Your Transportation?

Your Transportation?

Postby cypressfalls Robert on Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:04 pm

Who's flying and who's riding a bus, last year we took a bu 17 hours to georgia...it was a pain, this year we will fly, I hope we make it!!!!

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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby redreading249 on Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:58 pm

Flying ~~

Last year we flew to Georgia.. It was so fun haha (=
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby starpug on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:01 pm

We're flying straight into Champaign :)

we have one stopover in detroit though
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby zyzzyva980 on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:32 pm

Had we made it there was a possibility we were going to take a train... either that or a bus. But we're pretty close to Illinois. I'm not sure what the schools that made it from KS are doing.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby jazzy009 on Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:19 pm

...we're taking vans. One bus doesn't seem very logical if different people need to be different places. Last year we flew and then got cars. That worked well. Builders left in one car on Friday to go to a school for testing, others went other places.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby lllazar on Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:29 am

jazzy009 wrote:...we're taking vans. One bus doesn't seem very logical if different people need to be different places. Last year we flew and then got cars. That worked well. Builders left in one car on Friday to go to a school for testing, others went other places.


Wait...its on campus. For state we were walking around and made it in time fine...maybe nats is a more spread out area. Weird though, 84 teams total B and C for state, only 60 at nats. Hmm...i guess its just easier to drive. Wes too poor.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby jazzy009 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:39 am

lllazar wrote:Wait...its on campus. For state we were walking around and made it in time fine...maybe nats is a more spread out area. Weird though, 84 teams total B and C for state, only 60 at nats. Hmm...i guess its just easier to drive. Wes too poor.

For Augusta we actually drove to a high school to practice, couldn't get practice time on campus when we wanted.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby haven chuck on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:18 am

lllazar wrote:
jazzy009 wrote:...we're taking vans. One bus doesn't seem very logical if different people need to be different places. Last year we flew and then got cars. That worked well. Builders left in one car on Friday to go to a school for testing, others went other places.


Wait...its on campus. For state we were walking around and made it in time fine...maybe nats is a more spread out area. Weird though, 84 teams total B and C for state, only 60 at nats. Hmm...i guess its just easier to drive. Wes too poor.

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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby sciencegeek100 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:44 am

fly, last year my team mates toook IB tests on the plane :o wonder if they will be stuck doing that this year :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby sciencegeek100 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:47 am

starpug wrote:We're flying straight into Champaign :)

we have one stopover in detroit though


my school is going for the 14th straight year, would be more but in 1996 we some how got beat...
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby Quark on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:06 pm

Cypressfalls_Robert might be aware of this, but we (at LASA and Kealing), have generally taken a bus. Since I've been around, both have made it to nationals, so we'd share a bus (half for each school). A few people who need to leave later for whatever reason or who don't fit may fly. Also, we flew to GW, as that would be a really unpleasant bus ride (24 hours according to Google Maps, compared to 15-18 for Bloomington, Urbana-Champaign, and Augusta). The trips under 20 hours work out to about one day, a night, and then waking up near the destination. On the bus, you have time to study. And you pretty much have to study (there isn't much else to do). Definitely good for getting stuff done, plus busses (especially when split two ways) are a lot cheaper.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby Sir_L_Jenkins on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:12 pm

Quark wrote:Cypressfalls_Robert might be aware of this, but we (at LASA and Kealing), have generally taken a bus. Since I've been around, both have made it to nationals, so we'd share a bus (half for each school). A few people who need to leave later for whatever reason or who don't fit may fly. Also, we flew to GW, as that would be a really unpleasant bus ride (24 hours according to Google Maps, compared to 15-18 for Bloomington, Urbana-Champaign, and Augusta). The trips under 20 hours work out to about one day, a night, and then waking up near the destination. On the bus, you have time to study. And you pretty much have to study (there isn't much else to do). Definitely good for getting stuff done, plus busses (especially when split two ways) are a lot cheaper.

The one problem with buses, if you're concerned about money, is the driver. Essentially you have to pay for the driver's services plus his lodging and everything for how ever many days you're out. We found that renting 2-3 large vans is substantially cheaper as an alternative, especially if you can get the rental company to give you a discount as a donation to the team.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby srsvball95 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:24 pm

We're flying because a bus would cost about the same as flying apparently. We're going to fly with our principal and our coach is going to probably drive up the trailer
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby paleonaps on Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:06 pm

We're flying if we make it.
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Re: Your Transportation?

Postby AustinRHL on Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:10 pm

Access to Champaign from Albuquerque by plane is less than stellar, and a bus ride would be far too long, so we're flying to Chicago (Midway) and then getting a bus to the university. So I guess the answer to the first post's question is "both."
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