[68ATTENDEES] Travel Fairness Doctrine

Andy Bierman <ietf@andybierman.com> Sun, 25 March 2007 15:18 UTC

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Prague was even more incredible than I could of imagined,
well worth the trip from Los Angeles.

However, the extended opportunity to experience the air travel
industry, and all its comforts, made me realize just how important it is
that the IETF venues "sometimes happen near me" (para-phrasing
Fred Baker's notion of fairness here) be true for everybody.

The level of de-humanization, indifference, mixed in with
incompetence and economic pressures, has reached a new high,
or rather a new low.  Unless you are very rich, the sir travel experience
is just something you have to endure to go to an IETF.
(My carrier's employees seemed united in their quest to mess up at every step.
I hope I get my luggage back someday.)

As much as I like having the IETF near Los Angeles often,
it is clearly not fair to many other in the IETF, especially
in Europe and Asia.


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