Post # 1
Just curious how others would respond…. DH and I are looking into booking a flight (about 5 1/2 hours) and we have 1 ticket paid for with frequent flyer miles – but the price for another ticket on that airline is about $150 higher than others…. so, I’m thinking it makes more sense to book a flight leaving and arriving at the same airports around the same time.
Am I the only one that thinks this is a good idea?! (Haven’t talked to DH about it, and am hoping he’s on board!) …I guess the only thing that would SUCK is if one of the flights got delayed, etc…
Post # 3
As long as it was not an international flight, I might consider it…
Post # 4
@oracle: I would do it, but my FI would be really upset about it because he hates flying, and thinks its way worse to do it solo.
Post # 5
not to save 150, I wouldn’t. Maybe if it was more of a difference I’d do it, or just save the miles for another day.
Post # 6
I fly by myself all the time, but that’s on different days. My work schedule is more flexible than his, so when we go home for holidays I would leave a few days earlier than him and then he would go back home a few days earlier than me. The closer you get to the holiday date, the higher the ticket price is. I would probably do something like what you are saying if it saves $150 though!
Post # 7
Yes. We do it regularly, actually. I’ve been on 38 flights in the last 8 months, sooooooo flying isn’t romantic or even a very fun part of the process anymore. We’re doing a lot of free airline miles flying at the moment, so that means we have done separate airlines and separate flight times going to the same place. On a trip to China, we were seated in different classes because there was only one free ticket per class. I like to be left alone while flying, so it all works for me!
Post # 8
Depends on what the flight is for.
Going on your honeymoon–no way.
Just visiting family–totally.
Post # 9
Not for $150. Unless we were talking about a much higher savings, I wouldn’t consider taking seperate fights.
Post # 10
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I wouldn’t do it to save $150. I get airsick and I would be much happier with my FI with me. It would have to be a lot more $ saved to separate us. If I didn’t get airsick, and it wasn’t an international flight, then I would definitely consider it.
Post # 11
Nope wouldn’t do it, I am not a good flyer and have flown by myself before. I rather be able to talk to someone to help ease my uneasiness of flying.
Post # 12
I am a horrible flyer, get nausea, really anxious, practically hyperventaliate, the whole deal. So there is no way I would even get in an airport without DH with me. That being said I think if you are fine with flying alone then go for it! The money saved can be used for a nice night out with the two of you.
Post # 13
Probably not for $150, but to save a little more…probably.
Post # 14
FI and I are going to Thailand in December. I’m pretty sure he’d rather gouge his eyes out with a spoon than sit in very, very close quarters with me for the 41 hour flight (He’s uber quiet, I’m uber chatty). Although we are flying together.
Post # 15
Not for $150. Not that I couldn’t fly by myself, but if I am going somewhere with DH, then I want to GO with DH.
Post # 16
No, I would want to travel together.