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post #7516 of 11478
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

That's because you can't fathom travelling out of NYC, if I'm not mistaken.

I do like traveling outside of NYC, just not to surrounding regions so much. Going to another large city? I'm down. Burbs, not so much.
post #7517 of 11478
dont u know that stuff is super cheap in flyover country?
post #7518 of 11478
used waze (sp?confused.gif) this weekend to avoid major back-up on belt pkwy - it successfully navigated us through brooklyn (east new york!) and safely out to queens!
post #7519 of 11478
biden nailed it, laguardia, jfk and associated transportation is like something from the 3rd world.
post #7520 of 11478
Has anyone tried the train to the Q70 or vice versa? Seems it could be convenient if the bus trip is only 7ish minutes.
post #7521 of 11478
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I used to do the Grand Central busses, though I also worked near them so would just hit them up when I had to leave. They're not bad, but they're like $20 or so one-way. Good for a poor student who travels light, but got help you if you work downtown and have to go to LGA via the bus. Pony up for the cab.

$2.25 gets me to either airport here in Chicago! When I was in college, I once got a $15 flight, paid $2.25 to get to the airport, $1.75 to take the train from the next airport, and I made it home for christmas for less than twenty bucks smile.gif

Although if I am going to/from ORD and my apartment instead of downtown...I will usually still take a cab at $35-40. MDW still gets the train unless it is midnight.
post #7522 of 11478
you could also get to the airports for like $2 here too. In theory at least. Traveling via public transit with a shitload of luggage just blows.
post #7523 of 11478
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

biden nailed it, laguardia, jfk and associated transportation is like something from the 3rd world.

 

I've been to loads of 3rd world airports that are much better than LaGuardia and JFK.

post #7524 of 11478
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I've been to loads of 3rd world airports that are much better than LaGuardia and JFK.

Sex tourism really has given you some interesting insights!
post #7525 of 11478
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

$2.25 gets me to either airport here in Chicago!

the blue line is very convenient but also one of the grimmest train journeys known to man.
post #7526 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

Has anyone tried the train to the Q70 or vice versa? Seems it could be convenient if the bus trip is only 7ish minutes.

 

It is.  The key is getting on the elevator at Jackson Heights before the 300-pounders and the unbathed Bellevue escapees.

post #7527 of 11478
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

$2.25 gets me to either airport here in Chicago! 

 

It's convenient and direct, but so freaking slow.  I've done it once, boarded the train clean shaven and arrived with a 5 o'clock shadow

 

I mean, we're spending multiples of hundreds on plane tickets - does it really make sense to haul your bags and walk through tracks, corridors, shuttle buses and connecting halls to save $30?   Doesn't to me.

post #7528 of 11478
The one from mdw is fast.

The one from ord had slow zones but they have fixed most of them in the last couple of years... Faster than traffic at rush hour (and I have waited 45 min for a cab at ord).
post #7529 of 11478
It takes you upstairs now too

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post #7530 of 11478

The taxis refused to take me from the Loop to ORD last time I was in Chicago, and I was forced to the the L. It wasn't so bad, even with my luggage.

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