HHC 2019 Conference update

bruceb at fatcity.com bruceb at fatcity.com
Thu Aug 8 19:51:08 MDT 2019


It WAS N scale for me, but then my eyes got too bad to see things
without killing myself, so now I'm HO these days. :) 

Thanks, 

Bruce

On 2019-08-08 23:52, Richard wrote:

>> 

> See you all there some way or another......  
> 
> GREAT!  X < > Y,  Richard 
> 
> P.S. On a non-calc issue.  Do you have a model railroad layout?  If so, what scale? 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com [mailto:hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com] On Behalf Of Roger Hill
> Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:01 PM
> To: Handheld Computing Conference discussion list
> Subject: RE: HHC 2019 Conference update 
> 
> Hi Richard, Eric, and all, 
> 
> Have you looked at Southwest Airlines?  I just now checked some 
> 
> flights for Thursday September 19, and a lot of the ones from Phoenix 
> 
> to Reno are less than $200 one way (with 1 or 0 stops).  There are 
> 
> even a couple from Houston to Reno which are less than $200 (with 1 
> 
> stop).  Haven't checked the return flights, but the day of the week 
> 
> can make a big difference. 
> 
> My only issue is with getting back to St. Louis after the conference. 
> 
> I had to pay more ($291) for a flight from Reno to St. Louis on 
> 
> September 23 because of time constraints on my friend who is picking 
> 
> me up at STL.  The flight left Reno at 1 p.m., but then they sent me 
> 
> a notice saying the flight had been changed to 3 hours earlier. 
> 
> That's the first time (in a lot of Southwest flying) that they have 
> 
> changed the flight on me; maybe because of the 737 issues. 
> 
> See you all there some way or another...... 
> 
> -- Roger 
> 
> ------------ On Richard's message ------------ 
> 
> Hello Eric et al, 
> 
> I had to fly (with one stop) from Phoenix to San Jose to Reno in 
> 
> order to get the best air fare.  The only good thing was that there 
> 
> was no plane change, but it required additional travel time - 3 Hrs. 
> 
> total.   Round trip $309.50  9/19 and 9/23. 
> 
> The return trip was 41% more expensive - reverse route.  Does anyone 
> 
> have a perspective on the 737 issue? 
> 
> X < > Y, 
> 
> Richard 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> 
> From: hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com 
> 
> [mailto:hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com] On Behalf Of Eric Rechlin 
> 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:12 PM 
> 
> To: Handheld Computing Conference discussion list 
> 
> Subject: Re: HHC 2019 Conference update 
> 
> Yes, airfares are extraordinarily expensive to Reno, which is 
> 
> probably one reason for the diminished interest.  I was waiting for 
> 
> fares to go down, but they never did, so I finally bit the bullet 
> 
> yesterday and paid for a $519 fare from Houston.  And that wasn't 
> 
> even the best flight times (or even non-stop), either of which would 
> 
> have added more.  I've flown to Europe for that much! 
> 
> Perhaps one thing to consider when deciding locations of future 
> 
> conferences is airfare, because at least for me that cost more than 
> 
> the hotel.  On the other hand, perhaps flights are expensive 
> 
> everywhere now thanks to the 737 shortage. 
> 
> Eric 
> 
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