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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Glad I’m a private pilot!

  2. Orion

    Orion said, over 3 years ago

    Rent a car?

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    that is why we need high speed rail.

  4. Clotty Peristalt

    Clotty Peristalt said, over 3 years 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, over 3 years 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, over 3 years ago

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

  7. elbeck

    elbeck said, over 3 years ago

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

  8. Fogger_man

    Fogger_man said, over 3 years ago

    Get a grip! It’s just a comic strip…

  9. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, over 3 years 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.

  10. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years 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.
    Opus could, indeed, rent a car for the duration and top it off with gas for the cost of a single one-way ticket.

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

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

  12. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, over 3 years ago

    Fer cryin’ out loud, if Japan, China, France and Germany can all run efficient and profitable high-speed rail, why can’t the US or Canada? Don’t say too much distance — in Europe and Japan the trains can barely get up to speed before you’re at your destination. Rail is so much more energy efficient than air that they could easily serve you gourmet meals on the way.

  13. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, over 3 years ago


    Agreed. The energy cost-efficiency factor is jumping up and down screaming at us, but the transportation corporations just aren’t listening.

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    Trailways? Grayhound?
    (Major bus lines.)

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    Train goes by my house (to Atlanta, GA the to Birmingham, AL) about 20 times a day and I can’t get from Charleston, SC to Birmingham, AL without going thru Raleigh, NC or New Orleans, LA.

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