29 December 2011

Getting to Grandpa's House

Is it faster to fly than to drive to grandpa's house (1176 miles away according to mapquest), after the time spent going to the airport, waiting in security lines, and getting a ride from the airport to the final destination are considered, with a family of four that can't afford to cut it close?

They answer is yes. In real life, it took 11 and a half hours all told. By car, according to mapquest, it would have taken 18 hours and 13 minutes. But, it is less of an edge than I would have expected. The actual time in the air, of course, is only about a third of the total for travel by air.

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