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Jan 13 2020 A Quick Pre-Travel Checklist BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

 

Plans are made, bags are packed, and alarms are set! Before leaving for the Springfield-Branson National Airport, here are some time-saving tips: 

Check in from home. Don’t wait to get to the airport unless you have special travel needs that require a discussion with the agent. Online check-ins can be done 24 hours before departure at any of the regularly available airlines at SGF.

American Airlines       |        Allegiant       |        Delta       |        United
 

Review your checked and carry-on luggage to ensure it’s within airline guidelines. Weigh bags and decide up-front if you’d rather pay extra luggage fees or remove non-essential items. Need packing tips? See our Holiday Packing Guide here. They’re solid recommendations year-round. 

Get essential travel documents organized ahead of time: itinerary, car rental, hotel confirmations and driver’s license/passport. Store these in an easy-access area, like the front pocket of your carry-on or personal item. Finally, visit the Springfield-Branson website to check your flight status for any changes. 

Now that you’ve checked off everything on your list, you can get to the airport, catch your flight, and sit back and enjoy your trip on one of the 12 non-stop flights offered by the Springfield-Branson National Airport—your connection to the world of travel.


Dec 23 2019 Denver Travel Guide BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

 

Denver is just one of 12 non-stop destinations available through the Springfield-Branson Airport. 

At 5,280 feet above sea level, the Mile-High City actually has more sunny days than San Diego. It’s an exciting destination for indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. That’s not to say the weather is always moderate; just like the Ozarks, Denver temperatures can vary greatly. 

It’s a good idea to layer clothing to prepare for the difference higher altitudes can make. Normal activities might seem more strenuous, so take regular breaks throughout each activity. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen as well! Because of the elevation you’ll need it more than ever, especially if there’s snow. 

 

Adventure Options:

For some serious Colorado beauty, visit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. It’s 15,000 acres of prairie, filled with buffalo and other wildlife, with ten miles of hiking trails. 

Denver has more than 40 family friendly museums

Video games and local brews your thing? Check out 1UP in LoDo for some old-school Super Mario and Dig Dug fun. 

Shoppers will love the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s ultimate destination for shopping, eating and people watching. The 1.25 long mall has a free trolley system so you can easily enjoy some of its 42 different dining options. 

 

Whether skiing, shopping, or relaxing by the fireplace in a lodge, Denver is a city of mile-high enchantment. Plan your trip today. You can fly non-stop between Springfield and Denver on United Airlines.


Dec 09 2019 Packing for Holiday Travel BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

 

Traveling for the holidays can be hectic, and the last thing you need to worry about is messy or incomplete packing. When getting your things ready to go through the Springfield-Branson National Airport, follow these simple tips to avoid unnecessary stress.

 

 

Plan Ahead

Some things are absolute necessities when traveling- a working cell phone, for instance. Be sure to bring an extra charger for your phone and any other necessary electronics. If you wear contacts, bring a back-up pair, as well as your glasses. And of course, if you take prescription medications, you’ll want to pack those mindfully. We suggest keeping them nearby in your carry-on or personal item. You can find TSA guidelines for packing medications here.

Pack Smart

Consider using packing cubes to condense and organize items. Large plastic freezer bags work, too. You can also unroll belts and run them around the inside border of your suitcase to save space and optimize space by stuffing socks or soft items into shoes- but you should be honest about how many pairs of shoes you’ll need. They can add significant weight. Be sure to pack for your destination’s climate, and theme clothes around 1-2 colors for more versatility and less volume. Finally, put liquids in a large plastic bag, packed last, for easy access during security screening.

On the Plane

If you can, wear multiple layers while traveling to free up space in bags. Most airlines allow one personal item (computer bag, purse, etc.) in addition to a carry-on. Multiple pockets and separate compartments in your personal item are invaluable. A neck pillow can also be a great investment, especially for long flights. It also helps to keep your travel documents in one easy-access location for reference— itinerary, hotel confirmations, car rental information, etc. 

 

Safe travels, whether you’re flying non-stop or connecting to one of the 12 cities served by airlines flying from the Springfield-Branson National Airport.