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"? – jpatokal Jan 29 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 at 16:07

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