Texas - Galveston (GLS) air service???
Mar 16, 10, 4:40 pm
I need to fly to GLS and don't fancy driving from IAH or HOU. I was sure GLS used to have either American Eagle or Continental Connection flights at one time, but I don;t see anything now. I wouldn't even mind flying into EFD, but I see there is no service there either! Can someone confirm whether or not there are any air taxi type services from DFW or IAH to GLS/
Mar 20, 10, 10:15 am
As you've gathered, there's no scheduled service. I'm sure that air taxi/charter can be arranged, but based on much experience in the area, in your case I'd opt (1st, 2nd and 3rd) choices for a car service.
I cannot imagine being in Galveston for even 24 hours without a car of my own. Even with countless friends and relatives there, I'd be loathe to depend on them for transport. In desperation, I'd borrow my uncle's hurricane-battered ranch pickup before being a'foot.
Rent a car. Make it an easy drive by using WN or AA into HOU (less than 45 minutes to anywhere in Galveston, far less time with dealing with a charter and pickup at GLS).
Mar 20, 10, 2:22 pm
There was some airline flying into Dallas many moon ago but it is long gone (even Sugarland had service at one point).
Continental stopped (sadly) the EFD service ~4-5 years ago.
There are frequent shuttle services from HOU, though on weekends they fill up with cruise pax quickly.
There are planes for hire at IAH but I have no idea if they'd do the short hop to GLS, even at a high price.
Mar 20, 10, 3:44 pm
My original plan was to fly into GLS, pick up a car, attend to business and fly back. However, since that plan relied on air service that didn't exist, I went with plan B - AA down to HOU, and Hertz to GLS.
I must say, taking I-45 from Houston to Galveston has always been one of my least favourite drives, second only to perhaps 288 from Houston to Lake Jackson/Freeport area.