supply and demand.
Less demand=higher price.
We love flying in and out of Sarasota, and do so whenever we can. The airport is smaller, much easier to navigate, and very pleasant. I would like to encourage others to do the same, and maybe we can get more flights in and out of Sarasota, at better prices….
Not only have we found the airfare about $150 - $200 per flight from upstate NY to SRQ but also the car rental prices in Tampa are usually over $100 / week cheaper that SRQ.
That is why we always fly into Tampa - saving over $500 for the 2 of us for the week on airfare & car rental = a lot more $$ for dinners/happy hours!
I always look at SRQ (as it is closer to my house than TPA or RSW) but it is always much more.
Up until a couple of years ago , we always flew in and out of TPA. They are a larger center with a greater number of Airlines etc...This allows for more competitive pricing....on all levels...flights , car rentals, lodging.
SRQ has been our destination however of late....due to some routing changes from where we live. It is perfect.....so convenient to arrive right near where you will stay.Travel day is always long no matter how far you travel....so arriving near Siesta Key is a bonus.
There is less commotion overall at the baggage claim, car rental desks etc.Fingers crossed this routing will remain an option for us.We will continue to take it...even if it prices out a bit higher.
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