Why take a taxi when you can do a MR?

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  1. brfong

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    I'm new to MP, but have been flying about 30 years. Just made 1MM thanks to the UA/CO merger and I have a lifetime RCC membership (purchased about 25 years ago).
    It's great to find a place with like minded frequent flyers. Hope to meet some of you flying the friendly skies!

    I was at JFK, meeting family traveling thru on their way to FRA. My flight back home leaves LGA the next day. What do I do? Stay in NY and take a taxi or do a MR? With apologies to all New Yorkers, I do the MR.

    JFK-LAX-IAD-LGA, 18 hours, 5263 miles by air, vs 30 min, 12 miles by taxi.
     
  2. ducster
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    I envy your level of sickness! Welcome to MP!
     
  3. kiwi
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    Welcome to milepoint brfong :)

    You'll fit right in here.
     
  4. MDDCFlyer

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    Hope you did it in first. Took the IAD-LAX couple of days ago. I forgot how long the damn thing is. Not looking forward to my SFO-IAD in couple of hours. Exit row or no Exit row it still bad in economy.
     
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    Keep up the good work!
     
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  6. Valentine

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    That's sick. ;) Welcome to Milepoint!
     
  7. Gargoyle
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    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me; The back seats in the taxis don't recline, and the drivers don't serve you peanuts and water, so it's not a civilized way to travel. :)

    Welcome to MP!
     
  8. Casey Friday
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    This is amazing.
     
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    Brfong, you are insane. Lucky for you, you've found the asylum known as MilePoint where all the residents are just as crazy as you are. Welcome! :D
     
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    As a former resident of NYC, I know that it is entirely possible that the cost of the MR was less than the cost of the taxi ride. :)
     
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    Welcome to a community that enjoys the insanity of that airport transfer, and can also enjoy being detained by customs
     
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  12. mattsteg
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    Plus a night hotel! May even save money!
     
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  13. dhammer53
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    Pure genius. I know many of us have done these 'dumb' things too. :D

    brfong, welcome to Milepoint.
     
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  14. NYCAdventurer

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    Welcome to MP!
     
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  15. Albert
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    Wow, that is impressive...welcome to MP
     
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    Welcome to MP brfong!
     
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  17. brfong

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I'm happy to have found a spot where it's all about the journey.
     
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    Looking at ORD----MDW options right now! :eek:
     
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  21. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Oh yeah? I have done SFO Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 via LAS :D
     
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    Welcome to MP!!
    :)
     
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  23. misterbwong

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    Repeat after me, brfong "Hi, I'm brfong and I'm a mile-a-holic."
     
  24. brfong

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    Hi, I'm brfong and I'm a mile-a-holic. It's been 17 days since my last flight.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Better book something now!
     

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