High fuel prices cost Myrtle Beach golfers
It’s always been kind of amazing to me that Myrtle Beach can be the golf epicenter of the East Coast while being so difficult to get to.
It’s an hour or more from Interstate-95, depending on traffic, and the area is very dependent on air travel.
That’s why it was bad news when officials finally found out, a month after the fact according to the Sun News, that Delta subsidiary Comair has pulled its direct flights from New York and Boston, two of the Grand Strand’s hotspots, citing declining passengers and high fuel costs.
Remember, Air Tran dropped its Atlanta service last year to Myrtle Beach.
Thank goodness for Spirit Air, the low-cost carrier that serves the Grand Strand. Still, with the loss of every flight, competition becomes less intense, which means fares tend to get more expensive.
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And from Washington DC, it's a nice roader.
You need to spend less time downing Jimmy Buffett cheeseburgers and talk to some real people.
And a flight on that "always-reliable" AirTran may take you more time than the drive.
MB just isn't an airline destination, so long as you need a car to get everywhere here anyways. And there are loads of people from Canada who drive down every year!
Mike, this wasn't intended to be a full-scale news story on ailine service in MB.
You want to pimp your airline, do it yourself.
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