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Saving money vs. Saving time
Unlce8888 has initially planned for Taiwan Round 4 in March 2017; but it was cancelled due to his Hernia operations in March so he postponed to August to visit Cairns and avoiding Taiwan due to Typhoon season beginning in August.
Flight fare to Cairns Australia is more costly as compared to flight to Taiwan so must do some airfare comparison!
(a) Direct flight by SilkAir : $1.5K, 6 hrs 45 mins
(b) 1 Stopover by BA+Qantas : $960 19 hrs 55 mins
Both ways saving for two persons: $1,080
Time spent at airport during two stopovers : 26 hours
When Uncle8888 was working and his annual leaves are limited so the choice of saving money vs. saving time is simpler. Saving time is better than saving money.
Save $1K or spend 26 hours?
Now; the choice is not so straight forward as he has plenty of spare time to lose. Think think think. Saving money or saving time? LOL!
Spending 13 hours at airport may be too much even he has lots of spare time to burn so he booked direct flight by SilkAir and burnt $1K away. :-)