Originally Posted by Finndog
I was just looking at booking a flight into aspen then onto J-hole. Never been to Aspen so I don't know much about the flights. Are you saying definitely don't bother with Aspen and go EGE instead?
No, just the opposite from me. I would only fly into EGE if it was a direct flight from your gateway, ie. EWR. By the time it takes you to make a connection to EGE via DEN and then shuttle or rent and drive to Aspen, you could have just driven the whole way from DEN, cheaper?
Originally Posted by CR0SS
My neighbor is a TSA at Aspen. She was talking about work the other day and mentioned morning flights almost never have problems. It is the afternoon flights that have the issues with weather.
I can tell you from living in the valley, morning weather is rarely unexpected or sudden. It is the afternoons and evenings that have the most unpredictable weather.
Especially in the summer with the thunderstorms. Once the plane is in ASE, they usually don't have much trouble getting out. But for early morning flights, the plane usually overnites in Aspen. If the flight the night before doesn't get in, the 7am flight out is going to either get cancelled or delayed. So I always recommend a minimum of an hour connection time in Denver on the outbound!