okay, so I wrote this at the end of July as I was planning my trip back to Lansing
MSP - ORD - DTW: . . . Northwest Airlines: there & back = $219
MSP - LAN: . . . Northwest Airlines: there & back = $475
MSP - LAN: . . . VW Passat: there & back = $120
StPl - Lansing: . . . Amtrak train: there & back = $192
And they think they'll convince me to fly? And then have to rent a car & pay for gas anyway? And they wonder why they're losing money? I might do it if I thought there was a snowball's chance in Hell of
a) getting a comfy seat without someone's elbows in my ribs
b) getting anything to eat
c) arriving on time
just getting (a) and (c) would be great.
Amtrak would get me (a) and (b) and (c) ... but it would also take an entire day to get there plus an entire day to get back.
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