fivemack (fivemack) wrote,
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Other peoples' money, your back, everybody's carbon

Poll #1398090 So, you're going on a business trip somewhere, on expenses

Is it reasonable to:

Fly instead of taking a cheaper train, because it's quicker
0(0.0%)
Fly instead of taking a cheaper train, because you like the view from aircraft
0(0.0%)
Fly on Monday for a Tuesday conference even if the flights were cheaper if you went on Saturday
0(0.0%)
Fly on Saturday for a Tuesday conference because yay three more days in Toronto
1(3.6%)
Fly a national carrier on a route Easyjet serves more cheaply
0(0.0%)
Fly non-Ryanair on a route Ryanair serves more cheaply
0(0.0%)
Fly other than economy class London to Delhi
0(0.0%)
Fly other than economy class London to Los Angeles
0(0.0%)
Fly other than economy class London to Auckland
0(0.0%)

Is it reasonable to:

Take a train instead of a cheaper flight, for environmental reasons
3(9.1%)
Take a train instead of a cheaper flight, because you love that view from Newcastle to Berwick upon Tweed from the East Coast Main Line
0(0.0%)
Take an expensive fast train instead of a cheaper overnight one
0(0.0%)
Over-book a sleeper to get a room of your own
0(0.0%)
Travel with a long evening stop-over in Paris in the spring, when the stop-free route is cheaper
0(0.0%)
Travel with a long evening stop-over in Katowice in late November, when the stop-free route is more expensive
0(0.0%)

I would allow economy to override comfort if the money I was spending were:

Mine
0(0.0%)
Grandma's
1(3.6%)
The British government's
0(0.0%)
Some foreign government's
0(0.0%)
Harvard University's (or some other of comparably fabled wealth)
0(0.0%)
From central funds at a university of noted poverty
0(0.0%)
Greenpeace's
0(0.0%)
Amnesty International's
0(0.0%)
Google's
0(0.0%)
Microsoft's
0(0.0%)
Vestas' (the Danish wind-turbine company)
0(0.0%)
Drax Power Generation's
0(0.0%)
Exxon's
0(0.0%)
British American Tobacco's
0(0.0%)
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