Sometimes I wonder if people are completely jaded about flying on airplanes.
- For some reason, it seems like people expect airplanes to be extremely luxurious and convenient methods of travel.
This may have been true back in the 1950s, but these days riding on an airplane is anything but comfortable or fun. In my experience, airplanes are claustrophobic, the air is smelly, and the other passengers are very rude. This is why I would much rather take a road trip in a vehicle. Recently I decided to rent a car rather than going to the airport which was riddled with airborne contaminants that might be deleterious to my house. I rented a car from the local shop and made sure to triple check that the indoor air temperature control unit was working well. I have had too many experiences with malfunctioning thermostats, heating systems, and air conditioning units 2 ever trust a rental vehicle HVAC system. As you might imagine, without any Indoor air Temperature control a road trip can feel much longer. When you cannot adjust the indoor air quality to circumvent the unfortunate outdoor air temperatures for your optimal comfort it is a challenge to get through a long drive. I can’t tell you how many times I have sweated without air conditioning or shivered without heat. This is why I make sure that the onboard temperature control system is up to par before I leave the lot. If you can hammer out the potential HVAC issues with a rental vehicle, driving is superior and safer than flying.