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homesteadmama

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We are thinking of coming to porcfest, and are looking into flights.  Never been to NH.  Can anyone tell me what airport to fly into to get to the campsite?

Thanks!

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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 09:03:06 pm »

Manchester, NH or Boston, MA. The u need to drive to Lancaster, NH. Or, find a ride.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 09:10:09 pm »

Thank you!  What about Burlington, VT?  That's what came up on Travelocity. 

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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 09:31:09 pm »

Logan uses full-body imagers for passenger screening now.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 09:40:53 pm »

Google maps show very similar drive times for Manchester versus Burlington.  If you are renting a car, and Burlington is cheaper, it shouldn't be a problem.   Lancaster is pretty much on the border with Vermont, but Burlington is on the far side.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 09:52:57 pm »

Manchester, NH.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 10:13:02 pm »

Thanks!  And thanks for the body scanned tip. I don't think I'll be going through Logan.

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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2010, 11:29:49 pm »

Logan uses full-body imagers for passenger screening now.
Not everywhere
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 12:24:07 am »

Logan uses full-body imagers for passenger screening now.
Not everywhere

I know there're some at Logan. Guess I can't speak for every part of the place. There's supposed to be a big government-subsidized roll-out coming up soon too.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 06:24:47 am »

Logan uses full-body imagers for passenger screening now.
Not everywhere

I know there're some at Logan. Guess I can't speak for every part of the place. There's supposed to be a big government-subsidized roll-out coming up soon too.

correct and right now you can refuse the scanners and request the groping patdown.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 07:00:43 am »

I fly a lot, usually out of Logan due to the price, I saw signs that said you could refuse the scanner and request a pat down if you prefer.  Also they aren't usually using the scanners.  I've never had to go through one yet (although I know people who have) and I fly a couple times a week.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 10:44:50 am »

I am seeing them in lots of airports but the only one in operation frequently is at Reagan National/DC.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 04:29:51 pm »

Actually, according to http://www.travelmath.com/closest-airport/Lancaster,+NH
Portland is closer than either Burlington or Manchester (or Logan), at least as the crow flys.  Driving distance, a bit more even I think.

I'd still fly into Manchester if I was out of state, and spend some time around Manch/Concord/Keene/etc/etc either before or after.
Whatever slight difference, you'd be paying your money to NH folks, and seeing the sights of the state of NH, rather than Vermont or Maine.

Avoid Logan.  Whatever money you think you are saving, you're spending in travel costs, extra time spent in and our of crowded airport and traffic near Boston.

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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 08:24:48 am »

Wow, cool site, Seth.

If I do fly into Portland, I doubt I will be giving much business to Maine, other than the rental car. I mean, why pay sales tax when you don't have to?

Everything in NH seems close enough that I can fly into Portland and not detract much from the time I have to spend in Manchester / Concord/ Keene/ seacoast area. Everything's more spread out in Utah and Colorado.

I plan to camp 4 nights and probably will have 2-3 days to visit the other parts of the state.

Good information about the body scanners - another reason to avoid Boston, besides the one I already knew about traffic.
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Re: What is the closest/best airport to fly into for PorcFest?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 10:30:54 am »

sometimes the closest one is not always the 'fastest way to get there'
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