Lakeshore Express - Midway Airport

$205 for a Round-Trip Flight from Chicago to Michigan Ski Country or Michigan to Chicago from Lakeshore Express ($410 Value)

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Quick, Luxurious Flights to Michigan Ski Country

Flying is one of the best ways to travel in style, second only to riding on the back of a well-dressed giant. Add class to your transportation with today's Getaway: for $205, you get a round-trip luxury flight from Chicago to Pellston, Michigan, or from Pellston to Chicago from Lakeshore Express (a $410 value). With the Chicago-to-Pellston Getaway, you'll have the option to purchase discounted lodging and lift tickets at Boyne Highlands ($102+), one of the Little Traverse Bay region's top ski resorts.

Recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune, Lakeshore Express delivers fast flights from Chicago directly to northern Michigan. Departing Midway International Airport (MDW) on Thursday and Friday evenings, Lakeshore Express's 30-seat Saab 340B whisks travelers to Pellston Regional Airport (PLN), with return flights on Sunday afternoons and evenings. First-class legroom in all seats and a complimentary cocktail and snack after takeoff give the one-hour trip a luxurious feel. Baggage weight and size limits apply; see full list of rules here. Lakeshore Express customers can also receive a 10% discount on any car, truck, or SUV rental.

Flight to Northern Michigan Ski Country

With more than 400 acres of expertly groomed terrain, Boyne Highlands uses one of the Midwest's largest snowmaking systems to keep its trails constantly blanketed to the benefit of skiers and migrating snowmen. Those in Chicago can take a respite from the city and explore northern Michigan's natural habitats while they're framed in ice and snow. This beauty is on full display along "the Tunnel of Trees", a particular stretch of M-119 that runs along the water's edge from Little Traverse Bay north to Good Hart. The road winds through a forest of oak, maple, birch, and cedar, flashing glimpses of Lake Michigan along the way.

Flight to Chicago

Those wanting to spend a weekend in the city can take Lakeshore Express's one-hour flight to Chicago, where they'll land at MDW. From there, the Chicago Transit Authority's Orange Line trains run to the downtown area. During Chicago stays, Affinia Chicago offers 15% discounts off their best available rate. With restaurants, museums, urban parks, and theater, Chicago offers a world-class cultural experience in the middle of the Midwest.

Though Lakeshore Express is currently offering a "Kids Fly Free" offer with a paying adult ticket, this Groupon offer is good for travelers of any age.

What You Get

  • For $205, a round-trip flight from MDW to PLN plus optional discount on lodging and lift ticket at Boyne Highlands
  • Or, for $205 a round-trip flight from PLN to MDW


  • Private terminals at MDW and PLN
  • Free parking at both airports
  • First-class legroom in all seats
  • Complimentary cocktails and snacks

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 3/18/12
  • Limit 5 per person
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • Cancellations are subject to a fee up to the Groupon price
  • Must be 1 or older to fly
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • For Chicago departure, valid only for Thursday or Friday flights to PLN and Sunday flights back to MDW; for Michigan departure, valid only for Friday flights to MDW and Sunday flights back to PLN
  • 6.25% tax not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Print Groupon or pull up on mobile device
  2. Call Lakeshore Express by 3/18/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to expiration date.
  4. Contact Boyne Highlands to make lodging and lift-ticket reservations prior to 3/18/12, and mention Lakeshore Express or Groupon to receive the special rate.
  5. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

What It's Worth

  • For $205, a round-trip flight from MDW to PLN plus optional discount on lodging and lift ticket at Boyne Highlands ($410 value)
  • Or, for $205, a round-trip flight from PLN to MDW ($410 value)

Traveler's Tips

  • Although parking is free at the MDW private terminal, it is also limited, so call beforehand to ensure you won't have to park in the public lots.
  • Children aged 9–15 stay at the Boyne Highlands for $27 per night, and children 8 and younger sleep, ski, and eat breakfast for free.
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.

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