6 Airports in 36 Hours

November 2nd, 2012

Thursday morning I had a 9 a.m. flight from IAH (Houston) to DTW (Detroit), changing time zones. I then had a 2:00 connecting flight from DTW to LAN (Lansing). About an hour after I landed I gave a talk at Michigan State about Assisted Decision Making.

Friday morning I had a 7 a.m. flight from LAN to ORD (Chicago O’Hare). About two hours after I landed (with a change in time zone, gaining an hour), I presented a paper at Loyola Chicago on the Health Care case.

Three hours after that, I left the Loyola conference during lunch to taxi to MDW (Chicago Midway) to catch a 2:30 p.m. flight to IAD (Washington Dulles). I arrived at the IHS Conference at GMU Fairfax around 5:45 p.m (again a change in time zone, losing an hour).

By my count that is 6 airports in 36 hours.

I’ll be flying back to IAH from DCA (Washington Reagan National) on Sunday, so I guess that’ll be 7.

When booking this journey I almost inadvertently booked my return trip to HOU (Houston Hobby), but thankfully I realized my car wouldn’t be there. So that would’ve been a painful 8th airport.

Update: I corrected some incorrect airport codes.