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Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

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Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

Hi

We are planning a trip to Santa Fe and looking for better priced air fares. We noticed the Air Fare from Detroit to Denver was a lot cheaper and then a 5 hour drive than from Detroit to Alberque, NM.

Any suggestions for better pricing or alternative travel from Detoit to Santa Fe, NM.

Thanks Lary

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1. Re: Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

Did you check Southwest? They do not post their fares anywhere but on their own website: http://www.southwest.com. I just checked there and randomly entered data for a Detroit-to-Albuquerque flight in April and found pricing a low as $99 for a one-way flight.

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2. Re: Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

That 5 hour drive actually is closer to 6 hours, traffic can be a problem through Denver (take the toll road) and through Colorado Springs. We usually plan a 7 hour trip, with lunch and restroom breaks. If you drive from Denver, possibly stop at Fort Union Nat Mon near Watrous NM and Pecos Nat Mon east of Santa Fe.

I would look at Southwest Airlines as mentioned, either into Albuquerque or into Denver and fly to Albuquerque.

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3. Re: Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

I live in Denver and just returned from Santa Fe yesterday. We didn't drive even though it is definitely do-able. We found an amazing fare on Southwest ($60 round trip) and flew instead because 3 hours of airport inconvenience and flying time was preferable than 6-7 hours of driving not knowing if the weather would be good or bad. Check out Southwest. Their fares were better than any other airline.

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4. Re: Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

If it isn't obvious by now, here in the Southwest, "Southwest" is the way to go...most of the time.:-)

I would not recommend flying into Denver and then the long drive south. There are better things you could be doing with your 7 hours in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

5. Re: Detroit travel to Santa Fe, NM via Alberque or Denver

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