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Drive 4 hours to client site or fly with a connection (total commute time ~5 hours)? I'd get about 400 in mileage per week from mileage but obviously 4 hours in a car sucks and I'd lose 1k status.

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You can work while you fly

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fly, you can sleep, work and have a fixed time that you leave every week. if you are driving your own car it takes lots of discipline to manage/save the depreciation expense and put that toward your next ride (you may find that it really doesn’t cover depreciation that well - if you do the math)

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Is train an option? Or drive to farther airport instead of a connection?

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I always use 5 hrs as the cut-off. <5 drive, >5 fly. Reason: just one screwed up flight a month and you break even on time. Driving, you have more flexibility on when you leave. Finish a meeting early, get started. Things running a little late with the client, no big stressed. Mileage = cash, miles = more travel. You can do what you want with cash. Next week I am trying Vonlane from Austin to Houston, “First Class Coach (bus)”. If you have to connect, I doubt there is such an option, but check it out.

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Depends on the drive. Open highway is a lot less stressful than heavy congestion (even if it moving at speed)

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I would drive. I used to do 3, 3.5 hours. But I’m still analyst level so it was worth the $ with my high mileage vehicle.

There’s no airline that flies non-stop? If so, take that.

i would fly, at least you don’t have to be alert for anything. maybe if you have tesla autopilot you should drive.

Drive but get a rental so you don’t have the wear and tear on your car.

Why would you ever do this? You’re taking the more inconvenient route and forgoing all benefit..if the commute time is that meaningful to you, you’d clearly want to fly so that you could work..

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