The Broadway hit Hamilton has an online ticket lottery that awards last-minute tickets for $10.
The show runs Mon-Sat with evening shows are either 7 pm or 8 pm. There is also a Sat matinee.
My question is: how far can you travel and still make the show? Let’s limit to commercial travel, no private jets or helicopters (this is not The Points Guy).
7 pm is tough, though 8 pm opens up possibilities if everything goes right.
If we take Chicago as an example, today 5/18 UA 533 departs 4:05 pm CDT, giving 64 minutes to pay for show and air tickets, get to O’Hare and be on your way for a 7:18 pm LaGuardia arrival and a shot at 8:00, maybe a mix of car and subway. That is around 730 miles by air.
Readers, what’s the farthest you think can work for 8 pm? For 7 pm?