Flying Rochester to NYC = 2 hr to drive to airport and prep; 1 hr flight, 1 hr circling or waiting; 1-2 hr to get into Manhattan, $249 plus ground transportation in NYC and parking in Rochester ~ $100-150, 4 to 6 hours. And I can't bring all my gear.
Driving Rochester to NYC = 6 hours plus traffic delays in NYC, $55 gas and tolls. I can bring it all.
MegaBus Rochester to NYC = 6 hours plus traffic delays in NYC, $39 fare, free wifi and nice seats. And I can bring a couple 50 lbs bags.
I stopped flying.