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Drive 14 24.56%
Fly 28 49.12%
Both 15 26.32%
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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It all depends on the conditions; time, location, with whom. I love the solo vacation with a nice long drive, but with the gf id fly and not deal with her moaning lol
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #22
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #23
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I enjoy road trips, but not as a means of transportation, only as the ideal way to see things. In a perfect world I'd have an airplane I could just put a motorcycle in.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #24
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Driving. Might stop to some attractions along the way. Be able to use rest stop bathrooms instead of crammed airplane bathrooms. Wont have to worry about if the guy next to you has a bomb
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #25
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Flying is way better, especially if you have a CLEAR pass to basically skip security checks.

What sucks for me is I hate not having MY car, so I'll drive just to have it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #26
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Flying if the drive is more than 4 hours.
This. Gotta keep upping that airline status every opportunity I can.

35% of my job is travel so I spend quite a bit of time in airports and on planes. That being said I always run into interesting individuals as well as cute businesswomen.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #27
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I'd rather drive 2 days than fly. I pretty much hate everything about flying other than getting somewhere faster.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #28
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I always drive unless I have to cross the ocean. I'd drive to Europe if it was possible.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:51 PM   #29
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Last trip i took was a weekend trip. 10+ hr drive or 1.5hr flight. Same amount of money spent either option. I chose to fly.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:06 PM   #30
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My reason for driving over flying is that this day in age isn't almost cheaper to drive than the cost of a ticket, airport parking, fees upon fees, plus the stress of waiting in lines.
The stress of flying is self made. I used to have anxiety about flying. 10 years of travel and I am as cool as ice through the travel process.

While price may keep me from flying, I usually would spend 3x on flying simply to make my life easier. Fcvked spending hours in a car. Anything over 6 hours drive is justified for flying.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #31
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The stress of flying is self made. I used to have anxiety about flying. 10 years of travel and I am as cool as ice through the travel process.

While price may keep me from flying, I usually would spend 3x on flying simply to make my life easier. Fcvked spending hours in a car. Anything over 6 hours drive is justified for flying.
That's where we differ. I can be perfectly happy and content driving my car any distance, with the windows down and the music up. I find myself happiest behind the wheel of my car. For some reason, it makes me smile every time i drive it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #32
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I live very close to LAX, so I can get a flight to pretty much anywhere. I can get to the airport in 25 minutes for $1.50 on a muni bus and only have walked about a half mile, no parking $s, no traffic hassles. I don't really enjoy flying, but the places I go most often are far away. Vegas is 4.5 hours, Sacto is 6.5, Phoenix is 6.5 (welcome to the wide open spaces of the western US). And I'm usually only going for a short time. Unless there's a reason to drive (most often cuz I'm taking my bikes) I usually fly.

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What ive never heard of this on the Amtrak

I took the Amtrak back down from Humboldt but I didn't see anywhere to load your car. That would be awesome. Fwiw the Amtrak was a surprisingly pleasant and comfortable way to travel. Its just hard to take craps because you're being jostled around so much.
The jostling just helps shake it loose.

+1 on Amtrak. Show up 10 minutes before departure instead of 1 hour. No TSA screening. Basically every seat is a window and an aisle seat. And there's stuff to see out the windows. Legroom. Some now have wifi. Get up and walk around whenever you want.

I used to be back and forth from LA to SD for work meetings. Our SD office was walkable from the SD station, so I'd take Amtrak from Fullerton. Would get to SD without feeling all wrung out from dealing with the idiots on I5. Read the paper, looked at the surfers and dolphins, answered emails. So nice.

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It all depends on the conditions; time, location, with whom. I love the solo vacation with a nice long drive, but with the gf id fly and not deal with her moaning lol
Stop giving her a handy when you're driving.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:18 AM   #33
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:29 AM   #34
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #35
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Re: Flying vs Driving

If there's a road to get from point a to point b I'm definitely driving, especially with the top down

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #36
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I'm strange in the fact that not only do I enjoy flying, but I enjoy the airport, too.
this. i love reaping the benefits of being a road warrior for work. TSA pre-check, priority screening, boarding, lounge access, and free upgrades to first class at 3 airlines.

but every time I have to visit family in Philly, I drive the M.

heck, I'm planning to drive to Toronto soon...love that road trip...twisties surrounded by mountains on the PA turnpike
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #37
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What ive never heard of this on the Amtrak

I took the Amtrak back down from Humboldt but I didn't see anywhere to load your car. That would be awesome. Fwiw the Amtrak was a surprisingly pleasant and comfortable way to travel. Its just hard to take craps because you're being jostled around so much.
There's the autotrain that runs from somewhere in Florida to VA I think. Only car on train service in the US. And crapping on trains ftl...

And screw driving more than 6 hours. Airports are easy to navigate unless you show up at rush hour and get caught in the line at security. So nice to hop on a plane, fall asleep, and wake up my destination rested and ready to go. And flying is fun too
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #38
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It was a hot summer day and I was in my workout room benching 1200 pounds. My abs were flexing and girls within a 10-mile radius were getting wet. Once I was done with my daily 32-hour workout I called one of the bitches I know, Jessica. She is really ****ing hot and looks like a supermodel. So I got into my Lamborghini Gallardo and revved it up to 40,000 RPM (this is an Italian import with special engine system). I got onto the freeway near my house and threw it into 8th gear, I hit about 600 mph and I could hear the sonic boom as I broke the sound barrier. As I was flooring it on the freeway like a badass, Jessica called me and said she wanted me to **** her. So be it.

I came to a full stop from 700 mph in front of her house. These Ferraris have top-notch brakes, you know. So she gets out of the house and walks up to my Bugatti and starts eyeballing my dick. I could tell she was staring at it because when I looked at her I noticed she was looking at my dick. Booya.

Flash forward 10 minutes later. My 30-inch dick is going inside of her pussy, hitting them walls. I'm holding her entire body up with my left pinky as I'm screwing her and she has 30,000 orgasms. She looks me in the eyes and she says **** me harder, V-TEC just kicked in, yo. I blow my load so hard she falls off my dick. There had to have been about two gallons of cum everywhere. People say I cum like a porn star and I wouldn't disagree with them.

I throw her a towel so she can clean herself up then I do a triple back flip into my Maserati and drive home.



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It was a hot summer day and I was in my workout room benching 1200 pounds. My abs were flexing and girls within a 10-mile radius were getting wet. Once I was done with my daily 32-hour workout I called one of the bitches I know, Jessica. She is really ****ing hot and looks like a supermodel. So I got into my Lamborghini Gallardo and revved it up to 40,000 RPM (this is an Italian import with special engine system). I got onto the freeway near my house and threw it into 8th gear, I hit about 600 mph and I could hear the sonic boom as I broke the sound barrier. As I was flooring it on the freeway like a badass, Jessica called me and said she wanted me to **** her. So be it.

I came to a full stop from 700 mph in front of her house. These Ferraris have top-notch brakes, you know. So she gets out of the house and walks up to my Bugatti and starts eyeballing my dick. I could tell she was staring at it because when I looked at her I noticed she was looking at my dick. Booya.

Flash forward 10 minutes later. My 30-inch dick is going inside of her pussy, hitting them walls. I'm holding her entire body up with my left pinky as I'm screwing her and she has 30,000 orgasms. She looks me in the eyes and she says **** me harder, V-TEC just kicked in, yo. I blow my load so hard she falls off my dick. There had to have been about two gallons of cum everywhere. People say I cum like a porn star and I wouldn't disagree with them.

I throw her a towel so she can clean herself up then I do a triple back flip into my Maserati and drive home.



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It was a hot summer day and I was in my workout room benching 1200 pounds. My abs were flexing and girls within a 10-mile radius were getting wet. Once I was done with my daily 32-hour workout I called one of the bitches I know, Jessica. She is really ****ing hot and looks like a supermodel. So I got into my Lamborghini Gallardo and revved it up to 40,000 RPM (this is an Italian import with special engine system). I got onto the freeway near my house and threw it into 8th gear, I hit about 600 mph and I could hear the sonic boom as I broke the sound barrier. As I was flooring it on the freeway like a badass, Jessica called me and said she wanted me to **** her. So be it.

I came to a full stop from 700 mph in front of her house. These Ferraris have top-notch brakes, you know. So she gets out of the house and walks up to my Bugatti and starts eyeballing my dick. I could tell she was staring at it because when I looked at her I noticed she was looking at my dick. Booya.

Flash forward 10 minutes later. My 30-inch dick is going inside of her pussy, hitting them walls. I'm holding her entire body up with my left pinky as I'm screwing her and she has 30,000 orgasms. She looks me in the eyes and she says **** me harder, V-TEC just kicked in, yo. I blow my load so hard she falls off my dick. There had to have been about two gallons of cum everywhere. People say I cum like a porn star and I wouldn't disagree with them.

I throw her a towel so she can clean herself up then I do a triple back flip into my Maserati and drive home.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #40
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You can't be wrong ALL the time.

I can do about 4 hours wedged in a plane without hating it. Cross country flights suck ass. I'd rather drive for two days straight than spend 14 hours in airports and airplanes.
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