Andrew G. Malis wrote:
It took me three flights and about 35 or so hours of travel to get to
the Adelaide meeting, but that didn't keep me away. Grow up, people -
it's one trip out of your life! Go with the flow and enjoy it ....
I think it really depends. It usually takes me
three flights to get anywhere (I live in a rural
area), and it took four to get to Adelaide. Any
individual flight is probably not a problem but
back when I was traveling about 30% of the time,
in aggregate it became pretty onerous, not just
because of time spent loitering around airports
but mainly because of things like the increased
incidence of lost bags, missed connections, etc.
I've noticed that most of the people doing the
kvetching are people who I believe have to travel
quite a bit. For those for whom the IETF is their
only meeting it's probably not a big deal, but
for people who are on the road a lot it can become
really very wearing.
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