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Old 10-21-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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6 ~ 8 hours in North America, otherwise drive. Trains are for freight.
American trains are, not in Europe. I have a preference for 1st class.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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since the airport near me is tiny, it depends on where i'm going. my destination may be a 10-12 hour drive away, but if i'm going to have to take a connecting flight (or two!), spend $600+ on my airfare, and get a cab or rental car once i get there i'd rather drive. on the other hand there are some cities within a 6-8 hour drive for which i can get a direct flight for less than $150, so i'd choose to fly in that case. for business travel we usually fly for anything over 4 hours or so.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: I live wherever I am.
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I'll drive any distance. I've driven across the country. For me it's not distance, but time. If I have enough time to drive, I'll do it because first of all, it's usually cheaper to drive even with gas prices being what they are, and second of all, when I get there, I have a way to get around without having to spend extra money on a rental car.

If I have to execute a quick trip, I will fly.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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If air service is available within 20 miles of destination, 300 miles. I would also look at the train for distances up to 500. Of course in the US not many places can be reached by train, and often you get dropped off in the early morning.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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American trains are, not in Europe. I have a preference for 1st class.
So? I specified NA. FWIW, there are far too many lorries rolling about the islands and W. Europe. They should figure out how to transport goods by rail as well...
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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I will fly for most of my trips as the majority are either across the continent or outside of the USA. Anything that is local or in the same region, I will take a bus or a train to. (The bus or train rides are usually no more than a max. of 5-6 hours and it is quite infrequently that I make such trips.)
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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For me it has to be across water otherwise we drive.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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Anything over 6 hours, I'll fly unless the airfare to the destination is insane or there is no easy connection to get there. The most I will push is an 8 hour drive. Anything beyond that, and I better have a driving partner.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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If it takes me longer to drive than it does to fly AND I'm on a time limit, I will fly.

My granddaughters are an 8 1/2 hr drive. By the time I got to the airport, through security, boarding, flying and such it actually takes longer to fly. Plus I have my own car there.

If I have no time limit and it's within the continental US then I prefer to drive.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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It all depends on whether my three kids and husband are going with me and how long I have to be at my destination. If it's just me, I'll fly if the drive is longer than 11 hours, but, then, I really love road trips. Even the ones I take by myself.
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