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22 July 2018  

The schedule for the new air service out of the Prescott Airport has been posted. 

We checked out various scenarios on the United.com website. Here’s what we found:

Prescott/LAX

Flights will depart from Prescott to LAX at 1:50 PM, and will arrive at 3:12 PM.

Flights will depart from LAX to Prescott at 8:15 PM, and arrive at 9:31 PM.

The first flight will be on Wednesday, August 29.

The rates differ depending on the dates chosen. There are three different options:  Basic Economy, Economy and Economy Flexible.

We chose some random dates to see what the fares are. 

Leaving September 5, returning September 6 (in order of Basic Economy/Economy/Economy flexible):
$149/$154/$488

Leaving September 5, returning the same day
$104/109/$488

Weekend trip - September 14-16:
$218/$223/$488

Weekend trip - September 14-17:
$194/$199/$488

One Way, PRC to LAX:
$50/$55/$242

One Way, LAX to PRC:
$55/60/$247

Prescott/Denver

Flights will depart from Prescott to Denver at 9:03 AM, and will arrive in Denver at 11:45 AM.

Flights will depart from Denver to Prescott at 12:30 PM and arrive at 1:17 PM.

The first flight will be on Wednesday, August 29.

Leaving September 5, returning September 6 (in order of Basic Economy/Economy/Economy flexible):
$164/$169/$682

Leaving September 5, returning the same day (although it’s almost impossible): 
$159/$164/$677

Weekend trip - September 14-16:
$164/$169/$682

Weekend trip - September 14-17:
$164/$169/$682

One Way, PRC to DEN:
$80/$85/$339

One Way, DEN to PRC:
$85/$90$344

How does this compare to flying from Phoenix to LAX?

Again, using United’s website, and using September 5 as the departure date, and returning on September 6, it’s between $199 - $238 RT for economy. That costs more than flying from Prescott.

Flying from Phoenix to Denver?

Leaving September 5, and returning September 6, the fares are between $213 and $546 RT for economy. Again, it is more expensive to fly from Phoenix to Denver than from Prescott to Denver.

Pros: By flying from Prescott, you don’t have to pay for transportation/parking, spend 2 hours to get to the airport. 

Cons: You don’t have the flight selection from Prescott that Phoenix has.

But, that could change in the future. The more people we can get to fly to/from Prescott, the better the chances that Prescott can get an expanded schedule with more flights and other destinations. So, flying to/from Prescott is not only a great idea, it is an investment in air service for the entire area. Plus, it could save you money and a lot of hassle! 

Finally, if Prescott reaches the magic number of 10,000 passenger tickets, the airport will get additional funding from the Federal government, which can be used for improvements, maintenance and even a new terminal!

Tips & Tricks to Prescott Air Travel

  • Remember, parking is free at the Prescott airport.
  • Be aware of the schedule.
  • Plan in advance.
  • Wednesday travel seemed to be the most cost-effective in our testing.
  • If possible, stay flexible for your itinerary. You can save money from one day to another.
  • We tested a few services such as Travelocity - we found that their prices were about the same or higher than United. Your experiences may differ, of course.
  • Don’t forget to set up your frequent flier miles!
  • Compare with Phoenix prices and other air services. Just remember to factor in the transportation to Phoenix, cost of parking and extra time required.
  • Try to minimize your luggage if possible. 
  • Remember that both LAX and Denver are great hubs to the rest of the world!

Happy travels!

 

 

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.