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Monday, October 19, 2009

San Diego Airport

I took a connecting flight to save $50. My flight into SFO is delayed 3 hours. I am on my 2nd $10 Guinness with 2 hours to go. Do the math.

-- Sent from my Palm Prē

6 comments:

Sean Rea said...

The astute reader(s) will need more information to determine if this venture will be a net gain or loss. What was your original departure time?

mw said...

I believe you have all the information you need.

Harlan Wallach said...

How much did the airport ITalian BeeF cost and do I figure that in the equation ? I ask, becuase I know you could never, ever, drink 5 pints of Guinness.

mw said...

Alright. Final accounting. SFO cleared the flight to takeoff from SD, so we were only 90 minutes delayed, and I only had the two pints.

The Italian Beef at Midway consumed after Sigrid took off should count ($7). The crappy Pizza Uno pepperoni pizza consumed at the San Diego airport during the delay should count ($10). The vodka & tonic on the SD-SF flight should count ($5). The BART fare ($8) and cab ride from Embarcadero ($7) to get home at midnight should count, as I otherwise would have shared a cab with Sigrid. Net net - total incremental costs $57 - $50 = $7. So I paid $7 for the privilege of extending the trip home by 4-5 hours and enjoying the discomfort and inconvenience of adding an addtional airport to the ride.

Sean Rea said...

Well, at least you're helping out the economy.

Harlan Wallach said...

well put - Sean. IF only more people would personally take on economic stimulus.