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How much should we pay for family reunion? (13)

(People's Daily Online)

15:02, January 22, 2013

Dong Xiaoxiao, advertising executive(Photo/ People's Daily Online)

Edited and translated by Chen Lidan, Huang Jin and Wang Xin, People's Daily Online.

•Name: Dong Xiaoxiao
•Gender: female
•Occupation: advertising executive
•Hometown: Xining, Qinghai province

•Departure Date: around Feb. 5
•Distance from Home: 2,092kilometers
•Route of Travel: Residence in Beijing-> Beijing Capital International Airport (spend 150 yuan on taxi) -> Xining Airport (1,500 yuan) ->home (taxi, 50 yuan)

•Time Cost of Travel: If the weather is suitable and flight is not late, it will take the whole day to travel from her residence in Beijing to the final destination. It will be another story if meeting bad day or flight delay.
•Total cost of Travel: 2, 800 yuan for round-trip air tickets and 300 yuan for taxi fare, almost salary of half a month.

•Background: Well-educated, Dong Xiaoxiao now is working at a famous advertising company as advertising executive in Beijing. Considering the distance between Beijing and hometown, Dong has to go back home only during the Spring Festival holiday. The most desirous is the precious time with parents and home-made meals. The biggest headache is how to buy a ticket. " Never expect on train ticket, even expensive plane ticket needs quick decision," said Dong.

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