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Two singles might be cheaper. [Mar. 9th, 2007|10:59 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Yes. And apparently, they might fvcking not. You rip-off British Rail cvnts. And good work on not having any direct London-Manchester trains over the Easter weekend. That's real nice.

[User Picture]From: scarletdemon
2007-03-09 11:01 pm (UTC)
Mega bus (might be one word) do REALLY cheap busses to Manchester, from London. It takes ages but it costs £1 each way, with a 50p booking fee.
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From: minnesattva
2007-03-09 11:29 pm (UTC)
I like the Megabuses; easier to sleep on than the trains because they don't stop at all.
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2007-03-09 11:11 pm (UTC)
I had to go to York and back from Leeds when I went north and saved myself £175 doing so when I really wanted LeedsReturn. Stupidness.

I really enjoy your blog.
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[User Picture]From: missfrost
2007-03-09 11:58 pm (UTC)
Two singles often have been cheaper in my experience. But yes, big up to the Megabus commenters. In fact I once went home for £2, then paid £6 for a taxi from Manchester city centre to my dad's house (three miles out) because the bus service there is so goddamn useless.
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[User Picture]From: perfectlyvague
2007-03-10 07:27 am (UTC)
Yes - two singles to Ipswich first class at the weekend is cheaper than a return at standard class. Also - a season ticket from anywhere within about an hour to an hour and a half of London is only marginally more cost effective than doing the journey with a local cab firm.

It is cheaper for two people to get a chauffeur in a nice shiny black car to go from anywhere in London to Heathrow than it is for them to get the Heathrow Express and tube/taxi combo.
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[User Picture]From: pageantmalarkey
2007-03-11 01:12 am (UTC)
Well, I don't know exactly how expensive, but you could save all the fuss and pay £100 for a return flight (1 hour each way) from London City to Manchester.

0906 302 2020
(calls to this line are 50p per min, but you can book online: http://www.londoncityairport.com/
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2007-03-11 03:12 pm (UTC)
And kill another rainforest in the process. I know, I'm as hypocritical as the next man when it comes to the environment, but I see no justification why any healthy, able-bodied individual should fly domestically in this country. It's just wrong. The longest journey you can possibly do by road or rail is 8 hours. It's not like Australia, where it takes a month to drive from one side of the country to the other.

Take the bus. But not Megabus. Take the National Express. I'm biased now they employ me, but it'll be a darn sight more comfortable and barely more expensive than the Megabus.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-03-11 03:16 pm (UTC)
I pretty much agree with you on the flying point, but I'm not taking a bus. Long distance bus travel is teh suck, and I'd rather pay through the nose to go on the train to be honest.
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[User Picture]From: pageantmalarkey
2007-03-12 11:25 am (UTC)
You can try and be carbon neutral through tree planting schemes, yeah, but just to point out I wasn't trying to be TEH EVILE CAPITALIST, just being helpful AQAer.

More helpful AQA stuff:

The above flight will cover 514 Km
and produce 0.1 tonnes of CO2.

The journey by car (if using a petrol driven, 2 litre engine) produces 0.144 tonnes of CO2, a website claims.
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