For those that do not know my nearest airport would be Madison, WI. Which is about half an hour with good traffic. Here is the dilemma that small airport people have. Do you drive to the major airport (Chicago O'Hare) or spend a number of hours waiting around various airports changing planes.
For my outbound flight to Bucaramanga (pronounce exactly as spelled) I could leave Chicago O'Hare at 5:00 AM change planes in Miami and Bogota arriving at 4:55 PM with and hour transfer. Remember for an international flight you have to be at the airport a minimum of 2 hours prior plus the 3 hour ride. Or take the Madison flight at 7:00 AM changing planes in Denver and Bogota arriving 10:55 PM plus the 1 hour transfer.
You guessed it I opted for the drive to O'Hare. Coffee will be an essential item at Midnight when heading out. The other option would be to drive down earlier and stay in a hotel then head over to the airport at 4:30 AM.
What do you think?
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