Which you like most - train journey or plane journey

India
November 3, 2006 2:26pm CST
I like train journey because It is more safe, convenient , less expensive. What is your view......
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27 responses
9 Mar 07
I have been in train and plane. But i enjoy in train.
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 07
when i am travelling it is depend on the situation to choose,if i need not to waste the time, prefer to use plane but if i have time to spend so i choose train cause it is more safe than plane,but now i do not like to use both ,in my country nowadays a lot of accident for both of them.
@jcvernz (477)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
If given the chance to travel i prefer by train if im not in a hurry of course because i want to see along with the nice scenic spots that comes our way then. I want to see the wonders of nature.:D
@maibam (142)
• India
9 Mar 07
If i have time I would travel only in train. I enjoy the beautiful scenary. Air travel is boring, I have to sit in one place for hours.
@Bangalorean (1283)
• India
9 Mar 07
I all depends on you the following 1.your budget 2.the time you have 3.your patience i prefer plane to train, reason being able to finsih my errand at the earliest and yet haev quality time to spend for the remaining errands
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
I love riding a train, so I would choose that option without even having to think much about it unless it was an emergency and I needed to get somewhere fast. I"m not even thinking about the monetary part, and it is, as you say, cheaper. I just like train rides, they are very relaxing to me.
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i haven't tried a plane journey so i'd choose train journey because you can see places closer unlike on a plane where you can see only clouds and the aerial view of houses and places. in terms of time, i'd choose a plane, maybe because it's faster than a train.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
8 Mar 07
If it came down to it, I would take a plane, however, most of the time I drive especially if I'm going to see my mom which is about a 8 1/2 hour drive...I don't mind driving, just the drive home is the worst..lol...But, if anything, It would be a plane, much faster..
@Eskimo (2317)
8 Mar 07
When I travel by plane it is usually for business purposes, don't worry too much about accidents, because mile for mile it is the safest way to travel. I dislike the amount of time spent waiting around the airport before boarding the plane, would suit better if I could just go straight on to the plane when I arrive at the airport. Travel by train is not quite so safe as air travel, and can be slower, but usually don't have to wait nearly so long for boarding the train, (unless it is very late in departing).
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
I never travel by train and would like to try it. I have travel using air plane too much, but still i feel it is boring, i can't do anything on the plane and there is nothing else to see outside, except the sea and the jungle. But personally i think that it depend to the carrier provider whether they can gives a better service to the costumer or failed. Remember in transportation industry, service is important to consider.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I haven't experienced long train journey except for a few short trip. So I can't comment much on that. But I love the plane. Its a wonder to see all those cloud floating.
• India
8 Mar 07
as far as safety aspect is concerned travelling by train or plane have equal risks. i usually take a direct train when i go to my native place or for a vacation. now a days domestic airways are not too expensive to afford once a while to experience plane journey.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
7 Mar 07
I love airplane - Travel by airplane....the best way for traveling
Until now I traveled by bus,car,train,ship,airplane.I'll agree that train can be less expensive (not always)but the best is traveling by airplane.I just love fly in airplane.I can't wait the summer to fly again.....
@Darkwing (21588)
22 Feb 07
How do you justify saying a train is more safe. In England, we went through a number of years where several trains crashed or were derailed, where bombers blew up underground trains, and fires were started at stations, trapping and killing people. No way do I think one's any safer than the other. I travel whichever way is the most convenient for a particular journey. In fact it's not easy to reach the train station from here, so I tend to use buses and coaches more. I enjoy the scenery and the comfort of a coach, when I travel around my country. However, if I'm going abroad, of course, I will fly. I was a bit scared when I took my first long-haul flight to Vancouver a couple of years ago, but I got through it, and the flight back was much easier. I love to see the clouds and the land below, when flying. There's some beautiful views from planes. Brightest Blessings and thank you for this discussion.
@suscan (1956)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I would rather take the train, I don't like to fly. Besides the train is more scenic,and you have more freedom of movement.
@jimfabo (327)
• India
22 Feb 07
me too love traveling in train rather than plane.. while traveling by train you can enjoy the journey, you can view all those lovelly site and also its comfortable. Recently I went to Shimla and travel back to Kalka by Toy Train and i must say that was wonderfull journey.
• United States
22 Feb 07
It would definately have to be a train journey, I won't fly. It's that simple, I just won't do it. I feel that if I were meant to fly, I'd have wings. I don't understand how it can be safe at all. And yes, you can get into crashes in cars and trains and on boats. However, when that happens, I'm not falling 30,000 feet on top of it all. In a boat, I can swim well enough to keep afloat. After all, I don't sink, I've got too much body fat to do so. And a train is relaxing. And comfortable. And not nearly as long of a delay.
• India
22 Feb 07
i have never travelled in plane so i would like journey via plane
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
22 Feb 07
Frankly speaking, I do not have the opportunity to travel by Plane. So, I can't really compare which one is better, Plane or Train. But, train journey has a special attraction. I love to get a window-side seat and watch out the landscape rushing down the track - the far away horizon that salutes the mother earth - giant trees racing back - the village lads staring at the running train with curiosity - gossips that we have during the journeys with fellow passengers - it really gives me immense pleasure. A journey by train simply refreshes my mind, tickles my imaginations and motivates me a lot. May be, if there were any option, I would prefer Train to Plane.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I would like to take a train ride as I have never been on a train. It sounds like fun; however, there are few trains here in Texas and they are expensive. I do not think that I could ever get my wife on an airplane.