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Holiday Travel Tips

Posted on November 24, 2014 by

Hard to believe that the holiday travel season is upon us and yet here it is.

There are some things you can do to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Be sure to stay connected. Download your favorite travel apps such as Gate Guru and Flight Status to your smartphone before leaving home.

2. If possible, print your boarding passes at home, use a check-in kiosk at the airport, or pull up your boarding pass on your smartphone.

3. Pack wisely and light. If you can avoid checking a bag, you will generally save money (depends on the airline), and time at the baggage conveyor and you will be prepared if you need to change plans in the middle of your trip due to weather, etc. If going the carry-on route, pay particular attention to TSA’s rules about liquids and gels following the 3-1-1 guidelines at TSA.gov. Since it is the holidays, remember wrapped packages can cause security check-in delays. It is best to wrap at your destination or better yet ship the packages ahead.

4. Pack snacks for the trip and potential delays along the way. Once you get through security, you can buy water and other beverages to take on-board. Don’t get hangry along the way. Keep yourself and your travel companions fueled up for the trip.

5. Pack plenty of books, games, and other entertainment for yourself and especially for any children traveling with you.

6. Be sure that you are aware of alternative routes, flights and airports to reach your destination, that way you can help reroute yourself if needed.

7. Allow extra time everywhere – driving to the airport, check-in, and getting through security. Even if you are an expert traveler, during the holiday season there are many who only travel occasionally and they may need extra help getting through the airport and the process.

8. Take a deep breath and keep in mind the reason you are traveling in the first place.

Happy Holidays and Safe Travels.

BGR Open House

Posted on September 13, 2013 by

On Saturday, September 14th from 11 am to 2 pm, BGR staff will welcome the public to the Airport for a behind the scenes look at what we do. This is our second open house at BGR. Last year we had more than 500 people come to see our snowplows, make paper airplanes, enjoy a free hot dog or hamburger or maybe some popcorn and cotton candy. There were games for the kids and lots of fun was had by all.

This year we will again be having games, food and tours on the airfield. Our staff will be available to answer questions about those big plows, and what we do.

We look forward to seeing many of our customers at the Airfield Maintenance Building on Maine Avenue.

BGR’s Passenger Statistics

Posted on August 27, 2013 by

In yesterdaIMG_7382y’s news, the subject of passenger statistics came up.  As the Marketing Manager here at Bangor International, part of my job is to keep track of passenger statistics. We are pleased to report that there has been a lot of growth in the last few years.  Since 2008, we have grown by more than 100,000 passengers for a total of more than 460,000 passengers in 2012.  So far in 2013, BGR is up 5.3% in passenger growth.

BGR is pleased that we have been able to meet the demand for more seats in the last few years.  Our capacity (number of seats on the planes serving BGR) has increased by 37,000 seats so far this year, thanks to our partner airlines.

Currently flights from Bangor International are overlapping time slots so that there are flights to several cities all within a short time period.  It is recommended that you allow an extra 30 minutes to your usual check-in time when departing so that you don’t feel rushed or stressed (and so you don’t miss your flight.)  Airlines recommend that you be here two hours before the scheduled departure time.

BGR thanks everyone for flying out of Bangor and we work continuosly with the airlines for more seats and service to more destinations and connecting cities.

 

 

 

 

BGR’s Blog

Posted on August 26, 2013 by

Bangor International Airport is excited to announce that we are starting a blog to bring you more in-depth and behind the scenes access about the Airport and our latest news.

If you have any specific topics that you would like information about either post a comment or send us an e-mail to admin@flybangor.com.

In the upcoming weeks we will have information on the passenger terminal remodel, ramp improvements, and getting to know our senior staff.