Flight Blog

Oct 20 2019 Los Angeles Travel Guide BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

A lot of people don’t realize our airport has non-stop flights to Los Angeles. Yes, non-stop service to the City of Angels –– that mythic place of surf, sand, movie stars and golden light. It’s just one airplane ride away on Allegiant Air.

So, if you get that urge to fly west, here’s our LA Travel Guide …
 

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The Los Angeles airport (LAX) is huge. Eight terminals and a total of 132 gates! Checkout these maps of LAX before arriving.

There’s no shortage of amazing places to stay in Los Angeles. Checkout these resources to help you choose:

  • You'll find hotel reviews on Yelp.
  • When you want lodging that's more private and interesting, check out Air BNB.
  • If you want to say close to Disneyland, check out Mickey Visit.

There are lots of amazing places to eat in Los Angeles! Checkout these guides:

If you want to immerse yourself in LA’s culture and history, plan a walking trip on some of the city’s hidden public staircases.

How about a quite beach? Check out some of the lesser known, and less crowded, LA beaches.

And finally, we offer 207 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Los Angeles.

Bon Voyage!
 


Oct 14 2019 Traveling With a Pet BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

How do you keep your pet happy, calm, and safe when flying? Here are some tips for a safer and more stress-free flight for you and your pets.

•   Check with your vet to make sure your pet doesn't have any health problems that could be aggravated by flying. For anxious pets there are veterinarian-approved medications available.

•   Many airlines require proof of up-to-date vaccinations and immunizations, so be sure to have this information on hand.

 

 

•   The rules and regulations regarding pet travel are directed by each individual airline. Before booking your flight, be sure to check out the rules regarding pets on your airline’s website.

•   Plan for your pet’s comfort. Per most airline specifications, and recommendations from veterinarians, your pet should be able to stand up, turn around, and lie down in the kennel. Include a favorite toy or blanket to make them feel more at home. A soft, absorbent bedding can not only ensure your pet is comfortable, it can address potential accidents.

•   Practice. If your animal has never been in a kennel, buy your travel kennel a few weeks in advance so they can adjust. Include the same toys and bedding you’ll use during the flight to help ease anxiety and make the transition easier.

•   Day-of routine. It’s time to make your way to the airport. Have your schedule timed out and know as much information as you can about the airport. Our airport provides a gated, grassy area in front of the terminal for pets to use before boarding. It’s stocked with waste bags and a trash receptacle. Check out more info on our customer service page.

The bottom line: being well prepared will make your trip go more smoothly.

 


Are you ready for the holiday flying season? It'll be here before you know it so we've got some holiday flying tips for you!

The holidays are the time of year when infrequent (or first time) fliers fill airports across the country. With that thought in mind the we offer the following tips for new and infrequent fliers -

  • Don't procrastinate –– buy that airline ticket sooner rather than later. If you wait until the last minute you'll very likely pay a higher price. Fares tend to be lowest between six and three weeks before the flight.
     
  • Use an airline app. Nearly all airlines have free smart phone apps that let customers make and change reservations. The apps also offer real-time flight updates and downloadable boarding passes. Using an airline app can save lots of time at the airport.

  • Get to the airport early - at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave. That's generally plenty of time to get checked in, through security, and to the gate. But if something goes wrong, say a problem with the scanners at the security checkpoint, you'll need every bit of two hours. Please note: you must be checked in to your flight no later than 30 minutes before departure.
     

  • Don't over-pack. Take only what you absolutely need -- an overstuffed bag can slow down the security screening process. Carry-on items can be no bigger than 9" X 14" X 22" or a total of 45 linear inches.
     

  • Before you get to the security checkpoint make sure you have a government issued photo ID if you're 18 or older. Make sure the name on your boarding pass matches the name on your photo ID.
     

  • At the security checkpoint take all food out of your carry-on bags and place in the conveyor bins. All food must be visually inspected by screening personnel.
     

  • You’re allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces or less per item. Put the bag in the conveyor bins for inspection.
     

  • At the checkpoint take all electronic devices (phones, computers, tablets, etc.) out of carry-on bags and place them in the conveyor bins. They must be visually inspected.

    And finally –– don't wrap presents. Security screeners may unwrap them for inspection!