1. oil is cheap

     As travelers, we now live in an age of airline fees and surcharges, paying as we go for every remnant shard of customer service imaginable — checked bags and sometimes even carry-on bags, seat selection, seats together, aisle seats, booking by phone, pillows, snacks, meals, even water.

    These small amenities don't come cheap. A small snack onboard can set you back $5 - $7 or more, the average checked bag is $25, and booking by phone can cost $15 - $40, and forget about changing your flight, which can cost you more than the original airfare itself...

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  1.   drones

    + If you want to operate a drone at night, over people, out of the line of sight, near airports, or above 400 feet, you must apply for a waiver. The FAA, Federal Aviation Administration recommends submitting the form, which is available online, 90 days before the flight date. Most rejections are due to incomplete applications. 

    + B4UFLY smartphone app
    Free FAA download for iOS and Android smartphones that flag requirements and/or restrictions where you want to operate a drone. 

    + knowbeforyoufly.org
    Information and guidance to fly safely and responsibly. 

  1. City of Idaho Falls
    Airport (IDA)
    seeks public 
    on Runway 17/35 
    Planning Study

    The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) will hold a public meeting to gather input on the Runway 17/35 Planning Study, specifically as it relates to the study alternatives being considered for the future use of the runway.

    This public meeting will give concerned citizens and airport users an opportunity to personally share their insights and concerns with the IDA Runway 17/35 Planning Study alternatives. A public meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 16, 2017, at the AeroMark XL Hangar located at 1940 International Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.