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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Glad I’m a private pilot!

  2. Orion

    Orion said, 11 months ago

    Rent a car?
    Hitchike?

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, 11 months ago

    that is why we need high speed rail.

  4. Clotty Peristalt

    Clotty Peristalt said, 11 months ago

    And you have no idea how much worse things are going to get, tofu-face. You’re living in the golden age of airline travel compared to us in 2013.

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 11 months ago

    TCMA rules the skies, and it rules the fares that ruin the pocketbooks of would-be travellers on its flights; not to mention all the extra add-on fees, such as for an actual seat, or to carry on or check a bag, or to eat or drink anything. And of course your plane will stand in runway queue for five hours with absolutely no chance to get off the plane or to use the restroom or to unfasten your seat harness. Etc.

  6. kent1956

    kent1956 said, 11 months ago

    the best part is by IRS rules the ‘fees’ are non-taxable income, unlike the fare

  7. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @vwdualnomand

    So-called high speed rail. A socialist government run monopoly which will be run exactly like Amtrak. Very poorly with massive fiscal losses with equipment that breaks down even more frequently.
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    We tried high speed rail. Back in the 1930’s to the 1950’s. We had trains running between Milwaukee and Chicago regularly hitting triple digits every day. All run by the private sector? What happened? The financial losses could not be supported by the freight income. Airlines and highways had nothing to do with the demise of high speed rail, as the trains were almost always full. There were two other elements which killed high speed rail. Union feather-bedding and socialist government regulations. We still have both plus the airlines and highways. What makes you think a socialist government which specializes in high speed failure can do any better? Or are you just an echo chamber for your socialist teachers who can’t get a job in the private sector because they are 100% unqualified due to incompetence?

  8. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Orion

    Get a job to support yourself. Then you can purchase your own car of your choice. Personal responsibility for one’s self accomplishes more than depending on somebody else. This concept is no longer taught in schools, of course.

  9. elbeck

    elbeck said, 11 months ago

    @deerflatener – Good god, give it a rest. Orion was making a simple comment on Opus’ plight.

  10. Fogger_man

    Fogger_man said, 11 months ago

    @deerflatener:
    Get a grip! It’s just a comic strip…

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @Fogger_man

    Get a grip! Suspension of disbelief. Don’t you ever read fiction?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    Who would listen to a penguin with a puffin bill?

  13. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, 11 months ago

    Due in substantial part to TSA, I never fly anything that is less than 400 miles. By the time I
    drive across town to the airport and
    park, and
    get to the airport for 30 minutes in the TSA line, then
    ride the rail to my concourse and
    walk to my gate (not later than 30 minutes before take off), and
    spend 25+ minutes taxiing for take off

    any flight shorter than 90 air minutes can be driven faster. Admittedly other airports may not be as lousy overall as Hartsfield – location, congestion, “government service” – but many are. The TSA 30 minutes alone makes most regional flights unreasonable, even if you discount the intrusive screening.

  14. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 11 months ago

    94 miles / 55 MPH (top speed limit back then) = roughly 1.71 hours if the driving time was spent entirely on the highway. Maybe round that up to 2 or even 2.5 to allow for traffic and bathroom breaks. No point in flying.
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    Opus could, indeed, rent a car for the duration and top it off with gas for the cost of a single one-way ticket.

  15. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 11 months ago

    Aha, so the airlines have spy cameras or drones in and around our homes. Must now be a branch of the government.

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