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
• 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
- 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
• 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
• 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
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.