Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:59 AM
JacknDaniel, on Mar 8 2012, 09:44 AM, said:
Imagine if every guest that was announced for London or MK, a bunch of us from up north kept saying 'great guest, but i'll wait and see if they're announced for Glasgow'
Strange how a LOT of us travel down easily to go to all the other events, but when it comes to Glasgow virtually no one is willing to travel up.
I posted after her announcement that I wondered how long it'd be before people start asking for her to go to other events and lo and behold, after a handful of posts, 2 people have already said they want her to do MK or London
That's because it's more expensive to live down south than "oop north" so people can't afford to travel and pay for hotels over night.
Being slightly more serious there is a degree of truth in that if you are using public transport, mainly the trains. At times you find it's cheaper to go from north to south than it is the other way around despite it being the same number of miles on the same track stopping at the same stations. The train companies are a work with no logic at all.
For example (I posted this in The Games forum) I looked at booking my ticket London to Birmingham. It worked out cheaper for two singles than a return. I picked my train on Friday. The 11.46 leaving platform 7 (I think it was) to Birmingham. Cost £13.xx Fine. If on Sunday I get the 19.40 train back to London that price stays the same. However if I get the next train back on Sunday at 19.52 that fare on Friday goes down to £3.xx Erm why does the time I come home on sunday affect the price for the same seat on the same train 2 days earlier? Dropping £10 is close to an 75% saving.
Last year I spent a lifetime one weekend in Norwich. I checked the price and thought that's ok, I'll get that nearer the time as money was tight. I went to get the ticket about a week before I was due to travel and the price had gone to silly money. I started looking around at prices and ended up going up on the friday instead of the thursday and returning Sunday as planned, because it worked out cheaper for me to travel on the friday, not use the room I had booked on Thursday and lose the money I paid for the room. I think the room was £32 per night. That shows how high the price of the train ticket had increased by if I'm writing off that as a loss to be better off.
I wouldnt be surprised if lots of us southern softies do look at the cost to get to Glasgow and say sod that! I'm lucky as I live near in SE London so Heathrow (I can get too for free with my diability pass) and Stanstead (get to for about £5-£6) are quite easily for me to access. If I were to travel up rather than go by train it would work out cheaper for me to fly up using a budget airline.
Edited by cunningham1471, 08 March 2012 - 10:59 AM.
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