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View Poll Results: What is your preferred way to travel long distances?
Drive 15 42.86%
Plane 14 40.00%
Train - Amtrak 5 14.29%
Bus - Greyhound 0 0%
Motorcycle 0 0%
Other 1 2.86%
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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What is your preferred way to travel long distances? Lets say at least 500 miles.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My rule is if i can drive it in about 5-6hrs ~300miles i drive, over that I fly, If my son is going with me it might go to 7-8 hr of driving due to higher cost for 2nd airfare. Also why I'm going there? how long will i be there? Do I need a car there?

To 'Fly' anywhere takes min 5 hours when you factor in Driving to the airport, parking, getting to terminal, getting thru secuirty, waiting at gate, flying there, getting out of airport, getting rental car, driving to where i need to go.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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What is your preferred way to travel long distances? Lets say at least 500 miles.
500 miles isn't "long distance".

Similar to what fly is saying...
if I have the time to get there and having the car will be beneficial... that is the default choice.
(after all we're talking North America)
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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I was going to say canoe, but it wasn't even an option
Seriously though, 500 miles is not far, so I would most likely drive. Now if we are talking cross-country, then I would fly.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I used to go everywhere by car, no matter how far or how long it took to get there. That was before there were Interstate highways. Now I've been spoiled, I take the fast way,driving has become a burdensome ordeal, it's no fun anymore, so I don't even bother to go.

I believe that I have never flown a single mile on a domestic airline flight, that wasn't a connection to international travel.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I won't fly again, tired of the TSA Anal Probe. I would take AMTRAK but it doesn't even come to my area much les go where I wnt to go. So I drive. I like driving so it's not a problem
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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500/600+ mile day long trips are easily done in our experience. ~10 1/2 -11 hrs. Unless one lives next to an airport, and the people they are going to see live next to that port, a ~600 trip by air is at least 10-11 hrs 'door to door', and then one is car-less/relying on those people for trans.

I flew often, over a 30 yr period, for work...I drive now, unless it is over an ocean.
GL, mD



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Old 01-11-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: denison,tx
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I used to only drive...I hate flying, last flight I took was in 1997 for my Mom's funeral...
haven't flown since, and I've been back and forth between Texas and New York several times since then. last long distance driving trip was in september of 2009, took a vacation to the eastern part of texasthen down tothe texas coast almost and back up to north central texas where I live.
Haven't done any major traveling since the car wreck in November '09...
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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My preferred way to travel long distance ?

Sedated. I'm a terrible flyer. I've been taking "something" when I fly for years now..... then I had a baby and flew alone with BabyGirl. So didn't take anything (didn't want to end up as "that mom" on utube or something!).

I would drive anything 500 or less, fly anything over.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I love everything about flying, so the easy choice for me is flying. I never realized that standing in a line for about 20 mins and have to HEAVENFORBID put liquids in a bag was so difficult.
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