The Top 10 Worse Alternatives to Plane Travel

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If you’re thinking about axing ‘3-1-1’ from your travel preparations, we’ve got news for you. There are worse forms of transit than the airlines.

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and nobody seems to enjoy getting on a plane anymore — at least not since we started paying those baggage fees, putting liquids in a baggie and getting intimate pat-downs at airport security.

(See Pat-Downs 101: Nine things to know about your Thanksgiving airport screening.)

But how about being forced to pedal a tandem bicycle from Chicago to Dallas, or fire up a hot-air balloon from Denver to Miami? Head over to for a look at some far poorer alternatives.

(See 20 reasons to hate the airlines.)