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Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

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Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

We are flying to Williamsburg from either Providence or Boston on columbus day weekend, arriving friday between 9 and 10 pm, returning Monday afternoon around 5:30 pm. Is one airport preferable to the other at those times? Unfortunately, Newport News fares are almost twice the price. The best fare is Providence to Norfolk, returning Richmond to Boston.

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1. Re: Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

Richmond will be the easiest airport for your return flight. Norfolk is the longest drive and the most likely to experience traffic issues (although less likely at night).

What is your premium for returning your car at a different airport?

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2. Re: Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

Thank you for reminding of the additional charge of returning to a different airport! $200 more! Roundtrip to Richmond then...

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3. Re: Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

Good choice! RIC is always my preference if PHF doesn't make sense.

Edited: 14 September 2012, 20:45
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4. Re: Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

Agreed, Richmond airport is MUCH easier to travel through than Norfolk. Not just the airport itself, but the traffic to and from is MUCH easier in Richmond. The airport is on the east side of the city (the direction of Williamsburg) so you won't even hit the actual city traffic to get there.

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5. Re: Norfolk or Richmond Airport Columbus Day Weekend?

Thanks! booked RT boston to Richmond.

Any thoughts about Williamsburg Manor B&B versus the Lodge or providence hall, in terms of quality and accessibility to colonial sights and quality? We will have ds with us.

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