View Poll Results: How do you choose your flights?

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  • I almost always start my flights from my home base where I live in the real world

    9 64.29%
  • I almost always start my flights from my chosen base in the sim world

    2 14.29%
  • I just choose an interesting airport and it's usually different each time

    3 21.43%
  • I fly the same routes back to back most of the time

    2 14.29%
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    1000+ Poster - Fantastic Contributor Tomlin's Avatar
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    Your Departure and Arrival 'norms'

    I was just wondering, who here mostly flies from their 'home base' or begins at what may seem to be more interesting airports. This thought comes up time to time, but especially as I have been adding more high detailed scenery to my FS9 lately and I try to keep flight times below 2 hours.

    EDIT***

    This is in response to Bob's comment re no choice for those who fly from the last place they landed. That was an excellent choice, but I just honestly didnt think of that one! Actually, this is what I used to do all the time and I would agree Bob, I believe this is a very popular method too. I would go back and add it as an option, but I dont see how to.

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    As a rule of thumb..If I am just flying, (unless it is a flight for my VA which I treat differently) I fly from where ever I landed the plane last.
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    Since I always fly Vatsim I check wherever there are controllers and traffic. Mostly Europe.
    Since I discovered Vatsim flightsimming took a whole new turn. It's just to bleak to fly offline now. Off course I do it when I have to check something.
    For those that haven't tried online flying, if you're wife thinks you're wasting to much time at the sim, don't bother go online since your marriage will be put to a hard test .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Reed View Post
    As a rule of thumb..If I am just flying, (unless it is a flight for my VA which I treat differently) I fly from where ever I landed the plane last.
    Same as Bob. Air France is mainly a hub and spoke system, so it's out and back most of the time. Flying a KLM codeshare adds a bit more variety.

    When I fly GA, I'll fly to or from wherever strikes my fancy at the time, but it's always in Europe. There are a lot of places I like to go that Air France/KLM doesn't.
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    Well basicly i like to fly from places i know (UK) and sometimes if i've already travelled somewhere by plane in the real world as a passenger it's always nice to fly the same route in the simulated world as a pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    Same as Bob. Air France is mainly a hub and spoke system, so it's out and back most of the time. Flying a KLM codeshare adds a bit more variety.

    When I fly GA, I'll fly to or from wherever strikes my fancy at the time, but it's always in Europe. There are a lot of places I like to go that Air France/KLM doesn't.
    Michael,

    What airlines are still actively using 727's these days in pax service?
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    For myself, I have a set route that I fly. I go from KSEA to KSAN, then onto KPHX, to KDFW to KSFO back to KSEA. Like Bob, I just start were I just last landed.

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    I guess I need to put in a bit of answer myself besides my vote on the poll.

    The 'realist' in me has seen me start almost always from the airport closest to where I live in the real world but back when I was flying the NG exclusively, I had to ensure that I was flying from the 'correct' airport when flying for Delta or ATA. Often I flew the ATA and a BBJ just so I could have more flexibility in my routes since both are 'charterable'. Now with the Learjet, it really opens up the possibilities of tons more airports, but I also have gotten to where I dont have time to fly long legs anymore so I almost always try to fly either to or from a nicer add-on airport. A good example of the 'realist' in me is how I LOVE the Flight Zone PDX scenery, as well as the FlyTampa KSEA, and it's the perfect distance, but it's on the other side of the country and no where near where I live, so I struggle. I also struggle with what time to fly the sim in- I usually almost always fly it with the real world time. Unfortunately, that means I cant see the scenery anyhow since I fly at night most of the time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomlin View Post
    Michael,

    What airlines are still actively using 727's these days in pax service?
    As of October of last year:

    Aero Africa
    Aerogal
    Aerosur
    African Express Airways
    Afrik Air Links
    Air Horizon Togo
    Air Libya
    Ariana Afghan Airlines
    AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines
    Boston-Maine Airways
    Buraq Air
    Champion Air
    Chanchangi Airlines
    Fly Linhas A駻eas
    Freedom Air Services
    HBA - Hewa Bora Airways
    Iran Air
    Iran Aseman Airlines
    Iraqi Airways
    JAT Airways
    Jatayu Air
    Jordan Aviation
    Kallat Elsaker Air
    Kinshasa Airways
    LAB Airlines
    Libyan Arab Airlines
    Mega Airlines
    Miami Air
    Nationwide Airlines
    Naturelink Charter
    Nomads
    Platinum Linhas A駻eas
    Roush Air
    Santa Barbara Airlines
    Starjet Canada
    Syrianair
    TAME Ecuador
    Tigris Air
    Trans Air Congo - TAC
    Turan Air

    It has been mostly relegated to cargo operations in the US. No major foreign carrier operates them any longer for passenger service. TAME and LAB are probably the two largest outside of the United States. They do both cargo and pax service.
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    Yeah, that is what I was thinking. Still, a VERY classy girl I say. In fact, how cool was it that I met a very good friend once just because he and his wife were on a DL 727 that was open for tours at the Jacksonville Blue Angels airshow once.

    Ive never flown on one, but I still like 'em.

    Also, there is a really big retro fit operation at KJAX for 727s. Im sure that some of those airlines you mentioned have recieved some from that company there at JAX. I used to go down to their security gate and have a peek when I still lived in the area.
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