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Tips for Easy Holiday Flying
Friday, December 14, 2012

It's that time of year. The Boise  Airport offers a few reminders to keep the season (and your air travel) merry and bright!


Confirm reservations. Confirm all travel reservations (flight, hotel, rental car, etc.) 24 to 48 hours in advance. Especially  with inclement weather, confirming flights is critical.

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

Leave gifts unwrapped. Security screening may include a check of your gift contents, so plan to wrap gifts when you reach your destination.

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

Check roadway reports. For current driving conditions on Idaho highways, call 5-1-1 or visit http://511.idaho.gov.

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

Arrive early. Airlines suggest travelers arrive at least 2 hours early when traveling during the holiday season.


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.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR UNATTENDED AT THE CURB! At all…ever… A citation is no way to begin the holiday, so use the cell lot for pickup and the short-term for drop off.

Utilize online check-in and kiosks. Most airlines offer online check-in or have a check-in kiosk. Have your confirmation number or the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets to use these features.

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

Anticipate delays. Better to be prepared than not! Have your travel reservation detail in your carry-on for quick adjustments. Keep your medications in your carry-on with you.

Use 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. Holiday travel can be both stressful and hectic. Choose to take a positive view and roll with events.

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

On behalf of the Boise Airport, we wish you all Happy Holidays!





BOISE AIRPORT (BOI) is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise department of the City of Boise. BOI is served by 6 airlines that offer daily service to 16 non-stop cities with service to Honolulu to begin February 2013. Last year, more than 2.8 million passengers traveled through Boise Airport.

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