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Posted: September 27, 2013, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

Not all chartered flights are pampered. If you book a light or medium charter, a stewardess is not provided. The big advantage is the ability to fly in and out of a small airport with 6-7 of your friends/family along with your pets with virtually no hassle. The light jets offer no headroom whatsoever...most only have a ceiling height of about 4-feet and space is a premium.

Leg room and seats are comparable to commercial business/1st class seating. The empty leg flight fee cannot be avoided unless you fly back out the same day.

You sound very well informed on travel, have you ever gone on a Amtrak trip where you have your own sleeper cabin ?

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    Posted: September 27, 2013, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

    You sound very well informed on travel, have you ever gone on a Amtrak trip where you have your own sleeper cabin ?

    Hey hay,

    If it helps you to get as much info about it as you can:

    I reserved sleeper cars for my family once and it was excellent.  My wife took a trip with our daughter and granddaughter and they said it was great.

    They could take a nap or lay down and read, and especially at night, it was a nice amenity, because trying to sleep in a seat, even if partially reclined, is nothing like having an actual bed.

    So at least from this family's perspective, it gets a thumbs up as a way to travel.  An RV is the best way, IMO, because it gives all those advantages and then some.  But if you don't want to have to drive, a sleeper car is a nice way to go.

    Enjoy the great roads and rails of America!

    Roadtrip!

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      Posted: September 27, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

      You sound very well informed on travel, have you ever gone on a Amtrak trip where you have your own sleeper cabin ?

      I have never personally traveled by train but have heard many positive stories from friends who have. Another poster mentioned his experience and it mirrors what I have been told.

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        Posted: September 28, 2013, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

        Hey hay,

        If it helps you to get as much info about it as you can:

        I reserved sleeper cars for my family once and it was excellent.  My wife took a trip with our daughter and granddaughter and they said it was great.

        They could take a nap or lay down and read, and especially at night, it was a nice amenity, because trying to sleep in a seat, even if partially reclined, is nothing like having an actual bed.

        So at least from this family's perspective, it gets a thumbs up as a way to travel.  An RV is the best way, IMO, because it gives all those advantages and then some.  But if you don't want to have to drive, a sleeper car is a nice way to go.

        Enjoy the great roads and rails of America!

        Roadtrip!

        "An RV is the best way"

        I agree! We have enjoyed ours for a little over 3 years and have been up and down the east coast as well as part of the Midwest. Only issue we have encountered are some campgrounds do not have concrete/paved pads or pull through.

        Other than that it sure is nice to pack the entire family and pets while enjoying sightseeing this wonderful country of ours. Smile

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          Posted: October 2, 2013, 2:16 am - IP Logged

          Hey hay,

          If it helps you to get as much info about it as you can:

          I reserved sleeper cars for my family once and it was excellent.  My wife took a trip with our daughter and granddaughter and they said it was great.

          They could take a nap or lay down and read, and especially at night, it was a nice amenity, because trying to sleep in a seat, even if partially reclined, is nothing like having an actual bed.

          So at least from this family's perspective, it gets a thumbs up as a way to travel.  An RV is the best way, IMO, because it gives all those advantages and then some.  But if you don't want to have to drive, a sleeper car is a nice way to go.

          Enjoy the great roads and rails of America!

          Roadtrip!

          Epistrophy, 

          nice to hear from you,

          you did,nt mention it, but I believe that also Includes a private bath and shower ?

          Ya, that makes a big difference on long trips !

           

          YAY, roadtrip, however it can be done.  Cool

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            Posted: October 2, 2013, 3:08 am - IP Logged

            How big a win would it take to justify joining one of those clubs where you buy time on flights ?

            No matter how big the win I would never want to own my own jet.

             

            My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

            no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle, same w/jet membership.

            It would be nice to have a car pick you up at your house, drive you right out to the jet, and you step aboard,

            bypassing all the airport bull!#%* what's that worth ?

            "My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

            no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle"

            Where are they renting new RV?  In my area the rent is $1500 a week for a used 30ft Class A motor home.  I've seen end of the year sales on similar size new motor homes for $70-80K.  They aren't diesel pushers but neither are the ones for rent.

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              Posted: October 2, 2013, 7:39 am - IP Logged

              You sound very well informed on travel, have you ever gone on a Amtrak trip where you have your own sleeper cabin ?

              Jet Blue announced yesterday that they will have a first-class called "mint" where you can get an actual laydown seat and a partial cubby with a door and your own personal 15" flat screen w/headphones....now that would be cool for those long international flights

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                Posted: October 2, 2013, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                Epistrophy, 

                nice to hear from you,

                you did,nt mention it, but I believe that also Includes a private bath and shower ?

                Ya, that makes a big difference on long trips !

                 

                YAY, roadtrip, however it can be done.  Cool

                "but I believe that also includes a private bath and shower"

                It's also nice to be able to prepare a meal and do laundry while cruising down the Interstate.

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                  Posted: October 3, 2013, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                  "My wife talks about buying a RV, but I don't need a giant driveway decoration, so I say when we go somewhere we'll just rent one,

                  no maintenance, no headaches, and you always get a new vehicle"

                  Where are they renting new RV?  In my area the rent is $1500 a week for a used 30ft Class A motor home.  I've seen end of the year sales on similar size new motor homes for $70-80K.  They aren't diesel pushers but neither are the ones for rent.

                  Ok, maybe not new, but fleet maintained. BTW do you know how long they keep them for rentals,

                  or how many miles before they decommission them ?

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                    Posted: October 3, 2013, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                    Ok, maybe not new, but fleet maintained. BTW do you know how long they keep them for rentals,

                    or how many miles before they decommission them ?

                    I don't know but since many models are made for several years without a major design change I assume they are decommissioned because of miles driven rather than age.

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                      Posted: October 3, 2013, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree! Flying business/first-class on long flights is extremely comforting especially on long flights. We travel overseas frequently and being able to actually lay back and sleep is well worth it for me and my husband.

                      Net Jets is a fractional ownership and extremely expensive when compared to conventional charters.

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                        Put 1000s of gallons of Kerosene in the air just to transport ME. F NO!

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                          Posted: October 3, 2013, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                          You sound very well informed on travel, have you ever gone on a Amtrak trip where you have your own sleeper cabin ?

                          I always think of I love Lucy when someone says sleeper cabin...lol. They were somewhere in Europe I think.

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                            Put 1000s of gallons of Kerosene in the air just to transport ME. F NO!

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                              Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                              I always think of I love Lucy when someone says sleeper cabin...lol. They were somewhere in Europe I think.

                              Are you thinking of the movie "The long long trailer ?

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