May 26, 2006

Trains versus Planes

Yesterday's Amtrak delays on the northeast corridor made the headlines today.

I am glad I didn't decide to hop on the train for a quick trip to NYC yesterday. Lots of people who did had an unhappy day. From the Boston Globe:

"I'm going to take a long, hard look at the Delta shuttle next time," said Jeff Oppenheim, a New York actor and director who was stuck for more than three hours...

But I suspect Jeff's experience at the airports would be no better. The first thing I thought after learning about the outage was, "that's what flying a plane is like all the time!" Yet sitting on the tarmac for hours, inhaling jet fuel and seat-belted without the right to get up and go to the toilet - that is such a common experience in an airplane that it hardly warrants headlines.

I will still choose a train over a plane any day of the week.

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