sort by agony

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Aug 27 06:09:14 CDT 2010


On Aug 27, 2010, at 1:33 AM, Callum Finlayson wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM, Michael J McCafferty
> <mike at m5computersecurity.com> wrote:
>> For kicks, I looked at the most agonizing trip options... I chose a trip
>> from San Diego to New York City... the worst were:
>> 
>> 1) Tijuana to Mexico City, 16hr hour layover, then to Newark NJ and cost
>> over $1k.
>> 
>> 2) Tijuana to Guadalajara for an 8hr layover, then to Atlanta for a
>> 1.5hr layover to New York LGA.
> 
> Made all the more agonizing when you arrive in NY and customs express
> interest in your decission to stop over south of the border for a
> couple of hours.
> 
Except neither flight would involve customs in NY. In the first case,
you would clear customs in Newark. In the second, you would
clear customs in Atlanta.

> As others have said -- agony's a nice idea, but the real value gets
> added when you can weight the elements according to your personal
> preferences (and the site can then capture how people choose to weight
> various inconveniences in order to (i) improve their own algorithms,
> and (ii) sell on to other interested parties).
> 
I suspect it might not be that hard for them to add and would be
worthy of requesting as a feature.

Owen

> 
> C





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