- May 31, 2009
- Austin Texas
Lots of good info here Eddie.Hi Folks,
I am visiting the USA this September, and for the first time ever, I am thinking of incorporating some flights, rather than Amtrak rides only.
Is there anything to know, or to choose between the budget airlines? I am seeing options such as Spirit, Allegiance, Alaska, etc.
One tends to go for just lowest price at my end of the market, but is one carrier much less reliable, etc etc?
I don't fly nearly as much as I did back in the day, but considering where I live, and the current poor state of the Texas Eaglette, I mostly use Southwest Airlines to reach where I want to go, and if going to the NW, I have found Alaska to be the Best Choice!
One thing to keep in mind is that booking as far in advance as possible, ( 21+ days is usually the window for the Best Fares) will save you money and get you better Seats.
I totally agree that avoiding Spirit and the other " Budget" Airlines is a wise choice, but the bottom line is that a Flite, if not across the Pond or Country, is just a means of getting somewhere Quickly, so I generally go by Price, Times and Airport ( when's there's more than 1 in the Area) when booking Flights!
Be great to see you in Philly, it's been too Long!! Jim