I'm going to Chicago on the 7th of this month. The plane ticket from DTW to CHI is $477. I'd get there at 6:20 PM or 4:20 PM (depending on which flight I pick) and my friend is picking me up from the airport. And there will be an hour drive back to his place. If I take the train I won't get to CHI until 10:40 PM and then it would take an hour to get back to his place. I'll only be there until Sunday so if I get there late on Friday that's the entire day gone.