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Ten Things to Know about Flying in Macon

You can get to the nation’s capital for around $76 in about three hours.

Adelia Henderson, Contributing Writer

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For the first time since 2014, passengers can fly commercially in Macon. Contour Airlines now offers nonstop flights from Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN) to Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). Besides bypassing all the bustle at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, read on for more information and perks about flying in Macon.

1. The flights start at $69 one way, and run about 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration.

The cheap rate is thanks to a $4.7 million subsidy. Eventually rates will increase to $89, so now is the time to book before prices go up.

2. Parking is free.

The plane is missing several seats in order to give passengers optimal legroom.

3. Contour offers a free carry-on bag up to 30 pounds, and a complimentary checked bag of up to 50 pounds. One personal item is also allowed. All for free.

4. Two round trip flights from MCN to BWI are made each day, with one on weekends.

Flights depart at 7:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., and arrive back to Macon at 11:25 a.m. and 6:55 p.m.

5. Though commercial flights just started back up in August, the airport has been of use since the 1940s.

According to the airport’s website, the British Royal Air Force conducted pilot training at MCN during World War II. Commercial flight operations originally began in 1947, with the passenger terminal constructed in 1959.

6. Flights land at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in Baltimore, MD.

7. BWI hosts many different airlines, so catching a connecting flight would be easy.

8. From BWI, complimentary shuttles are offered to the Amtrak station every 6 minutes.

9. Train tickets to Union Station in DC are $7 one way, and the ride lasts about half an hour.

10. All together, you can get to the nation’s capital for around $76 in about three hours.

 

Happy traveling!

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