Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Cheap Way To FCA?  
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23071 posts, RR: 20
Posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

I'm in the VERY early stages of planning a trip to Glacier National Park next summer, and I've discovered that flights to FCA are pretty expensive. That's actually OK, as neither my wife nor I has traveled very extensively in that part of the country, and we're thinking of renting a car and driving up to 300 miles or so to get there.

My question is this: what airports in that radius tend to have the cheapest flights? This question is complicated a bit by the fact that we're not sure where we'll be living then, but we'll likely be flying from BDL, BNA, or STL-- all WN cities with a good selection of legacy service. WN to GEG seems like something we should check, but what about others, like MSO? Thanks for your help...


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3647 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Thread starter):
WN to GEG seems like something we should check, but what about others, like MSO? Thanks for your help...

Each of those are quite a drive from fca



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3646 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 1):
Each of those are quite a drive from fca

Yup, and as I said, that's totally fine. We wouldn't mind driving a little and seeing a bit more of Montana (and, perhaps, Idaho and Washington) than we'd see if we flew to FCA.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

I used to work at FCA and you are right it can be quite expensive. The cheapest airline is going to be Allegient, but that is only from LAS. MSO is only about 120 miles and is a very pretty drive, but not going to be much cheaper. GEG will be cheaper but is about a 250 mile drive, but also very pretty. Maybe you can get a cheap flight on WN to LAS and then catch Allegiant, I don' t know how much that would save you though.


Reno Air - The Biggest Little Airline in the World
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3612 times:



Quoting RW717 (Reply 3):
Maybe you can get a cheap flight on WN to LAS and then catch Allegiant, I don' t know how much that would save you though.

I've always wanted to try G4, but my wife might not approve... too bad.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

I used to live in FCA (I was about 12 at the time so I dont remember much. Check on prices going into Helena HLN. I'm sure its probaly a longer drive than GEG but you can drive into FCA throug the east side of Glacier Park. I'm not sure you might have to drive through some ranchland but when you get to the park its all worth it. Driving through the park was one the childhood memories I'll never forget, I'm going to go back someday.


Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3586 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 4):
I've always wanted to try G4, but my wife might not approve... too bad.

I think your wife would be pleasantly surprised by G4, you have to pay for everything, but then again you have to pay for everything on many airlines these days like US, and the G4 crews tend to be nicer.



Reno Air - The Biggest Little Airline in the World
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

Probably not cheaper but you could also consider flying to YYC and renting a car. Glacier National Park is on the Canadian border. A Canadian national park called Waterton Lakes is on the Canadian side and is worth a visit. It's had close connections with Glacier Park since 1932 when the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park was established. Waterton is about 165 miles or a 3.5 hr drive south of YYC.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/Waterton/natcul/inter_e.asp


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3574 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Probably not cheaper but you could also consider flying to YYC and renting a car.

Thanks; we hadn't even thought of that, and working Canada in a bit is actually sort of attractive. Is it difficult to take a rental car between the US and Canada?



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3568 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
Is it difficult to take a rental car between the US and Canada?

I don't think that's a problem but best to confirm. The only restriction I'm aware of is a Canadian customs regulation that prohibits Canadian residents from bringing U.S.-licensed vehicles into Canada (rental or otherwise) but that wouldn't affect you. Many tourists cross the border with rental cars without any problem.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Cheap Way To England?!? posted Sun May 22 2005 21:34:11 by CWUPilot
Cheap Way From Getting From NCE To VCE posted Tue Feb 6 2007 21:08:30 by Ushermittwoch
LH Economy- There's "a" Better Way To Fly! posted Tue Aug 5 2008 05:41:22 by TommyBP251b
Want To Fly Different Way To MCO! Need Help! posted Fri Aug 1 2008 13:58:52 by StarAlliance38
What's The Best Way To Get To Punta Arenas? posted Thu Jun 19 2008 19:55:49 by Alfa75
Easier Way To Atlanta? posted Mon Jun 9 2008 16:26:03 by Springbok747
Best Way To Non-rev From FLL To PRG? posted Tue Jun 3 2008 16:00:19 by Petteri
The Cheapest Way To Travel Btw YVR And Winnepeg posted Mon May 26 2008 21:02:32 by United Airline
The Cheapest Way To Travel YVR-YYZ, LAX-YYZ Return posted Mon May 26 2008 13:07:38 by United Airline
Any Reasonable Way To Fly DFW-London On A 747? posted Sun Mar 16 2008 19:35:35 by AA737-823