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Old 06-12-2019, 05:51 PM   #21
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yeah I have never seen a 2 hour wait for security and I do this shit weekly. sometimes I'll fly to FL, NC, then PA in the same week. doing that in a car would be impossible.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:36 PM   #22
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yeah I have never seen a 2 hour wait for security and I do this shit weekly. sometimes I'll fly to FL, NC, then PA in the same week. doing that in a car would be impossible.
Missed my flight to Orlando due to that BS. Took an hour and a half to get through TSA.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:31 PM   #23
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I think the number goes up to about a 10 hour drive. I left Dallas at 9PM and ate breakfast in Pensacola, Fl at 7AM. Factoring in 2 hours to wake up and get to the airport, then 2 hours for TSA, then a 2 hours flight, and another hour to pick up the car, I'm only saving 3 hours.

I can handle 3 extra hours on the road to avoid the aggravation of TSA, the shitty seats on a plane, possible annoying children, and definitely annoying passengers.
The magic number is a lot lower than 10 hours. I've boarded 40 flights this year and never waited that long for TSA. It did take 45 minutes to get thru security once. Rental car normally takes no more than 20 minutes from baggage claim to leaving the car lot, and that long only if riding a shuttle to an offsite lot,...your results will vary if using the ultra discount lots. Sign up for the rewards plan even if you do not plan to use it often and you'll breeze right thru the rental car lot.

The plane seats get uncomfortable on flights longer than 2 hours, especially if you are in a middle seat. The earliest flight of the day usually has the most empty seats so more room to stretch out, but it leaving the house at 3:00 a.m. sucks big time.

It's just like anything else that you do regularly, once you learn the rhythm of how the system works you learn to work with it for your benefit.

There are annoying people & their kids everywhere you go, and bad drivers on the road.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:21 PM   #24
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We flew into Abilene a few years back and had to sit on the tarmac for a few hours because of lightning in the area. The plane at the terminal couldn't fuel up/take off until the lightning was so many miles away(I think 10, but not sure). The shitty thing is, there are two terminals at this airport, but they only ever use one.

It wasn't terrible until we got the all clear that we were going to pull up to the terminal. Then the flight attendant made everybody go back to their assigned seats(with seatbelts) so we could drive up to the skybridge. I'm pretty sure we were less than 100 yards from the terminal and this bitch is going around with a seating chart!
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:12 AM   #25
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The magic number is a lot lower than 10 hours. I've boarded 40 flights this year and never waited that long for TSA. It did take 45 minutes to get thru security once. Rental car normally takes no more than 20 minutes from baggage claim to leaving the car lot, and that long only if riding a shuttle to an offsite lot,...your results will vary if using the ultra discount lots. Sign up for the rewards plan even if you do not plan to use it often and you'll breeze right thru the rental car lot.

The plane seats get uncomfortable on flights longer than 2 hours, especially if you are in a middle seat. The earliest flight of the day usually has the most empty seats so more room to stretch out, but it leaving the house at 3:00 a.m. sucks big time.

It's just like anything else that you do regularly, once you learn the rhythm of how the system works you learn to work with it for your benefit.

There are annoying people & their kids everywhere you go, and bad drivers on the road.
Maybe I just have bad luck with airports. Plus a complete lack of patience for bullshit security theater like TSA and annoying fuckers that I can't escape from.

Bad drivers aren't usually a problem when I'm taking a road trip. I'm blessed/cursed to be a night owl, so I can drive till about 5AM.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:31 AM   #26
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Missed my flight to Orlando due to that BS. Took an hour and a half to get through TSA.
Recently the wife and I flew to Australia. Left DFW in an A-380. Landed at Sydney almost the same time another 380 came in from Europe. Like a freakin zoo!! Of course we missed our connecting flight to Brisbane, which caused a late final leg to Townsville.
And as a side note, I brought back a crushed 50 cal shell from a B-26 crash site. The Aussie Security on the return legs went ape shit about a "threat" but luckily Supervisors cleared it. When I got to DFW, the TSA guy said "that's neat" and passed us through.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:39 AM   #27
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then 2 hours for TSA
2 hours? Are you volunteering for multiple cavity searches?



I'm at ~63,000 miles for the first half of this year (actual flight miles, not reward miles with multipliers, etc) with another 39,000 booked for the next two months. It can get shitty sometimes, but I always think of this and remember that flying is fucking awesome.

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:04 AM   #28
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TSA leaving Orlando will take 60+ minutes every fucking time. But that's the only airport I've ever had take more than a half hour or so to get through. I hate that goddamn city, I hate that goddamn airport, and I hate every last one of those whiny snotnosed little shits that don't know how to act in public, and I hate their shitty goddamn parents too.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:08 AM   #29
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I hate that goddamn airport, and I hate every last one of those whiny snotnosed little shits that don't know how to act in public
So it's Atlanta, but with kids
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:17 AM   #30
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If you travel at all get TSA PreCheck / Global Entry / Clear which will cut your time down dramatically even if the line is as long or longer than standard security.
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Pretty much. The kids are whining because they aren't ready to leave Disney/Universal Studios. The parents are so beat down from the week, they don't have the will or desire to do anything about the behavior. I get why it happens, but it's inexcusable. Fuck MCO, and their shitty city!
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That's one thing that's so great about McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, little or no whining brats.
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That's one thing that's so great about McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, little or no whining brats.
I've only been to Vegas once, but there were very few kids in McCarran both coming and going. I'm not a fan of the slot machines everywhere. But I'm not a slot machine guy, so...
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So it's Atlanta, but with kids
I thought CLT was bad until flying thru Hartfield.. i'd rather swallow broken glass than pass thru ATL.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:33 AM   #35
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worth note, if you're flying in/out of A terminal at dfw there's a little used entry point over by A1 behind the customer service desk. i can usually get through there in less than 5 minutes.
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TSA leaving Orlando will take 60+ minutes every fucking time.
SFO terminal 2 is over an hour every single time if you're not pre-check. I've never seen anything like it - it's backed up past the entrance of the ropes every time I've been through it.
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SFO terminal 2 is over an hour every single time if you're not pre-check. I've never seen anything like it - it's backed up past the entrance of the ropes every time I've been through it.
One more reason to stay away from that shithole. I know you loved it, but I can't find one appealing thing about that city other than the ocean views and weather.
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I've only been to Vegas once, but there were very few kids in McCarran both coming and going. I'm not a fan of the slot machines everywhere. But I'm not a slot machine guy, so...
I do pretty much only table games myself, favorite being craps. Slot machines are necessary evil I guess, but after a few days in a casino the racket they make has bored into your head and leaves you hearing it for a day or two after leaving, LOL. Funny that at the airport, the arrivals are generally loud and full of swagger and many of the folks leaving are the exact opposite, looking down, worn out, and quiet.
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2 hours? Are you volunteering for multiple cavity searches?
That's the recommended amount of time from the TSA, and the one time I didn't follow it, I missed my damned flight and had to wait in the airport for another couple of hours.

Again, it could be my bad luck, but I've flown 5 times in 4 years. I got delayed at Denver due to ice on the plane, I got delayed in Vegas for reasons unknown, I missed my flight to Orlando due to the wait at TSA in Dallas and my ticket wouldn't scan at Orlando.

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TSA leaving Orlando will take 60+ minutes every fucking time. But that's the only airport I've ever had take more than a half hour or so to get through. I hate that goddamn city, I hate that goddamn airport, and I hate every last one of those whiny snotnosed little shits that don't know how to act in public, and I hate their shitty goddamn parents too.
This. Fuck that airport. Denver has a huge line and a weird design, but everything moves fast there.
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