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Jul 8th 2011 3:45PM Like the Metro or not, riding a bike all over DC is really not all that feasible. It's hot as hell, the drivers don't respect you, and pedestrians get in the way.
Riding a bike on and around the Mall makes sense. Riding a bike anywhere else is a bit silly
The best way to get around DC is the Metro, simply because it goes everywhere and most places are a 5-15 min walk from a metro stop.
I mean really, you want to bike from Union Station to the National Zoo...In July...In DC?
Feb 5th 2011 9:53PM It's kind of insane that there's no corridor from detroit to chicago to St. Louis.
I thank God I live in the northeast corridor where you can take a train for about the same amount of time as it takes to drive.
Jan 12th 2011 3:08PM Zing!
Dec 24th 2010 10:47PM I travel 30 weeks out of the year, so I'll call myself a business traveller.
Great post and Great tips.
Dec 7th 2010 12:33AM Last time I checked it was the passengers job to get to the gate on time period. I don't care how busy or important you are, unless its a matter of national security there is no reason that one person should inconvenience an entire flight simply because they are running late.
You're in NYC, you know you'll be stuck in traffic, you may be running late due to meetings, life etc. Don't book an earlier flight if you know you may be short on time; Which he obviously did since he paid for a "concierge service". Book yourself on a later flight and if you can get to the airport early see if you can take the earlier flight.
Kevin Smith is not an occasional leisure traveler, he travels all the time for business, he knows he needs to get to the airport at least a couple of hours early especially if he's also checking baggage.
It's people like him that give frequent fliers like me a bad name
Nov 12th 2010 11:16AM As a frequent business traveler, I don't book a hotel using a smartphone. All of my travel is booked ahead of time.
I am usually also able to book a room rate that includes internet in the package. If I can't I'll go to another chain.
Oct 27th 2010 1:08PM Actually Paul,
Those signals from cell phones and other electronic devices can interfere with the instrument panel in the cockpit.
I for one would like my pilot to know how fast we're going, what our altitude is, etc when encased in a metal tube really really far above ground.
Oct 25th 2010 2:18PM Nothing like arresting a 12 y/o and a pregnant lady to let people know you mean business.
Oct 19th 2010 10:41AM @ Chuck
More than 22 million people live within the 450 mile stretch between DC and Boston and it often makes sense to take the train rather than driving or flying.
For the most part the reason that Amtrak is able to offer such great service between Boston and DC is because the tracks are for passenger rail service only. Amtrak does not share those tracks with freight rail at all or very rarely. This allows for better and more consistent service. We also have lots of state and municipal commuter rail options to choose from as well.
However once you get outside of the northeast corridor, the tracks are shared with freight and the frequency of service goes down. This is what most of the country is dealing with and until passenger rail gets their own dedicated tracks, rail service outside of the NE Corridor will continue to suck.
Oct 7th 2010 5:29PM Park Hyatt Aviara...Pick me please!