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Old 03-18-2016, 11:18 PM
Location: SOB-Charleston.SC
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Originally Posted by destinedtodave View Post
Prices to various European countries from DC area airports are hundreds of dollars cheaper. Sure, you can fly here first, but the connecting flight costs in both time and money.

I want to find out what you mean by saying the price is the same. Where are you traveling internationally multiple times a month?

Anyways, like I said, not a deal breaker. At my stage in life now, if I lived in Charleston, I'd certainly just fly to ATL/CLT/etc., but when I was in college in Columbia, I had friends drive me to CLT a couple times.
The bulk of my travel is either to London, Amsterdam and Zurich where we have clinical sites.. typically two day trips. I started using secondary airports about 20 years ago when living in Southwestern Connecticut... instead of driving to JFK where you needed to give it a two hour drive ... especially since most flights left in the early evenings to Europe... traffic nitemare... ... I would fly out of White Plains airport ... 15 minutes from my home... to Boston... and hopping on the transatlantic portion from there. ... saved time both ways and usually some money...although the time saved was the major reason...check in for the entire flight at White Plains ( same process here at Charleston)... and on the return portion ...land about an hour and a half earlier than JFK due to air traffic... and breeze thru customs and immigration at Boston.. instead of the JFK madhouse.

When I moved back home to Charleston in 2008 .... it wasn't much of a change from what Id gotten used to up there. Im using either Delta (ATL ) or American(CLT) depending on the timing of connections.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:38 PM
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Charleston vs. Greenville...

The only thing these two places have in common is that they are in the same state. They are not comparable at all. You would more accurately compare Greenville, SC with Knoxville, TN, or Greensboro, NC.

Not Charleston SC, which is a “world-class” city.

Now, if you are of low intelligence, unattractive either naturally or due to laziness and indifference, from a totally crappy place in the mid-west US or from a crummy starving village in Guatemala, Honduras or Mexico, old weird and poor, or your ultimate career ambition is to drive a forklift in a warehouse, you would choose, and in fact, tens of thousands of you per year ARE CHOOSING to relocate to Greenville.

Anyone else would choose Charleston.

Greenville was a “C-list town with potential” 5-10 years ago. Now, with the exception of an approximately 3 square mile area of downtown which has absorbed every resource available in the area and gets “rave reviews” in the national media, living in the metro overall can be called nothing other than awful.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:04 PM
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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All the stuff in Greenville on Haywood and Woodruff Roads, including the largest or 2nd largest mall in the state, is not in the 3 square mile area of downtown. Paris Mountain isn't downtown. THe numerous golf course are not downtown. The nearby mountains are not downtown. Most of the large employers are not downtown. The nice suburban neighborhoods, which most middle class people prefer, are not downtown.

How has downtown Greenville 'grabbed every resource available' but Charleston's downtown has not? I don't understand what that means. Both Greenville and Charleston have downtown areas with suburbs around them.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mattw75 View Post
Charleston vs. Greenville...

or your ultimate career ambition is to drive a forklift in a warehouse,
Hey.... driving a forklift in a wearhouse pays some people i know 80+k so I don't see anything wrong wit that at all...
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