Long-Distance Business Day-Trip: Advisable?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by MichaelBA, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. MichaelBA

    MichaelBA Supporting Actor

    Oct 19, 2005
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    I need to be in the San Francisco area on Friday, March 24th, for business. It's important -- but will only take me a few hours.

    I have to be at UC Berkeley by 10:45 AM. I'll be done there in no more than two hours.

    I just want to go in and out, no overnight stay. So, a day-trip: is this advisable?

    Should I take a plane landing around 10 AM, take a quick cab to Berkeley, do my thing, then pick up a 1:30 PM flight back to NYC?

    I've not been to San Francisco since 1995, so I don't remember exactly how long a cab ride would be from the airport to Berkeley. Does this timeline work? Is the ride about 30 minutes? A little more? I could be flexible about when I have to be at Berkeley -- maybe even as late as 11:15.

    Reasonable? Possible? Advisable?
  2. CameronJ

    CameronJ Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 28, 2002
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    Michael - I do day trips east to west all the time. Unfortunately I can't do them if I have to go east - the time difference just doesn't work.

    It makes for a really long day - and I can't help with the time from SFO to Berkley, but it's definitely better than losing your afternoon the day before.
  3. Greg.K

    Greg.K Screenwriter

    Sep 15, 1998
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    Greg K.
    Depending on the importance I wouldn't count on making a 10:45 appointment after landing at 10. Delays happen.
  4. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Jul 8, 1999
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    Your cutting that real close. I know you don't want to stay overnight. But, your best bet is to come in the night before. Get a hotel cheap somewhere and then get up the next morning to go to your meeting. I think its around 30-40 minutes from the airport to to Berkeley. So even if you left the airport at 10am. Which still might be airport rush hour. You are giving yourself very little time.

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