On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 04:45:54PM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
On Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:12:30 -0400
Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh(a)redhat.com> wrote:
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> On 09/25/2014 04:02 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 09:50:14AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >> On 09/25/2014 08:22 AM, Matthias Runge wrote:
> >>> On 24/09/14 19:54, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> >>>>> E.g. in June, flights to Boston are US$ 850 vs US$ 1400 in
> >>>>> August. Maybe it's a good idea to move the conference out
> >>>>> of main holiday season?
> >>>> Are you located in EMEA or APAC? Because Flock alternates
> >>>> between North America and EMEA I think partially because of
> >>>> this reason...
> >>> I missed last two Flocks, because they were in main holiday
> >>> season. It's way easier for me to travel, when kids are in
> >>> school.
> >> Similar for me. Travel at least in EU is easier outside the main
> >> holiday seasons.
> > I was at least one of the people who mentioned the vacation wrinkle
> > to Mo, which I had on hearsay. I'm sorry if that created any
> > issue, and I'm happy to hear that people in the EU have flexibility
> > outside summer.
> > Would it be worth asking organizers to allow anyone who thought
> > August was a harder requirement to update their bid? It should
> > only take a few days and it's hard to think that would be make or
> > break for deciding the winner.
> If "the end of August" wasn't a hard requirement, then I actually
> another bid that we ruled out because of that (University of
> Massachusetts at Lowell). If I put that together by tomorrow, is there
> still time? They weren't able to accommodate the end of August or
> early September due to returning students, but late July or early
> August would be wide open.
late July or early August is much worse travel wise.
That full holiday season and plane ticket prices skyrocket through the
roof and availability is scarce.
In my experience the months that are best (price-wise) for
transatlantic (not sure if transpacific is similar) flights are
March-June, October-November with exceptions of course (ie around
Easter in bad for most US/Europe, and thanksgiving time it is bad for
Right, I thought the point was the possibility of holding the
conference slighly *later* if that improves EU folks' ability to
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