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Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Boise Airport
Friday, November 16, 2012

You know the recommendations for holiday travel by heart, right? But just in case you want to check the list one last
time, here it is, courtesy of Boise  Airport, TSA, and your airlines:

•  Confirm reservations. Confirm all travel reservations (flight, hotel, rental car, etc.) 24 to 48 hours in advance.


•  Request special assistance if needed. If you require special assistance, such as a wheelchair, notify your airline in advance.

•  Arrive early. Airlines suggest travelers arrive at least 2 hours early when traveling during the holiday season. Screening is thorough; be sure to:


 - Prepare for security. The TSA website "What To Know Before You Go" at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm has valuable information and tips.

- Check roadway reports. For current driving conditions on Idaho highways, call 5-1-1 or visit 511.idaho.gov. Check http://itd.idaho.gov/NewsAndInfo/ for up-to-date traffic information.


- Watch the weather both at your origin and destination. If bad weather is predicted, you may be able to make travel adjustments in advance.


•  Plan for parking. Parking at BOI can fill quickly. Check the Airport Website before leaving home and allow time to go to a "back-up" plan if your first choice for parking is filled. The Economy Lot at Victory and Orchard will open starting Tuesday, November 20th.

•  Try curbside check-in. Check-in curbside for convenience, but remember only active loading and unloading is permitted. Skycaps are available for baggage and wheelchair assistance.

•  REMEMBER- CURB IS FOR LOADING & UNLOADING. Do NOT leave your vehicle at the curb even for a "short" time...you will be cited! NOT how you want the holidays to begin.

 • Utilize online check-in and kiosks. Take advantage of online check-in or the check-in kiosk. Have your confirmation number or the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets handy.

•  Read the signs. Security guidelines, directions to services, notices and warnings, and passenger queuing information are posted throughout the terminal.

•  Anticipate delays. Better prepared than not! Keep your travel reservation information in your carry-on for quick adjustments.


•  Rely on Airport services. Boise Airport has award-winning concession programs for travelers. Food/beverage and news/gift locations are available both before and after security. And enjoy our free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet available
throughout the terminal!

•  Be patient. Travelers should also be sure to pack a healthy dose of patience. Thanksgiving travel is traditionally the busiest travel holiday of the year.

•  ENJOY! The flight is just part of the adventure, so make the most of your travel time!

On behalf of the Boise Airport, thank you for flying with us!




BOISE AIRPORT (BOI) is the City of Boise Aviation Department. Boise is served by 6 airlines that offer daily service to 16
non-stop cities, including service to 6 of the top 10 busiest airports in the country. In 2011, over 2.8 million passengers traveled through Boise Airport.

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