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One Cell Phone Lot at WRWA

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Google Maps Link to New Cell Phone Lot / PDF of this Press Release


Move Addresses Safety Issues and Growing Usage

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 26, 2017 – Beginning Friday, July 28, the designated cell phone waiting area at Will Rogers World Airport will move to a large parking lot, just a block-and-a-half from the passenger pickup area.  The lot, which is paved and lighted, is conveniently located on 67th Street directly across from the control tower and provides a significantly larger area for drivers to safely park and wait in their vehicles until their party calls from the curb for pick up. 

Over the last year, the airport has seen a steady growth in drivers utilizing the cell phone waiting areas.  As a result, the old cell phone lane became inadequate to handle the demand, resulting in numerous safety issues.

“We have definitely outgrown the old cell phone waiting area,” says Karen Carney, airport spokesperson. “There are several times during the day when cars back up into oncoming traffic on Terminal Drive, creating traffic hazards.  This lot not only provides more parking, but should significantly reduce those unsafe conditions.”

Because the curbside lanes in front of the terminal building are designated for active loading and unloading only, many drivers like the convenience of using a cell phone waiting area until their friends or family are at the curb.  To ensure that the new waiting area was convenient, Airport staff chose a location a block-and-a- half away, less than 30 seconds, from the arrival lanes in front of the terminal. See map above.

Drivers can also take advantage of the hourly parking garage where stays less than one hour are free.  They can then use the climate-controlled pedestrian tunnel to access the terminal and greet their passengers inside.

The airport continues to remind everyone that the lanes in front of the terminal building are designated for active loading and unloading only. This means your passenger(s) should be on the curb before you approach the terminal building. Persons parking or leaving a vehicle unattended at the curb are subject to ticketing.


Mobile PreCheck Event Extended

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports



OKLAHOMA CITY, July 18, 2017 – Due to overwhelming response, the TSA Pre✓®enrollment event has been extended one additional week.   The event now continues through next Friday, July 28.  Appointment slots are available online

“There has been a tremendous interest in this enrollment event,” says Karen Carney, public information and marketing manager.  “All of the available appointments for the week were filled almost immediately.  We’re pleased that there was an opportunity to add an extra week.”

Since all available appointment slots for this week have been booked, walk-ups are being discouraged.  While the staff will try to work in walkups, the wait times could be lengthy with no guarantee of an appointment.  Applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment online for next week.

The hours of operation for the extended event are as follows:

Wednesday, July 19   10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21  7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, July 24, Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The enrollment center is located pre-security in the middle of the ticket lobby between the American and Southwest ticket counters and will not require the applicant to be a ticketed passenger. 

The TSA Pre✓® application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll online at tsa.gov and then schedule an appointment at the temporary enrollment center to provide fingerprints, payment and valid identity and citizenship/immigration documentation.  The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. 

When applying online, applicants should type in the location “Oklahoma City, OK,” then choose “Oklahoma City, OK – Will Rogers World Airport.” When the applicant clicks “Next” at the bottom of the screen, they will be able to select a preferred appointment time.

Once enrollment is complete, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) within a few weeks.  The enrollee will then enter the number when booking airline reservations. 


New Frontier Airlines Routes at WRWA

By: Frontier Airlines


PDF of Full Press Release

Special fares as low as $39

OKLAHOMA CITY – Frontier Airlines will launch new low-fare service between Oklahoma City and three new cities starting this fall. Frontier will celebrate the new service with fares as low as $39* at flyfrontier.com.

The new cities from Oklahoma City include the following: Denver, Orlando and San Diego. Frontier will operate these new routes with Airbus A320 family aircraft. Today’s announcement is part of a national announcement where Frontier is bringing low fares to 21 new cities and 85 new routes, which will include 90 percent of the U.S. population.

“With today’s announcement, Frontier now offers our Low Fares Done Right service in Oklahoma City,” said Sean Morahan, director-stations, Frontier Airlines. “Customers traveling from Oklahoma City now have a new significantly lower-cost option to reach these great destinations.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Frontier Airlines back to Oklahoma City,” says Mark Kranenburg, director of airports.  “Known for their low fares to more than 60 destinations, Frontier will be a great addition to our market. The nonstop cities announced today are some of the area’s favorites.  I know our customers will appreciate the service and the prices.”

Frontier is focused on more than low fares. The carrier offers customers the ability to customize their travel to their needs and budget. For example, customers can purchase options a la carte or in one low-priced bundle called the WORKSsm. This bundle offers Frontier’s most popular options for as low as $59** each way and includes refundability, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, the best available seat, waived change fees and priority boarding.

To celebrate our new service from Oklahoma City to three new cities, Frontier is giving passengers a chance to win four round trip flights. Enter at: bit.ly/FrontierContest

Following is a summary of the new service:





Nov. 1



Nov. 1

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

San Diego

Spring 2018


See full release for details regarding introductory fares


Year-Round TSA PreCheck Enrollment

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

The UES Enrollment Center, processing fingerprints for TSA Pre-Check Enrollments, has moved to the following location:

 *       UES Enrollment Center, 5701 SW 5th St., OKC, OK  Phone:405-792-8171

*       This location is just south of I-40 between MacArthur and Meridian, in the Heartland Truck Sales and Service Building, on the North Side of the road. Enter at the door closest to the road.

*       Hours M-F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. This location accepts walk-ins.

*       Please visit tsa.gov for a listing of acceptable IDs and additional Pre-Check Enrollment information.


REAL ID Update

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Your Oklahoma driver's license is an acceptable form of ID to board commercial aircraft until January 22, 2018. 

The January deadline is the result of an extension the State received last fall. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned that failure, by the State, to act on legislation committing Oklahoma to the REAL ID requirements, could result in the denial of future extension requests. In March 2017, Oklahoma passed legislation to comply.  The State is waiting to hear from DHS about an additional extension. 

At this time, Oklahoma driver's licenses are valid for domestic travel through January 22, 2018. 

The REAL ID factsheet provides additional information as does TSA’s FAQ’s and the DHS Brief.

REAL ID Fact Sheet (PDF)


"No Parking" Enforcement

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Link to Parking Map (Cell Phone Waiting Areas in orange)

Drivers coming to Will Rogers World Airport should be aware that they risk receiving a ticket if they park, wait or leave their car unattended in the “no parking” areas in front of the terminal building. Airport police and airport security are increasing enforcement of the parking rules at the pickup and drop off lanes. Airport officials say that drivers have increasingly been ignoring signs posted in the area.

The curbside lanes in front of the terminal building are designated for active loading and unloading, meaning if persons are not at the curbside ready to get in or out of the vehicle, the driver will be asked to move on. When drivers park in these lanes, traffic congestion can occur quickly creating a security and safety risk.

Drivers who are not actively loading or unloading passengers or luggage may be issued a ticket. Also, vehicles left unattended will be ticketed and potentially towed.

This is not a new rule at the airport. Since 9/11, leaving a car unattended or waiting in front of the terminal has been prohibited. More and more drivers are parking in front of the building to wait on their passengers or leaving their vehicle to go inside. Not only is it prohibited, but it prevents other drivers from getting to the curb to pick up or drop off their passengers. Too often it causes people to have to load or unload in active drive lanes.

The airport encourages people to take advantage of the hourly parking garage where the first hour is free, or one of the two cell phone waiting areas. If using the cell phone waiting areas, drivers should wait until their passenger calls from the curb to go to the terminal.


Allegiant Launches New Route to LAX

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

OKLAHOMA CITY. June 1, 2017 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop service to Los Angeles from Will Rogers World Airport (OKC). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $81.*

'We’re very excited to grow again in Oklahoma City today,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “With our new, nonstop service, OKC travelers can plan their Southern California summer getaways for less.”

The new seasonal route will operate twice weekly between Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and will be the fourth route served out of Oklahoma City. Other nonstop destinations include Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Las Vegas; and Orlando / Sanford, Florida. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.

“The launch of Allegiant’s Los Angeles service today is a great addition to OKC’s summer schedule,” says Mark Kranenburg, airports director. “Southern California is one of our top destinations, and with Allegiant’s low fares, this route is sure to be a success. We are pleased that Allegiant continues to expand in the Oklahoma City market.” 

Allegiant offers a unique option to Oklahoma City travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars, hotels and activity and attraction tickets. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.

*About the introductory one-way fares: Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by June 4, 2017 for travel between June 1, 2017 and Aug. 13, 2017. See Allegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.


Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service To LAX

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

PDF version of this Press Release


Click to tweet: .@Allegiant announces new nonstop flights from @fly_okc to @flyLAXAirport #GetAway #YourWay http://gofly.us/Afoyy

 OKLAHOMA CITY. Feb. 28, 2017 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new nonstop seasonal service to Los Angeles from Will Rogers World Airport (OKC). To celebrate, the company known for its ultra-low fares, is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $73.*

“We’re very excited to grow our service in Oklahoma City today,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “With our new, nonstop service, OKC travelers can plan their Southern California summer getaways for less.”

The new nonstop flight will operate twice weekly between Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Flights begin June 1, 2017. The flights will provide Oklahoma City-area travelers with their only nonstop flight option to Los Angeles. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.

“We are very pleased that Allegiant continues to expand in the Oklahoma City market,” says Mark Kranenburg, airports director. “It’s clear that OKC travelers like the summer destinations offered by Allegiant, as well as their low fares. Los Angeles will be a great addition to their seasonal schedule.”

With the addition of this new route, Allegiant will serve four routes out of Will Rogers World Airport, including Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Las Vegas and Orlando / Sanford, Florida.

 Allegiant offers a unique option to Oklahoma City-area travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars, hotels and activity and attraction tickets. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less. ​

 *About the introductory one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Mar. 3, 2017 for travel by Aug. 13, 2017. See Allegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.


Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.

Allegiant Media Contact

Phone: 702-800-2020
Email:  mediarelations@allegiantair.com


Pre-Order Food Before Your Flight

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Delaware North, the master food concessionaire at Will Rogers World Airport, is excited to announce the launch of Grab Mobile App services for travelers. Grab allows travelers to pre-order food before their flight, standing in the security line or sitting at their gate. Features in the free app include menu browsing with all of the Delaware North restaurants at WRWA, ready/pick-up notifications and expedited payment through Grab.

The biggest benefit is, of course, not having to wait in line to order/pay for food. Travelers can head to the restaurant counter when they receive notification and walk straight to the "Grab" sign.

The Grab Mobile App is available now from the Apple App Store, from Google Play or by visiting grabmobileapp.com


Icy Weather Likely To Delay Flights At WRWA

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

PDF version of this Press Release

Airlines Waiving Change Fees 

OKLAHOMA CITY, January 11, 2017 – As Oklahoma and the metro area prepare for a winter storm that will likely bring ice and heavy rounds of rain, WRWA advises travelers to be prepared for cancellations and delays over the weekend.

Because the forecasted temperatures and path of the storm are still evolving, it is difficult to predict exactly what impact ice will have on operations at the airport.  However, there is a high probability that flights will not be operating normally.

While no airlines have announced any cancellations at this point, American, Delta, Southwest and United airlines are all waiving fees to change reservations for travel scheduled on January 13 to 15. Travelers who do not want to take a chance on getting delayed by the storm are encouraged to look at alternate days to travel.  Travelers should call their airline’s customer care number or visit the website to make changes.

Airport maintenance crews at Will Rogers World Airport are preparing for the anticipated winter storm and will be ready to treat the runways and taxiways when the storm hits.  At this point in time, it is not anticipated that the airport will close.  Even so, the airlines make the final decisions to fly or not fly in icy conditions.  Most airlines will cancel or delay flights if icy conditions exist.

The airport always urges anyone traveling from WRWA to check their flight status prior to coming to the airport. Check your flight status at flyokc.com, on flightaware.com or on the airlines’ websites and social media sites.


A Wings for Autism Social Story

A Wings for Autism event will take place at Will Rogers World Airport on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Wings for Autism is a program that gives children with autism and their families the opportunity to “practice” being an airline passenger by providing a realistic airport experience.   Participants will go to the ticket counter and get a boarding pass, go through the security checkpoint, and then board a plane.  The program also provides airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in  a structured, learning environment.  Delta Air Lines will be providing an aircraft for the day. 

Air travel for many families with a child with autism can be very stressful often making vacation and other trips an impossible dream. Anxiety, long lines, loud noises, and unfamiliarity all come into play when navigating through the airport. The Wings for Autism program allows families to go through the process in a stress-free environment.

Two aircraft boardings are scheduled; check-in for the first boarding begins at 11:30 a.m., the second begins at 1:00 p.m.  Both boardings are completely booked but families may still register as “standby” participants in case seats become available due to last minute cancellations.  To sign up for “standby” go to the TARC website, http://www.ddadvocacy.net/. 

To help families educate and prepare their child in advance of the experience, they can download the A Wings for Autism Social Story.

The OKC Wings for Autism event is sponsored by TARC in collaboration with Oklahomans For Autism Insurance Reform, Will Rogers World Airport, Delta Air Lines, TSA and Delaware North, with additional support from Baker Speech Clinic, Full Circle   Developmental Center, Speech Pathway LLC, Stanbro Healthcare Group, and  Uptown Kids.


Jan. 6 Winter Weather Update

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

PDF version of this Press Release

WRWA Weather Update #1 

OKLAHOMA CITY, January 6, 2017 – Will Rogers World Airport is open and flights are arriving and departing.   Delays are minimal at this time mostly due to airline de-icing procedures.  There are no cancellations.  This status could easily change as another band of snow moves into the area.

Airport maintenance crews have been working throughout the night clearing the runways and taxiways and will continue working throughout the day.  Additional airport and parking staff are working to clear sidewalks and roads in front of the terminal, as well as parking lanes.

Travelers should keep in mind that de-icing delays are common, especially when an airline has multiple flights trying to depart at the same time. The airline will work as quickly as possible to keep flights on time, but safety of the aircraft is the primary concern.

It is not anticipated that the airport will close due to this storm. Airport staff will continuously monitor weather conditions throughout the morning, until the storm has passed.

The airport urges anyone traveling to WRWA today to check flight status prior to coming to the airport. Check flight status at flyokc.com, flightaware.com or the airlines’ websites or social media sites.

For those who do not want to take a chance on getting delayed by the storm, Alaska Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines are waiving change fees to allow customers the opportunity to change their flights if scheduled to fly today. Please call the airline’s customer care number or visit their website to make changes to your flight.


WRWA Prepared for Winter #OKWX

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

National Weather Impacting OKC Flights 

Maintenance crews at Will Rogers World Airport are prepared for the anticipated winter storm expected in the Oklahoma City area tonight and into tomorrow morning.  Current weather forecasts call for possibly two to four inches of snow and bitter cold temperatures.

While conditions are good currently at WRWA, travelers are seeing delays out of Oklahoma City due to this storm’s national impact.  Flights to and from Salt Lake City and Denver have been delayed because of the weather and because of de-icing operations.

Airlines at WRWA are prepared for their own de-icing operations. Please keep in mind, de-icing delays are common. Especially when an airline has multiple flights trying to depart at the same time. Your airline will work as quickly as possible to keep your flight on time, but they must ensure you have a safe flight by fully de-icing their aircraft.

It is not anticipated that the airport will close due to this storm. Airport staff will continuously monitor weather conditions throughout this evening and tomorrow morning, until the storm has passed.

Travelers should always check on the status of both arriving and departing flights prior to coming to the airport.  Two good sources for checking flights are flyokc.com or flightaware.com. For those who don’t want to take a chance on getting delayed by the storm, Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest and United are waiving change fees to/from certain cities. Please call your airline’s customer care number or visit their website to make changes to your flight.


2016 Holiday Travel Season at WRWA

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

PDF version of the Holiday Travel Press Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, December 21, 2016 - There’s no place like home for the holidays, and this week, thousands of travelers will take to the skies to be with family and friends.  

In preparation for the rush, TSA, airlines and concessions are gearing up by adjusting staffing and operating hours to best handle peak times.  Parking is also prepared with extra staff and courtesy patrols to assist customers with any problems.

Below are key things to remember when traveling this holiday week:

The TSA, airlines and airport always advise that travelers arrive at the terminal an hour-and-a-half before departure.  This allows travelers time to park, check in at the ticket counter and pass through the security checkpoint.  Lines are generally longer at both the ticket counter and checkpoints at this time of year as more people check bags and carry on more items.  If a traveler is designated as TSA PreCheck, a dedicated PreCheck line is located at the west security checkpoint next to the American Airlines ticket counter.

Be sure to allow enough time to park your car.  All parking facilities are operational for the holiday with plans to accommodate any overflow demand.  The parking garages are the first to fill, so be prepared to park in an alternate airport parking facility.

Be prepared for the checkpoint.  Make sure that your carry-on does not contain prohibited items.  This will greatly streamline the amount of time it takes to pass through screening.  Typical holiday items that can cause problems are liquid or gel-like foods, hunting gear and wrapped presents. A complete list can be found at tsa.gov.

The airport would like to remind those that are picking up friends and family, that there is absolutely no parking or waiting at the terminal curbside.   Visitors should utilize the hourly-parking or the cell-phone waiting areas.  If using the cell-phone waiting area, do not move to the terminal area until the person being picked up is at the curbside.  A map of all the parking and cell phone areas can be found at flyokc.com.

Weather can be unpredictable at this time of year so it is a good idea to track weather and flights.  While the weather forecast is good for Oklahoma City, there may be weather in other parts of the country that could impact flights.  Always check the status of your originating and connecting flights prior to coming to the airport.

Additional travel tips are attached. 

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Before Coming to the Airport: 

  • Perform your own baggage screening.  Packing or carrying prohibited items will certainly hold you (and everyone behind you) up.  Once you complete packing at home, take time to look at the contents of all your bags. Know what you can check and what you can carry on.  Make sure the liquids and gels in your carry-on comply with TSA’s 3-1-1 rule (liquids and gels must be three ounces or less, all contained in one, clear Ziploc bag, and one bag per traveler.)  Firearms are not allowed through the checkpoint.  They can be checked per airline procedures.  Check out TSA’s website tsa.gov or download the My TSA app for a comprehensive list of prohibited items along with other great tips.
  • Keep your carry-on bag light.  To avoid checked baggage fees, some flyers try to pack everything in their carry-on bag.  Unless you are well practiced in packing orderly and efficiently (think:  flight attendant, road warrior) it might save headaches to go ahead and check a bag.  Over-packed bags can cause delays at the checkpoint.  Plus, you will need to lift that bag into the overhead bin and haul it with you at your connecting airports which can become tiresome if your flight is delayed or you have gate changes.  Use your carry-on for what it was intended: essential and immediate-need items.   Remember, you are only allowed one carry-on and one personal item when you board the aircraft.
  • Carry On Essentials. Items such as medications, important documents, and valuables should always be carried with you.  Checked luggage is handled by many people in many different airports.  If you have valuables larger than what you can carry on, you may want to consider shipping them in advance through the USPS or a package delivery company.  That will give you the option to insure the items and to track them.  It is also a good idea to carry a few toiletries (the 3-1-1 rule applies) just in case your flight is delayed.
  • Check dimensions for carry-on bags Overhead bin space will be tight so make sure that your bag will fit. 
  • Make sure you have proper identification.  Check to make sure you have your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID in the wallet or purse you are taking to the airport.  Next, make sure it is not expired.  If you are traveling out of the country you will need a passport; this includes Canada and Mexico.  Children under 18 do not require identification unless traveling internationally.
  • Firearms. You CANNOT carry a firearm through the checkpoint.  Passengers should remove firearms from their carry on, purse, briefcase, etc.  You can check a firearm as long as you follow the proper procedures.  Those can be found on the websites of the airline on which you are flying.
  • Do not wrap gifts.  If the contents look suspicious or cannot be seen, TSA officers will have to unwrap them.  Consider shipping ahead.
  • Take advantage of Apps.  There are some great Apps that will help you during your travels.  The My TSA App will help you with determining what items you can carry on, check or not take at all. Airline Apps allow you to check in and give you an electronic boarding pass.  Flightview will help you track flights.
  • Use Ask TSA. For those travelers who are social media savvy the TSA has opened a direct line of communication where you can get your questions answered. Staff at @AskTSA on Facebook and Twitter is available 7 days a week to handle your “What Ifs”. Contacting them is quick, easy and could help you to get those lesser-known checkpoint questions answered.

At the Airport:

  • Arrive at the airport an hour and a half before your flight departs.  Seriously.  The airlines say that people  miss flights because they do not allow enough time, particularly for the early morning departures.  Sometime it does only take 30 minutes, but often it does not.  If you miss your flight, getting rebooked could be difficult.
  • Know where to Park. There are several parking options at WRWA.  Save time and stress by knowing where you are going to park in advance and what your alternative location will be if a lot is full.  A map and pricing schedule is available at flyokc.com under Parking and Transportation.
  • Be ready for the checkpoint.  Since you already checked your bag at home for prohibited items and your liquids and gels comply with the 3-1-1 rule, you should be able to pass through the checkpoint with relative ease.  Just make sure to remove laptops from their bags and place in a bin, then place your Ziploc bag, shoes, jackets and sweaters in separate bin.
  • Don’t joke about security or make threats.
  • TSA Pre  The TSA Pre✓ program allows pre-approved travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.  Travelers with Pre✓on their boarding pass will be directed to a special screening lane at the west security checkpoint.  You can sign up for Pre✓ through the TSA website tsa.gov.  If your traveling companions are not Pre✓cleared, they will not be able to go through the Pre✓line with you.
  • Taking a pet through the checkpoint.  Remove pet from carryon, keep on leash at all times (this mean anywhere in the airport,) use pet relief area outside Bag Claim , and contact airline for rules on traveling with pets.

 On the Plane:

  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Blanket.  Many airlines do not provide blankets anymore, and if they do, they may have been used by others that day.  Travel blankets are inexpensive and compact and most discount stores carry them.
  • BYOE – Bring Your Own Entertainment.  Books, games, portable DVD players, all things that will keep you and your kids entertained during the flight.  Don’t forget the earrbuds. Your seatmates will be appreciative.
  • Stay hydrated.  The cabin of the plane is not humidified, so to prevent that parched, dry feeling drink plenty of water.

Follow the flight attendants instructions.  The plane is not going to depart until you turn off your electronic devices.  So don’t make the flight attendant ask you five times; just do it. 


Cell Phone Waiting Area Expanded

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

A new cell phone waiting area was opened to the public today at Will Rogers World Airport.  The new area provides a very convenient location for drivers to wait for their arriving passengers. It is located on 67th Street directly across from the control tower and is less than one minute from the terminal building.

Over the last year, the airport has seen steady growth in drivers utilizing the cell phone waiting areas.  Much of the growth can be attributed to the fact that no parking, waiting or leaving unattended vehicles is allowed in the lanes in front of the terminal building.  These lanes are strictly for active passenger loading and unloading.  The cell phone waiting areas allow people to wait in their vehicles, until their party calls them from the baggage level curb for pick up. And the best part about them is there is no charge, all cell phone waiting areas are free!

Drivers, especially those who frequently pick up travelers, are highly encouraged to learn how to use the cell phone waiting areas. Learning to do so can help them avoid the congested driving conditions on the lower level outside the terminal building and could help them avoid being ticketed for parking in the active loading zone there. 

Drivers can also take advantage of the hourly parking garage. The first hour is always free.  This allows those meeting friends and family to come inside the terminal to greet their party and to assist with luggage.


Do This! at WRWA

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Predicting exactly when the lines will be long for #SummerVacation2016 is challenging.  There are definitely known peak times, such as early morning, mid-morning and late afternoon. But, during the summer, it is not uncommon for lines to unexpectedly swell at any time of day.  Even so, there will be times when passengers arrive early and get through quickly. So what can travelers do with the extra time? Here are a few suggestions.

  • Jet Sets:  WRWA and Delaware North, the airport’s food concessionaire, sponsor live music in the terminal every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Find out who’s playing at flyokc.com/jetsets.
  • Public Art:  The sculpture “Prayer” by world-renowned Oklahoma artist Allan Houser is one of several works of art travelers can enjoy.  Other works by Dale Chihuly, Tomoaki Orikasa, and Jo Davidson are also on display.  More info is at flyokc.com/gallery.
  • Grab: Don’t want to stand in more lines?  Mobile food ordering is now available at WRWA.  The Grab Mobile App lets you pre-order your food wherever you are and receive a text when it is ready for pickup.
  • H.A.L.O. Therapy Dogs:  12 volunteer dog teams roam the airport throughout the month providing comfort and stress relief to travelers and visitors.
  • Get Your Steps: The WRWA concourse is nearly ¼ mile from end to end. Just two times down and back and you’ve got a mile in for the day. Don't be afraid to leave the gate, go for a walk!
  • Shop:  Pick up new Thunder gear at EA Sports, the newest Brighton necklace at Brighton Collectibles or the latest digital entertainment and technology at InMotion.
  • Free WiFi: Just relax and check-in on things.  WiFi is free. Learn how to connect here: flyokc.com/WiFi

Allegiant Celebrates New Las Vegas Service with Free Flight Giveaway

By: Allegiant Air and Will Rogers World Airport

Allegiant is kicking off its new flight from Oklahoma City with the opportunity for travelers to win a getaway to fabulous Las Vegas. The new Las Vegas flights will operate twice weekly and fly nonstop between Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Travelers who arrive at Will Rogers World Airport, with their bags packed and ready to fly, can enter to win two free* seats on Allegiant’s first flight from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas that departs that very afternoon, and a three-night hotel stay in Las Vegas. Winners also receive free parking at WRWA. Participants dressed in their best tacky tourist outfits will receive two entries, doubling their chances to win.

Where do you need to be? Near the Allegiant counter at Will Rogers World Airport (west end of the terminal building), 7100 Terminal Drive at 9 a.m., Thursday, November 5. Winner will be selected at a 10:00 a.m. press conference. The inaugural flight departs at 1:30 p.m. The winner and their guest will take the return Allegiant flight on Sunday, Nov. 8. 

*About the free flight giveaway:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the United States, 21 and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Promotion ends Nov. 5, 2015. Subject to complete Official Rules, available to view at http://gofly.us/TUDi8




Delaware North Opens Cross Grain Brewhouse at OKC

By: Airport Revenue News | Claire Cole

By Claire Cole for Airport Revenue News 9/30/2015

Travelers through Will Rogers World (OKC) will now find Cross Grain Brewhouse among the concessions offerings, courtesy of Delaware North.

"We created Cross Grain Brewhouse as a place for air travelers to enjoy a great meal and relax with a local craft beer or homemade soda," says Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North's travel hospitality business. "We are confident that our unique menu, regional flavors and world-class hospitality will make Cross Grain a favorite for those flying through Will Rogers World Airport."

Located between Gates 18 and 20, the full-service restaurant and bar is 3,400 square feet, the first Cross Grain of this size for the company.

The chef-driven menu includes items such as housemade beer cheese soup, roasted Brussels sprouts and baby kale/quinoa salad. Burgers, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and handcrafted sodas are also available. Bar offerings include brews from four Oklahoma breweries and wines from two local winemakers. Grab-and-go options will also be on hand for travelers who are in a hurry.

"Cross Grain Brewhouse provides a true destination dining experience at Will Rogers World Airport," says Mark Kranenburg, Director of Airports for Oklahoma City. "We believe the chef-designed menu featuring artisanal food and the convenient passenger amenities built into the restaurant will encourage travelers to arrive a little earlier for their flights. We're excited about this new concept and the passengers experience it affords our travelers."


Alaska Airlines Now Serving Oklahoma City

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

WRWA welcomes Alaska Airlines to Oklahoma City! Nonstop daily service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport begins today. Each flight will utilize a 76-seat Embraer 175 jet, with ample leg room, Inflight Wi-Fi and a first class cabin with power in the seats. Get your tickets now! The daily flights are open for sale through alaskaair.com, Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522 or through travel agencies.


Cross Grain Brewhouse to replace Bar 1907

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Recent visitors to Will Rogers World Airport may have noticed walls going up in front of Bar 1907. A new Delaware North concept bar/restaurant will take its place. Cross Grain Brewhouse is coming soon!

FYI, Red Bud Bar is still available for customers in the West Concourse and a new temporary lounge is available next to Sonic.

We're excited to welcome Cross Grain Brewhouse to Will! Watch for opening date announcements and more info on Facebook and Twitter.

Oklahomans will soon see smiling Eskimos greeting travelers at Will Rogers
World Airport.  Alaska Airlines, with its iconic smiling Eskimo on the
tail of its planes, announced today that it will begin daily nonstop service
between WRWA and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on July 1, 2015. 
The west coast airline is the seventh-largest carrier in the U.S. and is new to
Oklahoma City. 
“This is a very exciting announcement
for the Oklahoma City market,” says Mark Kranenburg, Director of
Airports.  “Alaska Airlines has been high on our list of targeted airlines
for several years.  Not only will Alaska bring great travel opportunities
for our customers, they also bring their excellent reputation for innovation
and customer service.”
Oklahoma City’s thriving energy and aerospace sectors were factors in the airline’s decision to fly to OKC, along
with a growing leisure market to the Pacific Northwest and the numerous Alaska
Airlines destinations.
Alaska Airlines will begin service with one daily, nonstop flight utilizing a 76-seat Embraer 175 jet.  The new
jet will have lots of room, Inflight WiFi and entertainment, and a first class
cabin with power in the seats.
The daily flights are open for sale through alaskaair.com, Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522 or through travel agencies.
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Will Rogers World Airport is Oklahoma City’s commercial airport and accommodates over three and a half million
travelers each year.  The airport will now serve 22 nonstop airports with an average of 75 daily departures.  Will Rogers World Airport is owned by the
City of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Airport Trust oversees the management
and operation of the airport.


Feeling a bit frazzled from the demands of air travel?  A little pet therapy might help.  On Friday, April 4, twelve starter teams began working at the airport providing comfort and stress relief to travelers and visitors. These teams are volunteers with Human Animal Link of Oklahoma, or H.A.L.O., a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the use of qualified pets as a resource to promote health and wellness.  The two-member dog and owner teams will work in all areas of the airport terminal.

“Pets offer us moments of joy and peace,” says H.A.L.O. Executive Director, Terri Smith.  “The experience of quality interaction with a non- judgmental team can be of benefit to the many visitors at Will Rogers.  People in the airport setting may be stressed from traveling; others may be experiencing anxiety for totally different reasons.  Either way, our teams provide an opportunity to brighten spirits for those of all ages.”

H.A.L.O. dogs are easily identifiable in yellow vests with patches stating, “Ask to Pet Me; I’m Friendly!”  H.A.L.O teams do not approach people without invitation, but allow those interested to come to them.

More information about H.A.L.O. can be found at yourhalofoundation.org



American Airlines and US Airways have announced that US Airways will begin daily nonstop service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) from Will Rogers World Airport starting July 2, 2014.

The new service will provide Oklahoma City travelers additional access to the combined carrier’s extensive global network, with nonstop connections from Charlotte to destinations throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. In Charlotte, American and US Airways offer 645 daily departures to more than 140 destinations in more than 20 countries.

The flights will be operated twice daily by US Airways Express and their regional partner Mesa Airlines with a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft.  The plane seats up to 70 passengers and has nine first class seats.

Flights will be open for sale beginning March 8 through the US Airways website www.usairways.com or American Airlines website www.aa.com.


A signature work of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly has been installed at Will Rogers World Airport.  The piece, entitled “Ancestor White Seaform Set with Lava Black Lip Wraps,” is part of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s permanent Chihuly collection and will be on display at the airport for an indefinite time. 

Located in the central concourse near the food court, the display offers travelers a glimpse of the second largest collection of Chihuly glass in the world located at the OKC Museum of Art.  It also introduces visitors to the remarkable art and cultural offerings in the community. 

The exhibit contains 29 total pieces of glass.


TSA Pre✓™ Begins at Will Rogers World Airport

By: Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its popular TSA Pre✓™ operation to Will Rogers World Airport.  Now passengers eligible for TSA Pre✓™ may receive expedited screening benefits at the security checkpoint.

TSA Pre✓™ is an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.

Learn more about how TSA Pre✓™ works and how to participate at tsa.gov.


Allegiant has announced that it will begin nonstop, low-cost service between Oklahoma City and Orlando-Sanford beginning November 14, 2013.

Allegiant will fly a 166-seat MD80 jet that will operate twice weekly.  Oklahoma City travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.

Allegiant differs in many ways from other U.S. airlines. The Company’s sole focus is on low-cost, nonstop leisure travel, providing customers with low base fares and great value. Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed it to grow from one plane and one route just over a decade ago, to offering access to low-cost, nonstop travel to 14 vacation destinations in 99 communities nationwide. Allegiant also offers discounts on vacation packages, including hotels, rental cars and attraction tickets, through its website, allegiant.com.

Reservations can be made on the company’s website at allegiant.com or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.


Southwest Airlines will begin daily nonstop service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport beginning November 3, 2013

The Southwest route will provide additional nonstop service to Atlanta, the 9th largest destination airport for the Oklahoma City market. The flight also opens up numerous connecting opportunities for Southwest along the entire east coast including key Florida markets.

The flight will be operated by AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines. Southwest is expanding its route system as part of the ongoing integration of AirTran.


United Airlines’ new nonstop flight to Cleveland, Ohio made its inaugural flight from Will Rogers World Airport this Thursday morning, February, 14.  Airline and airport officials celebrated United’s newest addition to Oklahoma City at the departure gate with an official ribbon cutting, refreshments, a souvenir gift for the first passengers and of course, rock and roll, provided by the local band “Electric Avenue.” 

The new United route supports the growing relationships in the energy sector between Oklahoma City and Northeast Ohio. Additionally, the flight provides more connecting opportunities to key east coast destinations such as New York LaGuardia, Washington Reagan, and Philadelphia. 

The new service reinforces the robust health of Oklahoma City, an important factor when airlines are considering new service.  In addition to the new Cleveland flight, United recently added service to San Francisco.  United now serves all eight of its domestic hubs from Oklahoma City.

 The departing flight received a water cannon salute from the airport's fire department.


In order to accommodate the large number of fans expected to greet the returning OKC Thunder, Will Rogers World Airport has designated a special area for fans to greet and cheer the team. 

A stage will be set for the Thunder to make an appearance upon arriving in Oklahoma City between 1:30pm and 2:00pm this afternoon.  Free parking will also be provided in the area adjacent to the stage.

The stage area is located just east of Terminal Drive on Amelia Earhart Lane.   Fans will turn left at the stoplight for entry to the area.  Large electronic signs will assist in directing them to the proper area. 

Due to the fact that many companies are actively conducting business during this time of day, no parking or gathering of fans will be allowed on Meridian Avenue, the adjoining streets, or in parking lots of the airport businesses. 


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun the installation of state-of-the-art Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines at Will Rogers World Airport’s (WRWA) security checkpoints. These machines are highly effective in detecting potentially dangerous items that a passenger may be carrying, including weapons and explosives.

The AIT machines being installed at WRWA use millimeter wave technology; harmless electromagnetic waves that safely detect potentially dangerous items. These machines do not display specific images of a passenger’s body, only a generic outline of a person and there are no separate rooms where screeners view images.

AIT is just one of several technologies that TSA utilizes in the checkpoint screening process. Imaging technology automatically detects potentially dangerous items a passenger may be carrying, including weapons and explosives. AIT screening is currently used in 140 airports across the country.

What to expect
The procedure for travelers using the AIT is simple: the passenger steps into the imaging portal, stands in position for a few seconds while the machine creates an image, then steps out. Should the machine detect an item concealed under a passenger’s clothing, the machine generates a generic image, similar to a gingerbread man, with a box around the area of concern. At that point, a TSA officer determines if additional screening is needed. If the machine detects no anomalies, a green box with the words “OK” appears on the screen. The entire process is conducted in the presence of the passenger.

The biggest difference passengers will notice with the new machines is preparing for AIT screening. Prior to entering the machine, a person must remove all items from pockets and jackets, as well as accessories such as shoes, belts, and bulky jewelry. Any item, such as a wallet left in a back pocket, will show up as an anomaly on the machine and may cause the passenger to have additional screening.

The millimeter wave technology meets all known national and international health and safety standards. The screening is safe for all passengers, including children, pregnant women, and individuals with medical implants. AIT screening is optional; however, if a passenger chooses not to use the machine, they will receive alternative screening, including a physical pat-down.

For more information visit the TSA website.


Southwest Airlines announced that it will begin daily nonstop service to Chicago's Midway International Airport beginning June 3, 2012.   Midway is the larget airport that Southwest serves with 236 nonstop daily departures to 55 cities.

While Chicago O'Hare is served by two other carriers out of Oklahoma City, Chicago Midway was one of Oklahoma City’s largest airport markets without nonstop daily service.  Airport officials have long lobbied for the service, noting that the demand was strong for the market.  Additionally, it would provide many more connecting opportunities to the Midwest and the Northeast, which have previously been underserved by Southwest from Oklahoma City.

The proposed Southwest Midway schedule is as follows:

From Oklahoma City to MDW

Departs Arrives
12:15pm 2:10pm

From MDW to Oklahoma City

Departs Arrives
4:15pm 6:15pm

The daily flights are open for sale through www.southwest.com, Southwest Airlines reservations at 1-800-435-9792 or through travel agencies.

Southwest Airlines also serves Baltimore, Dallas Love, Denver, Houston Hobby, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix and St. Louis from Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport.


Cable cars.  Alcatraz.  The Golden Gate Bridge.  Where else but San Francisco?  And now, flying there is easier than ever.  United Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Oklahoma City and the City by the Bay on August 29 with the arrival of flight 6240.  The first departure will be the next morning, August 30.

United Express will be operating the flights using the Canadair CRJ7 regional jet aircraft.  The jet has 66 seats - - six in first class, 28 in Economy Plus and 32 in economy. 

Flight 6241 Depart OKC:  7:14AM Arrive SFO: 8:50AM
Flight 6240 Depart SFO:  4:00PM  Arrives OKC: 9:16PM

The addition of the new flight connects Oklahoma City to seven of United’s hubs across the country:  Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington Dulles, San Francisco, Houston, and Newark.

To book a reservation, go to http://www.ual.com/.


American Begins Nonstop Service to LAX

By: OKC Dept. of Airports

Beginning April 5, 2011 American Airlines will offer daily nonstop service from Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport to Los Angeles International Airport.  The new route will be served by American Eagle's Bombardier CRJ-700 fleet, which now offers a first class cabin.

The new schedule is as follows:
Depart OKC:  2:40PM  Arrive LAX:  3:45PM
Depart LAX:  9:10AM  Arrive OKC:  2:00PM

The daily service is timed to complement a number of American’s connecting destinations, including Hawaii.

With the addition of American's new flight, daily nonstops to Los Angeles from Oklahoma City rises to three.  United Airlines currently offers two daily nonstop flights.

American Airlines also serves Chicago O’Hare with four daily flights and Dallas/Ft. Worth with seven daily flights.




By: Will Rogers World Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Southwest Region recently announced Will Rogers World Airport as Outstanding Oklahoma Airport 2010.  The award was given to the airport for its extraordinary efforts to improve airport safety and its management effectiveness at the airport.

Several capital projects contributed to the improvement of airport safety:

  • An update of the Airport Master Plan revised the airport noise contours and maintained zoning around the airport ensuring compatible development with the neighboring environs.
  • Installation of Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI’s) for Runway 13/31   (PAPI’s are visual aids that provide guidance information to pilots to assist them in maintaining the proper approach angle to an airport.)
  • Construction of a perimeter Road around the Runway 13 safety area
  • Purchase of a new Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Command Vehicle

Projects that exemplify effective management include:

  • The construction of a new General Aviation Terminal which supports corporate and business aviation and benefits all airport users
  • A land use planning project to strategically develop approximately 1,000 acres of airport land.  The land use plan will create a long-term self-sustaining revenue source for the airport and create jobs for the Oklahoma City community.