When I was still living in Houston (SW side), I was equidistant from either IAH
via the Sam Houston Intercity Tollway (yeah, read the acronym
), and when I would compare flight prices to any given location from either IAH
, the cost was the same. So, being the mileage ho that I am, and since EFD
did actually have free parking, I would plan for the extra hour of flight time to get the extra thousand miles. In fact, one year, I was going to wind up about 2300 miles short of gold (before platinum happened), as was my dad, so we did a day trip EFD
. Of course all those flights route via IAH
, so a quick 3000 miles into our onepass accounts, and up to Gold status.
Now that I live out here in West Texas, I have to drive 120 miles just to reach an airport with commercial air service (MAF
). Yet, my nearest airport (FST) has a 7507x100 runway and could easily handle EMB120s or EMB135s. Wonder if we can get COEX or COConn to drop a flight into here.