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Old 04-01-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Hubby and I are talking about going to the Mountain Home area this summer to see if this is really where we are feeling led to be!

We'd be flying from LAX or Long Beach. Which airport is best in this case? One in MO or further down in AR?

Thanks much!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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XNA or Springfield-Branson Regional, and LAX? EW. Long Beach or Ontario would be so much more pleasant. Have fun.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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XNA or Springfield-Branson Regional, and LAX? EW. Long Beach or Ontario would be so much more pleasant. Have fun.
LA to KC to Harrison. Anyone ever try that route?
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Southwest now flies into Branson, Mo (this is a different airport than Springfield/Branson Regional). I would not recommend flying in/out of Branson during the "winter" months. The airport is located 5 miles of Hwy65 on a long, winding road.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Unfortunately, the closest major airport is a loooooooong ways off. ( Little Rock )
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Southwest now flies into Branson, Mo (this is a different airport than Springfield/Branson Regional). I would not recommend flying in/out of Branson during the "winter" months. The airport is located 5 miles of Hwy65 on a long, winding road.
yes, I would say Branson because of SW. There are a couple airports closer than Little Rock I will add. Springfield for starters. No, it isn't major like DFW or Kcity, but it is decent sized and has a few airlines that fly there.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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There are also decent but small airports in Fayetteville and Fort Smith. You'd still be driving a good ways, but you'd get to see some beautiful Arkansas scenery.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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Thank you all for the replies. I guess now, I should rephrase this: Which is the most economical way into NW Arkansas?? The prices are out of this world to come see the area! Any tricks of the trade?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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"Tricks of the trade" for finding decent airfare--I use Itasoftware.com. It was the frameworks behind Sabra; now it's owned by Google.

Click on the "airfare search". I like that you can have it search specific route--say LAX to XNA, then you can click down and have it also search all airports within 50-300 miles. You can do searches for specific dates or best fare during 30 days.

It will not search the discount airlines like Southwest, Jet Blue, Allegiant. You'll have to go to those specific websites to search their fares.

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Old 04-07-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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today's Little Rock Democrat Gazette had an article on the high cost of flights out of NWA Regional airport.

A travel agent from Fayetteville said she books many clients to fly out of Tulsa to Chicago because NWA Regional is so expensive.

She states its a 2 hour drive to get to Tulsa, but the savings is huge.

I read the article and all I could say is.............."WOW, what a HUGE difference ! "

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