Flying Cheaper Than Driving

Oh to be a reporter, sporting a fedora at a jaunty slant (with that hat brim with which to stick our official reporter card in), glad-handing our sources, uncovering secrets at every turn… and getting paid to fly to Islip on an airplane and then drive back.

All of this in aid of uncovering that it’s cheaper to fly than to drive.

Why? Because they’re freaking journalists and that’s what they do, hardcore investigative reporting. Not all journalism is done with press releases and calling up a Rolodex of usual industry mouthpiece suspects, you know.

Driving a Hard Bargain” [via Fark]

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  1. Das Ubergeek says:

    Fine, but if you’re flying, you still have to get to BWI airport, and you still need to get from Islip Airport to wherever you’re going… that time isn’t reflected, and neither is the cost (whether you rent a car and drive, or whether you take a taxi or one of those God-awful shuttle vans that stop 18 times between you and your destination, like a more diabolical version of an Israeli sherut.

  2. nweaver says:

    Anyway, for the DC->NYC run, you take the train. It’s about 3 hours and takes you from Downtown to Manhattan.

    Its generally been the case that, a discounted ticket for an individual is better to fly than drive (EG, on the LA->SF run). Full fair, drive may be cheaper. With 2+ people, driving is definatly cheaper.