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View Poll Results: WWSWICD?
Drive back and save the money for hookers and blow 12 44.44%
Fly back and save the drive time 12 44.44%
Do what you want, who fockin cares 3 11.11%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default WWSWICD - road trip or fly?

Jess, Kalie, and I are heading out to Ohio to visit my family next month. I am trying to decide on options for getting out there. I have search every airline I can think of and when it all boils down we will be looking at around $1000.00 to fly out there (including our rental car, ridiculous "baggage" fees each way, and gas for the rental) and only around $350 to take our own car (gas there/back/driving around ohio), and a night in a hotel each way (which we may not even need if we swap drivers every few hours).

Driving avoids the pain in the ass of an infant on a plane, and needing to bring a car seat, car seat base, stroller, and all of the other **** on board. It adds a screaming baby for 30 hours though.

Money is not necessarily an issue, nor is time as I took the extra time to allow us to drive, but it seems to make more sense to save the extra money that would have been blown on travel and blow it on something else while we are out (hookers and blow most likely).

WWSWICD?
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:53 AM   #2
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Well 100% of the people think like me. Maybe because I'm the only one to vote, or I'm the only one to think. But really, who "fockin" cares.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:53 AM   #3
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:54 AM   #4
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In all honesty, the drive would be a memory, yes, and there would be some cool sights. But 30 hours?! Not quite my style..
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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Fly Brock, fly.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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Drive Bish. It's a freaking short drive. You can do it in 25 hours if you're serious about getting things done. I used to drive from Tucson to Flint, MI straight (only gas stops) and that wasn't that hard. Infact, that was further and I still did it in 30 hours.

Save the money, see a few cool things.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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AS LONG as any savings go directly twords hookers and blow, then drive... but if you are just trying to save some money for something stupid like subaru parts, forget about it....
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:05 AM   #8
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AS LONG as any savings go directly twords hookers and blow, then drive... but if you are just trying to save some money for something stupid like subaru parts, forget about it....
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:53 AM   #9
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its not bad with two drivers, i do 24 hours to washington by myself four times a year, with a co driver its a cake walk. also my last co-driver drove faster than me so we made it in 20 hours.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #10
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figure out how much an hour of your time is worth. then figure out how much time you'll save. if you'll save less money than if you were to take less time off and work, then driving isn't worth your time.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #11
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f driving.. vegas is only 4 hours away and thats still the worst drive in the world... especially in a subaru bumpy ass ride or are you taking jess' car
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:24 PM   #12
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Well since I may be the only one is the respondents who actually has driven and flown with an infant, my vote is fly.

You only have to buy 2 tickets, not 3. The airlines will let you use the car seat if there is an empty seat next to you. If not, Jess will have to hold the baby.

Check flights on Southwest since they don't charge baggage fees.

Are you using a travel service like travelocity for the prices, car also?

Driving means you have to stop almost every hour to feed and change diapers. No fun.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #13
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The total amount I have for flying includes the rental car and is only buying two tickets. With two drivers we could theoretically drive straight through with one of us sleeping while the other drives.

I have checked all the travel services as well to try and get lower prices. We would be close enough to make it make sense minus all the baggage fees (Jess packs like she will never come home again so would probably end up with one bag for me and 2-3 for her and Kalie).
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:14 PM   #14
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(Jess packs like she will never come home again so would probably end up with one bag for me and 2-3 for her and Kalie).
Sounds like my wife!
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:04 PM   #15
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i just flew with my daughter (11months old) last week and it was great. we flew usairways and we had to check 2 bags and then have a carry on for babiez clothes. fit the baby food in my bag. the stroller does not count against you in anyway, you just gate check it and it doesn't cost a thing. It was more a pain in the arse to go through security. fold up stroller, take off your shoes, take off babies shoes, have TSA do a test to make sure water really is water..... but after that it was gravy. i didnt have to take a carseat because my brother in law had a carseat already for his child so that was nice. i would fly if i were you.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #16
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You seriously don't want to drive that far with an infant. Fly. Better yet, don't go.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:47 PM   #17
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I think the promise of hookers and blow has skewed the results

Thanks to you guys that have traveled with infants. I am going with your suggestions and just gonna fly. I would rather spend more money and have less time with screaming babiez
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:52 PM   #18
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Where in Ohio?

I'm in Columbus right now. It's raining and cold.

Do not come here.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #19
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he's going to columbus area.


brock, i would drive with you but my girl is coming to visit that week you are leaving.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #20
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Yup, Columbus is where we are headed.

Every time we go visit I remember why I left in the first place

Maybe next time Bobby. I will be taking vacation nearly every month from now until years end before our new company doesn't adjust quotas for time off
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:33 PM   #21
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I drive from NY to AZ/AZ to NY twice a year and I do pass through ohio on the way. It is not to long driving to Ohio, just be persistent. I could probably get to Ohio in 25-27 hours without sleeping but don't listen to me because im crazy.

With the Baby it is going to take a while, your going to have to stop more often and your not going to be able to drive as long. Try to get the longest leg of the trip out of the way on the first day, drive to Oklahoma or Missouri or something on the first day and you will be very thankful you did, the rest of the trip won't be to bad after that point.

Flying would be easier though.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:20 PM   #22
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hope they got alota e85 stations on the way
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #23
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^lol

I wouldnt take my car that far. If we were to drive it would be in our Corolla. 38mpg ftw!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #24
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I vote for flying..

I drove from NY to AZ NONSTOP, by myself, in a swapped 2.5RS(stiff susp. JDM seats, etc).. After that drive, i can no longer tolerate more then 1hr in a car.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:15 PM   #25
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i vote for looking halfway up the thread where he decided to fly...
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