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