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Driving vs. Flying

Most people either drive or fly. How many of you have done both? (We've only ever flown)

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Wife and I have done both. Usually we fly, and we have flown with both SW and JetBlue, and we prefer JetBlue because of the inflight TV and XM radio, AND primarily because of the ORDERLY boarding that jetBlue has with assigned seating and boarding from back to front, rather than the cattle call for SW with mayhem at boarding. That is really saying something since SW is at the airport less than 10 miles from our house and for JetBlue we have to go to Logan about 45 miles away. We have also driven and plan to do so on our next trip down at the beginning of Oct. October has no chance of us getting caught having to drive in a snowstorn, (my old age is showing wheelchair ) Outside of snow, I can just sit in the drivers seat and drive all day with no problems. Being from New Hampshire I even head South differently from most other people... I head there by going Mass Pike west to I84 W to I81 S to I66 E to route 17 S to I95 S and catch I95 just above Ricmond VA and then clear driving (I hope) all the way to I4 in Daytona.. Going that way may take me a few hours longer BUT I encounter NO NYC traffic, no NJ Turnpike with all its tolls, and no DC traffic, which is heavy at ALL times.

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As posted recently elsewhere, I wish I had the choice. laugh

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We fly. The rates are usually reasonable and it's a short-ish flight. It might be fun to take a car trip, but that would just cut into time I could have been using in WDW.

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As posted recently elsewhere, I wish I had the choice. laugh

Ha! So if they made a car that could drive over the ocean, you'd go for it even though it would take forever?

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Vettelover wrote:
Wife and I have done both. Usually we fly, and we have flown with both SW and JetBlue, and we prefer JetBlue because of the inflight TV and XM radio, AND primarily because of the ORDERLY boarding that jetBlue has with assigned seating and boarding from back to front, rather than the cattle call for SW with mayhem at boarding. That is really saying something since SW is at the airport less than 10 miles from our house and for JetBlue we have to go to Logan about 45 miles away. We have also driven and plan to do so on our next trip down at the beginning of Oct. October has no chance of us getting caught having to drive in a snowstorn, (my old age is showing wheelchair ) Outside of snow, I can just sit in the drivers seat and drive all day with no problems. Being from New Hampshire I even head South differently from most other people... I head there by going Mass Pike west to I84 W to I81 S to I66 E to route 17 S to I95 S and catch I95 just above Ricmond VA and then clear driving (I hope) all the way to I4 in Daytona.. Going that way may take me a few hours longer BUT I encounter NO NYC traffic, no NJ Turnpike with all its tolls, and no DC traffic, which is heavy at ALL times.

1. We're big jet blue fans, too. Flying that airline is so relaxing. The TVs make the flight so much more bearable.

2. Good choice on the route. That NYC/NJ traffic is horrible, and you can't ever seem to miss rush hour. Plus your route sounds more scenic.

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As i have mentioned before, we drive. I95 from Phila all the way to I4 at Daytona. The only place we go around a city is Jacksonville Fl. which IMO is at least 10 times worse than the Schuylkill Expressway in Phila. Leaving in the evening on Friday or Saturday mornings gets us through DC with no traffic.

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How many stops do all you drivers usually make on the way?

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Depends on how much coffee I have before leaving in the AM. laugh

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Vettelover wrote:
Depends on how much coffee I have before leaving in the AM. laugh

What VL said, and for us, whether or not we have non-smokers in the car. The rest stops make up for that though. We tried driving straight through 1 time and its not worth the way I feel the next day. I rather like driving pretty much 1 whole day, stopping and getting a good night sleep and finishing out the trip in the morning. We get at least half a day in the park when we get there then.

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We always fly, but I wouldn't mind driving once or twice. I think the trip might be part of the fun! (Then again, I really like driving...)

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When we lived in NY we flew, but now that we're in NC we drive so we can bring our furbabies. They stay in the Disney Kennels (now Best Friends), and we can stop by and visit with them a couple of times during our stay.

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milliehubbard wrote:
When we lived in NY we flew, but now that we're in NC we drive so we can bring our furbabies. They stay in the Disney Kennels (now Best Friends), and we can stop by and visit with them a couple of times during our stay.

Are you happier driving since the pets get to come?