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Is it likely someone would be going to Boston for 2 nights for work ?

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bigchris Sun 20-Oct-19 19:29:20

Its a 7 And a half hour flight

WorkingItOutAsIGo Sun 20-Oct-19 19:29:57

Yes. Have done it regularly.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 20-Oct-19 19:31:00

DH is done that so has my boss.

Fridakahlofan Sun 20-Oct-19 19:31:03

Yes - of course depends on the job! I went their twice as a lawyer.

Fridakahlofan Sun 20-Oct-19 19:31:15

There!

Littlegoth Sun 20-Oct-19 19:31:15

Not too unlikely if their organisation has an office there.

LondonBus38 Sun 20-Oct-19 19:31:52

Yes, also used to do it regularly. And New York for two sometimes three days if I was lucky.

LondonBus38 Sun 20-Oct-19 19:32:57

Yes, we had offices in both Boston and NY though.

MrsMozartMkII Sun 20-Oct-19 19:33:01

Y'up. Been to the USA for 24 hours for a meeting (back in the days before Skype and video conferencing). Often went for 2 or 3 days.

RandomMess Sun 20-Oct-19 19:33:31

Sure it's not Boston Lincolnshire grin

Perfectly possible either place!

Whataboutthattthen Sun 20-Oct-19 19:33:55

Yes, I have done this several times. Not very unusual.

DeRigueurMortis Sun 20-Oct-19 19:34:17

Yes. Done similar many times.

Even did NYC for a 2 hour meeting once and was there and back within 24 hours and utterly jet lagged.

CMOTDibbler Sun 20-Oct-19 19:37:41

Yup, I went to Vegas for one night (plus overnight flight back) the other week as I had a customer meeting that couldn't be moved and I couldn't arrange anything else for that week. Once I went to Perth in Australia for a one day meeting - that was a bit insane!

thewinkingprawn Sun 20-Oct-19 19:40:19

Yep used to do it every month for 2 years - sometimes just for a night, sometimes 2!

RosieposiePuddingandPi Sun 20-Oct-19 19:41:55

Yep, my boss and I did Florida for 2 and a half days for work. The jet lag was brutal.

CherryPavlova Sun 20-Oct-19 19:45:26

My husband hasn’t done Boston but has done Hong Kong. Much longer flights.

Expressedways Sun 20-Oct-19 19:47:58

Yes. Used to approve travel for a big investment bank and it wouldn’t be our first choice (ideally we’d get our money’s worth out of the flight and send some to NY as well) but it often didn’t work out that way and I’ve seen dozens of trips for 1-2 nights. And we did have an office there, it just wasn’t worth someone hanging any longer than their meeting schedule and unnecessarily costing us money for their hotel stay.

KennDodd Sun 20-Oct-19 19:49:02

Loads of people do.

I had a friend who used to have to go to India for the day regularly. She'd take an overnight flight there, meetings all day, overnight flight back. Another person I know had to go to Cleveland for a one hour meeting (didn't even last that long) once. Again, didn't even stay one night.

GrumpyHoonMain Sun 20-Oct-19 19:50:26

Yes. The shorter the trip the more likely it will be for work

KennDodd Sun 20-Oct-19 19:51:09

Why do you ask?

mumsiedarlingrevolta Sun 20-Oct-19 19:51:14

I've done it loads of times-

my company expected you to work all day in boston, fly out overnight and be at work in UK the next morning.

We all did it.

Sashkin Sun 20-Oct-19 19:52:02

Some poor sod is coming over to London from DH’s Toronto office for an 8:30 meeting this week (3:30am Toronto time), then getting on an afternoon flight straight back. I’m not sure what he’ll achieve in person that a Skype call couldn’t achieve better, but the company seem to think it’s justified.

Charley50 Sun 20-Oct-19 20:17:29

@Sashkin - yes you'd think video conferencing had never been invented.

tappitytaptap Sun 20-Oct-19 20:31:08

Yes people do it at my work too but agree with someone else about video conferencing... sometimes I think for important clients it’s just to show you are willing to go to the hassle of sending a person out there.

TokyoSushi Sun 20-Oct-19 20:45:01

Yes I'm a PA and my team do this often, it seems short but they wouldn't stay any longer than the piece of work takes.

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