If you haven't flown out of the Alpena Regional Airport in a while, I advise it! They had a full revamp not to long ago, and the place is beautiful! The staff was really friend, the place is never crowded. I really enjoyed flying out of here. Normally I will drive to a different airport, because flying out of this one sometimes the cost is VERY high. This time around I landed a good deal and decided to try it, and I was glad I did. And yes, they still have FREE parking!
Clean airport, clean bathrooms, warm fireplace, nice and helpful staff. Only one gate, so this is a great place to fly out of or into if you want an easy travel experience. Good for people traveling that might need extra help (elderly, kids, people with disabilities). Snack and beverage vending machines only accept one dollar bills or quarters and there are no other food options so plan accordingly. Free parking!
This is an exceptional regional airport. The staff are friendly. TSA is patient and efficient. Although it is small, there is plenty of seating for anyone waiting for an inbound or outbound flight. They are currently building a new terminal and I’m excited to see it open in the near future. For now I have only one negative comment to share: After you have passed thru security, there are no vending machines that will allow you to purchase bottled water to take aboard the aircraft (and you cannot bring bottled water thru security). Simply put, it’s not possible to board an outbound flight with a bottled water.
The best small airport ever visited. Of course it helps that is only a few years old. Very nice. I must admit though, this is the first airport I've passed through in my travels across the WORLD where the TSA agent made me unwrap my Jimmy John's sandwich before it entered the scanner. When we were on the other side I told my fellow travelers to eat quick before the pilot asked to lick it to make sure it was a sandwich. Really!!! I have carried so many lunches to the scanner and was never asked to see my sandwich. I think they were filming a jimmy johns commercial. It can't be the other thing I'm thinking.
A wonderful place to fly from. The place is beautiful and the staff are just amazing. Everyone is kind and so helpful. Travelling isn't as stressful when you have such great people there to help you.
This was my first flight since the airport was updated. There is lots of space for both standing and sitting. It is very clean and well maintained. The little baggage claim is also so cute! (See picture) The walk through TSA was well streamlined and there was plenty of seating in the waiting area for the plane. People could spread out and be comfortable. There is even a convenient way to fill a water bottle once through. The employees were also efficient and helpful. I really liked the updates and was pleased with everything.