Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
THIS IS POST NUMBER 1400!!!!!
Hey...I am going to St. Augustine, FL from FLL a week from tonight and definently am driving.
I wanted to know what I'd miss out on...what is a short flight like FLL-JAX on WN like? Is it better than driving?
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2336 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1833 times:
Well if you are a truly love aviation like most of us on here you would not even have to ask that question! Now for me personally I HATE driving so I would fly. When I was younger and my parents would plan family vacations I would not even go due to the fact that I hated to be in the car for any long period of time, I have lived in DEN all my life and to this day I have never drove over the mountains! If someone wants me to go anywhere far with them they have to pick me up at the airport!!!
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Don't know much about that part of I-95, but when I lived in DC, I would much prefer the USAirways Shuttle to driving I-95 to New York. Based on the location of the airports, however, I would never have flown BWI-ISP to get to New York.
Here in Austin, my general rule is that if I can get a r/t ticket to Dallas for less than $90, I will probably fly. If I'm visiting friends in Collin County, Arlington, Grapevine or Ft. Worth, I'll take AA to DFW. If I'm visiting friends in Dallas proper, I'll take WN to DAL.
I know that probably doesn't help with your Florida question, but that's my general rule.
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
I don't have a choice, really...I've been BEGGING for weeks...finding $39 fares. My parents think that flying is expensive for some reason! I'm going on a college visit, and I am looking at a college in Jacksonville, so hopefully i will have a chance to ly WN this summer to visit the college.
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2336 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
That is the good thing about WN, if the fare is only $39 buy it yourself! Dont you have a job kid! Now I know you can find a way to make a quick $100 to buy the ticket!! Good luck Have a good trip!
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 41 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
You just couldn't help yourself, could you Freshlove? Any thread concerning Southwest and you have to jump in with your Anti-Southwest bias. I think you need a hobby other than bashing my airline; just my opinion.
Flairport, when Southwest was first created our chief competitor was the automobile. Southwest helped bring communities in Texas closer together by offering a quick, inexpensive flight vs. a long drive across the Texas prairie. My eleven year-old daughter lives in Austin and she is able to visit me every other weekend by taking a 50 minute flight (gate-to-gate) than me having to drive three hours (each way).
Anyway, anytime you can hop aboard one of our jets, we would LUV to make your trip across Florida easier and less time consuming (and more fun to boot).
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6442 posts, RR: 33 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
That stretch of I-95 is about as boring as it gets. Watch out for the Florida State Troopers and be careful with all the construction in Palm Beach County. With the cost of gasoline (probably about $30 round-trip) and wear-and-tear on your car, driving (if you're alone) really doesn't end up being much cheaper than flying if you get a good fare on Southwest.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Flying is always better than driving- regardless of how short a trip it is! If fares are low i then i would always take the jet over the automobile. Unless of course you're making the journey in something like a Porsche,Ferrari- then i'd probably drive instead hehe.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1274 times:
I used to fly DAL-HOU quite a bit. Also MCI-STL. Yep, stepped up security means that you have to get to the airport earlier, and you might well have been able to drive it faster. But I've done trips where I've flown down in the morning and back at night. I was able to get some work done in the gate area and on the flight over. And on the way home, I could actually close my eyes and rest a bit. Something you can't do very well behind the wheel of a car. There are some definite benefits to short haul flights on Southwest. Those benefits are attractive to ... gasp... businessmen.
AAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
Assuming you are looking at Flagler College.... it will take just as long to get to St. Augustine by air as it will to drive there. It's a 60-90 minute drive from Jacksonville's airport, plus you'll have to pay for a rental car. A cab ride would be well in excess of $100.