MN Trip Was Re: VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL 8.0 NOV 5-6

Keys jrkeys at concentric.net
Wed Sep 7 17:59:30 CDT 2005


When I flew from MN to VCF it was only $234 round trip, you just have to 
book early with no refund.
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From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf at siconic.com>
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Subject: Re: VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL 8.0 NOV 5-6


> On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>
>> On Wednesday 07 September 2005 09:18, Jules Richardson wrote:
>> > Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> > >  \__/|     * VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL 8.0 *     |
>> > >
>> > >      |            NOVEMBER 5-6, 2005             |
>> > >      |          COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM          |
>> > >      |         MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA         |
>> >
>> > Hmm, how far is California from deepest Minnesota? I'll still be in
>> > the right country then at least ;-) Could well be road trip time...
>>
>> Google says 2300mi from Hibbing, MN to Mountain View.  Plane tickets
>> would be a 'better idea'.  At 30mpg and $3/gal, that's $230 each way
>> for gas alone.
>
> I don't want to discourage Jules from trying, but any plane trip out of
> MN is going to cost at least as much as driving (jet fuel prices are going
> through the roof).  The trade-off is (if by plane) you get there faster
> or, (if by car) you get to see a lot of America.
>
> I wish the airline industry in the States would finally just collapse and
> then rebuild itself into something more viable.  I'm trying to get a
> flight to Vienna and prices are all over the place...above $2,000!
> Ridiculous.  I had an opportunity to get a flight for under $750 yesterday
> and got distratcted.  When I came back to do it again today it's now under
> $800 but with a 14 hour stopover in Madrid.  It would be fine if it was
> during the day but it would be at night, I'd have to get a hotel, the Euro
> kills the dollar (Hans, I am drinking heartily from the Euro mug), and I
> just don't have time (as much as I'd love to walk around Madrid for the 8
> hours or so I would be afforded after sleep).
>
> Sorry for the rant.
>
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