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Driving versus flying

2001-09-26 15:13:51+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Leo commented last night that he was looking for tickets to Boston. $1600. Sounds like the airlines are trying to rack up as much loss as possible in the next few so they can whine more loudly for that bailout. Meanwhile, increased security means driving to LA from SF beats flying. I know I'm going down there over Thanksgiving and despite the higher risk of driving we just couldn't justify not renting a van for the crew.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:49+00 by: Dori

Sounds like my current situation. I had a choice: drive or fly from Sonoma County to Ojai (in Ventura County).

Flying meant driving from Sonoma to SFO (2 hourish drive), waiting around at the airport (1-2 hours), flying to Santa Barbara (1 hour), waiting for my luggage to show and then renting a car (another hour), and then driving from Santa Barbara to Ojai (1 hour).

Driving meant a glorious day going south on the 101, with virtually no traffic (7 hours).

Guess which one I picked?


#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:49+00 by: Dan Lyke

The weird bit is that intellectually I can see that the real toll of the terrorist attacks is ahead of us, and hasn't yet been measured. It'll be in the increase in highway deaths. But yeah, it's just too damned much of a hassle to fly.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:50+00 by: Dori

It'll be in the increase in highway deaths.

Only until the meme gets around that SUV's are unAmerican, due to their gas guzzling ways. When people stop driving behemoths, they'll stop driving like they're invincible.

She says, hoping that the roads will someday be safe for two-seaters...