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    Default Re: Driving your POV to a TDY Location

    Drove to Texas from Florida for flight engineer training, was worth every cent. The AF paid me the same amount as what a plane ticket would cost, since the driving cost more. I was down there for over a month, and the guys that decided not to drive ended up riding with me around anyhow. I just stopped along the way and checked out sights, and partied with friends for a night or so. Definitely worth it.

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    If the TDY is lasting over 4 days or so... I'm driving. Period.
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    When going TDY, when do you decide to drive your POV instead of flying? After having to be at he airport 3 hours before departure, stopping 4 times to save $50 bucks on airfare while bag dragging, and then sitting between two sweaty fat guys while a kid cries and kicks the back of your seat, and then not have your unit fund a rental car at the destination driving becomes more attractive all the time even if it costs a little bit out of pocket. Id rather take a leisurely drive, stop and visit friends or family or check out the worlds biggest frying pan along the way. Ive now bumped up my driving distance to around 12-15 hours especially if there is something cool to do along the way. The only time I fly now is if it is transoceanic, short notice, or just a super long distance. What say you?

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    It's definitely a situational thing. The best deal, when possible, is often flying and getting a rental car at the TDY location if your unit will pay for it.

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    Always drove,spent too much time on A/C anyway,made money driving with 3 guys paying the gas,beer,food, etc and travel time with pit stops!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobotChicken View Post
    Always drove,spent too much time on A/C anyway,made money driving with 3 guys paying the gas,beer,food, etc and travel time with pit stops!!!
    3 guys...sounds "Grim"

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