So I'm trying to

So I’m trying to get from Philadelphia to Boston in two weeks for a meeting. Two major cities in the Northeast, 300 miles apart. All the flight options are over $600 (though according to Expedia, I can get from Philly to Providence, RI for the low, low price of $430… by connecting in Chicago, South Bend, *and* Cincinnati! No thanks.). The Acela train is “only” $315, but takes five hours in each direction. This after I paid $241 round trip for two cross-country flights last month. And the airlines wonder why they are losing customers….