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Well, I am not blind and when I see the cost of a flight to DIA costing $471 it makes me wonder where their figures come from.
I don't really like to fly, prefer driving and so I don't know why I am getting all riled up and crying about it, as i was accused of in a different thread. I have driven from the middle of nowhere to anywhere I wanted to go, and will continue to do so. Until the cost comes down, significantly, it appears 85% of the residents of this valley will continue to drive to Denver to destinations elsewhere by air travel.
Would like to know where these low figures of $48 one way and $98 round trip are coming from. If that was the price, I would not be complaining, but it is not. I checked yesterday and a round trip to DIA from HDN on United was $471. Please tell me where I can get a $98 ticket and I won't drive to Denver ever again.
Cost, cost, cost, the driving point of this whole thing.
Are we going to get that technical? OK, $70 for the trip instead of $60. Still does not make it sensible to fly 140 miles for $471 dollars.
I have to agree with you Mr. Wedel.
Personal trip in January, three people went but I will break it down for one person:
Fuel: one tank for up and back, $60
Food and snacks, $25
Round trip airfare to PDX(Portland Oregon), $160 per person on Frontier.
Parking in the very efficient Pikes Peak lot, $8 a day for 6 days=$48.
Just looked up the cost for a flight from HDN to DIA for an upcoming trip this March, round trip=$471, just for the flight, add in the 6 days parking and you are well over $500. My method blows that clean out of the water.
Am very interested in a sensible explanation, which I don't think there is one, other than pure greed of course.
Four hours my time, free. Tank of gas, $60, parking at $8 per day in the Pikes Peak lot X's 6 days (the average of my trips so far), $48=$108. Driving 20 minutes instead of 4 hours would be well worth it and I would be one local that would never drive to DIA again.
$48 is more like it, I would do it for a hundred extra, but not almost $400. I am only talking Hayden to Denver here, I don't expect them to fly direct to my destinations. My point is that in January I flew 3 people to Portland from Denver for five hundred bucks. To fly from Hayden to Denver would have been about three hundred extra, per person. This is why people drive to DIA, I am betting they could keep all of them here if it were reasonable.
OK, great, another flight coming IN from somewhere else. How about flights out? They still cost you your first born, half your bank account and part of your left arm.
I can fly from Denver to LA or Portland (where family is) for half the cost it takes to get from Hayden to Denver, but the drive bites. Wouldn't you think they would be trying to keep locals from driving elsewhere to fly? I would love to fly out of Hayden, it would only take me 20 minutes to get home instead of 4 hours. I simply cannot afford it and am left wondering why it costs so darned much. I am sure there are reasons, but they won't be good enough, a simple 45 minute flight should not cost $425, period, no excuses.
I am not a resident so I will not weigh in on the location of the police station issue. I do work at YVMC on occasion, my point is that this is an already congested intersection with the occasional ambulance going up and down the hill. Add in police cars to the mess and there may be an increase in a response time, we all know what that brings. That coupled with working your way thru downtown to get to an emergency on the west end and response times will be agonizingMaybe if they also widened the road to two lanes going each way it might help, people would have room to move to the side when approached by an emergency vehicle. Just a thought.
Thank you both for the explanations, I am happy to donate to a worthy cause and the SSWSC is a good one. I guess the reason I was confused is because in all the times I have attended the events, I never had a button, and, never knew I had to have one as no one stopped me to tell me I needed one. I have seen others wearing them, but never once had been approached to buying one as I did that night.
No worries, I will return and will support the club, it's worth it.
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