SVP, ladies and germs, is expensive. At least, it is for people in Alaska.
Well, a normal plane ticket to Cleaveland costs $670. The hotel (the SVP hotel) costs $138 a night. The taxi ride from the airport to the hotel costs $33. None of these costs include taxes.
It gets better. SVP has some sort of connections with Continental Airlines, and if you take Continental, you can get between 3 and 15% off your ticket price. Well, there's still a hitch. You have to travel from Anchorage to Seattle, then to Houston (or New Jersey), then back to Cleaveland. So you spend essentially a day on a plane (in coach) for maybe 3% off the ticket price.
No thank you.
But it's not like I can skip it this year and go next year, because next year it'll be in Bristol. Flying across the pond will be far more expensive than flying across the country. I really don't know what to do. Is SVP worth what's probably going to end up being $1500?