Greta Almost Made me Miss My Flight....

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I think the issue is not that you will be prevented from doing this, but that you will have to price in additional cost related to your travel choice. The other issue is that environmental impact tariffs will arrive at some point, mainly around C02 generation, supply train length and water usage, all of which are going to change things. The tariffs are a bit under the radar at the moment, but serious academic time is being put into how they may be applied and how they may impact. 

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We did far more telecon than video.

What's the distinction, please?

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Jonathan

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In video you see the person who is talking and in Telecon you only hear them.

Telecon takes up far less bandwidth and you are also less likely to see who is really paying attention and who is sat back reading the newspaper.  The Video was always triggered by who ever was speaking which means when your Japanese colleagues fall asleep and start snoring you can see who it is rather than just hear them.

An old friend of mine once got very upset at a Japanese man sleeping during his presentation, it was face to face and one on one.

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Sorry, conference call (without video) vs Video

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Telecon gives privacy within each party's room. Useful for passing papers and notes between each other and other guidance ;)

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Thanks, both.

Jonathan

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The reason I brought up the recreational versus business usage of air travel was following a conversation with SWMBO. We own a property in the Canary Islands. We are able to travel when we want, as the cost is affordable. We discussed what we would do if large surcharges were imposed on flights. We would probably fly less, but lengthen the the length of the trips. I then looked at alternative modes of transport, in particular travel by ship. I could find ships that travel from the Spanish mainland to the the Canary Islands, but non directly from the UK. I am sure that if necessary a route could be found and, for the sake of the Canary Islands economy would have to be found. The latest Thomas Cook collapse has already has had a significant effect. S

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A couple of weeks ago we were discussing the change in attitudes and behaviour around smoking tobacco: they're recent, profound and evidence-based. And I asked what we would avoid next: frequent long-distance travel and eating so much meat were suggested.

Jonathan

PS: That was on a walking trip in Slovenia. One of the group had chosen to travel there from Oxford by train. 

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Bruce, when I was 18 I got a summer job thought the j1 visa programme working in Los Angeles for a shoe company, many other students got jobs on the east coast working at summer camps. It set me up for life I reckon. Nowadays people seem to take gap years and are more inclined to go to Australia. (Never Been.... yet).

They say travel broadens the mind.

Its true.

 

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Aussie is ok  stridey.   Only problem is it’s full of Aussies 

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