On Friday 24 March 2006 06:10, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
Not really. If you look to the recent sponsors, the current one and
the next one, they are all European companies, hosting IETF in
Actually it can be presented in the other way around, as they host
here, 50% of the attendees are getting indirectly subsidized by
those sponsors decision to host here because their travel expenses
are lower. So the cost for the participants from the rest of the
world is higher.
I do not agree that the cost for "rest of the world" participants is
necessarily higher when me meet in US. It is usually cheaper for me to
travel from EU to US than to travel from EU to EU. For example I paid
350 euros and 460 euros to go from France to Washington DC and San
Francisco, respectively. That's more or less the minimum I am used to
pay for intra-EU trips.
So it rather seems that the cost of intercontinental flights is low
when there is a lot of different carriers (competition!) on the
hub-to-hub intercontinental trunk of the trip.
My two cents.
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