What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?
Washington, D.C. Flight time is only about 5 hours, but the journey takes about 7 hours. - Apr 2018
Mesa, Arizona - Flight from Harlingen, TX about six or seven hours depending on lay overs in Houston. Southwest and United fly out of Harlingen but all flights go through Houston. Other airlines fly out of Brownsville as well. We are not authorized to use the Matamoros airport except for official travel because we can only go to the airport when transported in an armored vehicle. - Aug 2016
Midwest. Despite being within sight of the U.S., its not that easy to travel out of Matamoros. Due to security you can not use the airports on the Mexican side, so you have to fly out of one of the airports in the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, McAllen, or Harlingen. From each you can get to Dallas or Houston and then on from there. But flights are often delayed/canceled and many people miss connections (although missing a connection in Dallas isn't the end of the world). There are some directs to Las Vegas if you are heading out west, but flights out of the valley are an all day affair unless your destination is Dallas/Houston. Because of flight times, getting back to Washington is especially taxing. - Aug 2015
I don't really have a home base anymore. But flights from DC to Post aren't bad, connecting through Houston. - Feb 2012