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(Washington Post)   ☒ $100 for a carry on bag ☒ $1.99 for coffee? ☒ $200 change fees? ☑ Fark it, let's drive   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 13
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2013-05-12 10:27:06 AM  
6 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: dstanley: Drive from where to where, exactly?

From here to there


Can't get there from here.
2013-05-12 10:52:27 AM  
3 votes:
One airline used to advertise 'bags fly free'.  But they still charged me full fare for my mother-in-law.

Seriously Mom, happy day today.  May I have my head back?

rlv.zcache.com
2013-05-12 10:36:29 AM  
3 votes:
"How's the 'let's keep all the serfs out of the easy travel access loop' thing working out?"

"Excellent."

"Good.  Let me know when Monsanto patents all food sources and then we can roll the tanks on everybody taking home less than a phone number a year."

"Man, I gotta tell you, I thought this would be a lot harder."
2013-05-12 04:12:01 PM  
1 votes:

p51d007: Haven't flown on any airlines since 1993, will DRIVE instead of putting up with being treated like cattle going to slaughter.


Um... look, guy, I'm not one to defend the airlines, but if you haven't been on a plane in twenty years it's either because you've never gone anywhere in that time where it would make sense to fly, or you have a problem with flying that goes WAY beyond disappointing customer service.

Not that there's anything wrong with any of that, it's a perfectly valid lifestyle choice etc., but that's like me saying I haven't touched alcohol in twenty years because Zima was so disappointing.
2013-05-12 12:58:26 PM  
1 votes:
Why is everyone complaining?  If you'd just fly first class, you'd get your own bed.

i67.photobucket.com

/let them eat cake
2013-05-12 12:15:19 PM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: I'm 6'5" and my shoulders are wider than many domestic doors.

I do not fold up. I don't like the idea of flying in anything less than Virgin's upgraded class.

I also have an interest in JC Penny continuing to exist. They're the only major company making apparel my size available in quality at reasonable prices. Casual Male might carry my size but they're charging Nordstrom prices for K-Mart clothing. And farking stop telling me to shop the internet, you farking midgets are size discriminators.


YOU DON'T MIND IF I PUT MY SEAT BACK, DO YOU THANK YOU!
2013-05-12 11:26:32 AM  
1 votes:

dstanley: Drive from where to where, exactly?


I drove from Estes Park, Colorado to Cleveland, Ohio last week.  I'll be driving back on Wednesday.

I've driven my car to and thru just about every state except the Dakotas and Hawaii.
I've driven to and around Canada, and Mexico.

/hates to fly
//hound goes everywhere
///fees for carry on kayak and the like
2013-05-12 11:05:26 AM  
1 votes:

Jacob_Roberson: That's it, from now on I'm going to pay Maersk to put me in a box. And shipping is already so cheap I don't mind the extra fee to not lose my container overboard in the middle of the Atlantic.

I don't know what to do inside North America though... the Mississippi has shipping traffic right? Has anyone here survived in a steel box floating up the Missouri? It's something to try.


Sounds better than the average cruise line these days :)
2013-05-12 10:54:43 AM  
1 votes:
www.ridelust.com

/Mandatory.
2013-05-12 10:44:00 AM  
1 votes:

historycat: Amtrak or driving. Took amtrak from vermont to dallas.  4 days, one way, but you know what?  The journey was more than half the fun..  And they are adding wi-fi on most of their lines soon.

Loved it, and it was WAY cheaper.  4 bags free,  2 checked, 2 carryons.


Ain't nobody got TIME fo' dat!
2013-05-12 10:41:23 AM  
1 votes:
Buy suit.  Get hired as CEO.  Squeeze every last penny from the plebes from behind a stone wall.  Pay the workers sh*t.  Tank company.  Pull ripcord.  Repeat.
2013-05-12 10:35:13 AM  
1 votes:
I'm soo glad that we have high speed rail over here.
2013-05-12 10:07:16 AM  
1 votes:
I've taken to driving if it's 10 hours time or less for my personal travel. For business, whatever.

It's boring driving: no terrorists, food is available and prices are reasonable, no strangers fondling my nads, and once I arrive, if the driveway is full I just park on the street and walk in.
 
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