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DFW-MSY 9/12-9/14 To Fly Or Drive?  
User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2527 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Hi. I have a family wedding down in MSY. I will be leaving from DFW area. I am looking at flights and it appears that the direct flights are on NK, WN and AA. WN seems to be the cheapest at roughly $324 for two people. I see that driving is about 8 hours. Has anyone done this (or similiar route) in the past? Any recommendations or suggestions?

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User currently offlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Driving may end up being cheaper, but if price doesn't matter much to you, then This may sound like a cheesy answer. But it honestly depends on your outlook. My family and I drove 1,300 miles (straight through too, no stops) last year for a wedding and it was a better option than flying. I personally would drive as it alleviates many hassles and you can just get there and use your own car and have anything you need.

Now that I've thought more about it, driving takes roughly an hour and a half more than flying. But you have flexibility in doing what you want when you drive. For example, you want food on a flight? Fork over $10. Want food on the road, give $10 for a bag full of burgers (did that yesterday after I landed, totally worth it).

[Edited 2014-06-25 12:18:48]

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User currently offlinedfwjim1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
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When I lived in the DFW area I would often travel between DFW and MSY both by car and plane and personally I enjoyed driving more than flying especially if I was not traveling by myself. Depending on the type of car you have you will probably spend between $180 and $200 in gas plus wear and tear but you will have your own vehicle to use in MSY rather than paying for a rental. As mentioned above you will get more and better food for your money on the road. Another advantage to driving to MSY is that you can be half way down the road in the time it would take to get to the airport, deal with checking in and going thru security, flying, recovering any checked luggage and picking up a rental car. The drive really is not too bad especially if you leave early in the morning from DFW.

Anyway, have a great trip no matter which mode you choose!

User currently offlinePenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 383 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

I'm sorry but if given the choice between flying a driving, I would choose flying every time. It's a plane of pete's sake! A true a.nutter never drives when he can fly.

[Edited 2014-06-25 14:14:43]

User currently offlineFriscoHeavy From United States of America, joined May 2014, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Dude, this is an A.net forum... the answer is to FLY.. If you can afford it son. Otherwise, hope in your gray toyota and hit the road.



User currently offlineFriscoHeavy From United States of America, joined May 2014, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Son, did you decide to drive or fly?

User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

KLM672 is dangerously close to losing his A.net license...

User currently offlineFriscoHeavy From United States of America, joined May 2014, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I agree with dc9northwest. Why would anyone here rather drive when you can fly and be there in an hour and a half? Driving that distance takes up a lot of time.

User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2527 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

my bad! I'll try harder.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26855 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

I'd drive.
Its not too far, and having the flexibility of coming and going when you want plus having you car with you at your destination is always handy.

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