LAX to Aus to SAT?

Discussion in 'AUS/SAT | Central Texas Area Airports' started by rajuabju, Feb 8, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. rajuabju
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    rajuabju Gold Member

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    Got a trip coming up shortly from LAX to Aus/Sat.

    Any reason why I should fly into/out of one or the other in TX?

    I will be spending 1 day/night in Austin, and 2 nights in San Antonio.... but I will need to book roundtrip from LAX to the same airport, doesnt matter which city I'm in first or 2nd.
  2. vinyl slider

    vinyl slider Active Member

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    Two cost considerations:
    1. There can be airfare differences up to a couple hundred dollars, even for flying the same airline, same time, and same aircraft type, so check airfares to both.
    2. Car rental taxes at AUS were 41% last time I rented (which is rare because I live in-between AUS and SAT). So if you're renting a car, SAT may be cheaper.

    AUS has longer security lines than SAT, but nothing like the hubs and not a big issue unless you're trying to cut it as close as possible to takeoff.

    I fly out of both regularly for business and leisure.
  3. Mackieman
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    Mackieman Gold Member

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    Renting a car at AUS can indeed be an extremely expensive adventure. And I see airfare out of SAT cheaper regularly as vinyl slider pointed out. But other than that, either airport is fine. Both have a CO President's Club and AUS has an AA club as well. I'd say cost wins in the end.

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