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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: planes, trains, and automobiles Reply with quote

I want to visit my family for Thanksgiving.
not an unusual want, and should be fairly easy to plan, since its 4 months away.

Planes - 2 adults and a child, non stop Seattle to Salt Lake City
Multiple available airlines, multiple available departure times.
Travel time, approx 2 hours in the air, 5 hours total with airport shennanigans
$850 Flight + $150 rental car = $1000 travel fees

Trains - 2 adults and 1 child. must change trains in Sacramento. Only Amtrak is available.
only one available departure time, same time every day
travel time, 40 hours IN the train, + 3-6 hour layovers.
$720 train + $100 food + $150 rental car = $990 for basic seats
OR, add a family bedroom sleeps two adults and 2 children since this is going to be 2x 20 hour overnight trips in a row
$2400 train + $100 food + $150 rental car = $2650


Automobile
Only my car is available. my car sits 2 adults and 2 children, departure time is variable, and stops are made as needed.
its 800 miles, so 12-16 hours travel time. will take a hotel during the trip
$200 Gas + $200 Food + $200 hotel = $600


While the plane is obviously the fastest, the automobile is the cheapest. And the train, well, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forget about the romantic ambiance of the train. Panoramic vistas, Old World ambiance, unique passengers, insidious murders, exciting chases on the roof of the carriages at 60 mph, and a climactic revelation of the culprit by an eccentric detective to all the suspects at the same time!

Also, I think you should convert your travel time hours into dollars to get a real cost for the trip.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And also don't forget the potential excitement of taking a bus (ie Greyhound). Guaranteed to provide you with plenty of stories to last your entire vacation. And a somewhat decent chance of getting there with most of what you brought.

I travel about 50% for my job, pretty much all planes and rental cars. Our general rule is anything less than 4 hours to drive, you should drive. Anything more than 6 hours to drive, you should fly. In between is your choice. The general public who fly only occasionally make it much harder on themselves than needed. Your flight will almost certainly be delayed and crowded, but you can read and eat and sleep the whole time.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:24 am    Post subject: dvd ripper Reply with quote

Q: Help! how can i rip my dvd to video formats?
A: Try the http://www.holeesoft.com/dvd-ripper.html
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