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--- Quote from: J N Winkler on February 01, 2010, 05:49:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: mightyace on February 01, 2010, 04:48:31 PM ---Again, personal preference and distance from the airport.  For example, Atlanta is about 225 miles from my house, so let's say four hours by car.  Now by plane, it's an hour to the airport, two hours at the airport, 30 minutes flight time, 30 minutes to get my luggage and 30 minutes to get a rental car.  That's 4:30 assuming everything goes well and there are no delays.  So, it's a half hour longer for me to fly and I'm limited to what I can carry and somebody looks at all my stuff.  And, unless you fly Southwest, the idiots charge you for checked luggage!
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The purpose of the trip will have an effect on how highly you value your time over the particular journey.  For instance, it might well be more attractive to fly to Atlanta if it were a business trip, you had to be there and back the same day, and you were being given free (to you) transportation on the Atlanta end (i.e., no need to mess with bag check-in and claim or car rental).

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I'd still want to drive to Atlanta, unless they made me!  Especially since Atlanta has one of the busiest airports in the country, if not the world.  I can also speak from personal experience as my company has business in Atlanta on a semi-regular basis and our employees always drive there.  But, they are often carrying computer equipment and it is much less hassle to drive than to try an get it on a plane.


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