I used to live in the north and was over 1.5 hours away from the local airport.
It is a small thing but it frequently becomes a problem.
My place of work constantly has me traveling. Their office is based out of the north too. Well I decided to move down south for the nicer weather. I figured it doesn’t matter where I travel from, as long as I have a decent home base. I knew my workplace would have me fly into the office every now and then. They also would ship me out to other locations. Being semi close to an airport was a must for me. I landed on Lakeland Florida. First, Florida offers me some of the best weather. It is warm most of the year. I can get by with tank tops and shorts for 90% of the time. The winter season is pathetic. It isn’t that cold. I don’t bother with a heavy duty jacket and I don’t own boots. Another thing is that I only turn on my heating system very briefly during the season. It is mainly for the night shift and on certain cold days. Most of the time I get by just fine. I also like that Lakeland puts me right between two airports. I can fly out of Tampa for very little money. It is only a 45 min drive there. Or I can choose to fly out of Orlando that is only an hour drive. I can pick and choose based on price. It is really convenient to have double the options for flights. The prices are always great and I can get a last minute flight easily.