Saturday, August 8, 2015

How to get to Key West.

Fly Directly into the EYW: (Key West Airport).
http://www.keywestinternationalairport.com/










Directions from the (EYW) Key West Airport.






Delta has a B-737 twice a day nonstop from ATL (Atlanta) with connections to the World.
https://www.delta.com/
American has Flights to from MIA (Miami) or CLT (Charlotte) with connections to the World.
Keep in mind, American doesn't operate the short haul flights,
they are flown by Republic Airlines using a
Embraer ERJ-175 (Barbie Jet).
http://www.aa.com/homePage.do
Silver Airways has flights to FLL (Ft Lauderdale), MCO (Orlando), TPA (Tampa), and RSW (Ft Myers)
They fly 34 Psgr
Saab 340B, if you book direct you can choose seat assignment, like an Emergency Exit.
https://www.silverairways.com




You can earn miles with them with B6 (Jet Blue) or UA (United).
You can also book flights and check bags are the way thru via Jet Blue or United.


Greyhound is a great Choice to Key West.

There are a couple of Buses with Greyhound
from Miami Downtown and Miami Airport to Key West.
Connections in Miami from all over Florida and the USA.
Only $22.00 each way,
Reserved Seating $44.00 each.
Sample Fares, your actually fare might be different.
https://www.greyhound.com/

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Free Wi-Fi on every bus

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Individual power outlets

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Extra legroom




4 Hours from the (FLL) Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.




 










SunPass Customers:
SunPass customers using a rental vehicle may have their tolls applied to their SunPass account. Customers with SunPass Portable transponders may use their transponders in their rental vehicles. (It is strongly recommended that SunPass customers access their online SunPass accounts or contact the SunPass Customer Service Center to add the rental vehicle subscription to their account for the rental period.) If the transponder is not in your vehicle or functioning properly, tolls from other agencies will not be posted to your SunPass account, and may be charged to you by the rental Service Provider. Please remember to remove your transponder upon return of the vehicle.
SunPass customers that do not have their transponders in the vehicle are subject to the tolls, fees and charges set forth below and in their rental agreements.
SunPass Customer Service Center: 1-888-TOLL-FLA (1-888-865-5352)
For more info:
https://www.sunpass.com/rentalcar


Most South Florida Rentals Car Agencies offer their own versions for an extra fee, it's a bit more then the SunPass you buy yourself.
I tried to bypass the Toll Booths by driving I-95 all the way to US 1, in Miami.
Oh and by the way, South Florida Expressway driving makes driving LA Freeways seem like a breeze.
They're Crazy! I mean Bat-Shit Crazy.
For example, If you're stuck in a lane behind someone driving slow at 45mph,
It's a leap of faith, to change lanes to go around, because the rest of traffic is going around you at 80mph.
It took me 6 hours to drive from Ft Lauderdale on the Beach to get to the Equator in Key West.
Mind you, I encountered several extreme tropical, flooding down pours.
Like California, South Florida has been experiencing a Drought, well it broke on the day I drove down.
Driving through Coral Gables, US 1 was flooding, That helped in make a 4 hour drive into 6 hours.
Having said all that, once you actually get on to the Islands of the Keys, it's Fun and filled with a lot of Florida Keys Americana.
Allow yourself more time if you want to stop and experience some that.
Parking!
It's Street Parking once you unload your Rental Car.
I didn't get back in the Car until I was ready to drive back to FLL.


 




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