Best Northern Airport for the Arizona Trail

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Best Northern Airport for the Arizona Trail

Post by gardener » Nov 27 2018 3:04 am

Can someone suggest the best (most reliable, cheapest) airport to use to get to the northern terminus trailhead? I would need to take a shuttle from there, obviously.

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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by Jim_H » Nov 27 2018 7:43 am

Probably Flagstaff, since flights from PHL to PHX to FLG are pretty affordable, and there are shuttles to the Canyon south rim, so maybe a north rim shuttle could detour to the northern AZT terminus. I don't know if there are commercial flights to Page, and the Utah Cities are in Utah.
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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by chumley » Nov 27 2018 8:53 am

I'd consider Las Vegas to be the most reliable and cheapest airport. It's an hour longer drive than Flagstaff, but an hour shorter than Phoenix. There may be more affordable shuttle options in northern Arizona than LAS and southern Utah though.
https://aztrail.org/explore/shuttles/
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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by hikeaz » Nov 27 2018 10:16 am

Presuming that the you (OP) is outbound from Philly (Home of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles) - Vegas and Phoenix would be cheapest for the long-haul flight - but from there you could consider Contour Airlines to Page (+/- $100-ish dollars) .
Likely the ground shuttle (Steve & Susan - Paria outfitters - Big Water, Ut.) could pick you up in Page. It's about 40-ish miles +/- to the T/H from Page.
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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by chumley » Nov 27 2018 10:54 am

hikeaz wrote:Contour Airlines to Page (+/- $100-ish dollars)
I'll have to try that sometime! :D
FWIW, Contour operates 108 seats per week to PHX and LAS and receives a federal subsidy of $429.50 for each one. Filled or not. No wonder they can sell tickets to you and me for $49!
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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by LindaAnn » Nov 27 2018 11:14 am

I just found a way to cut $2.4 million from the annual federal budget.

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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by hikeaz » Nov 27 2018 11:16 am

chumley wrote:
Nov 27 2018 10:54 am
hikeaz wrote:Contour Airlines to Page (+/- $100-ish dollars)
I'll have to try that sometime! :D
FWIW, Contour operates 108 seats per week to PHX and LAS and receives a federal subsidy of $429.50 for each one. Filled or not. No wonder they can sell tickets to you and me for $49!
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Re: Best Northern Airport

Post by chumley » Nov 27 2018 11:21 am

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