If you have miles to use, I would fly into Ft. Myers. It is not that much further. I live south of downtown Sarasota and the Tampa Airport is 70 miles north. It takes maybe 5 -10 minutes more to Ft. Myers without the horrible traffic in St. Pete and Tampa.
Good advice. I really dislike the traffic in Tampa. Thanks.
I live in central Sarasota, and for us we would always go to Sarasota airport if the fare is at all comparable but, if not, then go to Tampa. I've made it home from TPA in 1 1/2 hours and Ft. Myers is a lot longer for me. So I guess it all depends on a) where you can get the best rate, b) how the flight times fit into your schedule, and c) where in Sarasota you're going.
we always try to fly into sarasota or fort myers. both very quiet airports, generally empty compared to tampa. getting the car rental at sarasota is really easy and the cars are parked a 30 second walk from baggage pick-up.
hardly any traffic to battle against compared to tampa.
of course the cost of the flight is what will probably decide for you!!
Thanks, I would love Sarasota airport. Unfortunately Spirit doesn't fly into there. Also, after April non-stops from Detroit are difficult to find. We made arrangements to fly from Ft. Myers. Hope the Red Tide isn't there when we are.
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