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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2000 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?

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

For me, a person who hates driving, yes. That stretch of I-95 is boring at best. It's a quick but very enjoyable flight, well worth the relatively little money.

I'd recommend trying it sometime, definitely!



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

The short flight is not worth your time. The car ride will be more enjoyable!! The only thing you might miss out on is the F/A's doing some stupid singing or somethnig along that line.

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1968 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!!!


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1955 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.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1937 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.

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Flairport
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!



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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1888 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).

737doc



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Can Southwest serve Wenatchee, Wa (EAT)? I'm tired of Horizon Airs very expensive air fares. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6696 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1824 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.

User currently offlineJfernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

A bigger question is - will you need your car there? If so, flying + car rental is probably going to make it more expensive.

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1609 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.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1409 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.

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1372 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.

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