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Thread: Flying takes longer to Paducah?

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    For laughs I went to Cheapfares and put in info to fly from here to Paducah.
    To drive from my place is approx 6 - 7 hours.
    To fly (are you ready for this?) takes 8 !!
    What a laugh.
    Who'd want to fly if driving is quicker (and cheaper)?

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    makes no sense to me. I'd drive, that way I'd have my vehicle to get around.

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    Some time driving is easier. My husband used to travel from Pittsburgh to Detroit monthly. He'd drive 45 min to airport, arrive at airport 1 hour early, fly to Detroit, rent a car and then drive to hotel. Involved almost 5-6 hours. He can drive there in 3 1/2 hours!! And it's cheaper and he has his car.

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    I haven't checked with my oldest DD (she used to be a travel agent years ago) but I have a feeling I'd have to fly into Detroit or Chicago or Atlanta instead of just flying straight to Paducah. How crazy. Seems like the birds have more sense than flight plans.

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    That is just plain silly. Of course you would opt to drive. What are the airlines thinking.

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    8 hours??? Did you add in the extra hours at the airport waiting to get ON the plane?????? Wow, yeah, I'd drive.

    OH! I'm in Oregon. I just did a search for flights and it would take me 9 1/2 hours from here!!!!

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    The low fares have lots of layovers and plane changes for some airlines. There use to be a flight from Nashville to Paducah but not now. I'm six hours away from Paducah so it's an easy morning drive, no major cities along the way so not much traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    8 hours??? Did you add in the extra hours at the airport waiting to get ON the plane?????? Wow, yeah, I'd drive.
    No I didn't. That's a good point. That must add at least 2 more hours, eh? I haven't flown since before 9/11 but I've heard it's a nightmare now. You have to get there so early, they confiscate items, now you have to go through the "revealing" type of Xray machine (believe me, they don't want ME to go through there...lol). Forget it!

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    With charges for carry-ons, and rumors of charging for potty use on planes, I think I'd drive, too. You all have fun!

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    Sounds like a fun drive. Road trips are the most fun anyway.

    I don't find post-9/11 air travel to be a hassle and I go through one of the world's busiest airports. I've had delays due to mechanical problems and weather but I had those kind of delays before 9/11. The TSA people I deal with are nice. No complaints from me (but I've probably just jinxed myself).

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    If you fly you have to rent a car when you get there anyway. I'm going by charter bus just for one day. $79 includes the bus, door prizes, snacks, and the ticket into the Convention Center show. PLUS, the bus lets us out and picks us up right at the door to the show. Then we can take the shuttles everywhere else.
    If you've never been there before, a sandwich and small drink will run you about $10 but the shuttles are free. There's a great but pricey seafood restaurant just SE of the museum, the painted flood wall (SE of the museum) is worth seeing and the whole show is fantastic.
    Also, go online to Quilt In A Day and print off your 30% off coupon. It's good at Eleanor Burn's tent, store, or barn by the tent in Carson Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    If you fly you have to rent a car when you get there anyway. I'm going by charter bus just for one day. $79 includes the bus, door prizes, snacks, and the ticket into the Convention Center show. PLUS, the bus lets us out and picks us up right at the door to the show. Then we can take the shuttles everywhere else.
    If you've never been there before, a sandwich and small drink will run you about $10 but the shuttles are free. There's a great but pricey seafood restaurant just SE of the museum, the painted flood wall (SE of the museum) is worth seeing and the whole show is fantastic.
    Also, go online to Quilt In A Day and print off your 30% off coupon. It's good at Eleanor Burn's tent, store, or barn by the tent in Carson Park.
    I'm not sure I'm going yet...I'm just toying with the idea. My work schedule changes constantly so I may have to work that weekend. But thanks for the QIAD coupon idea. I wouldn't have thought to look on her site.
    If the show were held in the summer months I'd have a better chance of being able to go. :| But the spring months are extra busy at work.

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    If you mapquest from Los Angeles to Hawaii... it gives you directions to the coast and then says to "kayak across the pacific ocean." Uhhhh... I think flying might be quicker in that case LOL!

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    Paducah is one of the best known AQSs but I think they have them several times a year in several places throughout the country. Check their website and see if there's one in the summer months somewhere close to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    If you fly you have to rent a car when you get there anyway. I'm going by charter bus just for one day. $79 includes the bus, door prizes, snacks, and the ticket into the Convention Center show. PLUS, the bus lets us out and picks us up right at the door to the show. Then we can take the shuttles everywhere else.
    If you've never been there before, a sandwich and small drink will run you about $10 but the shuttles are free. There's a great but pricey seafood restaurant just SE of the museum, the painted flood wall (SE of the museum) is worth seeing and the whole show is fantastic.
    Also, go online to Quilt In A Day and print off your 30% off coupon. It's good at Eleanor Burn's tent, store, or barn by the tent in Carson Park.
    Stop it, stop it!! No more scintillating details. I'm jealous already :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric-holic
    For laughs I went to Cheapfares and put in info to fly from here to Paducah.
    To drive from my place is approx 6 - 7 hours.
    To fly (are you ready for this?) takes 8 !!
    What a laugh.
    Who'd want to fly if driving is quicker (and cheaper)?
    You'll also need your car to pack those wonderful things you buy...

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    I just live about 4-5 hours away. Hopefully when my DD gets older I'll be able to go for the whole time or at least two of the days.

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    there is an aqs show in knoxville, Tn July 14-17

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    Knoxville is beautiful country--I used to live down there.

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    Drive. I read recently that some airline has started charging to go to the bathroom. I may never fly again!!

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    I'd definitely say drive....you want all the room you can get to store your purchases!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey
    there is an aqs show in knoxville, Tn July 14-17
    Really? Thanks for the heads up.
    I might have a better chance to get to that one.
    Thanks again :thumbup:

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    By all means take your car better yet take a van you can carry more fabric home :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric-holic
    For laughs I went to Cheapfares and put in info to fly from here to Paducah.
    To drive from my place is approx 6 - 7 hours.
    To fly (are you ready for this?) takes 8 !!
    What a laugh.
    Who'd want to fly if driving is quicker (and cheaper)?
    You'll also need your car to pack those wonderful things you buy...
    I agree - I want to drive to Houston this fall so I can have all that room in the car for purchases (about 12 hours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric-holic
    For laughs I went to Cheapfares and put in info to fly from here to Paducah.
    To drive from my place is approx 6 - 7 hours.
    To fly (are you ready for this?) takes 8 !!
    What a laugh.
    Who'd want to fly if driving is quicker (and cheaper)?
    I'm in Ohio too and it takes about 6 hours. It's a nice drive. Not bad at all.

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