Finding flights to South Carolina is often one of the
most expensive parts to planning a South Carolina vacation.
The Charleston Airport, Myrtle
Beach Airport and the Raleigh, North Carolina Airports
tend to be the best choices for finding frequent, inexpensive
flights to South Carolina. In general, travel to South
Carolina will be more expensive between May and August
each year, but travelers can still find deals on flights
to South Carolina during these times by taking advantage
of red-eye flight times or vacation packages.
Flights to South Carolina into the Charleston Airport
are a popular choice. Charleston flights can be arranged
through Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways. Travelers
can also book Charleston flights with Independence Air
for local flights. This small airline services the eastern
seaboard only and is a great way to find inexpensive flights
between Charleston and other eastern cities such as Washington
DC and New York.
Once you reach the Charleston International Airport on
your Charleston flight, downtown is less than 30 minutes
away by car, and you should have no trouble quickly checking
into your Charleston hotel if you are staying downtown.
The city of Myrtle Beach is yet another popular place for flights to South Carolina
and is a major tourist destination for golfing and relaxing
on the beach. Flights to Myrtle
Beach can be arranged through Continental, Delta, and
US Airways. Although flights into the Myrtle Beach tend
to be more expensive than flights to South Carolina to
some of the state"s larger cities, many travelers choose
them because of their convenient location to vacation
destinations in Myrtle Beach. Flights to Myrtle Beach
will land travelers at the somewhat small Myrtle Beach
airport, which is about a 15 minute drive into town.
Columbia, the state capital
of South Carolina, also has an airport. Flights into Columbia
can be arranged through American and American Eagle, Delta
and Delta Connection, and US Airways. Nearby Greenville also has its own airport and although decidedly smaller
than Columbia"s, is serviced by Continental, Delta, and
US Airways. Of the two, flights into Columbia will generally
be the less expensive choice. Once you"ve landed, be sure
to check out the state capitol building and the Riverbanks
Although South Carolina does have many airports, plenty
of travelers also choose to fly into Raleigh,
North Carolina. A flight to Raleigh can be arranged
through all of the major carries mentioned here. A flight
to Raleigh will almost always be less expensive than many
flights directly into South Carolina, however travelers
will of course need to add on the cost of travel down
into South Carolina to the cost of their flight to Raleigh.
All travelers should note that updated rules
and regulations for air travel in the United States
have slowed the check-in process at many airports. Be
sure to keep liquids out of your carry-on luggage to avoid
having them confiscated, and it is a good idea to wear
shoes that are easy to remove to move through security
lines more quickly.