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Discussion: Hey, I haven't been trying to ...

in: ebuckley; ebuckley > 2006-05-05

May 6, 2006 6:49 AM # 
Hey, I haven't been trying to discourage people from coming to the Team Trials--the more the better. But I would have never expected a big turnout in your geography post mid-May for this event, beyond a strong showing in M21 and F21. I'm pretty sure that in all the years SLOC has been hosting Spring "A" events--and this goes back to the 70s--this is the first time there's been this late in the calender, and I'm guessing it's not an accident.
May 9, 2006 12:16 AM # 
For me it's that St Louis in May appears to be an extremely expensive place to fly to. Fares from Boston for that weekend haven't _ever_ dropped below $325, and I've been checking since November at least once a week until recently. I still might come if there's a weekend last minute bargain, assuming entries are available, but I'm not prepared to pay $350 (as it was most of the time) for a 1000 mile flight for the weekend. (As a comparison, BOS-STL flights through the end of March could be obtained for $220.) Therefore I chose to save my money for cheaper weekends. I really enjoyed Hawn at the last A meet there, so I'm sorry not to be coming, and I hope the meet goes well.
May 9, 2006 12:31 AM # 
matzah ball:
'its not an accident'????
May 9, 2006 2:39 PM # 
Yeah, Southwest (only discount carrier serving STL) has bumped their fares, no doubt in response to fuel prices. With all their cheap seats to/from Manchester sold for that weekend, I wouldn't expect any discounts at this point.

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