The best flight to pick is to pick a flight that lands before 7:30 PM or 10:30 PM in Greenville (GSP).
The reason for this is there are free Ridepost shuttles (by Clemson University) at 7:30 and 10:30 and these shuttles will operate if there are a minimum of 5 students at a certain time (which is usually the case). These free / cheap pickups will save you about $70 – $100, which is usually the cost difference between flights to GSP and other airports. Also the money saved flying to Atlanta or Charlotte is usually not worth the hassle if things go wrong. A round trip to ATL can take 5 to 6 hours, CLT can take 4.5 to 5 hours and GSP takes 1 hour 30 mins.
Once you pick your flight, register for transport from GSP to Clemson University.
Why must I pick a flight to Greenville?
It allows you to get a free ride from the airport, and is not a huge workload for us. Things go wrong. Flights get delayed, or baggage is lost / delayed. While a domestic flight being delayed is not a big problem to deal with, most problems arise because your first leg is delayed. Imagine a scenario like this: You have three legs in your flight,
Bombay to London
London to Dallas
Dallas to Greenville
If you flight from Bombay to London gets delayed, you will miss Flight 2 (from London to Dallas). This means your next flight from London to Dallas will be either 4, or 12 hours from your new landing time.
This means you will completely miss the third leg of your flight, and might just get a different flight for your last leg.
This also means your luggage will be re-routed, and you may have to go back to Charlotte to pick it up, if it is delayed or lost. (Some airlines drop bags to your home, some don’t).