In celebration of Aviation Day- Aug. 19, 2022

Aviation Day Idaho’s Warhawk Museum in Nampa will be holding its annual Warbird Roundup on Aug. 27 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Roundup is the largest 2-day gathering of historic warplanes in the state. Food, drinks, vendors, and kid’s activities begin at 8:30 a.m. Flying is from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 […]

Pro Tips

Pro Tips There’s no denying airline travel this summer has been slightly challenging at times. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you for your upcoming trip and help you navigate this especially busy travel season. Arrive at the airport 90 minutes to 2 hours in advance Consider investing in expedited airport security programs like […]

TSA and CDC updates – Aug. 2022

TSA & CDC Update The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), along with major airlines, are encouraging passengers to sign up for TSA PreCheck®. In June 2022, 94% of TSA PreCheck® passengers waited less than 5 minutes during the screening process. Families are welcome, and children under 12 can accompany a parent/guardian. TSA PreCheck® is available with […]

Electronic bag tags

Airline News Alaska has announced they are the first U.S. airline to launch an electronic bag tag program.  Later this year, more than 2,000 Alaska Airlines frequent fliers will begin using the electronic bag tags with an option for Mileage Plan members to purchase the devices early next year.  The airline estimates the program will […]

Traveling with children

Airline News From fussy babies to tantrum-throwing toddlers, the smaller people sometimes have a tough time coping on flights- no matter the duration. If your summer travel includes flying with little ones, here are some tips to help them (parents and passengers too!) cope. Other passengers You just took your seat for a 6-hour flight […]

Fighting fire with flight

Airline News Since 1919, fixed-wing and rotary aircraft have been an invaluable firefighting resource for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Aircraft are used to fight fires, inventory surveys, to reach remote locations, or for prescribed fire support. Even in the early 1900s, the agency knew there had to be a better and faster way to […]

TSA/CDC updates

Airline News Flying with a REAL ID REAL ID deadline extended Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline. The new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is May 3, 2023.  Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older […]

Summer food refresh

Airline News As more passengers take to the skies once more, new snacks, beverages, and menu items are also on the scene. With airlines thoughtfully choosing companies with purpose, diversity, and fresh ingredients, customers can enjoy getting back to their travels and receiving quality items from incredible businesses.  Alaska Airlines chooses products with meaning and […]

International COVID-19 summer guidelines – planning is key

Airline News Many travelers are packing their suitcases and dreaming of vacations on distant shores. If your summer plans include a trip out of the country, please consider the following current international guidelines and suggestions.  Once you arrive, governments in other countries can close borders without warning. Commercial air, land, and sea carriers can suspend […]

Airline lounges offer amenities for business travelers and those on long flights or an extended layover

Airline News Countless airlines offer memberships to their exclusive lounges at thousands of locations. Just some of the services offered in airport lounges include- a quiet environment, meeting rooms, wireless internet, free drinks, snacks, magazines, showers, and better access to customer service representatives.  If you are interested in learning more about memberships, day passes, or […]