On 9/21/2002 7:50:46 AM Rhino wrote:
ISP-PVD fell victim to the same security hassle factor that killed MCO-PBI. [/blockquote]
While similar in terms of air miles, the two are quite dissimilar in terms of driving ease/time.
MCO-PBI is a straight shot down Florida's Turnpike (yes, that's the official name), or a cheaper but slightly longer route via the Bee Line Exp'y and I-95.
ISP-PVD, in contrast, is a driving hassle, involving either a backhaul through Queens and The Bronx, or a ferry across the Sound.
For that reason alone I'm mildly surprised that the route will be dropped.
Agree with you MGA. Long Island-Metro Boston is no fun and can be 4-5 hours, depending on traffic.
An LI traveller must check in at ISP (1 1/2 hours) fly to PVD (1/2 hour), rent a car (1/2 hour), drive to Boston (1 hour). The time savings disappeared. Also ISP security is no fun. Result, ISP-PVD is of value mostly to those going to the PVD area.