The Independent Golfer

Finding an Airine to Scotland

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Destinations for your Scotland Golf Vacation

There are many airlines flying between the U.S. and Scotland but they all arrive at one of three destinations:

Edinburgh International Airport– The country's Capitol and cultural center located on the East Coast

Glasgow International Airport – The country's industrial center and largest city located on the West Coast

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport – The newest international airport located west of Glasgow in Ayrshire. Fewer flights head here.

HINT: Fly Direct to Scotland if Possible

There is a big advantage in taking a direct flight, especially one that doesn't require you to go through London's Heathrow Airport. Transferring at Heathrow will add hours to your trip. The trade-off is almost always between less expensive but more in-direct flights and more expensive flights that avoid transfers and layovers. A little time spent with one of the on-line travel agents listed below will allow you to find the flight that is the best balance for you.

Shop and Compare

The best way to find your most ideal flight is to use at least three web-based ticket "agents." Click the same information into each of the sites below, compare the results, and make your choice.

NOTE: When making flight reservations you will need to know the Airport Codes for the three International Scottish Airports. They are:

EDI = Edinburgh International Airport
GLA = Glasgow International Airport
PIK = Glasgow Prestwick Airport

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Finding a flight to Scotland is the first step. there are many other things that you should consider as you plan your travel, all described in The Independent Golfer's Guide .

To look at details of the book Click Here.

The Independent Golfer's Guide to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Your Passport

Don't forget that you will need a valid passport for travel to Scotland. Click below for help if you do not have one.

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Other Helpful Websites

Here are a few other convenient websites that might help your travel:

• To find expected wait times for the security check you will need to go through, go to the Transportation Safety Administration.

• To find a seat on the aircraft that has more legroom or to avoid one that doesn't lean back, go to The Seat Guru.

• To learn how to pack your luggage so that you only have to carry what you really need, go to One Bag.

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