[tei-council] Ann Arbor spring meeting
kevin.s.hawkins at ultraslavonic.info
Tue Jan 24 09:42:07 EST 2012
Flights within the US are commonly priced like this. It's an old
arrangement between the airlines and hotels to encourage you to stay
through the weekend wherever you're going. I don't think it applies to
flights to and from the US, but perhaps you have a connection in the US
So the situation might apply to those traveling from within the US as
well. I'm sure the TEI's treasurer would agree that it saves the
Consortium money for James (and anyone else in a similar situation) to
arrive on Saturday and stay in a hotel the extra night. That is, you
end up saving money, even with the hotel and per-diem.
In the future, we might consider planning meetings to begin on a Sunday
or end on a Saturday because of the likelihood of saving money. It
shortens our weekends, of course, but it also is less likely to disrupt
someone's teaching schedule (as has been the problem for some Council
members in the past).
On 1/24/2012 6:15 AM, James Cummings wrote:
> I've been looking at booking a flight from LHR to DTW for this
> meeting and the cheapest I could find for Sunday - Wednesday was
> 1045 pounds. However, if I included the Saturday, then the
> cheapest was around 538 pounds. I find the bizarre notion that
> one must include a Saturday (or be penalised by doubling the
> price) a strange one. The only 'overnight' flights I could find
> involved 15 hour layovers.
> Gaby, Piotr, Sebastian, Lou: Does it make sense then for those
> of us crossing the Atlantic to fly into DTW on Saturday?
> Charging the TEI for an extra day of hotel seems offset by the
> difference in flight cost.
> Let me know what you think,
> On 20/01/12 18:55, James Cummings wrote:
>> On 20/01/12 18:36, Martin Holmes wrote:
>>> Re leaving on the 18th: how do we stand on staying the night of the 18th
>>> and travelling back the next day? I think I'd have to leave pretty early
>>> to get back to Victoria without overnighting somewhere, so the 18th
>>> wouldn't be much of a work day.
>> We probably have some degree flexibility on this, especially if everyone
>> doesn't need it. The draft budget was done assuming 3 nights hotel at
>> each meeting. But we might be able to get discounts which could offset
>> some people staying for a fourth night.
>> (of course, in interest of saving more of the budget for other work, I
>> remind council members if they know of any institutional or other
>> funding for such things as travel to start applying for them now. ;-) )
>>> On 12-01-20 08:51 AM, James Cummings wrote:
>>>> On 20/01/12 16:32, Rebecca Welzenbach wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I recommend that we confirm April 16-18 as the dates for our meeting.
>>>>> James and I had some communication about this last week and I proposed
>>>>> this to him, but I haven't heard back since then, and wasn't sure if
>>>>> he should give the go-ahead to move forward.
>>>> Sorry about that. Yes, I say we confirm those dates and everyone
>>>> put them in their diary RIGHT NOW! So that is travel on the
>>>> 15th, Meetings on the 16/17/18 with potentially travel home on
>>>> evening of the 18th. At least that is what I'm going to try to
>>>> find in our flight booking system if possible. (One can of
>>>> course stay longer, but TEI-C won't cover your accommodation.)
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