There are a number of interesting Q&As on the site about whether it's possible to get from X to Y within a tight window of time. However, this question was closed for violating the WANTA rule:

Ambitious return trip from Germany to Australia

Isn't that meant more for the "how many days should I spend in Paris" crowd?


I voted to close as a WANTA question, because rather than trying to suss out a difficult-to-find reference, it is basically asking the community for help building an itinerary based on arbitrary personal requirements: how do I get from point A to point B between datetime C and D for under £E in cabin F, etc. etc. Under the old closevote system, this would have been a classic example of a question that is "too localized":

This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.

Travel isn't a super-busy stack compared to, say, SU or Math, so I don't think we need to be as rigid about borderline questions, but I thought this question sounded too much like an Amazing Race segment.

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    Hey, I like Amazing Race! So would the question better if it was explicitly rewritten to "is it possible to travel from Freiburg to Adelaide in under 36 hours"? Jan 29 '19 at 20:40
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    @jpatokal I also like The Amazing Race (as do many other TSE regulars, I'm sure), but a fun question is not necessarily a good question. I would not have CVd if the OP had articulated a good reason for the constrained travel window, that other people might similarly face, even if with different dates and different O/D points. But as written it doesn't reach my standard, and I was the last closevote, so it apparently didn't reach others' standards either.
    – choster
    Jan 30 '19 at 16:07

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