Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I am teaching in Hyderabad for a few weeks in March. Fortunately, my kids' spring break coincides with some of the time I will be there, so they will fly over and join me. The cost of a roundtrip ticket on Qatar Airlines (change in Doha) is $1350. The Great Circle distance between Washingon and Hyderabad is about 8500 miles, or 17,000 miles round trip. This means that the cost of getting from Washington to Hyderabad is about 8 cents a mile.