We drove into Charleston on Friday after we landed in Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately traffic was awful and we didn't arrive at the hotel until 5pm. Also the hotel was not in walking distance to Meeting St as advertised. However, we got a cab and within a ten minute drive we were there. It was beautiful evening and we stopped for some crab cakes in an Irish pub. Dinner was at Bubba Gump's.
We flew from Toronto's island airport officially called Billy Bishop directly to Myrtle Beach. We took a cab to the ferry terminal, boarded the ferry for the 5 minute ride to the terminal. This is only 20 minutes from our house
as opposed to getting a limo and driving to Pearson International Airport. Porter only requires you to be there an hour before your flight.
I cannot say enough about the impeccable service from Porter airlines. Check in was flawless, the lounge is set up so that you can sit in pods, with privacy walls rather than in row upon row of hard benches.
Beverages and snacks are provided free of charge. There is a large business centre with computers and the area is all wi-fi.
Once on board, wine, beer and soft drinks are also free. They even brought us a snack pack containing a delicious ham and camenbert sandwich on a cranberry whole grain roll.
The views from the airport looking towards downtown were wonderful as well.
Toronto Transit TTC put in the automatic door opener at Greenwood for the handicapped. It's been there less than a year and is very handy especially when the wind blows through the station and it is almost impossible to get the door open manually.
However, last week when I went to the subway this is what I saw: