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RiddleEagle18

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What is the public transportation like to the airport. Im looking for a crashpad but I will be without a car.
 

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Public transportation is non-existant here in the murder capital. I would recommend buying an old car and avoiding the roads at night if you're on reserve.

Otherwise you can do what I do. Get a room at a roach hotel like the Days Inn or Quality Inn which costs 40 bucks a night with a crew discount. If you want cheaper, theres the Howard Johnson but they have a slight hooker problem right now. I average around four stays a month which is well worth it when you have your own privacy. I also think there are some crashpads available over at the Clarion. Hope this helps.

Good luck!
 
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Public transportation from your crashpad in dtw is you buying a 500 dollar pinto and sharing it with all your best crashpad friends. :)
 

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Public transportation from your crashpad in dtw is you buying a 500 dollar pinto and sharing it with all your best crashpad friends. :)

Funny, I have parked by a pinto meeting that description quite a few times in the last two months.
 

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With a handle like "Riddle Eagle18," what is the over/under on this dweeb's life expectancy in a place like DTW on public transit?

-One week? (Or perhaps should we just measure it in hours?)

-Better not take any lunch money, white bread-this ain't exactly the dorm down at the beach we are talking about here. I know things could be known to get a little testy during a mean game of World of Warcraft for you guys, but at least the other dorks were not armed with real grenades and molitov cocktails.
 

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ohhh this thread is bringing back memories of flying competitions against riddle... we always lost of course but at least we made friends... Riddle was too busy looking at themselves in the mirror to go out and drink beer with us.

Disclaimer* there are exceptions and i do have a couple friends from riddle who are good people. if you are one of them then i am not referring to you.
 

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Smart is the bus system outa KDTW....if your looking for a pad with a so so walk (distance I am talking about) p.m. me. Your best bet is a car.....sucks.....but thats life in the 313.
 

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First off, public transportation is nearly nonexistant in the region. Second Detroit long ago gave up the "murder capitol" title. It was passed on to Washington DC. I think now it's actually Atlanta. Either way there aren't enough people left in Detroit to make the top of the list anymore. Lastly, the airport is actually in Romulus which is the "734" not the 313.
 

RiddleEagle18

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With a handle like "Riddle Eagle18," what is the over/under on this dweeb's life expectancy in a place like DTW on public transit?

-One week? (Or perhaps should we just measure it in hours?)

-Better not take any lunch money, white bread-this ain't exactly the dorm down at the beach we are talking about here. I know things could be known to get a little testy during a mean game of World of Warcraft for you guys, but at least the other dorks were not armed with real grenades and molitov cocktails.
and yet you are the one with over 1200 post on the aviation web board.

Does anyone know if any of the hotels run crashpads? Ive heard of a few doing this in the past.
 

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Yes some are in hotels and some condos do have cars with the rent, you will have to do some searching but I think you will find what you need. Some NWA places are 20/25 yr endeavors. What these guys say about the bus is true and crime is down but it is a city/ region with big unemployment so just be smart.
 

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ohhh this thread is bringing back memories of flying competitions against riddle... we always lost of course but at least we made friends... Riddle was too busy looking at themselves in the mirror to go out and drink beer with us.

Disclaimer* there are exceptions and i do have a couple friends from riddle who are good people. if you are one of them then i am not referring to you.
Please don't make fun of Riddle, I don't know whats worse going to Riddle or being on the flying team. You're guranteed to be a dork either way
 

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^^Please that looks no different or worse than Chicago's ghetto's.
 

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^^Please that looks no different or worse than Chicago's ghetto's.
I think the point was that this place ain't very safe... Certainly no place for RiddleTrustFund18... Just don't stay there-the crew lounge is much safer-and you may be able to make friends with some other trust fund babies.
 

WMUSIGPI

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That area in the video posted is about 30 miles northeast. That is a great example of a combination of poverty, corruption, and population loss combining. Detroit has lost over half its population in the last 40 years. I bet the 2010 census will show less than 900,000. 1950 had over 1.9 million in the city. The forced integration of the schools (right or wrong) was the beginning of the demise of the city, the severe struggles of the auto industry over the last 20 years in the region has greatly accelerated the decay. For the path of Detroit just look at Pittsburgh. It's very similar just about 50 years behind and autos instead of steel. There are many half million + dollar homes less than 10 miles northwest of DTW out in Canton and Plymouth twp.
 
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