Good Travel Advice for Groups

All too often sports teams, schools and church group’s don’t know the proper way to book flights for their groups over 10. Too often an inexperienced person will log into a search engine online and enter their travel information and base their ability to travel on the price that comes up. But there are better prices and options out there.

Each airline has a toll-free number that you can call to get group rates. Be sure to research your options as soon as you know your group is traveling. The farther out you book your group flight the better options you’ll have.

We have made it easy for you. Below are the GROUP FARES toll-free numbers for the airlines who service Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM). Don’t think that you have to go to the city to get group flights for your team, club or group. It can all happen just up the road at the Greater Binghamton Airport.

Delta Group Rates: 800-532-4777
US Airways Group Rates: 877-USGROUP
United Airlines Group Rates: 800-426-1122

Greater Binghamton Airport, Your GROUP’S Gateway to the World.

BGM is NOT facing an impending closure!

Dear BGM Supporter:

Over the weekend, some of our local media outlets erroneously reported BGM Airport is faced with impending closure due to the Federal “sequestration” crisis.

I want to assure you that BGM is not facing an impending closure.

The origin of this story came from a letter issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In this letter, Secretary LaHood painted a worst case
scenario that identified 160 air traffic control towers that could be impacted if sequestration cuts went into effect.

The Air Traffic Control Tower at BGM was one of those facilities identified for possible impact. However, even if BGM’s Tower was closed, which is unlikely, we would remain open and operational for commercial and private air travel.

We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you apprised of any changes. Thank you for your continued support of BGM.

Carl

Carl R. Beardsley, Jr.
Commissioner of Aviation
Greater Binghamton Airport

 

Holiday Travel Tips from Team BGM

If you have any holiday travel questions be sure to give us a call. 607-763-4471 . Happy Travels Everyone!!

Blogging BGM

From Team BGM’s US Airways, Delta and United employees:

CHECK IN EARLY. No less than 1 hour before your departure. Early morning flights should plan on 1 ½ hour before your flight. ALL ticket counters will shut down 30 minutes before the flight.

Have your photo ID and Confirmation #’s out and ready to give to the agent when you get to the counter

50 lb. weight limit per bag. All airlines will charge $25 for 1st bag and $35 for your 2nd bag.  Use only TSA approved locks on your luggage.

Every bag needs a name tag on the outside AND on the inside.  Use a luggage strap or tie a colored ribbon onto your bag to help identify it at the baggage belt.  HOLD ON to your baggage claim tickets when you check in this will help find a lost bag!

Carry on…

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