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Re: Travel logistics

Post by kjhsscioly » April 8th, 2011, 8:35 pm

yeah, only out of state trips get charter buses for my school. In fourth grade we took a field trip to somewhere 5 hours away, and rode in a school bus

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Re: Travel logistics

Post by paleonaps » April 9th, 2011, 6:29 am

That's awful. We had to ride two hours in one and I felt like I was going to die.
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » April 9th, 2011, 1:00 pm

We never get charter buses. Only for select things, like FBLA or special trips, get charter buses in our school district. Certainly not science olympiad. I don't think a charter bus would even be considered unless we made it to nationals. Funding, lack of support, etc. are all problems. At least the buses we get now are actually from our school district.

Slightly related post from before, back in my earlier days, sharing some bus experiences. I didn't want to go into another long spiel about it: http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 704#p73704
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by kjhsscioly » April 9th, 2011, 8:31 pm

we got charter buses once, for a 6.5 hour bus ride on an APES trip, but we were paying over 300 for the trip, so we were picking up the cost of the trip. Initially, not enough people were going to go, so the trip was almost canceled, until a benevolent parent pitched in the remainder of the money.

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Re: Travel logistics

Post by soccerisforlosers » April 9th, 2011, 8:42 pm

last year, my team took a charter bus to illinois for nats and that was an 11 hr ride.
it wasnt that bad since we made several stops and split up the 11 hours between 2 days.

this year were taking the charter bus again to wisconsin and itll be a 15 hour ride! :D
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by kjhsscioly » April 9th, 2011, 8:43 pm

sometime is is more worth it to fly, especially if you consider food, room, and bus costs over 15 hours

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Re: Travel logistics

Post by thewinner » April 11th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Yeah, I know right? But it sounds like a good bonding experience.
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by soccerisforlosers » April 11th, 2011, 5:20 pm

kjhsscioly wrote:sometime is is more worth it to fly, especially if you consider food, room, and bus costs over 15 hours
the fact that it takes that much longer to take a bus is a good thing. you get to miss an extra day of school. i also think that the bus is more fun than the plane. you have more time to have more fun
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by fishman100 » April 11th, 2011, 6:05 pm

True, missing school is fun :D
But I'll go crazy if I have to spend 15+ hours trapped in a bus :|
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Re: Travel logistics

Post by skillfullparrot7 » April 11th, 2011, 6:16 pm

fishman100 wrote:True, missing school is fun :D
But I'll go crazy if I have to spend 15+ hours trapped in a bus :|
That's why we're splitting the trip into three days.
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