Re: [87attendees] [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review

Andrew Sullivan <> Wed, 14 August 2013 15:33 UTC

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On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 02:40:15PM +0000, Yoav Nir wrote:
> I don't. Once you've had to fly in, it doesn't make much of a difference whether you've flown a couple of hours (like if you come to Vancouver from Toronto), or from the other side of the world.

This isn't my experience.  I have often flown a couple hours and then
gone directly to a meeting -- it's not much different to me than
driving a couple hours (and indeed, is often less stressful).  But
trans-oceanic (or trans-continental, for that matter) flights seem to
be much worse.

My personal limit appears to be somewhere between 2 and 3 hours travel
time.  Within that, I don't seem to find the trip any more tiring than
I used to find commuting by car to an office.  Outside of that, I
usually want to rest.  This is as true by train, however, so I don't
think it's the conveyancce that matters.  

Maybe we could self-select, though.  We could add a checkbox to the
registration form, "I won't complain too loudly on the attendees list
if the hotel bumps me."  In the event there's a problem, the
secretariat could provide the list to the hotel.


Andrew Sullivan