of flying . . . ;)

I'm like a big kid - I love flying! The holiday starts when I arrive at the airport. I love looking at the planes, seeing what's in the seat pocket, staring out of the window trying to spot landmarks and everything that goes with it. if it's a night flight, I can usually sleep for six or seven hours - no trouble. On the other hand, my wife hates flying.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2940 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

On a long flight (more often Asia from US) when I can't hold my eyes open after hours of reading I allow myself to doze off. With sleep mask and ear plugs I'm okay if I can get a an hour in. Then back to reading.

  • * Remember to get up and move around - stretch those legs out so you don't end up with a blood clot!

7. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1452 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Steve I'm so glad to hear you love flying too. It often feels like I'm the only one left who still likes flying. To be honest I would happily skip the airport and everything that goes with it but the act of flying still fascinates me. I'm always angling for a window seat even on long haul Pacific flights, being eye level with the clouds, seeing the world from a great height, how small and vast everything looks, sunsets and sunrises from planes are beautiful.

One of my favourite flights was Singapore to Helsinki, first we flew through a storm and you could see the lightning strikes out the window, then we flew over Kabul airport. Everything was pitch black but the airport itself was perfectly flood lit, no shadows, it was a perfect square of white in inky blackness.

I was really sad last year when we flew to LA. The plane had these auto tint windows and about an hour into the flight they blacked out the windows so you couldn't see out of them. It was ten in the morning but the staff wanted to make the passangers sleep. I know it makes it easier for them but for a 9am flight it was wishful thinking. I hear auto tint windows are becoming more common and there is even talk of getting rid of widows altogether as it would make the plane lighter and therefore use less fuel. If that happens I probably will hate flying.

8. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2214 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I've flown Manchester - Oslo a couple of times in the winter and the view of flying over Telemark all frozen over was amazing.

Flying does have some nice points but it's generally a chore. I find myself spending hours trying to think of a layout which would let everyone lie down and maybe get a proper sleep whilst still packing in ss many pax - because I do understand the economics of airlines are tricky. So few make profit consistently that I'm amazed we have flight.

9. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1584 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I quite like the flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur over Australia - picking out the red center, the northern coast near Darwin and then the islands of Indonesia never fails to fascinate. And on my emigration flight from Heathrow to Auckland via LA, we flew over Greenland and then over the Northwestern Passages in January - the snow-covered landscape was amazing.

Auto-tint windows? - Should be banned!!!:):):):)

10. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Sinead O' Conner lives in a travelers lodge. I guess she hates airports too. But not as much as she would hate the topic, Airline ads.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Aug-2017, at 12:34 by Swept Away ]