TOL Airport is located close to DTW and next closest would be CLE going East and FWA going West. So to save a connection most people have gotten into the habit of driving to one or the other airport.
Most people, perhaps but not all. Plus
, in many instances, the fares to TOL
are actually cheaper than the fares to CLE
or DTW on the same airline (CO & NW)
even though the itinerary includes
the flight to CLE
. My proof of that is when I price a PHL
vs. a PHL
itinerary on NW
; the TOL
itinerary is almost always
(only once I noticed an exception in 2000) cheaper than the DTW
Another thing you need to consider is the longer waiting times
at the security check-points, especially during peak travel periods; the days of showing up at the airport security check-point 15 to 20 minutes prior to your flight departure time are gone! That needs to be factored into the driving times to CLE
, and FWA
My 73 year-old father, who resides in the Point Place area of Toledo, utilizes TOL
as much as possible. He will go to DTW
only as a last resort.
When I first heard about US dropping its TOL
service, I was personally hoping that TOL
service was going to replace it; I thought wrong.
I do agree with you that we're likely to see Indy Air come to TOL
upgrades its CLE
service (or even adds EWR
Are there any chances of AA
(Eagle) or DL
Connection adding service to JFK
or another northeast airport?
Edit: Any chances of B6 coming to TOL, once they get their EMB 190s?
[Edited 2004-07-21 16:21:55]
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