[rescue] Airport Security and Rescues...

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Mar 27 13:02:12 CDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:45:57AM -0400, William Enestvedt wrote:

>    Pfft -- those trains aren't a cure-all, either.

Certainly not.  Taking a train to the west coast, or even Chicago would
be insane.
>    On the 14th I went from Providence, RI, to NYC. It would've cost me
> and the Mrs. the better part of $200 each to take the Amtrak Acela. And
> we would've been on their schedule. And they're randomly searching
> baggage now: not that I'm hiding anything, but it'll add delay, and it
> trends toward TSA-ishness.

I've never been on Acela.  The regular train from Lancaster to Philly,
and Philly to NYC is pretty nice.  Acela doesn't run to Lancaster, and
for Lancaster to NYC, it isn't worth switching trains.  Now, maybe
Lancaster to Boston would be worth switching from a regular train to
Acela in Philly.

Takeing the train from Lancaster to NYC does not save time or money.  At
least not directly.  Long term it probably saves both time and money by
helping to reduce the cost of future medical issues by reducing stress
>    It would have been nice to be able to nap, though, or read, instead
> of looking at Connecticut. :7)


And while you can buy an inverter for the car, the train already
provides power jacks (both of which, car and train, are superior to
planes that way, at least the planes I've been on).

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