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Master Geek


#37825 19-Jul-2009 13:58
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Well it seems I have 2 weeks paid leave coming up (yay for enforced vacations :D)

So I thought *hmmmmm* I might be able to go to Blizzcon this year ...

I sat down with Google and starting pricing the trip.

Hotel $89.46 USD / day
Food $20-30 USD / day  (never been to Orange Country , have no idea what to expect)
Tickets $125 USD

Not bad so far ....

Air Faires $1734.40 Return

Oh hell no !

*screws up paper*

Well there go my Blizzcon plans !

I seemed to forget what many NZers forget when comparing the Broadband here with the Broadband in the states. That there seems to be OH JUST AN ENTIRE FRIGGIN OCEAN IN THE WAY!!

*sigh* maybe I could get some shade person of disrupte give me a free air ticket to "deliver a package" for them.

Of course if I did I would earn myself a free hotel stay in chiz Orange Country Federal Prison cortuesy of the FBI !!

- Hone , Often accused of Excess Verbosity

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Uber Geek

  #237355 21-Jul-2009 08:42
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those airfares do seem a touch on the high side. I've seen return flights to London for only a little bit more than that. Did you have a look around various places?


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Master Geek


  #237493 21-Jul-2009 14:12
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Oh I have shopped around. With flight Centre I've found a price of $1400 for the flight + 5 nights stay in a hotel.

It's just that even that's a bit far above what I'm willing to spend :(

- Hone , Often accused of Excess Verbosity


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Master Geek

  #237763 22-Jul-2009 09:08
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1734 return to LA is the standard norm and hasent changed that much over the space of 5 years (though the hidden fuel tax has). As you have found shop around as you will find cheaper just depends how much you trust other airlines.

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Master Geek

  #238650 24-Jul-2009 15:16
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Another factor to consider is LAX airport security being an insult to your intelligence.

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