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What is your longest drive to an airport with the best fare?

Nov 29th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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I didn't want to drive from Jupiter, Fl. to Miami so I took the train from W. Palm Beach. Cost $2! From Miami back home it was a free ride because the ticket machine was out of order and the conductor waved the fare! The train was 1 1/2 hours!
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Nov 29th, 2007, 06:48 AM
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I am in Waco. I knew it had to be Waco or Tyler. Maybe we can host a GTG in Ennis.

We sometimes will drive to DFW or IAH, but the airport here is five minutes from home and security is so much easier. For DFW, it is a two hour drive, you need to be there two hours beofre, you have to pay for parking, the lines are a mess, and then there is the drive home. Here, I can leave my house 40 minutes before my flight leaves, spend one minute walking across the free parking lot, not stand in a line at the counter or security, and then I am home less than 15 minutes after my flight lands. The tickets are regularly $50-100 more, but I am not paying for parking or gas and I miss the hassle.
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Nov 29th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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Zeus, in our family I am the one that has close proximity to an international airport as a high priority when considering retirement relocation Deborah
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Nov 29th, 2007, 07:33 AM
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We routinely drive 9 hours to fly out of Atlanta because the fares are less and we can park at our kids house and take MARTA to the airport and not have to pay for 4 weeks or more of parking.
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Nov 29th, 2007, 07:58 AM
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I remember last year (Jan. 2), I flew from Hobart, Australia, to Sydney, to London, to Miami. At the Miami airport, I rented a car and drove home, which is about a 3 hour drive. I was never so tired--and to make things worse, I couldn't sleep on the planes.

I'm glad I didn't wait until retirement to experience that!!!

But during Christmas, it was cheaper to fly Miami, London, Sydney instead of Florida, LAX, Sydney. Go figure.
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Nov 29th, 2007, 09:41 AM
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Rereading your post I just noticed your question about driving home. We once had to drive home from one of the NY airports, I think it was Newark, to Philly after arriving at 10 PM from the UK. For us it was more like the middle of the night, but we made it home okay. Unfortunately the kids had slept thru the flight and also the drive home, and they were wide awake at 1 AM when we got home but we were dead tired.
The jet lag won't be as bad arriving in the US as it will be when you arrive in Europe. You usually miss a full night's sleep going there overnight and it feels like 2 AM when you get there at breakfast time, but since you probably fly during the day coming back, you will have a few hours here before you feel overly tired.
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