San Antonio travel agent tips on San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
If you're flying into Ol' San Antone to visit the Alamo, or departing from San Antonio on a journey elsewhere, chances are you'll find getting to and from the airport a relatively easy experience say San Antonio travel agents.
Pat Stout, owner of Alamo Travel Group in San Antonio, says San Antonio International Airport's (SAT) convenient central location and nearby parking lots make her hometown airport stand out among other destinations. "Our airport is one of the best situated in the country; it’s right in the middle of San Antonio," she says. "I prefer to drive [to the airport] because it has one of the most convenient parking areas."
According to the SAT website, long-term airport parking lot rates max out at $10 per day, making it one of the most affordable airports to park at, according to Stout.
But although the San Antonio airport is much more convenient than other cities' terminals, Stout says she often recommends her clients check for more convenient or less costly flights from other Texas airports such as Austin, Houston or Dallas/Ft. Worth.
"If somebody has an urgent flight and they want to fly directly, it may be easier to go to another airport," Stout says. "If you have a direct flight with no change of aircraft, it can be more convenient and your luggage stays with you the whole time, so we usually present the costs of flying out of San Antonio, Houston and Austin."
To alleviate some of the inconvenience of traveling, Stout also recommends avoiding flying on Mondays and Fridays, which are high-volume days for business travelers, and considering later flights. "The mornings can be pretty hectic - after about 10:00 a.m., things are much better, as it slows down tremendously."
To make traveling an easier transaction and less stressful, consider using a San Antonio travel agent. "We don’t only sell you the ticket, we are 100 percent behind that ticket and anything that happens. You can call us 24/7," Stout says.