Skyway or Highway?

By: Alana Greenfogel and Mark Peterson Email
By: Alana Greenfogel and Mark Peterson Email

It's 9:37am.

Mark Peterson pulls out of the South Bend Regional Airport's parking lot.

Alana Greenfogel heads through security at the airport.

The reporters are racing to the Statehouse to test out a new flight offered though Cape Air.

It's 10:15.

Mark just gets outside South Bend's city limits.

Alana gets strapped in for take-off.

Over the next hour, Alana, is able to read, nap, and work from 5,000 feet in the air, traveling at 180 miles per hour.

On the ground, Mark is driving the speed limit, 60 miles per hour.

The journey continues. Alana lands at about 11:15, grabs a cab and heads to the Statehouse.

Meanwhile, Mark is facing red light after red light through Kokomo.

Ultimately, Alana arrives and waits an hour and a half for Mark. The trip might have been faster for Alana, but certainly cheaper for Mark.

A plane ticket booked 21 days in advance for Cape Air costs $87.50. The cab ride to the airport was $27, making Alana's trip $114.50.

Mark's only expense was gas, costing him $29.82. That means, flying was $84.68 more expensive.

Whether you have the money, or the time, the assuring thing is, you now have the choice.

Check out the video for this story to see Alana and Mark's complete journey from South Bend to the Capitol.

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