Here’s the scenario: you arrive very late at an airport you haven’t been to before. Security takes forever, but the flight is on time—which means you’re even more rushed.
You walk into the terminal and look for your gate: A70. Damn … you’re currently at A18. Above you is an “Express Train” that runs between A1 and A75 with an unknown number of intermediate stops.
You know if you take the escalator up to the train and catch a ride it could be faster—but remember, you’re unfamiliar with this airport.
Will you have to wait for the train to arrive? How much faster will it actually be? Might it be better to hoof it?
You can’t just stand there and think about it forever … remember, time is short. You have only ten minutes to get to A70 before they close the flight.
It’s up to you … what do you do?
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