GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/23/18 1:12 p.m.

Flying into Tampa was looking like an easy choice this year, but recent flight price changes are pushing me to reconsider the usual destinations...anyone driving from these places?

maschinenbau Dork
9/23/18 1:36 p.m.

If you go into Atlanta, you can ride with me. I'm like 5 minutes from the airport and the drive is only 5 hours. Lots of other GRMers will be passing through there too.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/23/18 1:57 p.m.

Atlanta could be a viable option this year, I'll keep it in mind.

Right now the cheapest destinations are:

Ft. Lauderdale ~$260 (direct)

Miami ~$350 (direct)

Jacksonville ~$430 (with looong layovers each way, but at least I could take checked luggage)

Atlanta ~$550 (moderate layovers, so I could take checked luggage and wouldn't have to wait forever)

Tampa ~$590 (with a short layover on one leg so carry-on was ~$430 4 days ago!)

Ft. Lauderdale's so cheap that even if I can't hitch a ride, I should look into other land transport options like a greyhound or rental car.

GTXVette SuperDork
9/23/18 2:28 p.m.

if you are sure you don't want to drive, look at going into B'ham then to jax. or tampa . use feeder hubs to leave also, but I don't know where you are.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/1/18 8:43 a.m.

Crunch time bump, if it's gonna happen I gotta finalize plans and buy tickets today.

grover HalfDork
10/1/18 9:04 a.m.

You could take Brightline up to west palm as well. It’s the new fastish train. I’d give you a lift If I was able to make it this year, but it’s probably not happening. Rental car would be pretty cheap though. 

keithedwards New Reader
10/1/18 6:47 p.m.

If Allegiant Air has a flight from near you to Punta Gorda/Fort Meyers (on the right day of the week) I could give you a ride up to Gainesville on Wednesday afternoon.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/1/18 8:24 p.m.

^No options for flying into those's looking like I'm gonna fly into Jacksonville and hitch a ride with pimpm3 again.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/2/18 5:45 a.m.

Well I'm booked for Jacksonville. Was cheaper than going by land from Ft. Lauderdale.

Stampie UberDork
10/2/18 8:26 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

When are yall heading to Gainesville?

GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/2/18 8:28 a.m.

Wednesday night.

Robbie PowerDork
10/2/18 9:18 a.m.

great news!!!

Stampie UberDork
10/2/18 12:33 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

We’re going to head out Thursday morning.

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