Let me start by apologizing to Kevin Cronin and REO Speedwagon but I couldn’t resist. Everyone likes to take shots at our airport. But I, for one, am pretty happy to have Lehigh Valley International in my proverbial backyard. I know, I know, they don’t have enough direct flights from here to there, but come on folks a little connection never hurt anyone for the convenience they provide.
I love the fact that when I get off the plane I’m minutes from my door step, and that makes all the difference in the world to me, especially while lugging bags, wife, kid, etc. So for a slightly increased fare, which isn’t always the case, but can be the norm for airports LVIA’s size (being a Scranton native I know from experience, just look at Scranton Wilkes-Barre International) the nominal increase in fare is so insignificant for the convenience the airports affords me. Not to mention when you add in travel time to some of the larger airports, parking fees and the overall aggravation in getting to those airports it makes LVIA a “no brainer” in my opinion.