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Title: Airport suggestions
Post by: freedomroad on May 08, 2009, 10:08:53 pm
Manchester Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH
The best airport for reaching Porcfest.  It tends to be a little bit more expensive than the Logan Airport in Boston but it is much less crowded, closer, and offers less expensive auto rental.  Additionally, it has discount carrier Southwest Airlines which offers pretty good deals.  Another benefit of choosing this airport is that you get to see a little bit of Manchester and drive though much of NH.  The chances of you arraigning to not rent a car and instead catch a ride up to Porcfest is best from this airport as many people from the Manchester area will be going to Porcfest.   Make sure to have a little cash on hand for the toll on the drive up to Porcfest.
google map from the airport to Porcfest
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=One+Airport+Road+Manchester,+NH+03103&daddr=10+Rogers+Campground+Rd,+Lancaster,+NH+03584+(Roger%27s+Campground)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFdmIpgIdWlK8-yErHx0IRw6__g&mra=ls&sll=43.707594,-71.553955&sspn=1.771004,4.54834&ie=UTF8&z=8

http://www.flymanchester.com/

Logan Airport in Boston, MA
This airport may offer the least expensive flights but auto rentals tend to be more expensive than at the Manchester airport.  JetBlue is the main discount carrier at this airport.  This airport is your best bet for a direct flight.  The drive out of this airport isn't too difficult but lasts around 45 minutes longer than the drive from the Manchester airport.  Make sure to have a little cash on hand for the tolls on the drive up to Porcfest.
google map from the airport to Porcfest
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1+Harborside+Drive,+East+Boston,+MA+02128&daddr=10+Rogers+Campground+Rd,+Lancaster,+NH+03584+(Roger%27s+Campground)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFdmIpgIdWlK8-yErHx0IRw6__g&mra=ls&sll=43.70683,-71.55224&sspn=1.771004,4.54834&ie=UTF8&z=7

www.massport.com/logan/

Burlington International Airport in Burlington, VT
This airport offers the shortest ride to Porcfest on paper but in my experience the drive from Manchester takes less time.  Although almost all of the drive is in VT so you won't get to see much of NH on the drive, it offers spectacular views.  Burlington is a small airport which is very easy to get around in and has discount carrier JetBlue but you may still pay a premium on flights.
google map from the airport to Porcfest
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1200+Airport+Drive+South+Burlington,+VT+05403&daddr=10+Rogers+Campground+Rd,+Lancaster,+NH+03584+(Roger%27s+Campground)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFdmIpgIdWlK8-yErHx0IRw6__g&mra=ls&sll=44.471766,-73.109207&sspn=0.109267,0.284271&ie=UTF8&z=9

http://www.burlingtonintlairport.com/

Portland International Jetport in Portland, ME
I've never used this airport but the ride to Porcfest should be a little shorter than the ride from the airport in Boston.  The ride is all non-interstate and much of it is through the mountains, including part of NH.
google map from the airport to Porcfest
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1001+Westbrook+Street+Portland,+ME+04102&daddr=10+Rogers+Campground+Rd,+Lancaster,+NH+03584+(Roger%27s+Campground)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFdmIpgIdWlK8-yErHx0IRw6__g&mra=ls&sll=44.066935,-70.960825&sspn=0.880165,2.27417&ie=UTF8&z=9

http://www.portlandjetport.org/

I similar thread exists on the Free Keene Forum which you may find helpful, http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=906.0
Title: Re: Airport suggestions
Post by: MK on May 08, 2009, 10:59:07 pm
Thanks for posting this stuff Keith!  Looks like Moving/Visiting NH guidebook material!

PS: And enjoy that Sapporo Beer the next time you go to Seals Wed. night social!
Title: Re: Airport suggestions
Post by: teemuv on May 12, 2009, 02:04:11 pm
Manchester Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH
The best airport for reaching Porcfest.  It tends to be a little bit more expensive than the Logan Airport in Boston but it is much less crowded, closer, and offers less expensive auto rental.  Additionally, it has discount carrier Southwest Airlines which offers pretty good deals.  Another benefit of choosing this airport is that you get to see a little bit of Manchester and drive though much of NH.  The chances of you arraigning to not rent a car and instead catch a ride up to Porcfest is best from this airport as many people from the Manchester area will be going to Porcfest.   Make sure to have a little cash on hand for the toll on the drive up to Porcfest.
Thank you for this :) What is the car rentals name/phone/email?

I similar thread exists on the Free Keene Forum which you may find helpful, http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=906.0
Checking them out right now. It could be valuable to put these up to the PorcFest pages also.
Title: Re: Airport suggestions
Post by: freedomroad on May 12, 2009, 02:23:07 pm
Thank you for this :) What is the car rentals name/phone/email?

They should be listed on the airport website.

http://www.flymanchester.com/transportation/map_data.php?id=0&type=3&view_all=true

If you work for a company you may be able to get a discount through them.  Costco, NRA and a bunch of groups often give you a discount on auto rental.