5 Reasons Why I Would Rather Drive Than Fly

Debating between a road trip or booking a flight? Read 5 Reasons Why I Would Rather Drive Than Fly at www.drugstoredivas.net.If it’s up to me, I would pick a road trip over a flight every single time. I grew up driving from New York to Florida non-stop, so being in a car for 21 hours was just the norm. If we have to go up to New York for some reason, I would rather drive than fly. To me, it just makes so much more sense. Why? Oh, let me tell you.

5 Reasons Why I Would Rather Drive Than Fly

1. The timing.
We flew up to New York one of the first times we came home from North Carolina. Pete and I didn’t know anyone in North Carolina, so we called a cab to take us to the airport. We flew to Atlanta, had a layover, then took a second flight to New York. The good part about flying into New York was that we met Ashy Larry in the airport. The bad part was we hit so much traffic on the way from the airport to my parents’ house that it ended up taking us 13 hours from start to finish. Driving only takes 11 hours, and that’s with stops. So really, sometimes it’s quicker to drive.

2. You can stop when you want.
When you’re driving, you’re on your own schedule. You can leave whenever you are ready, not when the airline decides to schedule a flight. And when you have to go to the bathroom, you can find the closest exit and pull off. On a plane, you have to wait until that tiny bathroom is unoccupied, and make sure that nature calls when the captain has turned off the seatbelt sign.

3. You can bring drinks.
I hate buying overpriced snacks at the airport. So instead of buying water, I usually pack an empty water bottle in my carry on, then fill it up when I get to my gate. It’s fine, but what if you want something with taste? You can’t bring a soda through security (at least, not in a US-based airport). If you’re driving, you can pack a cooler with all your favorite drinks and snacks. And you can have them whenever you want too, not just when the snack cart rolls by.

4. No useless small talk.
I’m the kind of person who works a hundred hours a day. In fact, I’m typing this as everyone on my street is sound asleep. It’s just me and the iPad burning the midnight oil. And that’s how I want to be when I travel too. If I’m stuck for an extended period of time, I’ll have my iPad out so I can get work done.

Pete and my family are used to that, so if I’m working in the car as they drive, no one pays me any mind. If I’m on a plane next to a stranger, they usually are filled with questions. What are you working on? (A blog post.) What do you do for a living? (I run two websites.) How fast can you type? (I was tested once and they told me 70 words a minute, but a temp agency told me it was higher than that.) Do you like your iPad? (Love it, especially because it means I can get some work done.)

5. It’s cheaper.
This is the big one. I’ve found us cheap tickets to New York. By cheap, I mean about $180. But that’s just a ticket on an airline that charges $40 for a carry on. So even if we could squeeze everything we both need into one carry on, that’s still $400. And then when we land, we have to hope someone can pick us up from the airport. But if we’re flying on a vacation just us, we have to rent a car and pay for gas while we’re on vacation. Or we have to pay for Uber to get us everywhere. That adds up. If we just take our car to our destination, we have to pay for gas and that’s it.

Would you rather drive than fly? Let us know what you prefer in the comments.

  1. Ann

    September 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I prefer flying. I did a road trip from Texas to Pa and it took forever!! I think that because of that I just do not want to ever do that again! I’d rather spend a 6 hour travel time than 30 hrs. I don’t mind flying and usually there is a group of us so we split rental car and with working in hotels we get amazing discounts. I’m sure that plays into it!

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