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  1. Grif

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    Okay so let's calculate this.
    The function for flying is $ = (number of people) (flight price) + (rental car price) (number of days spent) + (gas) + (cost of airport parking)

    The function for driving is $ = (number of people)/2 [rounded up to nearest even] (2) (hotel price) + (gas)

    So consider a ski trip to Aspen from March 17 to March 24. American Airlines charges $362 to fly to Vail (flying to Aspen is more expensive and a lot of people don't do it). I'm going to add on say $100 worth of gas for the drive to and from Vail along with driving in Aspen for the week. The average rental car is about $500 from Hertz for the week from their Vail-Eagle lot. A week of remote parking at DFW is $56.

    So we have the variable x representing the number of people

    $ = 362x + 500 + 100 + 56
    $ = 362x + 656

    For driving will assume that you get 20mpg with gas prices at $3.65. It is a 869 mile drive to Vail.
    x represents two people because that's how many usually stay in one hotel room
    So 1 to 2 people would be x = 1, 3 to 4 people would be x = 2.
    A budget hotel room in Amarillo is $50, I’m assuming you sleep there both ways.
    I’m also adding on the $100 for Vail to Aspen and back.
    $ = x (2) (50) + (869/20)(3.65) + 100
    $ = 100x + 158.5925 + 100 [I’m going to round up the penny]
    $ = 100x + 168.60

    So to summarize, it costs a lot more to fly to Aspen (well Vail) than it does to drive to Aspen. I really thought that gas would cost more.

    I wish that flight cost was determined only by miles flown. Then I could find the interception point between flying and driving. I could then color a map to show where it is cheaper to fly and where it is cheaper to drive. That would be neat.
     
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  2. Security

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    I have the choice between driving 869 miles and spending a lot of money, flying 869 miles and spending a **** ton of money, or just staying home. Which do I choose?
     
  3. stouf761

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    You get one shot at life, make it count.
     
  4. Grif

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    You get one shot at life, make it count... in frequent flyer miles and elite status.
     
  5. SilentJacket

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    Actually, the price of gas would probably make flying cheaper.
     
  6. stouf761

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    You completely skipped Grif's analysis, didn't you.

    Granted Grif didn't take into account the chances of car maintenance and getting an oil change before you make a drive like that but that still doesn't affect much.
     
  7. Grif

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    It's much cheaper to fly to San Francisco than to drive though.

    Flying is on average $350 per person round trip, and you don't have to rent a car to get around the Bay area (although outside of SF it is harder to do).

    Driving on the other hand is $730 round trip with at 20mpg and $3.70 per gallon. Take into account that you'd probably do it over three days (two if you are crazy). So add on an extra $200 for four total budget hotel rooms on the road. And don't forget food on the road (which I'm just not going to even think about).

    So basically if you have four people, driving would be cheaper. But I still would rather fly than drive that long.
     
  8. stouf761

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    I'm sure you could make some sort of code that takes distance by road, gas prices, distance by miles, nearest airport, etc and make an entire program that tells you drive or fly... Just have a **** ton of variables and a complicated as **** algorithm... And if the situation involves moving around or more than an SUV full of stuff then automatically drive. Like moving to college or a ski trip when you own your own equipment.
     
  9. Grif

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    Given all the variables it is just easier to calculate it on a case by case basis than through some formula.

    Also this craziness (there are english captions)

    SURICATE - La Vie Sexuelle des Jeux Vidéo - YouTube
     
  10. Security

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    thanks grif
     
  11. DC

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    thanks grif
     
  12. RightSideTheory

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    Thank you Based Grif.
     
  13. stouf761

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    Thanks Obama
     
  14. Grif

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  15. DC

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    Reading a book called "What the Bleep Do We Know?"

    And it's actually really captivating, spent a good 3 hours reading it felt like 5 minutes.

    Recommended read, although I believe there is a movie aswell.
     
  16. Grif

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    The best thing to be is a wealthy democrat. Either your party wins or the opposing party gives you a tax break.

    I love America.

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    I appreciate this.
     
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  17. stouf761

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    I hate being a conservative libertarian, I never win and things that affect me get worse.
     
  18. DC

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    I wish we used the metric system in the US..

    Millimeter, centimeter, meter, kilometer

    Inch, foot, yard, mile.

    Milliliter, centiliter, liter, kiloliter

    ounce, pint, quart, gallon,

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  19. stouf761

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    You think the imperial system is confusing compared to the metric? Try buoys. IALA Alpha vs IALA Bravo...
     
  20. DC

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    Well I hate being on boats, so I don't think I have to worry about navigating in Europe. However I can see you having a problem if your in the Navy (just guessing by the sig) or Grif having a problem on his rich yacht.
     

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