Tips for flying as non-stop flights added at Bradley Airport this summer

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Frontier Airlines has announced new nonstop service to Bradley International Airport in Las Vegas slated to begin in August.

Members of the Connecticut Airport Authority, representatives from Frontier Airlines and the TSA gathered to relay this and new travel advice Tuesday at the airport. As travel resumes for the summer, the airport expects to see 10,000 passengers passing through the terminals each day.

The Connecticut Airport Authority recommends people plan ahead for traffic delays and know where to park at the airport.

“I think the key for us during the summer travel season is for people to arrive early. We expect people to be at the airport 90 minutes before your departure. This means being at the counter 90 minutes. Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon

“As a busy summer is forecast, we are ready and prepared to welcome travelers to Bradley International Airport,” said Kevin A. Dillon, AAE, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “We are also especially excited to start the season with an enhanced partnership with Frontier Airlines and news of their new nonstop service to Las Vegas.”

“Frontier is excited to expand back to Hartford with the addition of nonstop service to Las Vegas,” said Will Evans, senior director of sales and distribution, Frontier Airlines. “We now offer a range of flight options from Hartford to a variety of great destinations, including Puerto Rico and Cancun, Mexico, creating even more opportunities for area residents to take advantage of our low fares. “

Tips for flying this summer provided by Bradley International Airport:

Although Bradley International Airport is known for a quick and easy travel experience, this summer we recommend that you arrive at the counter at least 90 minutes before your scheduled departure. Our team is working hard to get you quickly (and safely!) on your way, however, with more people traveling, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time for airline check-in and TSA screening.

Passengers are encouraged to confirm their flight status with their airline before traveling to the airport. Flight information can be viewed on the airline’s website.

  • Know your parking options

Save time looking for parking when you arrive, and visit the airport’s website before you arrive for the latest information on parking options. Follow the directional signage at the airport to guide you to the open car park. Parking closest to the terminal, particularly in the garage, is popular and will be in high demand, but the airport has additional surface parking.

  • Help expedite TSA screening

Prepare your credentials and comply with TSA packing guidelines to speed up your screening process. The busiest times at TSA security checkpoints at Bradley International Airport are in the morning, before 8 a.m.

The airport offers convenient online ordering for easy pickup during your trip. Simply visit the airport website or BDLmarket.com to place an order at participating restaurants.

Although face masks are no longer required at the airport, the CDC recommends wearing masks during travel and some airlines may still require them. Individuals traveling abroad are encouraged to check COVID-19 entry requirements at their final destination. The airport continues to offer voluntary COVID-19 testing in the baggage claim area.

With more people travelling, airport roads will also be busier. Family and friends picking up passengers are encouraged to try the Cell Phone Waiting Lot on Light Lane where they can park for free while waiting for their arriving party.

You can also reduce your security wait time by signing up for TSA pre-checking. Once approved, the pass costs $85 and lasts 5 years.