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10-24-2012, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CootaRoo View Post
I don't know about you, but on my last TDY the government stipend was $55/day for food/drink/etc. and $72/night for lodging. I mean, you aren't shacked up in a motel eating ramen noodles, but comparing that to what an athlete expects is apples and oranges.
I have no idea where you're travelling that $72 a night will work. I challenge you to find a hotel in Toronto anywhere, but particularly within a short distance to the Air Canada Centre for less than $350/night. While US prices are certainly lower than ours, I'd bet most major cities aren't vastly different.

As far as private charters, it's probably cheaper for teams to do this than to try to get enough space on scheduled commercial flights, risking missing a flight due to OT or wasting a lot of time in airports, and co-ordinating transportation from the airport to the hotel if you can't get all team members, etc. on the same flight.

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