Tech and media moguls heading to 'summer camp for billionaires' in Sun Valley faced hours of airport delays

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  • Tech and media executives heading to Allen & Co’s annual, invite-only Sun Valley conference had to deal with hours of delays when arriving at the Friedman Memorial airport in Hailey, Idaho.
  • Delays of up to 2.5 hours were expected on Tuesday at the airport.
  • Some flights were even re-routed to another airport – which is a two-hour drive from the Sun Valley resort.

Not even billionaires are safe from the headaches that come with airport delays.

Tech and media executives heading to Idaho on Tuesday for Allen & Co’s annual, invite-only Sun Valley conference were greeted with hours of delays – and some flights were re-routed to another airport that was an additional two-hour drive from the resort.

The Friedman Memorial airport in Hailey, Idaho was experiencing upwards of 2.5-hour delays, Bloomberg reports, which meant some of the executives heading to “summer camp for billionaires” might be a little late.

The delays were the longest in the country at the time, according to FlightAware.

But the tech execs eventually made it their destination, and have already started taking meetings and getting photographed.


You can see photos of those deemed important enough to score an invite here.

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