New Orleans - Orlando... car or plane?

Jul 22nd, 2005, 03:31 AM
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New Orleans - Orlando... car or plane?

We're flying into New Orleans for three days, followed by a week in Orlando; I'd prefer to go from NO to Orlando by plane, but my friend says he'd like to go by car. I know it's about a 10h drive, but that wouldn't botter me if it was more or less scenic and not just 10h of monotonuous highway guzzling. Is NO-Orlando a nice road trip, or will it just make us much too tired to enjoy Orlando for the next few days?
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 03:55 AM
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IMO Since the airfare RT from NO to Orlando is so cheap I would fly. No matter how scenic the drive is it's more stressful and tiring. And to take a flight with no stops is quick and cheap ($39 each way)....
I've never driven that route but I say 'Fly,Fly,Fly'
Good Luck whatever you decide!!
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:32 AM
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Definitely FLY! Unless you love pine trees it is not a scenic drive.
Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:45 AM
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It is boring as all get out. We drive from NO to Jax & then down to Orlando & it seems forever. Plus the bridge E to Pensacola is 1 lane & traffic really backs up. Going back the W bridge is 2 lane but still slow.When you consider the price of gas & lack of interesting places to see along the way, I'd fly.
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Jul 26th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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Live in New Orleans area. DEFINITELY FLY....airfare is reasonable....try Southwest Airlines....interstate drive is not exciting
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Jul 26th, 2005, 06:50 PM
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Fly, fly, fly. That is a very long drive and the airfare is soooo cheap.
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Jul 26th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Driving down the state of Florida is the most mind-numbing experience EVER. Knowing there are miles and miles of beautiful beaches on either side of you -- that you CAN'T SEE will make it even worse.

Jul 26th, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Adding to the NO REASON to drive with airfares in the $150 range.
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